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7:25 PM ET, July 2, 2010

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Media Week:
News Int charges for Times online from today  —  The Times and The Sunday Times will charge for access to its digital journalism from today (2 July).  —  The Times: paywall comes in to play  —  Online readers will be required to pay for access to www.thetimes.co.uk and www.thesundaytimes.co.uk …
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Iain / The Beta Blog:
Paywalls, discipline and game theory  —  So today's the day that thetimes.co.uk starts charging for access.  You can still access the front page without paying, but if you try to read any stories it prompts you to pick a payment option (£1 for one day's access, or £2 for a whole week).
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
The Times and Sunday Times: What a paywall looks like  —  And it's up - the long awaited News International paywall for the new Times and Sunday Times websites has gone up today.  This is the screen you get when you try to go beyond the sites' homepages - thetimes.co.uk and sundaytimes.co.uk.
Discussion: ExchangeWire.com, Guardian and rbr.com
Simon Cowell / Extra:
Simon Cowell Brokered Piers Morgan's CNN Deal  —  “Extra's” Terri Seymour spoke exclusively with former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, and he broke some big news about helping his pal, Piers Morgan, broker a deal with CNN.  —  “[Morgan] was under contract to us on 'America's Got Talent …
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Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
Simon Cowell Says He Helped Broker Morgan Deal; CNN: ‘There Is No Deal’  —  The day after CNN/US President Jon Klein told B&C that the network execs “never have negotiated” with Piers Morgan, TV producer and personality Simon Cowell tells Extra, “[Morgan] was under contract to us on 'America's Got Talent …
Discussion: WebNewser, FishbowlNY, GalleyCat and UnBeige
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Anderson Cooper is ‘Happy at CNN’ and Mad at ‘The Internet’  —  CNN's star anchor Anderson Cooper responded to TheWrap's report of drama going down at the cable news network with an e-mail that's essentially just a long-winded version of the old “move along, nothing to see here” trick.
Discussion: TVWeek.com and The Wire
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Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
CNN head Jon Klein faces weighty tasks  —  Commentary: Chaos News Network is a mess right now  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — CNN is a mess — and it's the task of the network's U.S. President Jon Klein's job to fix it.  Somehow.  —  The news of Larry King's long-expected decision to leave …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Bloomberg:
Fred Drasner, Avenue Capital Said to Submit Bids for Newsweek  —  Media executive Fred Drasner and investment firm Avenue Capital Group submitted separate offers to purchase Newsweek magazine ahead of yesterday's deadline for final offers, according to two people close to the process.
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
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Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Welcome Back Carlos Slim! ‘Newsweek’ Bids Arrive, Now Who Knows?
Discussion: Gawker and The Politico
Bill Mitchell / Poynter Online:
Pay Walls Debut at Three Gannett Papers Testing ‘Journalism as a Service’  —  Gannett stepped into the world of paid content today with what it termed “a small-scale test” at the Tallahassee Democrat, The Greenville (S.C.) News and The (St. George, Utah) Spectrum.  —  screengrab/Tallahassee.com
Discussion: FishbowlNY and paidContent
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Eric Schmidt talks about threats to Google, paywalls and the future  —  Google chief Eric Schmidt tells Activate summit that the future of newspapers is online - and mobile  —  • Video: Eric Schmidt discusses newspapers and the web with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Lets Google Sell Targeted Ads  —  Apple Inc. doesn't appear to have barred Google Inc. and others from selling targeted ads inside iPhone and iPad applications, after implying several weeks ago that it might do so.  —  Software developers say their new and updated applications …
Chang Kim / Blogger in Draft:
Introducing Blogger Stats  —  Posted by Staszek Pako and Wiktor Gworek, Software Engineers  —  Although some of you use Google Analytics or other third party tools to track your blog traffic, many of you have requested an easier-to-use, fully-integrated stats feature for Blogger.
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
All 5 Supes sign letter to Zell protesting fake LAT page *  —  That four-page ad for Universal's King Kong attraction in the Los Angeles Times this morning really drove the Los Angeles County Board of Supevisors, well, ape.  All five elected supervisors signed a protest letter that calls on the Times to …
Gemma O'Reilly / PRWeek:
The Financial Times Launches Press Cuttings Service On FT.Com  —  The Financial Times has launched a press cuttings service on FT.com, which enables users to search and view digital images of FT articles as they appeared in the newspaper.  —  The service has been developed to support …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Hearst's Houston, San Antonio papers to work even more closely together  —  Memo to Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News staffs  —  It was about a year ago when Steve Swartz at Hearst Newspapers urged us to accelerate the rate of exchange between our two newsrooms.
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Hair Balls
Douglas McCollam / CJR:
Up and Down on the Bayou  —  A snapshot of The Times-Picayune five years after Katrina  —  In the spring of 2006, about seven months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and a swath of the Gulf coast, Ashton Phelps, publisher of The Times-Picayune, gave this prognosis of his paper's future …
Discussion: Romenesko
 
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