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6:20 PM ET, November 22, 2010

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Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
I Want My Twitter TV!  —  Blue Magic: From left, Robin Sloan, Chloe Sladden, and Ross Hoffman mash up anthropology and fun to make Twitter TV.  Photograph by Jill Greenberg  —  Why everyone — CNN, MTV, Conan, and even Google — is tweeting about the future of interactive entertainment.
Discussion: MSDN Blogs
David Carr / New York Times:
A News Corp. Newspaper, but Not in Print  —  People who own an iPad will tell you it makes everything look sexier.  Maybe even a newspaper.  —  Rupert Murdoch, an old-timey newspaper romantic, has nonetheless deputized himself as the digital savior of paid content.
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The Daily Northwestern:
Medill faculty approve school's name change  —  Medill faculty members voted earlier this month in favor of changing the name of the Medill School of Journalism to “The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing,” professors confirmed last week.
Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com:
Comedy Central, MTV, Nick, and other Viacom properties blocked on Google TV  —  Are we beginning to see a pattern yet?  Just when we thought (or at least we were hoping) that Fox was going to be the last major network to block Google TV, Viacom has arrived just in time to rain on our parade.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For NBC Sale, Tensions Rise in Washington  —  Comcast is still in negotiations with the government over its proposed takeover of NBC Universal, but that did not stop the cable company from announcing a new management slate for the entertainment giant last week.
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Bill Carter / New York Times:   Comcast's Plans for Executives Offer Clues to Future of NBC
James Robinson / Guardian:
UK papers ‘too dependent on ads’  —  Book edited by Oxford University academics also claims there is no correlation between internet use and newspaper profitability  —  British newspapers are too dependent on advertising according to a new book edited by academics at Oxford University.
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James Robinson / paidContent:UK:   Oxford Academics: Web Not To Blame For Newspapers' Slide
Ben Crair / The Daily Beast:
Twitter Killed Media Criticism  —  Twitter's 140-character blasts aren't bringing down the newspapers.  They're just turning journalists into sniggering cheap-shot artists.  —  Ever since reporters started using Twitter, an old guard of newspaper hands has complained that the micro-blogging site …
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
YouTube Readies New Ad Units That Users Can Skip  —  New Units Will Give Consumer's Choice — Even if That Choice Is to Opt Out  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) — Whether it's walking out of the room, fast-forwarding on a DVR or paying for premium cable, consumers are used to having choice with ads on TV.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Old Media Decides Digital Still Needs a ‘Chief’  —  Time Inc., Gannett, Clear Channel and Wenner All Seek a New ‘CDO’  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It's a good time to be a “chief digital officer,” or at least play one inside a media organization.  After a brief heyday mid-decade …
Wall Street Journal:
Online TV Streams Come Under Fire  —  In the latest cat-and-mouse game between media companies and technology start-ups threatening to undermine their businesses, the big networks are intensifying their fight to stop Internet services that stream TV stations online.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Company Town
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With its new food blog, WordPress gets into the content-curation game  —  This month, the company associated with one of the world's most popular blogging platforms took its first, quiet step into the realm of for-profit content aggregation.  FoodPress, a human-curated recipe blog …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Internet TV Network Revision3 Wants You To Lean Back And Watch ... On Your TV  —  Internet TV network Revision3 is today formally debuting a new TV-optimized website and bringing its full catalog of online content to multiple platforms including Google TV, Yahoo! Connected TV, Windows Media Center, AppleTV, Boxee and Roku.
Discussion: MediaPost, PR Newswire and WebNewser
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Netflix's secret sauce for acquiring content  —  If you're a Netflix subscriber, you should be happy with the sounds coming out of Hollywood.  —  One entertainment executive told me last week that other Web video companies looking for content should use Netflix as a model for how to work with the major studios.
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
Glenn Beck's George Soros shows.  —  It's hardly news when Fox News airs something nasty.  This time, though, it's personal—or, at least, institutional.  Recently, the nation's highest-rated cable-news network's biggest star devoted three hour-long episodes of his program to an attack on a single prominent citizen.
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com:
Sloane Crosley Will Write Weekly Column at The Independent  —  After deciding to leave her post as a publicist at Vintage and Anchor, author Sloane Crosley has been hired to write a weekly column for The Independent Magazine, a Saturday supplement at the British newspaper, The Independent.
Discussion: New York Observer and PWxyz
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
WSJ announces Washington bureau changes  —  To: WSJ All News Staff; Newswires_USERS  —  We are making a fundamental change to the structure of our Washington Bureaus.  After three years as Bureau Chief, John Bussey will move to New York to write a weekly column (and more) …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Bloomberg Announcement: Keep Calm and Carry On  —  I have signed an agreement, announced today, to partner with Bloomberg across all of its platforms.  —  Let's get specific: What does this mean?  For starters, I'll do a regular Bloomberg opinion column alongside people like Michael Lewis and others …
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
New York Times introduces film club  —  Nothing else seems to have helped newspapers reflect the stronger economic recovery of the rest of media.  Old films can't hurt.  —  The New York Times forged another path to the club-based membership service — a trend that has grown in popularity among newspapers.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Attention versus distraction?  What that big NY Times story leaves out  —  Yesterday's Sunday Times devoted the lead slot of its front page to a long examination of the effects of the web on the attention spans of teenagers.  In the tradition (yes, it is now a tradition) of Nick Carr …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Free Press and bijan sabet
journalists.org:
Online News Association elects new board members for 2011  —  Members of the Online News Association (ONA), the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, elected three new members to its Board of Directors and reelected five incumbents to two-year terms.
 
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Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Journalism: What added value will add revenue?
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The Daily Northwestern:
Updated: Former Innocence Project students call for Northwestern to fight
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Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals:
Green Website finds sustainable model in creating custom ads
Discussion: AdAge
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Better Advertising Project Raises Millions For Its Web Privacy Seal of Approval
Boris Kachka / New York Magazine:
Reinventing the Book  —  Jonathan Safran Foer's object of anti-technology.
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Kanye Inc.  —  Kanye West's new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted …
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Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
The End of My Paid Subscription Content Experiment
Halfdan Hussey / The Wrap:
Silicon Valley and Hollywood: Strange Bedfellows
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
An Old Industry Name Signals a Shift Into a New Era
Andy Plesser / The Huffington Post:
Google TV's Choudhary: We “Never Intended to Replace Cable or Satellite”
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Fighting Unlicensed Content With Algorithms
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
LeBron James Ad Asks for It
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Michael Cieply / Media Decoder:
A Movie Critic Loses Her Screening Privileges (But Gets 'Em Back)
Discussion: Romenesko and Debbie Schlussel