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4:35 PM ET, December 20, 2010

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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Online Ads Pull Ahead of Newspapers  —  This year, for the first time, advertisers will have spent more on Internet ads than on print newspaper ads, according to new estimates from eMarketer.  —  The digital-marketing research firm says U.S. spending on online ads will hit $25.8 billion …
Discussion: AdAge, Gawker and VentureBeat
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Clark Fredricksen / eMarketer and Blog Posts:
The Web Passes Newspapers in Ad Spending For First Time  —  Advertisers will spend more on internet ads in 2010 than newspaper ads for the first time, according to new estimates by eMarketer.  —  Online ad spending will grow 13.9% to $25.8 billion for the full year in 2010 …
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Cracking the New York Times Popularity Code  —  Just how many people does it take to propel a story onto the Times' influential most-emailed list?  And can it be gamed?  Thomas E. Weber finds the answers.  —  The most-emailed articles list on the New York Times website …
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Targeted TV Ads Set for Takeoff  —  DirecTV to Pioneer Commercials Keyed to Each Household; Concerns About Privacy, Technology Linger  —  After years of promises and false starts, TV commercials targeted at individual homes may finally be ready for prime time.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Newspapers in 2010: Another Bad Year, But the Bleeding Slows  —  The newspaper industry, devastated during the recession, had another bad year in 2010.  —  Overall, circulation for newspapers in the U.S. declined 5 percent during the six months ended Sept. 30, according to the Audit Bureau …
New York Times:
Google TV Faces Delays Amid Poor Reviews  —  Google TV has just enacted its first programming cancellation.  —  The Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas was meant to be the great coming-out party for Google's new software for televisions, which adds Web video and other computer smarts to TV sets.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Afghan War Just a Slice of U.S. Coverage  —  As the Obama administration conducted an Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy review this month, the news media did too, and the coverage came peppered with question marks.  —  The same week that ABC News scheduled a series of segments titled “Afghanistan …
Elizabeth Weingarten / The Atlantic Online:
Forget Journalism School and Enroll in Groupon Academy  —  It's a Friday afternoon and Jane Flotte is getting a little tired of spa treatments.  “Today I've written a lot of salon deals,” the Groupon employee said.  “And I'm getting kind of sick of talking about facials.”
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Google Poaches Paramount Executive For Content Role  —  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has turned to Hollywood to fill out its content team, hiring Malik Ducard, who is currently senior vice president of digital distribution at Viacom-owned film studio Paramount, according to sources.
Discussion: Fortune, Electronista and MediaPost Raw
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN's New Chief Dives In  —  As Network Loses Ground, Ken Jautz Moves to Inject ‘Passion and Personality’  —  Ken Jautz, the new head of CNN's U.S. network, is getting his hands dirty.  —  Since taking over in late September, Mr. Jautz has started shuffling programming and personnel …
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable:
10 Predictions for the News Media in 2011  —  In many ways, 2010 was finally the year of mobile for news media, and especially so if you consider the iPad a mobile device.  Many news organizations like The Washington Post and CNN included heavy social media integrations into their apps, opening the devices beyond news consumption.
Discussion: Soup
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
The New York Times Pay Wall: A Goodwill Membership?  —  The New York Times pay wall will go up in early 2011, possibly as early as January.  Last week, Slate.com asked readers how much they thought the Times would charge per month, with choices between $5 and $25.
Steven Overly / Washington Post:
SB Nation's sports blogger collective sees bias as a plus  —  Most sports reporters cover games from the press box.  The perch typically provides a view of the entire field of play and quick access to post-game press conferences with coaches and players.  —  SB Nation bloggers prefer the bleachers.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Hollywood dreams take digital direction  —  Talks between Google and Miramax over a digital-rights deal has some Hollywood insiders seeing green for funding-starved independent studios.  —  Emile Sherman, one of the producers of “The King's Speech,” an Oscar-worthy movie made for $39 million in 39 days …
Mark Prendergast / Stars & Stripes:
The sound of silence  —  UPDATE: The director of Defense Media Activity informed me by e-mail at 9:33 a.m. today that Stars and Stripes had told him that my column challenging new restraints on this newspaper's journalists would be published in tomorrow's (Tuesday's) editions.
 
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Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Maybe not much will change at all: 2011 journalism predictions …
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Top Docs on Scribd in 2010: Prop 8, P ≠ NP, GOP Pledge
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AP Moves Video Service From thePlatform To News Distribution Network
Discussion: WebNewser and Broadcasting & Cable
Danica Lo / Racked National:
Intelligence: Rumor: Was Carine Roitfeld Fired From Vogue?
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Jezebel, Gawker and Fashionista
Jxpaton / Digital First:
What A Difference A Year Makes
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Kate Reardon appointed Tatler editor
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
A Hollywood Brawl: How Soon Is Too Soon for Video on Demand?
Discussion: Techland
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Blip.tv Readies HTML5 as its Standard Player, Replacing Flash
Discussion: WebNewser
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Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM:
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Katy Bachman / Mediaweek:
(Ad) Apocalypse Soon
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
In Hollywood, a tougher climb to studio executive ranks
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
Getting it right (behavioral tracking)
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Murdoch's iBlunders
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Rebooting Web Publishing Design
Discussion: Folio
 

 
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Tom Bell / The Portland Press Herald:
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Security researchers say USB security is fundamentally broken; hard-to-detect malware in the firmware can take over Macs/PCs, no easy fix

Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
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