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6:50 PM ET, December 21, 2010

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Al Franken / The Huffington Post:
The Most Important Free Speech Issue of Our Time  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  This Tuesday is an important day in the fight to save the Internet.  —  As a source of innovation, an engine of our economy, and a forum for our political discourse, the Internet can only work if it's a truly level playing field.
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Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
FCC Passes Compromise Net Neutrality Rules  —  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski presides over an open-internet meeting in March 2010.  —  In a closely watched vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved compromise net neutrality rules Tuesday that would forbid the nation's largest cable …
Discussion: Free Press, Memex 1.1 and Geekosystem
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
F.C.C. Approves Net Rules and Braces for Fight  —  Updated The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a new and still-unpublished set of rules that are intended to preserve open access to the Internet.  —  There was disagreement Tuesday about whether the F.C.C. had the legal authority …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
F.C.C. Is Set to Regulate Net Access
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
The End Of Hulu As We Know It (And Comcast Feels Fine)  —  What the hell is going on at Hulu?  Monday's mysterious story in The Wall Street Journal portends significant changes in 2011 that may just be scratching the surface of what's to come for the service.
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
No Hulu Plus for Your Cable DVR
EditorandPublisher.com:
Editor & Publisher Partners with MediaSpan to Improve Its Website  —  Visitors to E&P's website (www.editorandpublisher.com) in the coming months will find it much easier to navigate and jam-packed with a database of articles and exclusive content now that the magazine has partnered …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Rush Limbaugh's TV Nemesis  —  Ed Schultz was a right-wing radio talk-show host—until he fell in love with a liberal and hit the big time.  Howard Kurtz talks to Schultz about his feud with Rush and why he's mad at Obama.  —  After bashing the president's tax-cut compromise on MSNBC …
Michael Starr / New York Post:
Katie, CBS to talk next month  —  CBS is expected to begin contract negotiations with “Evening News” anchor Katie Couric next month, sources say.  —  Couric's five-year, $75 million deal expires in May.  A report yesterday that she had already begun renegotiating her contract was shot down by insiders.
Discussion: TVNewser
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Jim / Gannett Blog:
All shook up: As Newseum's operating costs soared to $250,000 a day, Freedom Forum's finances sank  —  [This year's Presley exhibit is a stretch for a news museum]  —  Four months ago, the Freedom Forum journalism foundation issued a late-afternoon press release that nearly begged to be ignored.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
News Of The World Pricier On iPad Than On Paper  —  Rupert Murdoch is clearly looking to tablets as a post-print, post-web model for salvation.  But, if the new News Of The World iPad edition is anything to go by, he may need several iterations before that happens...
Discussion: News of the World
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The Myth of Fast-Forwarding Past the Ads  —  ZOMBIES attacked during a commercial break on the AMC zombie drama “The Walking Dead” last month.  The flesh eaters were just about to feast on a man and woman when rescue came in the form of the Toyota Corolla, the subject of the 30-second spot.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Not a Hobby Anymore: New Apple TV Sales Hit One Million  —  Apple says sales of its new, cheaper Apple TVs will hit one million this week, less than four months after Steve Jobs introduced the new version.  —  I don't think that qualifies as a surprise, given that Apple knocked the price of the gadget down to $99.
Nieman Journalism Lab:
Jennifer 8.  Lee on raw data, APIs, and the growth of “Little Brother”  —  Editor's Note: We're wrapping up 2010 by asking some of the smartest people in journalism what the new year will bring.  —  Here, Jennifer 8.  Lee gives us predictions, about the growing role of raw data …
Discussion: 10,000 Words
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The ‘Mobisode’ Returns: MTV Planning Original Video Programming for Mobile Devices  —  NEW YORK — The proliferation of smart wireless devices is creating a need for original content and MTV will be producing original entertainment for the emerging medium says Dermot McCormack …
Discussion: WebNewser
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
The growing importance of data journalism  —  One of the themes from News Foo that continues to resonate with me is the importance of data journalism.  That skillset has received renewed attention this winter after Tim Berners-Lee called analyzing data the future of journalism.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Law Professor Explains How Even When A Site Copies An Entire Article, It May Still Be Fair Use  —  Berkeley law professor Jason Schultz has filed an excellent amicus brief in one of the many Righthaven lawsuits, pointing out that using an entire article does not preclude fair use (pdf) …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Josh / Groundswell:
Searching for Sustainable Habits in Journalism  —  Is the search for a sustainable business model for journalism unsustainable in and of itself?  Our media system has gone through a number of fundamental shifts and changes in the last decade alone, but I think to some extent we are still just at the beginning.
 
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Lee Siegel / New York Observer:
A Power Parable  —  The Observer's slogan is “Money, Power and the City.”
Donald Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
National Enquirer Publisher American Media's Bankruptcy Plan Wins Approval
Troy Wolverton / Mercury News:
A look at Internet TV on the Boxee Box
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Thomas Roberts Joins MSNBC Fulltime
Discussion: TVSpy and Gawker
Marc Hustvedt / Tubefilter News:
AOL Snags Amber J. Lawson as Head of Video Programming
Discussion: GigaOM
 Earlier Picks: 
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Groupon Hires Writers, But Don't Call It Journalism
Thanks:mathewi
Scott Karp / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Clay Shirky's right that syndication's getting disrupted …
MediaShift Idea Lab:
NPR's Project Argo Creates National Content at the Local Level
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The changing of the gatekeeper: Adapting to the new roles …
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
BREAKING: Hugo Lindgren Poaches Adam Sternbergh From New York
Discussion: mediabistro.com and FishbowlNY
Longreads:
Mallary Tenore: My Top 5 Media Longreads of 2010
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From Techmeme:

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple builds a hidden structure at Flint Center, site of Mac unveiling, ahead of Sept. 9 event

Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Google X unveils Project Wing, its drone delivery program; tested in secret for two years

Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments

 
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