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3:30 PM ET, January 13, 2011

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Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
The first look at The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper  —  An official introduction to The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad newspaper, is expected on Jan. 19, possibly at an event with Apple's Steve Jobs.  —  But peeking inside the source code of its recently-launched companion website …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How Media Will Relate to Facebook in the Future  —  All media will be personalized in three to five years, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in September.  One of the ways that's likely to happen everywhere just appeared on the UK Independent.  —  The site announced last night that it now offers granular subscriptions by Facebook.
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The Independent's Facebook innovation  —  The Independent newspaper has introduced a fascinating new feature on the site that allows users to follow articles by individual writers and news about specific football teams via Facebook.  —  It's one of those ideas so simple you wonder …
Discussion: Future of Media
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL'S NEW PROBLEM: Mike Arrington  —  When AOL bought TechCrunch last September, the first question on everyone's lips was, “How long could Mike Arrington possibly last as an AOL employee?”  —  Yesterday, four months after the deal, we may have begun to learn the answer to that question.
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Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
TechCrunch, Engadget and AOL: Great Theater, Great Dysfunction or Both?
Discussion: SAI
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
Lucky's Brandon Holley: Dressing for a Revolution  —  BRANDON HOLLEY, the new editor of the beleaguered shopping magazine Lucky, has a complicated relationship with clothes.  —  As a teenager in Great Falls, Va., Ms. Holley would cram Ralph Lauren outfits bought by her preppy mother …
Read It Later Blog:
Is Mobile Affecting When We Read?  —  Printed media used to allow us to read in the places we found most comfortable.  When you imagine yourself reading the newspaper it's probably in your favorite chair, at the breakfast table, or at the cafe with an orange mocha frappuccino in your hand.
Lacey Rose / Moneywood:
Piers Morgan Producer's CNN Goal: ‘More.  Better.  Now.’  —  Piers Readies for his Close Up - via Flickr  —  With Larry King out and Parker Spitzer fizzling, CNN is pinning its prime-time hopes on British tabloid editor-turned-television personality Piers Morgan.
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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
2 New Publishers Named at Condé Nast  —  Every January, speculation sweeps the halls of the Condé Nast Building that a “January surprise” is in the works, with major changes coming at the Condé Nast Publications magazines.  —  On Thursday, changes were made …
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Heffernan Out at New York Times Magazine  —  Slowly but surely, Hugo Lindgren is making The New York Times Magazine his own.  And just as important as the big names he's bringing into the building are the voices he's letting go.  —  In December, the magazine's deputy editor, Alex Star …
Discussion: Poynter and Gawker
Peter Daboll / AdAge:
Celebrities in Advertising Are Almost Always a Big Waste of Money  —  Study Finds That Big Names Don't Pay Big Dividends  —  As the most significant event in advertising grows nearer, it will be interesting to see how many brands enlist the endorsement services of celebrities during the Super Bowl.
MediaShift:
Social Media Grows at NY Times, But Home Page Remains King  —  Social Media content on MediaShift is sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, a program offering innovative and entrepreneurial journalists the resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley.  Learn more here.
Discussion: Poynter
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires eBook Technologies  —  Google has just acquired eBook Technologies, according to a notice that is currently appearing on the company's homepage.  —  Google confirmed the acquisition, with a spokesperson giving us this statement: … So what exactly is eBook Technologies?
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Waiting for the Web  —  The Chicago News Cooperative launched with the promise of a pathbreaking online site.  When will it arrive?  —  The Chicago News Cooperative owes its existence to the New York Times, but its future hangs on a website it still hasn't unveiled.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Why Is Mayor Bloomberg Mixing Business and Philanthropy?  —  Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has a lot on his plate: He's mayor of America's largest city, owner of one of the world's largest and fastest-growing news organizations and patron of a $1.75 billion charitable foundation.
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
What if Tunisia had a revolution, but nobody watched?  —  On December 17, a 26 year old Tunisian man named Mohamed Bouazizi reached the end of his rope.  An unemployed university graduate, Bouazizi had become a seller of fruits and vegetables in the southern Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Bye-bye, physical media?  Sony closes CD plant  —  Sony Corp., the company that brought us the Walkman and the parent company of music label Sony Music Entertainment, plans to shut down a CD-manufacturing plant in South New Jersey in March.  —  About 300 employees will be laid off once …
Vadim Lavrusik:
Emily Bell on Protecting Sources in a Networked Journalism Environment  —  After writing a piece that looks at the broken legal system in regards to social media and subpoenas recently, I got a great response from Emily Bell, director of the Tow Digital Center at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Harvard Undergrads Launch Newsle To Find News About Your Friends (Beta Invites)  —  Social news has many flavors.  Twitter and Facebook function as social news feeds with your friends pushing out stories they find interesting.  But what about news about your friends or other people you care about?
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Kirk Cheyfitz / The Huffington Post:
The Next Big Media Battle: Publishers vs. Ad Agencies  —  The media business has been in chaos for a decade, and there's more coming.  The next big media revolution will be an escalating and increasingly bitter competition between the content creators — especially newspaper and magazine publishers …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube Brings More Ads To Your Phone, Next To Justin Bieber and Lady GaGa  —  YouTube on your phone is popular, but until now it hasn't made Google much money.  The search giant has only been able to slap ads on the home page of its mobile version, and on search results.
Discussion: paidContent, GigaOM and TechCrunch
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Like Web Video, but With a Budget and People You've Heard of-Kiefer Sutherland Jumps From “24″ to “The Confession”  —  Remember when Internet video was going to be like TV and movies, only on a smaller screen?  During the first tech boom, a lot of folks thought Web video would look …
Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
What Went Wrong at Borders  —  Let me start with an unequivocal declaration: I hope Borders finds the means to avoid bankruptcy, or worse, liquidation.  The immediate consequence of a Borders default on what it owes publishers would be a cash short-fall of millions of dollars.
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Discovery Promotes Three Top Programmers  —  O'Neill put in charge of Discovery Channel, TLC  —  In a management restructuring at Discovery Communications, three top programmers are being given additional responsibilities.  —  Eileen O'Neill, who had led TLC, was named Group President …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Google, Weinstein Co. Strike Film Deal  —  Given the pressure Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is under to land premium content deals for YouTube, you would think they would shout from the rooftops about securing its largest top-shelf film haul yet, from Weinstein Co. But a closer inspection reveals …
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
The Imperfect Journalist  —  Author Tom Rachman on how news writing trained him for fiction  —  At a reading at BookCourt in Brooklyn on Sunday night, Tom Rachman seemed humbled by the success his book, The Imperfectionists, has received.  His debut novel, a collection of intertwined short stories …
The Wire:
THE WIRE 50: The Most Influential People In Media This Year  —  It has been a roller coaster ride in media this year.  —  A jaw-dropping trip of high highs, low lows, and twists and turns that left many people feeling like they'd been turned entirely upside down — sometimes all in less than a week.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of 2011 news metrics to watch  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  In the digital business, the old aphorism …
Andrew Martin / New York Times:
As the Web Turns  —  Hey, fellas, want to spice things up with your lady?  Procter & Gamble, the consumer products giant, has some ideas.  —  A Web site created by the company for husbands and fathers offers articles with titles like “Conquering Sex Problems.”
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Multiple intelligences (or Why smart TVs should be more like PCs)  —  Like Robin, I love the counter-conventional wisdom John Herrman brings to “I Just Want A Dumb TV.”  And I really like Frank Chimero's distinction between “steadfast,” long-enduring, simple tools and “hot-swap” components of a system that you can change on the fly.
 
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