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11:30 AM ET, January 31, 2011

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Aljazeera:
Al Jazeera camera equipment seized  —  Camera equipment remains seized after release of six Al Jazeera jounralist who were briefly detained in Cairo.  —  Six Al Jazeera English journalists, who were briefly detained in Egypt, have been released, however; their camera equipment remains confiscated by the military.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Cable companies: Add Al Jazeera English *now*  —  What the Gulf War was to CNN, the people's revolutions of the Middle East are to Al Jazeera English.  But in the U.S., in a sad vestige of the era of Freedom Fries, hardly anyone can watch the channel on cable TV.  —  Cable companies: Add Al Jazeera English NOW!
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Nick Kristof turns to Facebook to report from Egypt  —  Yesterday afternoon, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof added an update to his Facebook page: … Five hours ago, he added another update: … He's since added two more updates to the page, describing the “giddy” mood at Tahrir Square …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Anonymous on TV, Al Jazeera reporters still tweeting
Evan Rudowski / paidContent:UK:
A News Corp. Digital History Lesson For The Daily  —  Evan Rudowski is co-founder of SubHub, a paid content platform.  He was previously an online manager at Newsday and business development director at News Corp.'s iGuide.  —  As I watch the coverage of Rupert Murdoch's upcoming iPad publication …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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Bloomberg:
Sienna Miller Hack Attack May ‘Poison’ News Corp.'s BSkyB Deal  —  Sienna Miller's phone-hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid threaten to tarnish News Corp.'s reputation just as it seeks government approval for the purchase of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:   Why The Daily will succeed - or not
CBS News:
Julian Assange, The Man Behind WikiLeaks  —  Talks To Steve Kroft About The U.S. Attempt To Indict Him And The Criticism Aimed At Him For Publishing Classified Documents  —  (CBS) Just a few months ago, most people had never heard of a Web site called WikiLeaks, or of its mysterious and eccentric founder, Julian Assange.
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Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
WikiLeaks: The Guardian's role in the biggest leak in the history of the world
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why I was wrong about Quora as a blogging service ...  I must apologize to Dave Winer.  He warned me about supporting services that aren't the open web and I wasn't willing to listen to him a month ago, because I was infatuated with a cool new service that lots of insiders were supporting.
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Exclusive: Ex-Gawker Guy Snyder to Head Atlantic Wire, New Manhattan Staff  —  Former Gawker editor-in-chief Gabriel Snyder has been tapped to run The Atlantic Wire and build up a news aggregation staff in New York, as the 154-year-old magazine continues to carve out a home on the web.
Discussion: Poynter, Yahoo! News and FishbowlNY
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iPad Mags Need A New Blueprint  —  Ever since the iPad came out, print media companies have been feeling their way in this new medium, but so far they've just been stumbling over themselves.  —  They are latching onto the iPad as a new walled garden where people will somehow magically pay …
Discussion: TeleRead and Canadian Magazines
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: KIT digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego AND Kyte For $77.2 Million  —  TechCrunch exclusive - If you'd never heard about KIT digital before, you will after today.  —  The provider of cloud-based video asset management solutions has acquired not one, not two but three social software and video companies.
Eric Pfanner / DealBook:
Hearst to Buy Lagardere's Magazine Unit for $889 Million  —  Lagardère, the French media conglomerate, said on Monday that it had agreed to sell its international magazine business, including titles like Car and Driver and non-French editions of Elle, to the American publishing company Hearst for 651 million euros.
Discussion: The Fix, Gawker and Fashionista
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Political Blogs Are Ready to Flood Campaign Trail  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who is flirting with a bid for president, has none of the usual campaign accoutrements.  No tour bus, campaign manager or yard signs.  Few Americans, in fact, even know his name.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Crikey
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Pay Walls Crumble  —  The New York Times is ignoring the deep flaws in its online business model, say industry observers, blowing a chance to transform online publishing by instead opting to earn a few quick bucks.  —  Based on the details that have emerged, the Time's meek metered approach …
Discussion: Noted
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Ongo... where?  —  Ongo is an ambitious digital kiosk.  Launched last week, it was founded last year by Alex Kazim, a high-tech executive who worked at Ebay, Skype and PayPal.  Kazim lined up an impressive group of investors: Gannett, The New York Times, The Washington Post …
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
News of the World: a year of Andy Coulson's editorship in data.  Visualised |  Alan Rusbridger  —  Andy Coulson's editorship of the News of the World examined in a year of celebrity stories.  By Alan Rusbridger  —  • Get the data  —  A mole has sent in this data …
 
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
AOL Europe Acquires Branded Video Network goviral For $96.7 Million
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Maxine Goldenson / The Huffington Post:
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Matthew Flamm / Crain's New York:
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
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Mike Shields / Adweek:
Turner Unloading TheFrisky.com to BuzzMedia
Discussion: @iwantmedia
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
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Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Pepsi Bets on Local Grants, Not the Super Bowl
Discussion: The New Yorker Blog and msnbc.com
tag me with a spoon:
This is what I meant by David Gregory being the death of broadcast news.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
A Wolf in the Kitchen  —  There's not a print publisher …
Discussion: @rafat and @brooke
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Is Gawker Planning to Force You to Watch Embedded Advertisements?
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: Yahoo Delivering 1 Million Video Views for Washington …
Discussion: WebNewser and FishbowlDC
John Naughton / Guardian:
Why the BBC old guard cut back on the Wibbly Wobbly Web
Reuters:
Comcast completes NBC Universal merger