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5:05 PM ET, March 10, 2011

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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
THE GORY DETAILS: Tim Armstrong's Layoffs Memo  —  UPDATE: We've been covering AOL's layoffs all morning long.  Below is a memo from CEO Tim Armstrong detailing what's happening.  —  Other stories we've covered:  — AOL is planning a big re-org in its tech division, with HuffPo's people getting a bigger role.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: AOL Will Lay Off Several Hundred Employees, Starting Tomorrow  —  The AOL layoffs are finally here, and they are smaller than some had been expecting.  —  According to several people close to the situation, the New York-based Internet giant will lay off up to several hundred …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ Media Summit: AOL's Armstrong: Layoffs Today, Hiring Tomorrow  —  Update: CEO Tim Armstrong's full memo to staffers.  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) CEO Tim Armstrong took the stage at Bloomberg Media Summit and confirmed last night's big news: the company is cutting 900 jobs; in India …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of AOL/Patch buying Outside.in  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  There are two ways to be local, we've learned.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Bloggasm
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Veteran Journos Out as AOL/HuffPo Cuts 900 Jobs
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
AOL To Slash More Destination Sites And Media Brands Than Expected
Discussion: Mixed Media and SAI
Bill Keller / New York Times:
All the Aggregation That's Fit to Aggregate  —  According to the list makers at Forbes, I am the 50th most powerful person in the world — not as powerful as the Pope (No. 5) but more powerful than the president of the United Arab Emirates (56).  Vanity Fair, another arbiter of what matters …
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Bill Keller Writes Provocative Media Column From 1997  —  When we learned that New York Times editor Bill Keller was getting his very own column in the New York Times Magazine, our keen media instinct—honed by years of reading the Twitter and writing juvenile jokes on the internet while never doing any …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Is About To Make Headlines  —  Editor's note: The following guest post was written by Mrinal Desai, an early employee of LinkedIn who is also co-founder of CrossLoop and addappt.  You can follow him on Twitter.  —  A lot has been written about social news and how Twitter and Facebook …
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Wall Street Journal:
Video Kills the Radio Czar  —  CEO Is Second NPR Executive to Resign Following Activist's Sting Operation  —  The head of National Public Radio quit under fire as the organization became ensnared in a fresh scandal at a time when Congress is debating whether to pull its government funding.
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Tim Carmody / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Journalists have lost control of the story”: Twitter, tech bubbles, and the nostalgia of the technology press  —  Editor's Note: I'm very happy to welcome Tim Carmody — who you may know from Snarkmarket, kottke.org, Wired.com, Twitter, or elsewhere — as a contributor to the Lab.
Discussion: TVNewser
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Why we need to get rid of anonymous comments.  —  Once or twice a week, I get a letter taking me to task for Slate's commenting policy.  The reader wants to tell me that I suck, but he doesn't want to log in to Slate's comment system using his credentials for Facebook, Google, Yahoo, or Twitter.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
NY Times responds to backlash against portrayal of 11-year-old rape victim  —  The New York Times came under attack Wednesday from bloggers claiming that James C. McKinley Jr.'s disturbing March 8 article about the alleged gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl laid blame on the prepubescent victim.
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
The Guardian's Paul Lewis on crowd-sourcing investigative journalism with Twitter … Last week I attended an event at the Royal Statistical Society looking at data and news sourcing, and one of the panel sessions was about crowd-sourcing using the internet.
Discussion: Jon Slattery
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Race to Build the “Daily Me” Continues  —  Ever since the web first started to become mainstream, there have been attempts to build the “Daily Me,” a personalized newspaper that learns what you like or are interested in (does anyone remember PointCast?).
Josh Sternberg / Mashable!:
Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism  —  Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect.  You can follow him on Twitter and Tumblr.  —  Over the past few weeks, many worries about the death of journalism have, well, died.
Discussion: Poynter
BBC:
Gaddafi forces beat up BBC team  —  Goktay Koraltan and Feras Killani said other detainees had been badly beaten  —  Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's security forces detained and beat up a BBC news team who were trying to reach the strife-torn western city of Zawiya.
Clay Duda / Center for Sustainable Journalism:
The Future of News is Fit to Print  —  Dan Robrish, Editor and Publisher of the Elizabethtown (Pa.) Advocate  —  Future of journalism theorists, brace yourself:  —  Meet former AP reporter Dan Robrish.  For the past 14 months he's been the ‘Editor and Publisher’ of the The Elizabethtown Advocate …
 
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Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Operators, Content Owners At ‘Strange Crossroads’ For Online TV
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC World Service Arabic cuts not as ‘severe as planned’
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Betsy Rothstein / mediabistro.com:
WaPo's Editing ‘S**tshow’
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
At Discovery, Pushing Back Against the ‘Content Farm’
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Need Advice on What to Read? Ask the Internet
Linda Moss / NetNewsCheck Latest:
In Raleigh, Role Reversal For TV, Paper Sites
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As Charlie Sheen Tweets, Twitter's Valuation Grows
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