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10:55 AM ET, March 29, 2011

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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
A Better Letter To New York Times Readers About Digital Subscriptions  —  Today, the New York Times is taking a major step forward as we introduce digital subscriptions in the United States and the rest of the world.  Since we first announced the plan 11 days ago, we've heard from so many of you, our readers.
Discussion: New York Times and Internet News
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Ex-Googlers Launch ‘NYT For A Nickel’ As Publicity Stunt; NYT Not Amused  —  Calvin Young and his partner Noah Ready-Campbell (pictured at left) left Google (NSDQ: GOOG) two months ago to start Minno, a company dedicated to reviving the idea of micropayments as a way to monetize content on the web.
Discussion: The Next Web
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
How To Hack the New York Times Paywall ... With Your Delete Key  —  Frustrated by the idea of paying for what was once free, some New York Times readers have devised widely publicized methods for subverting its newly erected paywall.  Their efforts, it turns out, may have been for naught.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Kindle readers of The New York Times to get free access of the newspaper's Web site  —  Here's one way to get access to The New York Times on the Web.  Buy a Kindle, and then shell out $19.99 per month for the newspaper on the electronic reading device.  Amazon.com said today that Kindle customers …
New York Times:
A Letter to Our Readers About Digital Subscriptions
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
New York Times announces $1 trial for new subscription service
Jonathan Cooper / Journal Register Company:
Online Veteran To Lead Digital Transformation of JRC Newsrooms  —  Yardley, PA - Journal Register Company, a leading multi-media company in local news and information, announced today Jim Brady is joining the Company to lead the Digital Transformation of all of its newsroom on all platforms.
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The power of...listicles?  Yahoo Research tackles distribution and longevity data for Twitter  —  Who says what to whom on Twitter?  That's the subject — and the title — of a just-released report from Yahoo Research.  (You can read the abstract, and download the report's pdf, here.)
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and The Wire
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Dispute Over Time Warner Cable's Streaming to iPad Bursts Into the Open  —  Companies like Time Warner Cable and Cablevision buy the rights to beam channels to customers' television sets.  But do those rights extend to iPads?  —  That question has divided the television industry in recent weeks …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Before Libya, White House Must Negotiate With ABC  —  President Obama had a message for the American people Monday night, an explanation of the government's intentions in Libya, one that he believed was important enough to request air time from the broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks.
Ben Huh / Cheezburger Company Blog:
Know How To Pronounce “Meme”  —  Does “meme” rhyme with “Mimi”?  Or is it like “mem” in “memory”?  Well, it turns out, it has a silent “k” in front, as in “Know Your Meme”.  —  I'm very happy to announce that Cheezburger has acquired Know Your Meme.  In addition to acquiring the popular site …
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Marc Hustvedt / Tubefilter:
‘Know Your Meme’ Acquired By Cheezburger in Seven-Figure Deal
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Planning Online Media ‘Locker’  —  Amazon.com Inc. is planning to start a service that would let people store music and video online and access it from various digital devices, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The company could announce the effort as early as Tuesday, the people said.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Video Advertising Company Adap.tv Raises $20 Million  —  Video advertising company Adap.tv has raised $20 million in funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with Gemini Israel Funds, Redpoint Ventures and Spark Capital also participating in the round.  This brings Adap.tv's total funding to $43 million.
Michael Shain / New York Post:
Couric offered ‘60 Min’  —  Katie Couric may finally get the chance to become a regular on “60 Minutes,” now that she is apparently stepping down from the nightly news anchor job.  —  An offer to become a regular correspondent for the prestigious Sunday night TV magazine is part of the package …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Survey Asks Huffpo Bloggers: Do You Feel Exploited?  —  Is she running a platform or a plantation?  That's for her bloggers to say.  Image by Getty Images for AOL via @daylife  —  The Newspaper Guild says the Huffington Post is taking advantage of its unpaid bloggers.
Discussion: Mediaite
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
The Atlantic's 2011 hiring spree begins with Richard Florida  —  On the heels of its profitable 2010, The Atlantic is about to go on a hiring spree for 2011.  —  The venerable 154-year-old monthly and its associated web properties plan to add 27 names to their headcount this year …
Discussion: Poynter
Washington Post:
In Japan, disaster coverage is measured, not breathless  —  TOKYO — For the past two weeks, NHK, Japan's public broadcaster, has covered a triple disaster, appraising the damage with the help of 14 helicopters, 67 broadcasting vans and virtually no adjectives.
Discussion: TVNewser
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Yahoo Executive Talks Acquisitions, Slams YouTube Buy  —  Yahoo is “gearing up for a very big year” of acquisitions, said a senior director of corporate development at the Internet company. … Speaking on a panel at the Global Technology Symposium in Menlo Park on Friday …
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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Hollywood makeover for YouTube
Discussion: Noted
 
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
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Discussion: MediaPost and AdExchanger.com
Matthew Eltringham / BBC College of Journalism Blog:
The new frontline is inside the newsroom
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Bloomberg launching Capital Intelligence this spring
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Newsy Raises $1.5 Million in Series B Funding For Mobile News
Discussion: paidContent and MediaPost
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
NPR suspends search for senior news exec
Discussion: Poynter and The Daily Caller, Thanks:stiffjab
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
In Kansas, Twitter puts court reporter in touch with the community
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Discussion: Rebooting The News
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flixster Update: Warner Bros. Very Interested, as Yahoo Drops Out of Bidding for Social Movie Site
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Gannett Upgrades Local Sites, Eyes National Buys
Discussion: Noted
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Warner Brothers Expands Facebook Rentals to “Harry Potter,” “Inception”
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Huffington Post Co-Founder Ken Lerer Wants You to Watch His Next Company
Discussion: SAI
 

 
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