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2:40 AM ET, June 20, 2011

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Post Blocks iPad Access Via Safari To Sell Subscriptions  —  It must have sounded like a great idea to someone at News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) at the time: “Hey, I know how we can sell more subscriptions through the New York Post iPad App!  Let's block access through iPad Safari and make them go to the app instead.”
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The article and the future of print  —  This week, Guardian Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger declared that the paper would go “digital first,” following John Paton's lead and stopping a step short of his strategy at Journal Register: “digital first ... print last.”
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Kevin / Strange Attractor:
The Guardian needs an intervention  —  The Guardian and its Sunday title, The Observer have just announced a “digital-first” strategy.  However, this is not a triumphant announcement.  This is a burning platform admission.  —  Guardian News & Media, the parent company for both newspapers …
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
Riches to rags as Guardian bleeds £33m in a year
Oliver Miller / thefastertimes.com:
AOL Hell: An AOL Content Slave Speaks Out  —  I got the job through a friend.  The job was this: I would write about TV for a section of the AOL Television website.  In theory, this sounded great.  In exchange for writing about “The Simpsons” and other TV shows, I would be making $35,000 a year …
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Losing value in the “Process”  —  Digital media zealots are confused: they mistake news activity for the health of the news business.  Unfortunately, the two are not correlated.  What they promote as a new kind of journalism carries almost no economic value.
Lauren Rabaino / 10,000 Words:
How To Run A News Site And Newspaper Using WordPress And Google Docs  —  A former colleague of mine, William Davis, understands what a “web first” workflow is, and has made it happen through software at his newspaper in Maine.  The Bangor Daily News announced this week that it completed …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At New Network, Olbermann Sets Sights on MSNBC  —  Starting on Monday, there will be new competition for progressive attention spans on television.  —  Challenging MSNBC, which has a stable lineup of left-leaning hosts, will be Current TV, where Keith Olbermann will start anchoring the 8 p.m. hour, his former time slot on MSNBC.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify, Gearing Up for U.S. Launch, Closes Its $1 Billion Round  —  More momentum for Spotify: The streaming music service has finalized a huge funding round that gives it a valuation of about $1 billion.  —  The European company has raised around $100 million from DST, Kleiner Perkins and Accel.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
The kingdom and the power of David Carr  —  New York Times media reporter David Carr had a bad feeling during a photo shoot he was doing for Interview magazine early last month.  —  The photographer for the notoriously fashiony celebrity-on-celebrity Q-and-A magazine had taken a number …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Following Departures, Murdoch's iPad Paper Makes A Big Hire  —  The Daily made a big hire Friday, scooping up Varietyâs Tom Lowry as the tablet publicationâs new business editor.  —  Daily editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo announced the hire Friday in a memo to staff obtained by The Huffington Post.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook PR: Tonight We Dine In Hell!  —  There's currently something going on in the outskirts of the tech world that's a bit sensitive, so no one really likes to talk about it: we (journalists, bloggers, etc) are at war with the PR industry.  —  That sentence alone will throw the PR flacks into a tizzy.
Magda Abu-Fadil / The Huffington Post:
Newsroom Summit Highlights Digital Engagement  —  The newsroom café concept was music to my ears when Journal Register Company's (JRC) Jonathan Cooper explained how his organization had taken the bold step of engaging its audience.  —  “The legacy definition of engagement is wrong …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The storyteller strikes back  —  When I dared question the article's monopoly as the atomic and only acceptable form of news, I honestly did not imagine the reaction I would get.  I thought I was observing a trend and an opportunity.  I have tried to provoke plenty of times.
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Matt Wardman / Anna Raccoon:
Won't talk to bloggers, no more, no more  —  We live in interesting times for independent news media.  The regional media has been in crisis for years, and councils which used to run their own newspapers have been slapped down by Eric Pickles.  —  There has been an explosion of local news blogs …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Films Leave Netflix  —  Movies distributed by Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Entertainment were removed from Netflix Inc.'s on-demand Internet service Friday, a Netflix executive wrote in a blog post, adding that the absence was “temporary.”  —  The removal of an unspecified number …
New York Times:
A Watchdog Professor, Now Defending Himself  —  For the last two years, David Protess, a renowned journalist and professor who spent three decades fighting to prove the innocence of others, has been locked in a battle to do the same for himself.  It hasn't gone as well.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Media & Entertainment:
Movers & Shakers: Mark Edmiston makes a digital comeback  —  A former president of Newsweek and a longtime media industry adviser, Mark Edmiston recently got back in the magazine game with the launch of digital publisher Nomad Editions.  The low-overhead operation publishes weekly magazines …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Should user comments dictate online content?  —  You might not think about the comments section on a website very often.  Heck, more often than not I glance over them as if they don't exist, except for a few notable exceptions.  Between the error-filled ignorance of YouTube comments …
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