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12:40 PM ET, March 16, 2010


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
C-Span Puts Its Full Archives on the Web  —  WASHINGTON — Researchers, political satirists and partisan mudslingers, take note: C-Span has uploaded virtually every minute of its video archives to the Internet.  —  The archives, at, cover 23 years of history …
Biz / Twitter Blog:
@anywhere  —  When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn't require a relationship model like that of a social network.  Keeping things open meant you could browse our site to read tweets from friends, celebrities, companies, media outlets, fictional characters, and more.
Felix Gillette / New York Observer:
ABC Tinkers with the Idea of Midday News  —  With the audiences for traditional network news shows steadily declining, (see the PEJ's State of the News Media 2010) executives at the broadcast news divisions are continuing to brainstorm new ideas on how to expand their offerings.
Discussion: Company Town
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Video: Richard Rosenblatt, CEO Of Demand Media, On Bradford's Hiring And Much More  —  As luck would have it, I was on my way to meet with Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt and key members of his team at the company's Austin offices when the rumors surfaced about Joanne Bradford leaving Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) for the start-up.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Atlantic's Goldberg avoids testifying for PLO  —  The Palestinian Authority cannot force Atlantic magazine's Jeffrey Goldberg to testify in a terror-related lawsuit brought by a Jewish settler, a federal magistrate ruled Friday.  —  Magistrate Judge John Facciola granted Goldberg's motion …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:   Judge: PLO can't force Atlantic's Goldberg to testify
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Facebook Tops Google As Most Visited Site in the U.S.  —  Are Americans now more likely to get content from their friends than random Web sites that they wouldn't be able to find on their own? … That's one of the implications of a report out Monday by Internet research company Hitwise …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Tucker Echols / bizjournals:
The Washington Post to launch business weekly  —  The Washington Post announced Monday that it will launch a subscription-only business weekly called Capital Business, beginning April 19.  —  Dan Beyers, a 20-year veteran of the Post, is the editor of the new publication.
NPR Blogs:
Does the Dow Matter?  —  NPR's weekday newscasts air 37 times a day and usually include stock market figures.  —  But are those numbers valuable to the average listener?  —  “As a data bit for a civilian audience the Dow is flat out useless at best,” wrote Tom DeVries from Mariposa, CA.
Discussion: Romenesko and Talking Biz News
Mercedes Bunz / Guardian:
How the New York Times and CNN try to keep up with the tech companies  —  The New York Times and CNN have both built strong online presences - through strongly contrasting technology strategies.  Senior players at both companies explain  —  “The New York Times is now as much a technology company …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google sees mobile ad rates passing PC rates  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc said that it expects the rates that companies pay for search ads on mobile phones could surpass the rates of its existing PC-based ad business thanks to the growing popularity of powerful smartphones.
Discussion: Fast Company and IntoMobile
Catharine P. Taylor / Media Analysis RSS:
How CBS Turns March Madness into Monetization Madness  —  Is it possible for TV companies to make money in online video?  Comedy Central obviously has its doubts, but CBS Sports is close to doing it - at least when it comes to its annual coverage of March Madness, aka the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Crain's New York Business:
Grisham releases The Firm, 22 others as e-books  —  Best-selling author John Grisham is finally ready to go digital.  —  More than a year after reports emerged he would make his books available in electronic format, his publisher made it official Tuesday, announcing that all 23 of his works can be purchased as e-texts.
Scott Collins / Show Tracker:
Charlie Sheen's legal problems may bring early end to ‘Two and a Half Men’ season  —  Charlie Sheen's legal and personal problems may end up shortening the season for “Two and a Half Men.”  —  Sheen, who pleaded not guilty in a Colorado court Monday on charges connected …
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
SEC Watch: AOL's Cahall Got Retention Bonus 10 Days Before Leaving; Armstrong Caps '09 At $25M  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) has to prove its mettle this year in full public view, in more ways than one.  And 2010 may not be a great year for compensation increase for the top execs.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Euthanazing the paper?  Not yet.  —  I love this year-old Warren Buffet quote: “If Mr. Gutenberg had come up with the Internet instead of movable type back in the late 15th century, and for 400 years we had used the Internet for news and all types of entertainment and all kinds of everything else …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Gannett to enact limited furloughs in second quarter  —  Gannett community papers division employees making more than $90,000 a year will be required to take at least one furlough week during the second quarter.  Employees making less will be exempt from furloughs, reports the Gannettoid blog.
Discussion: The Wire and BrauBlog
Susan Wojcicki / The Official Google Blog:
The future of display advertising  —  It's been two years since we completed our acquisition of DoubleClick, a leading provider of display advertising technology.  This is the first in a series of posts over the next few weeks about our vision for online display advertising in the years ahead.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
TheStreet Lost $45.5 Million In '09; But Ad Revs May Have Turned A Corner
Peter Lattman / Deal Journal:
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Discussion: NPR Blogs, The Wire and Dealbreaker
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Mike Reynolds / Multichannel:
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Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Variety
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Readers Are Devouring Apple Book Apps
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Paige Albiniak / Broadcasting & Cable:
Syndication Keeping Tribune in the Game
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers and The Wire
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
NYT reminds freelancers of its ethics policies
Discussion: Mediaite
Joe Grimm / Ask the Recruiter:
TIME magazine editor becomes freelancer, blogger
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Discovery Communications Expands With Eye on Global Market
Discussion: The Wire
Sean Blanda / eMedia Vitals:
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