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5:45 PM ET, March 16, 2010


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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: MediaPost and eMedia Vitals
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 …
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
Monica Guzman / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
New media ventures blossom in Seattle  —  News is ever-changing, and the business of covering it is growing — especially in Seattle.  —  On Thursday, marks a year as an online-only Web site.  It emerged as a successor after the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper ceased publication on March 17, 2009.
Jason Fell / Folio:
Trade Magazine Ad Pages Fell Nearly 30 Percent Last Year  —  B-to-b titles fared only slightly worse than consumer counterparts.  —  The advertising fallout that pummeled consumer magazines in 2009 also hammered b-to-b magazines.  Advertising pages for trade magazines declined 28.6 percent compared …
Discussion: The Wire and FishBowlNY
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 …
Discussion: Romenesko
Mike Taylor / FishBowlNY:
New York Observer to Relaunch ‘Media Mob’ Blog  —  The New York Observer will be relaunching its “Media Mob” blog tonight under the name “Media Mob With Koblin and Gillette,” FishbowlNY has learned.  —  As the name indicates, the new vertical will prominently feature media reporter John Koblin and new-media reporter Felix Gillette.
Jason Fell / Folio:
Publishers Make, Save Money Through Partnerships  —  In tough times, some publishers lean on each other to get by.  —  The business of magazine publishing isn't what it was five years ago.  On the consumer side, publishers saw advertising pages slide 25.6 percent in 2009 …
Discussion: The Wire
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.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Deadline Panic at AOL Over Hipster Contributors  —  AOL hired an army of underemployed music lovers to interview bands at South by Southwest.  But the citizen journalists, paid $50 per story, are missing their deadlines, so AOL sent a panicked mass email (below).
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
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.
Discussion: Media Decoder and ArtsBeat
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Fox News To Conduct “Extended, Exclusive” Interview With Pres. Obama  —  While Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks “Deem and Pass,” President Barack Obama is going a different route - he's talking to Fox News.  —  In an “extended, exclusive” interview tomorrow he will sit down with Special Report anchor Bret Baier …
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 and TVNewser
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 increases for the top execs.
Erickson joins the Best Political Team  —  Erick Erickson has joined CNN.  —  (CNN) - Prominent conservative commentator and editor Erick Erickson will join CNN as a political contributor, appearing primarily on CNN's new show John King, USA¸ the network announced Tuesday.
Discussion: Gawker, Mediaite and Washington Monthly
Kabir Chibber / BBC:
Media tycoons wanted: Make your own newspaper  —  Newspaper Club has been voted one of the designs of the year  —  So you want to be a newspaper baron?  —  If you insist - well, you could do work experience (for free) and hopefully get a part-time job at the paper.
Christopher Beam / Slate:
Andrew Breitbart is messing with you. … - The Folly of Rielle Hunter's GQ Interview and Photos- Why Are Humans Ticklish?  Are Animals Ticklish, Too?  - Wines Under $10 That Are Actually Pretty Good- Could You Go To Prison for Causing a Fatal NASCAR Crash?
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Audit Bureau Revises Guidelines For Broader Inclusion Of E-Reader Newspaper, Mag Editions  —  With pre-orders for the iPad off to a fast start in preparation for the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) product's release next month, the Audit Bureau of Circulations has modified its guidelines for counting sales …
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Discussion: The Awl and Romenesko
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Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
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Discussion: Bookninja and Gizmodo
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Discussion: Romenesko, Gawker and
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Discussion: CJR and Romenesko
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Discussion: TVbytheNumbers and The Wire
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NYT reminds freelancers of its ethics policies
Discussion: Mediaite