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6:05 AM ET, March 16, 2010


 Top News: 
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.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Where Are Twitter's Ads?  You May Have to Wait a Month (Or More).  —  Twitter CEO Evan Williams did not announce the new ad platform the company is working on today.  —  So when will we see it?  Think mid-April.  —  One good bet is at Chirp, the company's developer conference four weeks from now.
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 …
Discussion: ResourceShelf and News On News
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Pew: Online News Users Don't Want To Pay—Or Look At Ads  —  The latest report on online news economics from Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism is one of those studies that will bolster just about any view people have about paying for news online.  Want to show that news consumers are unwilling to pay?
Sean Blanda / eMedia Vitals:
VIDEO: The magazine stand of the future  —  Here, the coolest thing EMV has seen so far at SXSW: Todd Clare demonstrates how one day, we will be able to drop a tablet computer on a special table and drag magazines onto our device.
Mark Briggs / Lost Remote:
SXSW: The iPad is better than print
Discussion: Beyond The Beyond
Peter Lattman / Deal Journal:
Michael Lewis's ‘The Big Short’?  Read the Harvard Thesis Instead!  —  Deal Journal has yet to read “The Big Short,” Michael Lewis's yarn on the financial crisis that hit stores today.  We did, however, read his acknowledgments, where Lewis praises “A.K. Barnett-Hart, a Harvard undergraduate …
Discussion: The Wire and Dealbreaker
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:
Ex-E&P editor Mitchell to blog for The Nation  —  Greg Mitchell will edit The Nation's “Media Fix” blog, a snapshot of the best and worst each day in media and journalism.  It will launch in April when is redesigned.  Mitchell's @MediaFixBlog Twitter feed is up and running.
How Journalism is Getting Better  —  Michael Arrington's recent TechCrunch post about old media “guys” who don't get it made me realize how far things have come — and how much better they've gotten — in the world of journalism.  —  I worked for more than 15 years in what's now called …
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.
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FCC Broadband Plan: Reactions Pour In  —  UPDATED: Comcast's Roberts commends plan  —  Comment from Washington came pouring over the electronic transom Monday as details of the FCC's national broadband plan were revealed.  —  Broadcasters said they would look closely at the plan …
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
Christiane Amanpour Offered ABC ‘This Week’ Job  —  FishbowlDC reports that CNN's Christiane Amanpour, who had been rumored to be in talks with ABC News, has told colleagues that she received an offer for the “This Week” hosting job: “As of this moment she is declaring a 50-50 chance that she's going to accept the offer.”
Paige Albiniak / Broadcasting & Cable:
Syndication Keeping Tribune in the Game  —  Company hoping CW will broaden out programming to help primetime  —  Syndicated programming and expanded local newscasts are the foundation on which the 23 Tribune stations are working to build strong businesses in its 19 markets.
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers and The Wire
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Top Ad Money-Maker Bradford Leaving for New Job at Demand Media  —  According to several sources, Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Revenue and Market Development Joanne Bradford (pictured here) is planning on leaving the Internet giant to take a new position as Chief Revenue Officer of online content upstart Demand Media.
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.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
NYT reminds freelancers of its ethics policies  —  To:  —  This is a reminder about The Times's ethics policies for journalists.  —  As you know, The Times takes very seriously the issue of conflicts of interest and other problems that might undermine the credibility of our journalism.
Discussion: Mediaite
Joe Grimm / Ask the Recruiter:
TIME magazine editor becomes freelancer, blogger  —  While the news industry is frantically searching for solutions and new directions, journalists' lives have been disrupted by cutbacks and job changes.  Poynter Online wants to help by sharing how-they-did-it snapshots from people who overcame employment challenges.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
TheStreet Lost $45.5 Million In '09; But Ad Revs May Have Turned A Corner  —  Financial news site may have finished the year with a loss of $45.5 million—compared with 2008's $2.4 million profit—the company finally got a glimmer of hope of on the ad front.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Bruni and Sarkozy: How two tweets have made twits out of many British journalists  —  It seems that two tweets can make a twit out of a great many journalists.  —  The Sunday Times reported yesterday that just two anonymous postings on the social media site Twitter were behind …
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Mike Reynolds / Multichannel:
The Masters Lines Up 3D Coverage With Comcast
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Variety
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Readers Are Devouring Apple Book Apps
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
‘LOL Is This You?’ Twitter Getting Serious About Spam Issue
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Discovery Communications Expands With Eye on Global Market
Discussion: The Wire
James Hibberd / Hollywood Reporter:
Showtime, social media team for campaigns
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
WP editor: We're evaluating ways to regulate the quality of Web site comments
Discussion: Washington Post
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
For NPR, the iPad Means a New App-And a New Web Site
Discussion: Mobile Media and Online
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
TubeMogul Expands Into Ad Sales
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Online Video News
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
The Beck Factor at Fox: Staffers say comments taint their work
Gillian Reagan / The Wire:
Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s Nephew David Perpich Joins New York Times …