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6:55 AM ET, March 22, 2010


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Ravi Somaiya / Gawker:
How Blogs Are Becoming More Like Newspapers  —  The LA Times today examines how the Seattle Post-Intelligencer segued from print to exclusively online journalism.  But blogging — how and why we cover the stories we cover — is going the other way and coming to resemble... newspapers.
Discussion: AdPulp
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:   An e-model for journalism in Seattle
Mathew /
Anonymous Comments: Are They Good or Evil?  —  Updated: I enjoy a good debate about media-related topics pretty much any time, even when I'm supposed to be on vacation with the family in Florida.  Today, in between playing shuffleboard and bocce and taking the kids to the swimming pool …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Paywall On-Ramps Get A Workaround  —  Remember  The site was started in 2003 to let users, peeved by a growing crop of news site registration walls, borrow someone else's login.  —  Seven years on - for registration wall workaround, read pay wall hack.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Effort at Wall Street Journal to Attract More New Yorkers  —  Maybe newspapers really are dying, as some media analysts have been predicting for decades, but apparently that does not apply to newspaper wars.  A doozy is shaping up at the moment between The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Jimmy Wales Wants Me Dead (The Neutrality Of This Article Is Disputed)  —  Some weeks, writing this column is easy.  All it takes is for an influential person - a politician, a business person, perhaps even a fellow columnist - to say something dumb and I get to spend a thousand words or so explaining precisely why they're wrong.
Discussion: paidContent
How I Ran an Ad on Fox News  —  Slate ad critic Seth Stevenson tries out a Google service that allows you to run your own commercial on national TV for as little as $100.
Discussion: AgencySpy, AdPulp and Ben Smith's Blog
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Why books on the iPad just might work … In the past month or so, since Apple's iPad was announced, there's been an increasing pushback against the idea that the tablet will be a meaningful stand-in for a dedicated e-reader.  In particular, it seems to have really disappointed folks …
Discussion: Kindle Review and TeleRead
Ravi Somaiya / Gawker:
Fox News Says Healthcare Reform is the Beginning of Armageddon  —  Healthcare reform has passed.  It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing and almost universally a good thing.  Unless you're Fox News or Sarah Palin, in which case it's the end of the world.  We watched today's apocalyptic coverage, mystified.
Nellie Andreeva / Hollywood Reporter:
Rosie O'Donnell plots daytime return  —  Teams with Dick Robertson, Scott Carlin for new talk show  —  Rosie O'Donnell is plotting a return to daytime.  —  O'Donnell, who hosted the syndicated “The Rosie O'Donnell Show” and did a stint on ABC's “The View,” has teamed with syndication …
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
The Acorn Sting Revisited  —  THE Times reported Saturday that Acorn, once considered the nation's largest community organizing group for the poor and powerless, is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy.  It has already ceased operating in many states, including Maryland …
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Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
‘John King, USA’ to Feature Twitter, Pundits: They 'are In Touch With a Community.
Discussion: FishBowlDC
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Is FiLife Running On Borrowed Time?
Kelly Carr / Reynolds Center …:
A Web writing bootcamp for business journalists
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Farewell, unique users - killed by the paywall
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Murdoch In Over His Head? ‘NY Times’ Publisher Seems to Think So
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Bing Maps for Broadcast is now Free!