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1:40 PM ET, March 22, 2010


 Top News: 
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.
Jxpaton / John Paton's Blog:
The Change So Far.  And Still So Far To Change  —  Today marks my 49th day on the job as Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company.  —  I promised you, with your help, to craft a plan to transform our Company from a newspaper company to a multi-platform news and information company serving …
Discussion: Editor and Publisher and Romenesko
Mike Taylor / FishBowlNY:   Journal-Register CEO John Paton: We Want Fewer Suits, More Gumshoes
Richard Perez-Pena / Media Decoder:
The Times Introduces a Daily Video Report  —  The New York Times on Monday began producing a daily video on its Web site, summarizing the big news stories of the day.  —  The program, called TimesCast, lasting a few minutes, will appear on the home page at 1 p.m. each day …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
TechCrunch Poaches Forbes Anchor To Launch Video Product  —  TechCrunch has hired former Forbes video anchor Evelyn Rusli to launch a Web video product, we've learned.  —  Beyond whatever video she makes for the site, we imagine she'll also represent TechCrunch on TV as well.
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.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and FishBowlNY
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Media Notes: Journalism's slide into health-debate weariness  —  It was the story that refused to die.  —  Sunday's last-gasp passage of President Obama's health care bill will finally liberate the journalists who have been chained to this complicated, arcane, often tedious story for 14 long months.
Hollywood Reporter:
Conan-Fox talks resume amid ‘Idol’ offer  —  THR EXCLUSIVE  —  After a two-week stall, Fox and Conan O'Brien have resumed talks about a potential late-night talk show fronted by the former “Tonight Show” host.  —  But a wrinkle in the courtship has emerged that involves the biggest show on television …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Managing the magazine component of newspapers  —  This is the second part of a series about the evolution of print media.  Part I here.  —  A few years ago, the founder of the French daily Liberation was asked what he would do if he had unlimited resources to run his paper: “I would do a magazine everyday”, he said.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
New York Times:
The iPad App Derby Gets Under Way  —  It can be difficult to write software for a gadget without being able to touch it.  But that has not stopped developers from rushing to create applications for the Apple iPad.  —  For small start-ups and big Internet and media companies alike, the iPad …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Doctor on ‘Nurse Jackie’ Will Post to Twitter in Real Time  —  Shows on every major network have tapped Twitter for plotlines and punch lines.  This month even Homer Simpson got in on the act, punishing Bart by telling him to tweet his every action “even though I don't know what Twitter is, and have no desire to find out.”
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Nielsen Wire:
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Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
The end of affiliation  —  Local affiliations, as we know them, will go away.
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Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: paidContent
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
‘John King, USA’ to Feature Twitter, Pundits: They 'are In Touch With a Community.