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11:20 PM ET, March 21, 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  —  After the 146-year-old Post-Intelligencer folded last year, 20 of 160 employees were retained to produce an online product.  —  From Seattle  —  When a bright young reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer named Monica Guzman mentioned a couple …
Discussion: The Daily Weekly
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 …
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.
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: 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: TeleRead
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 …
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
‘John King, USA’ to Feature Twitter, Pundits: They ‘are In Touch With a Community.  It Makes Them Valuable’  —  This afternoon, TVNewser got an inside look at the first rehearsal of “John King, USA,” which officially debuts on CNN Monday.  The rehearsal was broadcast online and there was plenty …
Discussion: FishBowlDC
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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Is FiLife Running On Borrowed Time?  —  Less than two months after talking up the turnaround at Dow Jones-IAC (NSDQ: IACI) personal finance JV FiLife, paidContent has learned the site's continued existence is no certainty.  It survived the multiple trimmings as Barry Diller cut back on IAC's portfolio …
Kelly Carr / Reynolds Center …:
A Web writing bootcamp for business journalists  —  Writing solid stories for the Web doesn't involve a complicated formula or a new flashy set of rules.  —  At the core, what's important to remember are the most basic principals, the fundamental skills that serve as a backbone for quality journalism …
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