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6:00 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.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Murdoch's Unhealthy Obsession  —  Taking on The New York Times isn't risk-free for the Journal  —  Richard Pérez-Peña has several interesting bits in his piece on the soon-to-commence Battle for New York between his own New York Times and Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal.
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Local Blog Network Gothamist Being Bought by Cablevision's Rainbow Media  —  Gothamist, the local city blog network that is best known for its New York City edition, is being acquired by Cablevision-owned Rainbow Media, paidContent has learned.  The price is between $5 million to $6 million …
The Official Google Blog:
A new approach to China: an update  —  On January 12, we announced on this blog that Google and more than twenty other U.S. companies had been the victims of a sophisticated cyber attack originating from China, and that during our investigation into these attacks we had uncovered evidence …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chinese Media On The Google Situation: Nothing To See Here, Move Along
Discussion: Guardian and The Next Web
Media Decoder:
Perseus Signs an EBooks Deal for the iPad  —  Apple's iBookstore on the forthcoming iPad is set to get larger.  The company has just signed a deal with the largest distributor of independent publishers to sell electronic versions of it books on the new device.
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 …
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.
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.
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Fake Area Newspaper Gets Real Television Show  —  The Onion, the satirical news organization that broke the fake story that the smoke monster from “Lost” would receive its own spin-off series and cheekily reported that television critics who praised “The Wire” had never seen the show, is itself headed to the small screen.
Discussion: The Wire, Romenesko and FishBowlNY
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
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 …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
My chat with Google News founder, Krishna Bharat, with video  —  Krishna Bharat, the creator of Google News, has never been a journalist.  Though he's often asked what is more important for the search giant's news site: editorial judgment or Google's famous attention to its algorithms.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Nielsen Wire:
Americans Using TV and Internet Together 35% More Than A Year Ago  —  Americans increased their overall media usage and media multitasking according to The Nielsen Company's latest Three Screen Report, which tracks consumption across TV, Internet and mobile phones.
Patricia Sheridan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Hemmer  —  Co-host of “America's Newsroom” on Fox News Channel, Bill Hemmer started his broadcast career as a sportscaster before being plucked from local markets to work as an anchor on various CNN programs, including “American Morning.”
Discussion: Romenesko and Inside Cable News
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Elisabeth Murdoch on Shine, family succession and ambition  —  Interview: Elisabeth Murdoch reveals her plans for her independent producer, Shine  —  Elisabeth Murdoch sits down, eyes the voice recorder, and says “I have to be careful”.  The head of Shine, the UK's largest independent producer …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
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Amy Odell / New York Magazine:
Sources Say Stefano Tonchi Will Be Named Editor-in-Chief of W
Discussion: WWD
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Print Vets Looking to Go Digital Find Switch Difficult
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Richard Prince's Journal-isms:
Viewers Peek at Politico's Diversity — or Not
Discussion: CNN, Romenesko, Mediaite and Editors Weblog
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Online TV-Watching Becomes Interactive Experience
Discussion: WebNewser
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Roberts: Comcast Won't Discriminate Against Competitor's Web Programming
Discussion: paidContent and Multichannel
Leah Betancourt / E-Media Tidbits:
TweetDeck Newsroom Rollout Continues at Sky News
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Don't forget: A few news orgs would still like to make aggregation opt-in
 Earlier Picks: 
Jason Boog / GalleyCat:
Reading Rainbow Could Return, Host Hints on Twitter
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Mike Taylor / FishBowlNY:
Journal-Register CEO John Paton: We Want Fewer Suits, More Gumshoes
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
The end of affiliation  —  Local affiliations, as we know them, will go away.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Doctor on ‘Nurse Jackie’ Will Post to Twitter in Real Time
New York Times:
Chinese Official's Threat to Reporter Ignites Furor
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Fox News: We're an Upscale Buy on Par With Mainstream Nets