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10:05 AM ET, April 7, 2010

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Murdoch's Plan For Paywall Success: Readers Will Pay 'When They've Got Nowhere Else To Go'  —  This Sunday Google (NSDQ: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt will address the American Society of Newspaper Editors at their conference in Washington D.C.—and, par for the course, it's on the heels …
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Paul Harris / Guardian:
I'll stop Google taking our news for nothing, says Murdoch  —  News Corp boss hails iPad as potential saviour of newspapers, but says industry must stand up for itself and charge for content  —  Rupert Murdoch has launched a spirited defence of putting up paywalls around his newspaper websites …
Eric Beecher / Crikey:
Why Murdoch defies gravity while other owners have to play by the rules
Discussion: Guardian
New York Times:
Airstrike Video Brings Attention to WikiLeaks Site  —  Three months ago, WikiLeaks, a whistleblower Web site that posts classified and sensitive documents, put out an urgent call for help on Twitter.  —  “Have encrypted videos of U.S. bomb strikes on civilians.
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
‘Atlantic’ Publisher Takes Stand on Intern Pay.  Who Will Follow?  —  Heavy use of unpaid interns has long been the norm in the publishing industry.  But one company is changing its policy in light of a new focus on what some see as an exploitative practice. … ‘Atlantic’ Publisher Takes Stand on Intern Pay.
Discussion: FishBowlNY and The Wire
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Conan O'Brien Ventures Onto the Web to Promote His Tour  —  LOS ANGELES — When Conan O'Brien wanted to start a Web site last winter, he was reminded that he did not own his dot-com name, ConanOBrien.com.  —  Gainfully employed by NBC for some two decades, a personal Web site had hardly …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Jay Yarow / The Wire:
Here's The Real Story Behind Apple, Newsweek, Dan Lyons, And Steven Levy  —  Earlier today, we covered a flare up between Steven Levy of Wired and Dan Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs, tech columnist at Newsweek.  —  Over the weekend, Dan had appeared on CNN and said that Apple's head of PR …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Full screen ahead: WSJ iPad ads fuse logic of print, online  —  Yesterday, Josh analyzed the design choices news outlets have made with their iPad apps.  But what about the ad design?  —  The (free) New York Times app sometimes features a banner ad at the bottom of its screen …
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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Backwards Steps by the WSJ and NYT on iPad
David Schlesinger / Reuters:
Video of our colleagues' death in Iraq  —  The following is the text of an email from Reuters Editor-in-Chief David Schlesinger:  —  The video of our colleagues, Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh, being killed in Iraq in 2007 was difficult and disturbing to watch but also important to watch.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans Thursday, and Google Can't Wait to Tell the FTC  —  Apple is likely to introduce its mobile ad platform Thursday at its iPhone developer event, say sources familiar with the company's plans.  Expect to hear a loud cheer from Google, Apple's former ally and current competitor.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
For Malone, a Much Smaller Piece of DirecTV  —  DirecTV's single largest shareholder and the chairman of its board of directors, John Malone, is divesting most of his stock in the satellite television company.  —  Two years ago Mr. Malone acquired the News Corporation's stake in DirecTV.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
AOL Admits Bebo To Be Sold Or Shut Down; Memo Sets May Target For Decision  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) told employees today that it may sell or shut down social network Bebo this year after deciding it would take too much additional investment to make keeping it worthwhile.  Here's the memo from AOL Ventures EVP Jon Brod...
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Could David Shuster Still End up at CNN?  —  Now that David Shuster is all but finished at MSNBC, is CNN still interested in picking him up?  —  “We decline comment,” said CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson when asked that question, and a few others, about the situation.
Discussion: GalleyCat, UnBeige and FishBowlNY
Michael Field / Stuff.co.nz:
Murdoch to be pushed out of Fiji  —  Fiji's military plans to give itself powers that will allow it to force Rupert Murdoch's News Ltd out of the country.  —  Murdoch owns the country's biggest and oldest daily, the Fiji Times.  —  But in a draft media decree released today it is clear …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
More Online Dating Action: Daily Mail Sells Dating Sites To EasyDate  —  More consolidation in the online dating industry, this time in the U.K.: EasyDate has bought up Allegran—which operates four of the top 10 dating websites in the U.K.—from Associated Northcliffe Digital …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Chase Paid $1 Million To Sponsor The New York Times iPad Application  —  Chase Bank paid the New York Times $1 million to sponsor its iPad application, according to Rory Maher, analyst at TBI Research.  —  Read the entire report here.  —  He says the app sponsorship was part of a larger ad deal …
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Oxygen Wants New Season to Be Breath of Fresh Air for Younger Women  —  The preview of the cable channels' plans for the 2010-11 season, known as the upfronts, continued on Tuesday morning with a presentation from Oxygen Media that was glitzy, glammy and a little bit hammy.
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Fox Sports Produces Spanish-Language Baseball For Cable Operators  —  Bright House, Time Warner Cable air MLB games en Espanol  —  Fox Sports is producing some 177 Major League Baseball games in Spanish for cable providers Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks (BHN).
Discussion: Multichannel
Felix Salmon:
TheStreet stands up to Generex's bullying  —  Well done to Adam Feuerstein and TheStreet.com for standing up to egregious bullying from Generex, a small and smelly Canadian biotechnology company which has just filed a ridiculous $250 million lawsuit against them for libel.
Discussion: MarketWatch and TheStreet.com
MarketWatch:
McClatchy to Roll Out WebVisible's Online Marketing Services to All of Its Daily Newspapers Nationwide by End of Year  —  Local Advertisers in All 29 McClatchy Markets Gain Targeted Visibility Online with Customers — No Matter Where or How They Search  —  The McClatchy Company (MNI 5.44 …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Photographers Group To Sue Google Over Book Deal  —  While Google waits for news about its proposed book search settlement with authors and publishers, it's about to face a new legal challenge.  The Financial Times reports that the American Society of Media Photographers and related trade groups …
Discussion: Financial Times and ResourceShelf
Adam Westbrook:
How to achieve the new look in Video Journalism  —  There's a lot of interesting talk about a new aesthetic for video journalism.  New cameras, but more importantly, new ideas are breathing new life into video storytelling, and starting to break those rusty screws which so far have bolted video journalism to it's televisual parent.
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive:
Net Neutrality Has Always Been Up to Lawmakers: Will They Pay Attention Now? … We're in scary territory, but it's not a big surprise that we are.  —  Comcast and the other carriers will be emboldened to continue what they've started: the subjugation of America's broadband future …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
As Kevin Rose Restarts Digg, He Faces an Unsocial Problem  —  New Digg CEO Kevin Rose is wasting no time in changing the direction of the site.  He's killing the DiggBar and welcoming back previously banned domains.  But the big challenge he faces is to restart Digg by making it more social, real, personalized and engaging.
Discussion: CNET News, Digg Blog, WebNewser and Gawker
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Giuliani Slams Huffington As “The Worst Offender” Of Personal Attacks  —  MSNBC's Morning Joe had an all-star panel of politically diverse guests this morning for a lengthy discussion about foreign and domestic policy - but former New York City Governor Rudy Giuliani's presence was what set off the real politics.
Discussion: TVNewser and The Wire
Gillian Reagan / The Wire:
The New Republic's $30 Paywall Goes Up Tomorrow  —  The New Republic, the American political magazine, is banking on a new subscription plan: They are putting up a $30 paywall starting tomorrow, April 7.  —  Some content on TNR.com will be available for free, including blog posts, online-only columns and some features.
wowOwow:
The Lesley Stahl Interview: ‘Rattling the Cage’ With Maria Bartiromo  —  As Bartiromo's new book hits shelves, the two journalists address their roles in the financial crisis, reaching for the top, balancing life and more ...  LESLEY STAHL: Maria Bartiromo, thank you so much for being with us on wowOwow.com.
Discussion: Chickaboomer and Inside Cable News
 
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Discussion: MediaMemo and paidContent
Allison Schaefers / Star Bulletin:
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Joe Strupp / Strupp:
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David S. Cohen / Variety:
Use the farce, Luke
Discussion: Underwire
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Stephanie Clifford / Media Decoder:
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Shelley Ross / Editor and Publisher:
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Editors Weblog
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Wolff to Newspapers: The Web is 'Not Something You're Ever Going to Understand'