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10:15 AM ET, May 25, 2010

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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
UK Times' Paid Sites Will Turn Search Engines Away From Stories  —  The Times and Sunday Times' upcoming paid sites will not allow their articles to appear in search engines like Google (NSDQ: GOOG).  That was one nugget gleaned during a preview of the attractive forthcoming relaunches Monday night.
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Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com:
Behind the Times' new paywall  —  The time is near for putting to the test Rupert Murdoch's rhetoric about the value of digital journalism and the evils of Google.  The Times and the Sunday Times will unveil their new (separate) websites to the public “imminently” - perhaps as soon as Tuesday.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New York Times Plans a Blogger-Friendly Pay Wall.  Link All You Like!  —  Will the pay wall the New York Times (NYT) is building scare away the paper's natural allies-bloggers who like to link to the site?  —  Daily Finance's Jeff Bercovici floats the scenario, by pointing to some eye-popping statistics.
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Will the New York Times' Pay Wall Chase Away Bloggers?  —  Everyone who publishes news online would like to be able to get paid for it by readers.  But the balance of risk versus reward isn't the same for every publisher.  Some, like The New York Times (NYT), have far more to lose by erecting a pay wall …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Publish2 Wants To Disrupt The Associated Press With An Online News Exchange  —  Online news aggregation and curation startup Publish2 is today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference launching a new product dubbed Publish2 News Exchange, with the ambitious goal of disrupting the entire reason for being of The Associated Press.
Katy Bachman / Mediaweek:
Newspapers' Web Traffic on the Rise  —  Newspapers may be struggling with how to monetize their online versions, but they're doing just fine with increasing Web traffic.  The number of unique visitors to newspaper Web sites in the top 25 markets grew 10 percent from March to April reaching 83.7 million …
Discussion: Guardian, mediabistro.com and MediaPost
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Why is Facebook's Propaganda in the Washington Post?  —  The Washington Post ran a de facto Facebook press release in its op-ed section today.  It was a bizarre decision; the newspaper's already embroiled in one ethics scandal, so why cuddle up to a close, public friend of the paper?
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Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Mark Zuckerberg's Weird, PR-Speak Facebook Op-Ed in the Washington Post
Jason Fell / Folio:
Media's Ad/Edit Relationship Is Getting Increasingly More Hazy  —  ASME takes issue with Shape's May issue.  —  A content producer—whether a magazine editor or a network producer—would like to believe that the content they create can be distributed to consumers without input or intrusion from the advertising side of the business.
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Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:   ASME Eyes Celeb Rules
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
The Atlantic's Ad Pages Are Up 22 Percent (A Bunch Of Other Mags Aren't Doing So Bad Either)  —  Last we checked in on The Atlantic Monthly, back in early April, it had just decided to start paying its interns.  —  Yesterday, another piece of sunny financial news was emanating …
Discussion: New York Observer
Poynter Online:
Peters to cover newspapers, magazines for NYT  —  The Media Desk is delighted and relieved to announce that we've found the perfect reporter to replace Richard Perez-Pena on the newspaper beat.  Jeremy W. Peters, an alumni of Metro, Bizday and the Detroit bureau, will take over the publishing job covering …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Fitz & Jen and LA Observed
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN Begins Adding New Shows at 8pm  —  With last week's announcement that Campbell Brown would be departing CNN, the network has programmed several specials for her 8pmET hour next month.  —  Next Wednesday and Thursday, the network will air Dr. Sanjay Gupta specials titled “Toxic America.”
Discussion: The Wire
Simon Rogers / Guardian:
Information is power  —  Crime, education, health - in the coming weeks, we will be able to access previously unseen data covering every aspects of our lives.  This throws up huge possibilities, and challenges, for journalists  —  • Get more data from our Datablog  —  Is data journalism?
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Macy's Ad Gets Tablet-fied for Digital Mags  —  In an early example of how a major fashion retailer is working with the iPad, Macy's is using the Apple tablet to turn its summer catalogue into a shoppable slideshow.  —  Macy's 60-page print catalogue was converted into a two-page spread …
Discussion: MediaPost
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Broadcast's Youth Market Starts at 44  —  Why Advertisers This Upfront Will Pour Billions Into Network TV Prime Time to Reach Increasingly Aging Demo  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — While advertisers get ready to plunk down billions on prime-time broadcast TV during this upfront …
Discussion: MediaPost and TVWeek.com
David Zurawik / Z on TV:
Some context on CNN and cable news ratings wars  —  Here's a short one-minute video with what I think is some very important context to the steady stream of stories that talk about how badly CNN is doing in the ratings.  —  As much as CNN is getting beat by Fox in prime-time U.S. ratings …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Rachel Deahl / Publishers Weekly:
Agents Weigh the Growth Of Alternate Publishing Options  —  In a week that saw Barnes & Noble announce a new selfpublishing unit, one small deal that had the publishing industry paying attention was J.A. Konrath's decision to do his next book, Shaken, with Amazon's publishing arm, AmazonEncore.
Discussion: GalleyCat and eBookNewser
Burt / Hacks/Hackers Unite:
Journalists and technologists build 12 iPad news apps in less than 30 hours at first-ever Hacks/Hackers Unite event  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Journalists and technologists build 12 iPad news apps in less than 30 hours at first-ever Hacks/Hackers Unite event  —  Contact: Burt Herman, 650 453 8787, burtherman@gmail.com
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
HBO Taps YouTube, iPad and Facebook to Distribute (RED) Documentary  —  The Lazarus Effect, a new documentary presented by (RED) — the organization that is working the help eliminate AIDS in Africa — is debuting tonight on HBO, Channel 4 in the UK and YouTube.
Discussion: Mobile Entertainment
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Lady Gaga Says No Problem If People Download Her Music; The Money Is In Touring  —  Earlier this year, we wrote about how Lady Gaga had leveraged free music as a huge part of building up her popularity, and turned that into money via sellout tours and corporate sponsorship.
Alicia C. Shepard / NPR:
When Is It Plagiarism?  —  When it comes to attribution, the rules for on-air and print are fairly clear — give credit for anything that isn't yours.  —  But the rules are fuzzier for the Web, where it's easier to lose control of your material.  Anyone can upload someone else's YouTube video or copy from a website.
Discussion: Media Watch
Aanarav Sareen / The Huffington Post:
Lost: A Media Transition  —  Last night, millions of viewers said goodbye to Lost, ABC Studios' top-rated and highly anticipated show.  A show that ran for 6 seasons.  A show that often times confused viewers.  And, a show that actively participated in what will be defined as one of the most disruptive and innovative times in media.
Discussion: PopWatch
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