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10:15 PM ET, May 24, 2010


 Top News: 
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 …
New Media, Old Media  —  News today is increasingly a shared, social experience.  Half of Americans say they rely on the people around them to find out at least some of the news they need to know.  Some 44% of online news users get news at least a few times a week through emails …
Twitter relies less on traditional media than blogs  —  The stories and issues that gain traction in social media differ substantially from those that lead in the mainstream press, according to a detailed analysis of social media by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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.
Jason Fell / FOLIO: Section Blogs:
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.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:   ASME Eyes Celeb Rules
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Broadcast networks in good time slot for sale  —  The upfront presentations may have wrapped up last week, but the broadcast networks' sales pitches may be just beginning.  —  With General Electric in the process of selling NBC Universal to cable giant Comcast, some Wall Street dealmakers …
Discussion: TVNewser, and DealBook
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 …
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Mark Zuckerberg's Weird, PR-Speak Facebook Op-Ed in the Washington Post  —  I read Mark Zuckerberg's op-ed in today's Washington Post with an open mind.  I think the latest Facebook privacy imbroglio has been nuts, and my user experience (and use) has plummeted drastically over the past year or so …
Lynette Rice / Hollywood Insider:
‘Lost’ series finale carried more than 45 minutes of commercials  —  ABC packed roughly 107 spots — or more than 45 minutes of commercial and promotional time — into the two-and-a-half-hour Lost series finale, according to our (very unscientific but pretty reliable) count.
Aanarav Sareen / The Huffington Post:   Lost: A Media Transition
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Consumer Reports rolling out paid content mobile strategy, taps potential users to set prices  —  The journalism world is still grappling with to-charge-or-not-to-charge, but it's clear charging has the momentum — particularly on mobile devices.  The New York Times is moving ahead …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and FishbowlNY
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
NBC's Chuck Todd: White House correspondent, anchor, blogger, twitterer  —  Chuck Todd began tweeting at 6 a.m. — “the big race is in WV where another DC incumbent could lose a primary” — and now, nearly three hours later, he is crashing minutes before airtime.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Yahoo And Nokia: Focus Is On Mapping, Mail— But Not Advertising  —  Although they've been working together since 2004, the CEO's of Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) held a press conference in Times Square to announce the details of a new level for their relationship.
Discussion: Media Week
Hash / New York Magazine:
Tea-Vee Time  —  John Stossel, Libertarian newsman, is often anxious.  —  Professional contrarian John Stossel is now among his people.  After 28 years at ABC, Stossel joined Fox last fall and has a new show—Stossel—on Fox Business Network.  He also has an office next door to another ABC refugee …
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.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Faber Will Be a Host of New CNBC Show  —  CNBC is adjusting its lunchtime programming line-up for the first time in years, adding a half-hour program that will have as its co-hosts David Faber and Gary Kaminsky.  —  The program, called “The Strategy Session,” will have its debut in CNBC's 12 p.m. time slot on June 7.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Media play the waiting game over iPad  —  Apple's international launch of the iPad this week will not be accompanied by a swathe of fresh newspaper and magazine apps, in contrast to its much-hyped launch in the US and in spite of print publishers' high hopes for the platform.
Discussion: Poynter Online and The Wire
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Tunerfish Aims to Chart the Social Graph for Video  —  A skunkworks project within Comcast dubbed Tunerfish that's aimed at using game mechanics to chart the social graph for video was announced at TechCrunch Disrupt today.  By enticing users to share what they're watching with their friends …
Discussion: PC World and TechCrunch
Alex Pappademas / GQ Magazine: GQ:
All The Dirt That's Fit To Print  —  We're used to National Enquirer stories on “shocking” plastic surgery, but in 2010 the rag almost won a Pulitzer.  Alex Pappademas chronicles its evolution from tabloid to breaking-news contender  —  ‘National Enquirer’ executive editor Barry Levine works …
Discussion: Romenesko
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Boxee CEO: Google TV is ‘a Great Opportunity’  —  Google's launch into the living room with the introduction of its Google TV could threaten Boxee, Roku and other broadband-connected set-top makers.  But despite the fact that the search giant's TV platform could compete directly …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Prohibit Any Third Party To Advertise In-Stream  —  Twitter just put up a blog post talking up its platform approach and long-term strategy.  In that same post, however, the company has made some decisions that are sure to irk a couple of third-party developers and startups.
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?
State Journal Register:
Jon K. Broadbooks: SJ-R to focus on print edition's value  —  If anything, The State Journal-Register is a study in evolution.  —  In 179 years, area residents have seen the newspaper go from hot type to cold; from having ads on the front page to not having ads back to having ads …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
HDTV Keeps Viewers Watching Longer  —  HOUSTON — Fully half of the United States is now watching television in high definition, the fastest adoption of TV technology since the VCR hit store shelves in the 1980s.  —  With the adoption comes good news for networks and Hollywood studios …
Matthew Flamm / Crain's New York Business:
Hearst's in the Black  —  Mag trailblazer grows ads in a recession; online a work in progress.  —  At a party atop The Standard Hotel last week, in a sleek gray and white Michael Kors dress, Hearst Magazines President Cathie Black looked about as happy as a print publisher could be in 2010.
Google News Blog:
Making your video news more discoverable: best practices for news publishers  —  Video has always been a unique storytelling tool, especially useful when reporting the news.  From raw, citizen-reported videos from the streets of Tehran, to student documentaries highlighting under-reported issues …
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Sarah Ellison / Fortune:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
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