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1:00 PM 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 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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Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
About those M&A rumors: Forbes to acquire True/Slant  —  For me, True/Slant began a long time ago.  —  It didn't have a name when I scribbled the beginnings of an idea on a calendar page during an interminable flight from Washington to New York.  There was a vision, though …
Discussion: paidContent and MediaMemo
Vince Veneziani / The Wire:
Here's What Dennis Kneale REALLY Thinks About CNBC, His Colleagues, And His Future At The Network  —  Last week, we sat down for a late lunch with CNBC's Dennis Kneale.  —  We met the Power Lunch host at a small cafe around the block from our offices and expected polite, bland exchanges about politics, careers, and Wall Street.
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Faber Will Be a Host of New CNBC Show
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.
Michael Volpe / ocbj.com:
Local Online News Site Shuts Down  —  Costa Mesa-based Orange County Local News Network has ceased operations after four months.  —  The online news website, which wrote and aggregated news from other newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and its local weeklies, said it was shutting down operations Monday.
Discussion: paidContent and LA Observed
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: mediabistro.com, Guardian and MediaPost
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 …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New Yorker Plans One Price for Access Across Digital Platforms  —  Magazines' Current Model Charges Existing Subscribers Extra for iPad and Kindle Editions  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The New Yorker wants to let readers pay once for digital access across the iPad, the Kindle and other platforms …
Discussion: DailyFinance
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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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AOL Now Employs 4,000 Journalists (But Only 500 Are Full-Time)  —  It's no secret that AOL is aggressively building out its content strategy.  Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong says that the company now employs 4,000 journalists, 3,500 of which are part-time or freelance.
Discussion: paidContent
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: Company Town, MediaPost and TVWeek.com
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
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
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
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
Robert Fisk / Aljazeera:
Journalism and ‘the words of power’  —  Robert Fisk spoke at the fifth Al Jazeera annual forum [EPA]  —  Robert Fisk, The Independent newspaper's Middle East correspondent, gave the following address to the fifth Al Jazeera annual forum on May 23.  —  Power and the media …
George Hunter / Detroit News:
Bing bans TV crews from cop raids  —  Detroit mayor says he was unaware of reality show deal and chides chief  —  Detroit — Mayor Dave Bing said Monday he has banned reality television crews from tagging along with police units, and chided Police Chief Warren Evans for not telling …
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
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
 
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