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2:50 PM ET, June 21, 2010

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David Carr / Media Decoder:
Google's Newspass: Is the King of Free About to Help News Providers Get Paid?  —  On Thursday, word seemed to quietly leak out, in Italian no less, that Google would soon unveil a one-click payment system for content called “Newspass.”  —  According to the newspaper La Repubblica, Google …
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Adriano Farano:
Newspass, Is Google Murdoch's best friend?
Discussion: TechCrunch and MediaPost
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Le Monde on The Brink  —  Within two weeks, the French newspaper Le Monde will run out of cash.  By this Monday at noon, candidates to the takeover of the most prestigious French daily will have disclosed their offers.  By June 28, the staff will vote and make the final decision for the fate of the 66 years-old paper.
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Reuters:
France Telecom approves bid for Le Monde stake: source  —  (Reuters) - France Telecom's (FTE.PA) supervisory board has approved the firm's participation in a joint bid with two other investors for a stake in Le Monde, a source close to the matter said on Sunday.
David Teather / Guardian:
Losses on social networks hit £1bn  —  Facebook is still a winner but Bebo, MySpace and Friends Reunited show the high price of investing in fickle trends  —  The media industry has now lost $1.5bn (£1bn) on investments in the social networking craze after AOL sold Bebo last week …
Discussion: Noted
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Increasingly, nonprofits fill a need for investigative reporting  —  In a seventh-floor conference room festooned with framed articles and journalism awards, Managing Editor Gordon Witkin leads the morning discussion of stories his staff is pursuing.  —  Their latest scoop …
Discussion: Free Press and Romenesko
David Carr / New York Times:
Larry King's Endgame at CNN  —  At the beginning of June, CNN's Larry King celebrated 25 years in the same slot on the same network — a remarkable achievement in a come-and-go business — and was joined over a week by Bill Gates, LeBron James and the leader of the free world to mark the occasion.
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Ink Gushes in Japan's Media Landscape  —  TOKYO — For years, the online newspaper JanJan News mounted a scrappy challenge to Japan's blandly conformist press, offering articles written by readers who took on taboo subjects like whaling and the media's collusion with the government.
Discussion: Guardian
the nytpicker:
“Who Is This Clown?”  NYU Prof. Tony Judt Asks, Denying Michael Wolff Allegation That He “Made Up” Son's Contribution To NYT Op-Ed Piece.  —  This morning, media critic Michael Wolff posted a piece on his newser.com blog claiming that NYU professor Tony Judt “made up” his son's portion …
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Michael Wolff / Newser:
Tony Judt: Did He Make It Up?  —  Tony Judt has become perhaps …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Dylan Stableford / TheWrap.com:
Portal Predicament: No One Hangs Around Anymore  —  Before the Internet could finish off newspapers, the pillars of the digital age are already suffering their own slide.  Portals Yahoo!, MSN and AOL — for years the largest source of traffic on the web — are seeing recent dropoffs in visitors …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
On Web Video, Captions Are Coming Slowly  —  The actress Marlee Matlin shimmied her way onto “Dancing With the Stars” two years ago, memorably using sign language to tell viewers to “read my hips.”  But when Ms. Matlin, who is deaf, went to ABC.com to watch a replay of the show …
Discussion: Beet.TV and MediaPost Raw
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Local Broadcasters Are Fearful of an NBC-Comcast Deal  —  Comcast, the nation's biggest cable provider, has long played hardball with competitors and content providers.  Now that it is seeking control of NBC Universal in a $30 billion transaction, those competitors are piping up …
Jim Barnett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What makes a nonprofit news org “legit”?  Here's one six-fold path  —  Back in February, I posted an essay in this space posing the question: What makes a nonprofit news organization legitimate?  It's a question that nonprofits and their critics have been wrestling with for some time now.
Margaret Sullivan / Buffalo News:
Seeking a return to civility in online comments  —  Some editors were sitting in a news meeting one morning not long ago, bemoaning the often outrageous, intolerant and hateful online “comments” attached to stories on The News Web site, when News Business Editor Grove Potter uttered a simple but eloquent truth:
Steve Smith / minonline.com:
Bloomberg.com Re-Launches, Waves Free Content Banner  —  The financial news service and owner of Bloomberg Businessweek re-launched its main business news and information site this morning and claimed to be making a stand for free, ad-supported content models.
Discussion: New York Observer and The Wire
Dan Levy / Sparksheet:
Beyond the Media: Q&A with Bob Garfield  —  You've led parallel careers as an advertising columnist and media critic - and we now find ourselves in a world where the two are converging.  Why are you giving up the AdReview right when things are getting interesting?  —  Well, for several reasons.
 
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
It's Official: CNN Drops AP Subscription
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Steve Myers / Mobile Media:
New York Times Designer Argues for Launching iPad App with Limited Features
Bloomberg:
‘Toy Story 3’ Has $109 Million in Sales, a Pixar Record Debut
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Charlie Wells / San Francisco Chronicle:
Public Press started online, now turns to print
Discussion: Romenesko
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
The Times's paywall song - will you still read me when I'm free no more
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
What's Murdoch's Aim With Latest Deal?
 Earlier Picks: 
Jxpaton / Digital First:
Little Paper, Big News
Discussion: Guardian
Dylan Stableford / TheWrap.com:
The Week's Steven Kotok: Yes, a Newsweekly Can Thrive
Andrew Alexander / Washington Post:
Too hard to reach, too slow to fix
Discussion: Regret the Error
Purva Patel / blogs.chron.com:
Matt Mullenweg talks about blogging's future, WordPress and Houston technology
Joelle Tessler / Associated Press:
FCC asks: Do media ownership limits make sense?
Steven Johnson / New York Times:
Yes, People Still Read, but Now It's Social
thepomoblog.com:
The Evolving User Paradigm
Discussion: TeleRead and smays.com
Variety:
Digital gets high priority