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10:40 PM ET, June 24, 2010


 Top News: 
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
The Politico Opens the Kimono.  And then Pretends it Never Happened.  —  “Think about what the Politico is saying: an experienced beat reporter would probably not want to ‘burn bridges’ with key sources by telling the world what happens when those sources let their guard down.”
John Timpane /
New media too speedy to outflank
Mike Celizic /
Reporter believed McChrystal was ‘untouchable’
Discussion: Associated Press
Robin Goad - UK:
Times paywall: initial data and analysis  —  Following months of speculation, News International has finally erected a paywall around the Times newspaper website.  After a couple of weeks running two sites, ( and in parallel, visitors to the former site …
Discussion: The Next Web and
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
UK Times' Traffic Has Dropped, But Nobody's Gaining  —  The Times' and Sunday Times' share of UK newspaper web visits nearly halved from 4.37 percent to 2.67 percent in the month since it introduced new sites with a registration wall, according to Hitwise, which monitors the clicks of eight million UK users.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
48 HR Magazine Will Cease Sales On June 27  —  Last week, we brought you an update about 48 HR Magazine, which has been embroiled in a legal dispute with CBS over the trademark of “48 Hours” the TV show.  —  Basically, the 48 HR folks had agreed to change the name of the publication …
48 HR Magazine Sales Deadline  —  If you want a copy of 48 HR Magazine, you've only got a few more days to get it.  On June 27, at 11:59PM Pacific Time, we're going to stop selling the magazine.  If you look at your calendars, that's 48 days after we put it on sale.  You can buy it here.
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Gerry Marzorati to Step Down as Editor of The New York Times Magazine  —  The Observer has learned that Gerry Marzorati will announce in the next few days that he is stepping down as editor of the Times Magazine.  He is expected to leave at the end of August.
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Weinstein Debt Wiped Clean in Deal with Goldman, Ambac  —  Miracles happen.  —  The Weinstein Company got a new lease on life on Wednesday after a full restructuring agreement that leaves the independent film company free of its $450 million and with a new operating facility.
Global ad spend to be up 3.5% in 2010  —  Global advertising spending in measured media is expected to increase 3.5% in 2010 to $451 billion, revised up from a projected 1% growth six months ago in the most recent 70-nation forecast report from GroupM.  If achieved, the dollar total equals …
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
The New York Times Is Tumbling!  —  Last week, we stumbled upon a sparsely-populated Tumblr for The New York Times.  —  So we checked in to see if it was indeed the Grey Lady's official blog.  —  Yesterday, a Times spokeswoman confirmed with us that it was, though she said the Tumblr was still very much in beta mode.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
First Look: Slick SI App Matches Expectations With One Exception: No Subs  —  The Sports Illustrated iPad app hit the iTunes store overnight with lots of glossy features in place—and without an anticipated subscription option.  SI still could wind up being the first Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Video Interview: Conde Nast's Bob Sauerberg On Wired For iPad, Take Two  —  Wired sold more than 90,000 downloads of its first stand-alone app at $4.99 but what about the second issue or the third?  Did Conde Nast squander an opportunity to do more with that first wave of interest?
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Stats: Five Percent Of English Soccer Viewers Watched Match Online  —  Let's hope broadcasters have got their CDNs in order - this summer's World Cup is proving a genuine watershed for live online TV streaming.  Look at these stats...  — served a peak of 800,000 concurrent live …
Rachel Sklar / The Daily Beast:
The Unbearable Whiteness of Cable  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Thought a black president would lead to more diversity on cable news?  Wrong.  Since November 2008, the TV landscape has only gotten whiter.  Rachel Sklar on what changed between Obama's election and the hiring of Eliot Spitzer.
The Live Feed | THR:
Showtime's entertainment president to step down  —  Showtime's longtime entertainment president Robert Greenblatt is stepping down from his post after seven years.  —  David Nevins, who announced his departure as president of Imagine TV on Thursday, will take over Greenblatt's post.
Heather Christie / Guardian:
Stroome founder Nonny de la Peña on developing the media  —  The news entrepreneur explains why the future lies in innovation and why tech conferences are the place to be  —  News innovator Nonny de la Peña on developing the media's future  —  Last week, Stroome …
James Vicini / Reuters:
Ex-media baron Black's fraud conviction set aside  —  * Black is serving prison term since March 2008  —  The U.S. Supreme Court set aside on Thursday the convictions of former media baron Conrad Black and two ex-colleagues for defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International Inc.
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
CEO of Pandora Web Radio on Facebook Privacy, the Mobile Boom  —  Earlier this year, Internet-radio operator Pandora was one of three services selected by Facebook to offer instant personalization of its site to users based on information from their Facebook account.
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
BP Sends PR Professionals To Gulf Coast To Pretend To Be Journalists  —  You know, a lot has been said about BP and its contributions to the natural beauty of the Gulf Coast states.  But what we haven't heard as much about are BP's contributions to journalism, have we?
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and
Mary Jo A. Pham / Fortune:
Newsweek, brought to you by...China?  —  FORTUNE — China is no longer content to merely be covered by American media.  It now wants to own it.  —  China-based Southern Media Group confirmed last week that it partnered with Chengdu B-Ray Media for a bid to buy Newsweek magazine from its owner …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Romenesko
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
CNN's Jon Klein: We're Not Endorsing One Side or Another  —  CNN president Jon Klein — who has stubbornly resisted the rising tide of “partisan” news programming — spoke to TheWrap on Wednesday about the network's new show featuring a pair of ideological sparring partners: Eliot Spitzer …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Zelnick Buys Gossip Girl Creator Alloy For $126.5 Million  —  An investor group led by ZelnickMedia is acquiring youth-focused entertainment company and ad network operator Alloy in a cash deal valued at $126.5 million, for a 27 percent premium over the company's most recent closing stock price.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Fox Mobile Launches Its Mobile Hulu Lookalike, BitBop  —  Fox Mobile is rolling out its subscription mobile video service BitBop, making a wide range of TV content available on Blackberry mobile phones.  The service, which costs $9.99 a month, includes full-length TV shows from a number …
comScore, Inc.:
comScore Releases May 2010 U.S. Online Video Rankings  —  YouTube Streams All-Time High of 14.6 Billion Videos Viewed  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released May 2010 data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that 183 million U.S …
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Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
T Bone Burnett Speaks Out, Decries Lady Gaga's ‘Paltry’ Income From Video Streams
Discussion: MediaPost
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Content Over Technology: How InformationWeek Sells $300,000 …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
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Stephen Foley / The Independent:
CBS looks at streaming shows online
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Christopher K. Hepp /
New management for Philadelphia Inquirer taking shape
Judith Townend /
WSJ Europe to launch new tech section as part of digital expansion
Discussion: MediaPost and Noted
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Times UK Will Give iPad Income To Apple, Will Forgo One Month
Digital Content Today: Digital Influence Underplayed
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The battle lines are being drawn over fair use: Two POVs on the …
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
NPR Music Keeps Growing With iPhone App
Discussion: Fast Company and Poynter Online
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
More turnover in the NYT bureau here
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner