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9:15 AM ET, July 2, 2010

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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
UK Times Goes Tentatively Paid From Friday At £1-A-Month  —  We've covered every step in Times Newspapers' conversion to paid websites - the initial plan, the confirmation, the blocking of stories from search engines and the launch in May of the two new websites behind a registration wall on a free preview basis.
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Media Week Customer Publishing:
News Int charges for Times online from today  —  The Times and The Sunday Times will charge for access to its digital journalism from today (2 July).  —  The Times: paywall comes in to play tomorrow  —  Online readers will be required to pay for access to www.thetimes.co.uk …
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Anderson Cooper is ‘Happy at CNN’ and Mad at ‘The Internet’  —  CNN's star anchor Anderson Cooper responded to TheWrap's report of drama going down at the cable news network with an e-mail that's essentially just a long-winded version of the old “move along, nothing to see here” trick.
Discussion: Romenesko and Media Buyer Planner
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Anderson Cooper ‘Very Happy at CNN’ with ‘No Plans to Leave’
Bill Mitchell / Newspay:
Pay Walls Debut at Three Gannett Papers Testing ‘Journalism as a Service’  —  Gannett stepped into the world of paid content today with what it termed “a small-scale test” at the Tallahassee Democrat, The Greenville (S.C.) News and The (St. George, Utah) Spectrum.  —  screengrab/Tallahassee.com
Discussion: paidContent
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Hearst's Houston, San Antonio papers to work even more closely together  —  Memo to Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News staffs  —  It was about a year ago when Steve Swartz at Hearst Newspapers urged us to accelerate the rate of exchange between our two newsrooms.
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Hair Balls
Tim Adams / Business Week:
Tyler Brûlé, Media Maverick  —  Canadian-born Tyler Brûlé's magazine, Monocle, challenges just about every piece of received wisdom about what works in media these days  —  In a modest, terraced mews building beside Marylebone station in West London …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Eric Schmidt talks about threats to Google, paywalls and the future  —  Google chief Eric Schmidt tells Activate summit that the future of newspapers is online - and mobile  —  • Video: Eric Schmidt discusses newspapers and the web with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger
Ben / Westside Independent:
Proof that the New York Times is More Popular than the Wall Street Journal — Among Thieves  —  The Wall Street Journal is in a death-match with the New York Times to win the hearts and minds of New York's intellegentsia.  But there is one crucial group to whom the Journal apparently doesn't appeal: thieves.
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Groupon to Offer Exclusive Deals through Local Newspapers  —  The quickly growing deal-a-day site Groupon has entered in to a partnership with The McClatchy Company — owner of The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee and several other newspapers — to outsource exclusive Groupon deals to McClatchy websites in 28 U.S. markets.
Matt / WordPress.com News:
Phone Your Blog  —  A broken telephone I saw while wandering around Bangkok  —  It's happened to all of us.  The night starts off innocently enough with a little gin and tonic, maybe a mojito, then next thing you know you're doing tequila shots with the bartender and the girl from Brazil …
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Next Web
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Marc Lasry's Avenue Capital Is Among Newsweek Finalists, Drasner Would Be A ‘Tough’ Owner  —  Here's what we know as the 5 p.m. July 1 deadline for final Newsweek bids approaches.  —  Chris Ruddy's Newsmax Media is out, as are hedge funders Thane Ritchie and Phil Falcone.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, DailyFinance and Romenesko
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Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
JOURNOS' FAVORITE JUNKET  —  There are plenty of perks to being a reporter: free notepads, the occasional expensed source lunch and that whole “front-row seat to history” thing.  —  But, for a privileged few, there's one bonus that beats all the rest: A week of drinking top shelf booze, free of charge.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Clem Richardson / NY Daily News:
Kids are ‘raised by media’ - The Lamp examines messages beamed into our homes  —  Your average-sized son/daughter/cousin swears he's fat.  Or maybe you think you've lost cool points because your cell phone is more than six months old.  —  Those ideas didn't just spring into children's heads.
The Independent:
BBC's new pay policy ‘could spark media war’  —  Corporation may never be the same again if it reveals stars' salaries  —  When Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust, told a broadcasting seminar in London on Wednesday night that the BBC should publish details of the salaries paid …
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Revision3 is Achieving Unaided Advertising Recall of Up to 99%  —  When Revision3, the independent network of online video programs, has surveyed its viewers, it has discovered that 99% of them are able to identify at least 1 of its advertisers.  That incredibly high level of unaided recall …
Jon Slattery:
FBU spokesman fights tabloid fire with fire  —  The good thing about blogs is the way they give you many different angles on a story, not just from journalists but from those dealing with them or the people they are writing about.  —  Francis Beckett (pictured) is currently handling media relations …
Discussion: Francis Beckett
BBC:
China's Xinhua launches global English TV channel  —  China's state news agency Xinhua has launched a 24-hour global news channel in English.  —  Officials said CNC World would present “an international vision with a China perspective”.  —  The launch is being seen as an attempt by China …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Paper.li Lets You Read Twitter In Daily Newspaper Form, Raises More Funding  —  Exclusive - SmallRivers, a fledging Internet startup based out of Switzerland that has developed a Web app called Paper.li that basically lets you turn Twitter streams, tags and lists into daily online newspapers …
Discussion: paper.li, WebNewser and ReadWriteWeb
 
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Eric Alterman / The Nation:
A Conspiracy So Immense...  There used to be a specter haunting …
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John Consoli / The Wrap:
Ice Cube Digicam Performance Footage Added for ‘Fallon’ Repeat
Discussion: rbr.com
David Kaplan / paidContent:
The New Republic Adds Blogs, Claims Ad Success Amid Hybrid Pay-Free Site
Discussion: MinOnline and eMedia Vitals
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Updated: Wired's Dadich Adds Corporate Digital Mag Role
Discussion: New York Observer
Meghan Keane / Capital New York:
Not even the internet could save ‘Party Down’
Discussion: Best Week Ever
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
BBC's Interactive TV Exec Chakkara Heads To TalkTalk
Discussion: Guardian
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Andrew Wilson / Media Week:
Apple launches iAds ad platform
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David Zurawik / Z on TV:
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
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