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11:55 AM ET, July 7, 2010

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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Time Magazine putting up a paywall to protect print?  —  Check out the current issue of Time Magazine at Time.com.  Click around.  Notice anything?  On almost every story that comes from the magazine, there's this phrase: “The following is an abridged version of an article that appears in the July 12 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Techdirt
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Inc.'s Web Paywall, Explained  —  Quick follow up to the Time magazine paywall story.  Here's Time Inc. spokeswoman Dawn Bridges explaining the publisher's policy — it will be title by title, but you'll be seeing more walls in the future: … So there you go.  —  Two quick notes:
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Magazine Walls Off its Web Site: Will You Pay Up?  —  Want to read the cover story of this week's Time magazine?  Whip out your wallet: You can only get all of Steve Brill's piece on lobbying and financial reform via Time's print edition, or its new iPad app.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Journalists feel the digital pressure  —  Longer hours, more pressure, decreasing quality and less enjoyable work.  Old media is a dark, dark place for journalism - at least that's the mood of many of the journalists who were interviewed for the annual Oriella digital journalism study.
Tim Partridge / YouTube Blog:
Life in a Day  —  Every day, 6.7 billion people view the world through their own unique lens.  Imagine if there was a way to collect all of these perspectives, to aggregate and mold them into the cohesive story of a single day on earth.  —  Today, we're excited to announce the launch of …
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Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Content ‘Farms’: Killing Journalism — While Making a Killing  —  If you ask most working journalists what they think about Associated Content, Demand Media or AOL's Seed, you may hear a scoffing sound.  —  After all, these sites, while providing some people with work, produce high-volume …
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Tribune Co. gets into consulting business with digital unit  —  (Crain's) — Tribune Co. is starting a new consulting business in its digital department, allowing the newspaper company to sell its social media and Internet advertising know-how to small and mid-sized businesses.
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Nick Denton's Secret Weapon: Gaby Darbyshire Is Gawker's Chief Enforcer  —  “One day there will be a book called ‘The Collected Legal Works of Gawker Media,’” said Gaby Darbyshire, the company's 39-year-old COO and head lawyer.  —  It was a recent Thursday afternoon, and Ms. Darbyshire …
Discussion: Romenesko
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
NPR CEO: We Want to Partner with Journalism Startups  —  NPR CEO Vivian Schiller wants her organization and its local affiliates to partner with the journalism startup companies that have been growing up through the wreckage of the newspaper business.  —  The pitch she made here at the Aspen Ideas Festival is simple.
Emily Gould / Slate:
How feminist blogs like Jezebel gin up their page views by exploiting women's worst tendencies.  —  One of my friends posted a link to last week's Jezebel post titled “The Daily Show's Woman Problem” as her Gmail chat status, alongside the words “Every woman must read this.”
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Matt Tobey / Comedy Central Insider:
Women of The Daily Show Speak
Bloomberg:
Moguls' Sun Valley Summer Camp to Focus on Web, Not Mega-Deals  —  Media moguls at Allen & Co.'s annual conference, usually on the prowl for the next big deal, are paying more attention to small screens as they confront rapidly shifting consumer tastes.  —  With more customers catching …
David Hallerman / AdAge:
For Online Advertising, Media Consolidation Is a Good Thing  —  Understanding Four Key Groups in the Universe of Websites That Marketers Should Know  —  Much has been written about the “long-tail” concept since Wired's Chris Anderson popularized the idea in 2004.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Amazon Kindle dual-screen e-reader patent granted, Barnes & Noble Nook potentially in trouble  —  Looks like the battle for e-reader dominance between Amazon and Barnes & Noble could soon expand beyond the recent spate of price drops and into the courtroom as well: the USPTO just granted …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
CBS, MediaMind Partner on Video Extender Ad Tool  —  One of the problems with Web video is that there is only so much video ad inventory online, many publishers shove video spots into traditional display ads.  —  That leads to another problem: Display ads are often too small …
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Studies User Downloads to Hone Mobile Ads, Take on Google  —  Apple Inc., with a storehouse of billions of music, movie and software downloads, is studying the buying habits of many of its 150 million iTunes users to show more appealing mobile ads and fuel competition with Google Inc.
Discussion: MediaPost and Poynter Online
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Talks heat up between Hearst, Lagardere  —  Talks between Lagardere, the Paris-based company that owns Elle and Woman's Day, and Hearst Corp., the newspaper and magazine giant, are said to be heating up again, according to the latest industry buzz.  —  Media Ink wrote back on July 29, 2009 …
Discussion: The Wire
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Gawker Media Growth Explodes In First Half Of Year After Denton Starts Paying Writers For New Readers  —  Nick Denton has issued his latest memo to the troops on the state of Gawker Media.  The first half of the year appears to have been very good to the leading blog network, after a flat 2009.
Discussion: Romenesko and TechCrunch
Phil Wahba / Reuters:
Borders launches e-bookstore  —  (Reuters) - Borders Group Inc's electronic bookstore went live on Wednesday and the head of its bookselling business predicted that it would quickly catch up with rivals and win a piece of the fast growing e-books sector.  —  The launch comes nine months …
Granta:
The making of a Granta cover  —  Granta's artistic director Michael Salu tells of how the cover of the new issue of the magazine - which features a deeply textured photograph of type blocks, complete with their leading, that spell out the theme ‘Going Back’ - came into being.
Discussion: GalleyCat
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Introducing the rising stars of UK's creative industries  —  A young playwright who, with Enron, created a West End hit out of the unlikely subject of the collapse of a Texas energy company, is among a host of young women named in an influential poll as the rising stars of the British creative industries.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Livefyre Aims To Put Out The Comment Troll Problem; Gets Funding To Do So  —  Commenting on the web is broken.  Visit just about any site large enough on the Internet and you'll notice it.  Sure, there are useful comments every once in a while, but there are more comments that are either jokes, stupid, or just downright cruel.
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Livefyre blog
Herman Manson / memeburn:
Twitter breaks news, but will it break journalism?  —  Twitter's value to breaking news quickly and efficiently is beyond doubt, but the accuracy of the news being reported is far from perfect.  —  This weekend, Twitter was abuzz with the news that South Africa's former national police commissioner …
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Howard Kurtz Blasts An Ant With A Nuclear Weapon  —  Last week in a private email exchange, Howard Kurtz wrote... just kidding.  I have no reason to publish anything Kurtz has ever emailed me that wasn't intended for the record.  But if I write something critical of Reliable Sources …
Michael Koretzky / The Huffington Post:
Working at the National Enquirer Is Just Like Working at Any Other Newspaper — But Weirder  —  As usual, when the National Enquirer breaks a big story, the tabloid becomes a big story itself.  —  Last month, the Enquirer interviewed a masseuse who says Al Gore sexually assaulted her in 2006.
Discussion: Romenesko
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AP Not Amused By The Woot Story, Tries To Play The Oil Spill Card  —  Oh those jokesters over at the AP — the fun never ends!  Last night, we wrote a post noting that Woot was (humorously) calling out the AP for not following their own ridiculous rules when quoting from content.
Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
CNN's Castellanos returned $12K RNC payment  —  On October 15, 2009, the Republican National Committee paid $12,000 to CNN contributor Alex Castellanos, a payment that apparently violated CNN's stated policy.  When contacted last week by Media Matters, Castellanos said he was initially unaware …
Discussion: TVNewser
 
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Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro / NPR:
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Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Jeff Sonderman / TBD:
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Dan Frommer / The Wire:
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Steve Herrmann / The Editors:
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
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