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3:20 PM ET, July 7, 2010

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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.
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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:
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 …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Allen & Co. summer camp mogulfest gets underway  —  For most people, going to the same place every summer for almost 30 years would get a little boring.  —  But moguls are not most people and once again the industry's top executives are gathering in Sun Valley, Idaho for investment bank …
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Khan Manka, Jr.:
Dawn Of The Mogul - Sun Valley 2010 - Day 2
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg:
Moguls' Sun Valley Summer Camp to Focus on Web, Not Mega-Deals
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Huffington Post Buys Pollster  —  The Huffington Post is venturing into the wonky but increasingly popular territory of opinion poll analysis, purchasing Pollster.com, a widely respected aggregator of poll data that has been a major draw for the website of the National Journal.
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.
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Will blog posts get stamps of quality?  —  Walk through the produce aisles of any grocery store and on the outsides of avocados, pomegranates, mushrooms, and just about everything else you'll see an astonishing number of stickers and labels advertising various kinds of quality standards …
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:   Council to Counter Web Content Generators' Growing Clout?
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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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
Jim / Gannett Blog:
Gannett confirms comment moderation switch  —  The company started outsourcing a key part of online comment moderation late last week, the Hattiesburg American disclosed today, confirming a Gannett Blog reader's report two weeks ago.  —  The Mississippi newspaper's note to readers follows …
Discussion: Romenesko
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 …
The Huffington Post:
Dan Abrams: I'm ‘Thrilled’ With Where Mediaite Is, Plan To Start More Sites  —  Mediaite, the media news website, celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday.  To mark the occasion, HuffPost Media interviewed Mediaite founder and publisher Dan Abrams.  Abrams is also the chief legal analyst …
Discussion: Mediaite
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
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.
Discussion: Journalism 2.0
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 …
Bernard Golden / CIO.com:
How the Cloud Changed World's Oldest Newspaper  —  Take a look at the all-in cloud strategy of the Telegraph Media Group.  It's an instructive lesson in how rapidly the business world is changing and why IT must take an approach that supports it.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hulu's Jason Kilar Talks About Plus, IPO, Renovations and More!  —  This week on BoomTown's grand summer tour of digital Los Angeles, I popped into the Santa Monica, Calif., offices of Hulu, the premium online video distributor that has been one of the few big and innovative hits for Hollywood in the digital sector.
Discussion: The Money Game
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: Gawker and The Wire
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.
 
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
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Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
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