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6:10 PM ET, July 7, 2010

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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:
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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.
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:   Council to Counter Web Content Generators' Growing Clout?
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:   Jay Rosen on Content Farms: Demand Media Not Evil, But Still Demonic
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.
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
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.
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Matt Creamer / Breaking Media:
A Sign That Online Video News Is Dying — And That's Not Necessarily a Bad Thing
Discussion: The Onion
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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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
The Wall Street Journal Is Clobbering The New York Times (And Everyone Else) In E-Reader Subscriptions (NWS)  —  The Wall Street Journal has by far the highest e-reader circulation of any newspaper in the U.S., according to Audit Bureau of Circulations data cited in a recent report by the World Association of Newspapers.
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
'We're helping to rebuild a profession': Hyperlocal network founder aims for 3,000 sites  —  Last week the New York Times withdrew from its hyperlocal news experiment in New Jersey.  The title handed over the audience for its New Jersey branch of the Local to established …
Mark S. Luckie / 10,000 Words:
No resources?  No problem: How a local Russian paper took on the New York Times  —  A large number of the ambitious or innovative digital journalism stories featured on 10,000 Words are produced by larger newsrooms with more resources to devote to more elaborate projects.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Journalism 2.0
DigiDave:
Five Lessons to Learn from NewsTilt  —  Note: This is the second attempt at this post on a sleepless Saturday night.  The first and better draft was lost.  Alas, this one may be less robust.  —  I've always wanted to see a Crunchbase for journalism startups.
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
‘Atlantic’ hits new highs for web traffic, revenue  —  TheAtlantic.com offers hope for publishers who believe improving editorial quality isn't an outdated digital strategy.  The publisher announced that its website set new traffic and revenue records in the first half of 2010, and Jay Lauf …
Discussion: Canadian Magazines
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
‘A very terrifying business’: Tom Whitwell on the Times' great paywall experiment  —  Taking the path into paid content was “a very terrifying business”, but essential to staying away from commodified news, the Times' assistant editor and head of online told an audience of online publishers today.
Drew / Fark.com:
Why the wisdom of crowds is bunk and what Web 3.0 really is.  Also, some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 6/27 - 7/3  —  The “wisdom of crowds” is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in my life.  —  Yeah I said it.  —  Crowds are not wise.  There is wisdom in crowds but you have to search to find it.
Discussion: The Awl
 
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The Huffington Post:
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Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
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