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11:10 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.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Will blog posts get stamps of quality?
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:   Jay Rosen on Content Farms: Demand Media Not Evil, But Still Demonic
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Council to Counter Web Content Generators' Growing Clout?
Discussion: iMediaConnection Blog
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.
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
‘The Decision,’ Brought to You By ...  Madison Avenue will show up on Thursday night when the basketball star LeBron James reveals on ESPN his decision about where he will play next season and beyond.  —  The hourlong live special, scheduled for 9 p.m., will be sponsored, ESPN said on Wednesday …
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
To Get LeBron, ESPN Cedes Control Over Ads, News  —  James Tells Sports Network Which Reporter Can Ask Him to Reveal ‘The Decision’  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Did ESPN just get “mediajacked”?  —  Normally, an event as important and interesting as basketball wunderkind LeBron James announcing …
Discussion: The Wrap, Romenesko, SportsMoney and Strupp
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
CNN's Octavia Nasr Leaving Network After Controversial Hezbollah Tweet  —  In the latest case of new media (or oversharing) gone wrong, CNN's Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs Octavia Nasr is leaving the company following the controversy caused by her tweet in praise of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah
Matt Creamer / Breaking Media:
A Sign That Online Video News Is Dying — And That's Not Necessarily a Bad Thing  —  In May and June, the Oriella PR Network surveyed 770 journalists in 15 nations.  They were asked some touchy-feely questions, like whether they're happy and satisfied (shockingly, yes, for the most part) …
Discussion: The Onion
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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.
Discussion: Romenesko, BrauBlog and Gannett Blog
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 …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Sun Valley Update: Is the Internet TV Market Up for Grabs?  —  Despite serious interest from Apple and Google, the market of Internet-connected televisions is still up for grabs, said former chief executive of Sling Media Blake Krikorian in an interview Wednesday.
Discussion: All Things Digital and MediaFile
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.
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 …
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
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
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Making Fun of Prince Is Easy-Figuring Out How Talent Thrives in a Digital Age, Not So Much  —  So, yes, the quote from Prince about the Internet being “completely over” made him sound like a Luddite idiot.  —  And adding that computers and other digital gadgets “just fill your head with numbers …
Discussion: Fast Company and Techdirt
Sara Ganim / Centre Daily Times:
Judge revises expungement order to exclude newspapers  —  Following a meeting with his fellow Centre County judges, the district attorney and defense attorney Joseph Amendola, Judge Thomas King Kistler this morning revised two expungement orders to eliminate the Centre Daily Times and the Daily Collegian.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Newspaper chains slap Colorado political blog with cease-and-desist order  —  MediaNews Group, Freedom Communications, and Swift Communications accuse ColoradoPols.com of “flagrant and persistent theft of intellectual property.”  The blog's proprietors respond: “Not only are we posting …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Facebook Movie Will Not Be Using Facebook to Market the Facebook Movie  —  You might think a huge target audience and golden marketing opportunity for a high-profile Hollywood movie on Facebook, titled “The Social Network,” would be the 500 million members of Facebook.  —  Maybe not so much.
Steve Rosenbaum / The Wire:
Interview: Rex Sorgatz Infuses Blog Thinking Into Big Media Brands  —  There are a lot of great things happening with web content right now.  The connection of content and data.  The ability to bake social tools into sites.  The emergence of a relationship between data and editorial.
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.
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.
Discussion: ukaop.org.uk
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: NewTeeVee and The Money Game
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Jenna Lee Moves to Fox News from Fox Business  —  Fox News Channel is transferring an anchor from the Fox Business Network over to the mothership.  —  Jenna Lee, who has been at Fox Business since its founding nearly three years ago, will begin co-hosting the lunchtime hours on Fox News next week, the network announced Wednesday.
 
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