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2:10 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 …
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 …
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.
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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Bloomberg:
Moguls' Sun Valley Summer Camp to Focus on Web, Not Mega-Deals
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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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?
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
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.
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 …
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.
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: Gawker and The Wire
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
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.
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
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 …
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
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Online Measurement Guru Bhatia Out As Nielsen Reorganizes Digital Team  —  Manish Bhatia, one of the pioneers of online audience measurement, and the head of Nielsen Co.'s digital media initiatives, is out as part of a reorganization of the media and marketing research giant.
Discussion: Online Video News
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 …
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: WebNewser, Romenesko and TechCrunch
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 …
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.
 
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