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10:30 AM ET, October 15, 2010


 Top News: 
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYT Replaces Editors' Choice iPad App With Full Version—Free For Now  —  You expected more from The New York Times on the iPad?  You're getting it—and eventually, you'll have to pay to get all of it.  The NYTCo (NYSE: NYT) flagship is updating its Editors' Choice iPad app with an expanded version …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. approached about Yahoo buy  —  Private equity firms eye alternatives to AOL deal  —  NEW YORK — As Yahoo shareholders cheer a possible sale of the company to private equity firms, perhaps with the aid of AOL, private equity players also have approached News Corp. as a potential strategic partner, according to sources.
John Cassidy / The New Yorker Blog:
Is Nick Denton Really the New Rupert Murdoch?  —  Kudos to my colleague Ben McGrath for finally eliciting some dollar figures for the revenues of Gawker Media.  Back in early 2006, when I spoke to Denton about the possibility of writing an article about Gawker's rise, he was friendly enough …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
New York Post to Sell Subscriptions on the iPad  —  The New York Post is the latest newspaper to cross the iPad barrier, with a new, full-content tablet edition readers will be able to purchase as a monthly or annual subscription.  Why is this interesting?  Because the Post is, to my knowledge …
Wall Street Journal:
On Basic Cable, TV's Alternate Universe  —  Without big budgets, basic cable shows are multiplying—and changing the way TV is made.  Can the major networks learn from them?  Plus: six new shows to watch.  —  Cable Dispute Heats Up  —  A dispute between Cablevision and Fox heated …
Newspaper Association of America:
NEWSPAPER WEBSITES REACH NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF U.S INTERNET USERS IN SEPTEMBER  —  New data from comScore indicates one-in-four newspaper website visitors come from households earning at least $100,000 a year; Newspaper sites reach majority of 25-to-34-year-olds
Amanda Andrews / Telegraph:
BBC hampers Johnston Press's paid content ambitions  —  Regional newspaper groups will never be able to charge for digital content unless the BBC's local ambitions are controlled, according to John Fry, chief executive of Johnston Press.  —  Mr Fry says he has written to the BBC Trust calling …
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Press Gazette
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
Journalism education: Irrelevant, or lacking context?  —  Journalism students around the world seem to be very similar.  Many of them say this: … That comes from a June 2010 column at MediaShift, written by Australian j-school grad Tammi Ireland.  Probably two-thirds of our students …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Kelly to retire as Seattle Times Co. president  —  Seattle Times President Carolyn Kelly to Retire  —  Carolyn S. Kelly, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Seattle Times Company has announced her plans to retire effective December 30, 2010.  Kelly has served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to the present.
Dana Davis Rehm / NPR:
Why Can't NPR Staff Go To ‘Rally To Restore Sanity’ Or ‘March To Keep Fear Alive’?  —  The answer is they can - if they are assigned to cover the events.  —  But news staff and others covered by NPR's ethics policy should not go.  —  We've received enormous attention from media …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
NPR: Love ya, but you're wrong
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of replacement journalism  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  Finally, we're seeing light on the horizon.  Journalism hiring is picking up.
Edward Helmore / Guardian:
Friday interview: Jersey farmer's son sows seeds of Condé Nast's digital future  —  Low profile Condé Nast Digital boss Jamie Pallot has found success in New York dragging the publisher into the internet age  —  Compared with other British media editors in New York, Jamie Pallot …
Conference Looked to Make E-Reading, Tablets Work for News Media  —  NEW YORK  —  Recognizing tablets and mobile e-readers as promising vehicles for news distribution, a recent gathering of publishers and digital platform experts considered how to exploit that potential.
Discussion: Poynter Online
Paul Boutin / New York Times:
Sharing Online, but With More Than 140 Characters  —  The singer and guitarist John Mayer, whose prolific posts on Twitter drew nearly four million followers, shocked fans in mid-September by closing his account.  —  But Mr. Mayer hasn't gone away.  He's switched from Twitter to Tumblr …
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Rachel Richardson / paidContent:
News Of The World's Digital Editor On Going Paid
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Warner Bros. Television Group Acquires Shed Media
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Variety
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Digital journalism in Philly.
Steve Smith /
A Review and a Dinner Deal: NY Media's App Adds New Revenue Model
Ragnhild Kjetland / Bloomberg:
Google, Publishers Discuss How to Profit From Selling Content on Internet
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
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BBC produces online tests to help public understand editorial changes
Nick Fox / Diner's Journal:
Beard Awards Will Not Distinguish Between Online and Print Journalism
Discussion: Romenesko, Eatocracy and FishbowlNY
 Earlier Picks: 
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Viral Video: CollegeHumor's Move From “Viral One-Offs” to Web Series
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Gawker boss: ‘We overtook Huffpo (temporarily)’
Discussion: The Wire and New York Observer
The Wrap:
The Glitter's Gone From Celebrity Media Funds
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee: Predicts Best Quarter Yet for Web Creators
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple's Ping Wants Rock ‘n’ Roll, but No Sex and Drugs
Discussion: Inquirer
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Justin.TV and Chief Business Officer Part Ways, One Week After VP of Product Departs
Discussion: VentureBeat