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7:20 PM ET, October 28, 2010

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Subtraction.com:
My iPad Magazine Stand  —  Because I recently left a job at one of the most prominent publications in the world, people often ask me about my opinions on the cavalcade of publications rushing to the iPad — those apps designed and developed by newspapers and magazines principally to deliver …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Magazine Apps for the iPad: “Bloated and Unfriendly”
Discussion: Subtraction.com
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Updated: Ex-ABCNews.com Head Dube Joins AOL As SVP-GM AOL News & Info  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) media chief David Eun said he was serious about AOL's journalism.  Following a spate of editorial departures, Eun  —  Update: Dube is on a train to DC for the Online News Association's conference …
Discussion: MediaFile
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Dan Frommer / The Wire:
AOL News Has A New Boss: Ex-ABC News Exec Jon Dube  —  AOL has hired Jon Dube as its new GM of news, according to a tweet from Saul Hansell, the former New York Times reporter who now works as programming director of AOL's Seed.com efforts.  —  Dube was previously vice president of ABCNews.com.
Bill Carter / Vanity Fair:
The Unsocial Network  —  Plunging ratings.  Tense negotiations.  A bewildered, increasingly outraged Conan O'Brien and an anxiously pragmatic Jay Leno.  In this excerpt from his new book, the author unfurls the behind-the-scenes story of late night's explosive 2010 showdown.  —  DESK JOBS
Discussion: Mediaite and The Corsair
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
To Hype ‘Conan’ on TV, Conan Takes to Web  —  Diet Coke to Sponsor Online ‘Triple Simulcast’ of Mr. O'Brien's Warm-Up  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Before Conan O'Brien takes to TBS to launch his new program on Nov. 8, he'll appear online to hype the new effort, in a brief video feature sponsored by Coca-Cola's Diet Coke.
Discussion: Multichannel and The Wrap
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Condé Nast Futuregram: No Magazines, but Lots of ‘Consumer Centricity’  —  On Tuesday, Charles H. Townsend, the chief executive of Condé Nast Publications, issued a well-covered planning memo announcing that the company will give individual publishers control of their brands on all platforms …
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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Condé Nast Moves One Executive Out, Another Up
Discussion: MinOnline and AdAge
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Behind Gawker's Christine O'Donnell ‘One-Night Stand’ Story  —  Christine O'Donnell.  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  Gawker has proven yet again that the journalist's pen is sometimes most effective when it's writing out a check.  —  The Nick Denton-owned gossip site scored …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Mike Lang, Post-News Corp., to Be Named Miramax CEO  —  Mike Lang, a leading business-development executive who recently left News Corp. and had a previous life at Disney, is set to be named CEO of the newly purchased Miramax, TheWrap has learned.
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
A nonprofit journalism pioneer shifts strategy  —  The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit news organization launched decades before the decline of traditional journalism outlets made such organizations the rage, is planning a strategic overhaul aimed at matching donations with earned income …
Discussion: Romenesko
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Engagement: Where does revenue fit in the equation?  —  Our post earlier this week about philly.com's seven-part equation to measure user engagement has sparked a lively debate in the comments.  The central question: Should a news site's engagement equation factor in revenue?  If so, how?
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Amanda Natividad / paidContent:
Chart: How Newspaper E-Editions Are Faring  —  One circulation metric that wasn't down year-over-year for U.S. newspapers during the first half of 2010: the total number of subscribers to their e-editions, a broad category that includes digital replicas, online-only subscriptions, Kindle subscriptions, and products like Times Reader.
Discussion: The Wire
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google shifts TV effort to YouTube  —  (10-27) 21:34 PDT San Francisco — Google Inc. has shifted its Google TV initiative to its YouTube division, The Chronicle has learned.  —  Some industry observers speculated that the move was a response to recent negative reaction …
Hollywood Reporter:
Cablevision Customers File $450 million Class Action Lawsuit  —  The impasse between Cablevision and Fox over retransmission consent was bound to produce a good class action lawsuit.  —  A group of New York customers have filed one in federal court in New York, arguing that the cable company …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Showtime ‘Crazy’ For Blog-Based Comedy  —  EXCLUSIVE: Showtime is developing Boycrazy, a half-hour comedy based on Alexi Wasser's provocative blog ImBoyCrazy.com, with Wasser attached to star and Lynda Obst to executive produce.  Wasser will co-create the potential series with Daisy Gardner …
Discussion: Gawker
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
What's the Boston Globe Worth, Anyway?  Try $120 Million  —  A group of investors, led by entrepreneur Aaron Kushner, wants to buy the Boston Globe.  The New York Times Co. says it's not for sale — but then that's what the Bancroft family said when Rupert Murdoch offered them $5 billion …
Discussion: Romenesko
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
David Karp Explains How Companies Can Win Points With Tumblr Users By Boosting Their Self Esteem  —  Speaking on a New Yorker-sponsored panel on social media at the Bryant Park Grill this morning, Tumblr founder David Karp explained how companies can use his blogging platform to promote themselves.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Deputy Sunday biz editor at NYT leaving for Morgan Stanley  —  New York Times Sunday business editor Timothy O'Brien sent out the following message to the staff: … Kranz joined the Times from BusinessWeek in 2007.  She has an undergraduate degree in European history and French …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
In A Madison Ave.  First, Havas' Adnetik Begins Buying Video Ads Targeting Individuals  —  In a move that accelerates the development of an addressable video advertising marketplace, Havas' Adnetik unit this morning announced a deal with online video exchange Adap.tv that will enable marketers …
Nicholas Schmidle / The Atlantic Online:
Smuggler, Forger, Writer, Spy  —  Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a Ghanaian investigative journalist with many disguises—from addict to imam—and one overriding mission: to force Ghana's government to act against the lawbreakers he exposes.  —  THE ACCRA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL occupies a sprawling block in the heart of Ghana's capital.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
 
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