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3:20 AM ET, November 9, 2010

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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Olbermann Apologizes to Viewers, But Not to MSNBC  —  6:15 p.m. |  Update In an aggressive statement questioning the legitimacy of his two-day suspension from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann addressed his fans Monday night, saying that they were responsible for his scheduled return to the air on Tuesday …
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David Carr / New York Times:
Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC  —  MSNBC, worried that its reputation as a fair broker of the news hung in the balance, sent Keith Olbermann to the woodshed on Friday for an unpaid suspension because he had donated $7,200 to some of the Democratic politicians he had championed on his hit show “Countdown.”
Clay Shirky:
The Times' Paywall and Newsletter Economics  —  It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.  —  In early July, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation placed its two London-based “quality” dailies, the Times and Sunday Times, behind a paywall, charging £1 for 24 hours access, or £2 for 2 weeks …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
I Am a Blogger No Longer  —  This is my final blog post for The Atlantic.  Five years ago, as a way to boost the competitive metabolism of The Hotline, Chuck Todd hired me away from ABC News to create “Hotline On Call.”  I was to be the first political reporter working for a mainstream news …
Discussion: The Daily Dish, Thanks:taylorbuley
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Salon Names New Editor  —  Salon, the Web site that helped pioneer online journalism before many newspapers and magazines had even thought about the Internet, is changing editors.  —  Joan Walsh, the noted commentator who has been editor in chief of Salon since 2005, is stepping down to write a book.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Digital Home: Boxee's Ronen: People Don't Want To ‘Surf’ Their TVs  —  As Nielsen's research showed during the previous Battle for the Digital Home conference panel, hardly anyone is truly cutting their cable cords.  But that's not stopping upstart digital video companies …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Boxee Goes Hunting for Big Bucks
James McQuivey / paidContent:
Why The Book Business May Soon Be The Most Digital Of All Media Industries  —  Consider it an inauguration of sorts, a celebration of the e-book industry becoming a member of the major media club just as digital music and online video have before them.  When you influence a billion dollars, people have to take you seriously.
Discussion: TeleRead
Betsy Rothstein / mediabistro.com:
WaPo Rips Off Two Stories; Media Writer Says it Doesn't Matter  —  This weekend WaPo ripped off two media stories from other media outlets without crediting those sources.  One was the MSNBC Keith Olbermann suspension story, which was broken by Politico's Simmi Aujla on Friday morning.
Discussion: New York Observer
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Amazon Opens The Door For An Apple Newspaper Store  —  Amazon just announced changes to its Kindle platform for newspaper and magazine publishers that could open the door for a similar store from Apple.  —  Specifically, Amazon just announced a new program that would allow newspaper …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What Hyper-Local News Sites Can Learn From SB Nation  —  When it comes to being passionate and engaged, nothing (with the possible exception of some religious cults) matches the kind of devotion that sports fans have to their local teams.  Those fans are the heart and soul …
Thanks:mathewi
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
New Study Shows Newspapers Don't Have to Sue to get Pirated Content Removed  —  When users first began to share music online, the music label's first reaction was to sue them.  While this did little to deter music sharing, it ruined the public's opinion of these labels.
Discussion: TeleRead and Mixed Media
Macer Media:
Sacramento Press Parent Castle Press Transforms into Macer Media; New Identity Symbolizes Lean Operations and Sustainable Growth  —  Aiming to advance local online media networks throughout California and beyond  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nov. 9, 2010 — Looking to help communities elsewhere build successful …
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Center for Public Integrity changes up its audience strategy to build a new revenue stream from readers  —  Nonprofit news outlets reach an audience in different ways.  To borrow an analogy, imagine that there are two camps: wholesalers and retailers.  Under the wholesale umbrella …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Literary Writers and Social Media: A Response to Zadie Smtih  —  Zadie Smith writes beautifully.  It's like her prose has a soft, hard-to-place accent that makes every word feel closer to truth than your own.  She lives on a cloud with easy access to angels and the divine, but telescopic vision to the people below.
Wall Street Journal:
Ads, Politics Blur Media Lines  —  Talk Show Hosts Help Raise Cash and Attention for Advocacy Groups That Advertise  —  Cable-news network MSNBC briefly suspended liberal host Keith Olbermann last week for crossing a line between the media and politics when it learned he donated $2,400 each to three Democratic Party candidates.
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Plucked From Their Web Writing to Promote a Vaseline Brand  —  IF you've been complaining about dry skin on the Internet, Vaseline may have heard you.  With winter just around the corner, the brand is announcing a new advertising campaign for its Vaseline Intensive Rescue skin cream product, sold by Unilever.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Energy-efficient journalism — urban planning for news  —  I came across a great story in The Economist last night — a look at emerging systems of urbanism, part of the magazine's “Special Report on Smart Systems.”  In cities large and small, eastern and western, established and nascent …
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Google News spammer has new site, same trick  —  The same company that was spamming Google news last week is back with a new site using the same techniques.  —  (Credit: Screenshot by Tom Krazit/CNET)  —  It didn't take very long for 70 Holdings—and a similar site tied …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Disney CEO Turns Slump Into a Springboard  —  While many of his peers hoarded cash during the downturn, Robert Iger, chief executive of Walt Disney Co., doubled down, investing in entertainment businesses, theme parks, new technology and other infrastructure and counting on the weak economy to keep a lid on construction costs.
Discussion: Splash Page
Brian Morrissey / Mediaweek:
Web Awash in Ads as Supply Outstrips Demand  —  The problem for Web publishers is a textbook case from Economics 101: Supply is far outstripping demand.  —  Lesson 1: U.S. ad impressions hit 1.3 trillion in the third quarter, a 22 percent increase from a year earlier, according to comScore.
Lacey Rose / Moneywood:
Meet The Man Who Lured Conan O'Brien To Cable  —  Steve Koonin — Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin staged the biggest coup of his career when he snagged late night's Conan O'Brien out from under Fox's nose earlier this year.
Discussion: The Wire and New York Times
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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Card for a Card: AmEx Hires Conan
Discussion: TVWeek.com and MediaMemo
 
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