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9:15 AM ET, November 23, 2010

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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Rupert Murdoch — Still at War With the Internet  —  If News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch and the Internet were friends on Facebook, their relationship status would say “it's complicated.”  While the billionaire media mogul no doubt realizes that the Internet has huge potential as a medium …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
News Corp's Upcoming iPad App ‘The Daily’ to Pioneer New Recurring Subscription Billing  —  So the cat — or at least part of the cat — is out of the bag on Apple's upcoming support for recurring subscription billing for content.  Edward Helmore, reporting for The Guardian yesterday:
Electronista:
Apple, News Corp seen launchng Daily, iTunes subs on Dec. 9
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Legal Challenge to Murdoch's iPad Tabloid Brewing
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
The Daily for iPad is On Its Way  —  Rupert Murdoch skips the web …
Discussion: MediaPost, Lifehacker and J-Source
The Daily Northwestern:
Medill faculty approve school's name change  —  Medill faculty members voted earlier this month in favor of changing the name of the Medill School of Journalism to “The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing,” professors confirmed last week.
Discussion: Romenesko, Thanks:taylorbuley
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Entrepreneurial Journalism curriculum at CUNY  —  Here are the courses that make up the new Entrepreneurial Journalism curriculum at CUNY.  We plan to offer these courses this spring-to our own students and to midcareer journalists.  Once approved by the state, we'll award a certificate and then an MA in entrepreneurial journalism.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
News Corp Shells Out $360 Million For Ed Tech Company Wireless Generation  —  Rupert Murdoch is getting serious about the education business.  First, News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) hires New York City Education Chancellor Joel Klein.  Now, it's acquiring 90 percent of Wireless Generation for roughly $360 million in cash.
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Copyright: what do we want it to do?  —  Without posing this question, asking whether intellectual property laws are working is like asking how long is a piece of string  —  A recurring question in discussions of digital copyright is how creators and their investors (that is, labels …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Attention versus distraction?  What that big NY Times story leaves out  —  Yesterday's Sunday Times devoted the lead slot of its front page to a long examination of the effects of the web on the attention spans of teenagers.  In the tradition (yes, it is now a tradition) of Nick Carr …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Viewers May Be Willing to Watch More Ads Online.  Lots More.  —  VIEWERS of television shows on the Web have grown accustomed to 15- and 30-second commercial breaks — a fraction of the time given for commercials on traditional TV.  Would they accept TV-style ad loads?
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com:
Comedy Central, MTV, Nick, and other Viacom properties blocked on Google TV  —  Are we beginning to see a pattern yet?  Just when we thought (or at least we were hoping) that Fox was going to be the last major network to block Google TV, Viacom has arrived just in time to rain on our parade.
Michelle Kung / Speakeasy:
Paula Abdul Turns Web Entrepreneur With Online Auditioning Site … As former judge for the reality show “American Idol,” Paula Abdul has spent a fair portion of the last ten years participating in talent auditions around the country.  Though she was always amazed at the quality …
Ben Crair / The Daily Beast:
Twitter Killed Media Criticism  —  Twitter's 140-character blasts aren't bringing down the newspapers.  They're just turning journalists into sniggering cheap-shot artists.  —  Ever since reporters started using Twitter, an old guard of newspaper hands has complained that the micro-blogging site …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Goodbye, Free TV on Your iPad.  For Now....  The only surprise here is that it took this long: A federal court has put the kibosh on a Web site that served up programming from broadcast TV networks for free, without their permission.  —  A federal judge in New York has issued …
Discussion: Company Town and paidContent:UK
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's the Netflix Streaming-Only Service You Asked For-And a Price Hike, Too  —  Okay, Netflix subscribers who clamored for a Web-only version of the video service.  You get what you wanted.  —  Everyone else?  You get a bigger monthly bill.  —  As I predicted last week …
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Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Netflix's secret sauce for acquiring content
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Hyperlocal Voices: Cathy Watson, Uckfield News  —  Cathy Watson, an experienced journalist, first set up the Uckfield News 3 and a half years ago to promote her PR business, which it has since outgrown.  The site is “reactive”, says Cathy, both in the directions that it has grown …
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
New York Times introduces film club  —  Nothing else seems to have helped newspapers reflect the stronger economic recovery of the rest of media.  Old films can't hurt.  —  The New York Times forged another path to the club-based membership service — a trend that has grown in popularity among newspapers.
Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
I Want My Twitter TV!  —  Blue Magic: From left, Robin Sloan, Chloe Sladden, and Ross Hoffman mash up anthropology and fun to make Twitter TV.  Photograph by Jill Greenberg  —  Why everyone — CNN, MTV, Conan, and even Google — is tweeting about the future of interactive entertainment.
Discussion: MSDN Blogs
Ross Kenneth Urken / The Huffington Post:
Pete Hamill: One Day, Web Journalists Will Get Real Money  —  Last week stalwart New York journalist Pete Hamill won the prestigious Louis Auchincloss Prize, presented by the Museum of the City of New York.  Today he answered our questions pertaining to the writing life and this fair city.
 
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Vogue tops list of 2010 ad-page gains
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Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals:
Teen Vogue launches Fashion Click
Discussion: TechCrunch
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With its new food blog, WordPress gets into the content-curation game
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Bloomberg Announcement: Keep Calm and Carry On
Discussion: TVNewser
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Internet TV Network Revision3 Wants You To Lean Back And Watch ... On Your TV
Discussion: PR Newswire, GigaOM, MediaPost and WebNewser
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
WSJ announces Washington bureau changes
journalists.org:
Online News Association elects new board members for 2011
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Wall Street Journal:
China Blogger Conference Is Canceled Under Pressure
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com:
Sloane Crosley Will Write Weekly Column at The Independent
Discussion: PWxyz and New York Observer
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Journalism: What added value will add revenue?
Discussion: Howard Owens and ABC News
The Daily Northwestern:
Updated: Former Innocence Project students call for Northwestern to fight
Discussion: Media Decoder
Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals:
Green Website finds sustainable model in creating custom ads
Discussion: AdAge
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
YouTube Readies New Ad Units That Users Can Skip
James Robinson / paidContent:UK:
Oxford Academics: Web Not To Blame For Newspapers' Slide
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
Glenn Beck's George Soros shows.