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8:25 PM ET, December 3, 2010

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Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why WikiLeaks' latest document dump makes everyone in journalism — and the public — a winner  —  For some, WikiLeaks' recent dump of diplomatic cables seems to make an excellent case for why traditional journalism still matters.  Others, however, suggest that the widespread condemnation …
Discussion: Guardian and Explainer.Net
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Guardian:
WikiLeaks fights to stay online after US company withdraws domain name  —  Everydns.net says attack against leaks site endangered other customers' service - effectively pushing site off the web  —  The US was today accused of opening up a dramatic new front against WikiLeaks, effectively …
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Why Amazon Caved, and What It Means for the Rest of Us
Andy Serwer / Fortune:
Diller on leaving the top spot at IAC: “The company wasn't being managed correctly”  —  FORTUNE — Barry Diller it seems has been pondering the future lately.  Today he took action.  —  Every summer Diller takes some time off to do a deep think.  “I call it my summer project,” he says in an interview with Fortune.
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
A Very Special Announcement: Changes at The Village Voice  —  ​Hello Runnin' Scared readers!  We have a special programming announcement for you all!  Are you ready?  You look ready.  Here we go:  —  Effective, like, the first week in January, Joe Coscarelli - our indomitable …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple, Publishers Still Miles Apart on iTunes Subscriptions  —  Magazine publishers used to salivate over the iPad.  Now they're a lot more reserved.  They make hopeful noises about Google's Android tablets instead.  —  That's because Apple and the publishing industry haven't been able …
Media Decoder:
Ben Sherwood Named President of ABC News  —  10:50 a.m. |  Updated ABC announced on Friday that it had appointed Ben Sherwood, the former executive producer of its “Good Morning America” program, as president of its news division.  —  He will succeed David Westin, the long-time president …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Tim Arango Is Next NYT Baghdad Bureau Chief  —  In your jobby Friday media column: Rebecca Dana to Newsweek, Foster Kamer to Esquire, Tim Arango to Baghdad, and Barry Diller to the easy life.  And, Emily Brill.  — We hear that veteran-but-still-young former media reporter Tim Arango …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Oprah Winfrey Channel Gears Up for Its Debut  —  IN a one-minute ad that starts Friday in movie theaters across the country, the voice of the Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am calls out to dreamers, believers and “tomorrow leaders.”  —  Add to Portfolio  —  Then, looking positively radiant …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Local Media May Have Blown Another Online Ads Opportunity  —  For the first time in the internet's history, the hottest thing online today is local.  Through daily coupon deals, place reviews and location sharing, local services is where it's at.  —  That should finally mean boom …
Discussion: MediaPost
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Rupert Murdoch's Tablet Tabloid: How He Can Pull It Off  —  With all the frantic hiring of young talent and established editors for The Daily, News Corp.'s new tablet-only newspaper, it's clear that Rupert Murdoch is trying to create the “tabloid for smart people” that he's never quite been able to pull off in print.
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Daily Kill Dossier, Part 2: Another Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Times of London Paywall Paying Off Already!  *  —  News Corp.'s Jon Miller.  Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife  —  The Times of London has lost a huge volume of its web traffic since erecting a restrictive paywall around its site in July, and converted only 14 percent of its web readers …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Mashable!
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
DealBook's Sorkin: Paywall details still being ‘ironed out’  —  As The New York Times gears up to implement its metered online pay model in January, one of various remaining unanswered questions about the finer points of how it will work is whether or not The Times newly-revamped and expanded financial blog …
Discussion: The Wire and Talking Biz News
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Outfoxed by Fox News?  No way.  —  It takes only an instant for a visitor to Media Matters for America's headquarters in downtown Washington to sense its mission, if not its methods.  A few steps into its modern offices, which resemble a newspaper newsroom, a pair of prominently displayed signs spell …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
INMA Transformation of Media Summit: Bundling, or how and when to get readers to pay for content  —  It was early in the morning when John Paton, CEO of of the Journal Register Company, had a curious statement for the assembled audience at the INMA Transformation of Media Summit Thursday here in Cambridge.
Associated Press:
Foursquare TV Series In The Works  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Foursquare, a popular startup that lets people share their location with friends through a mobile app, is working with production company Endemol USA to create a television series.  —  The companies said Thursday that they signed …
Discussion: Gawker, Crikey and New York Magazine
David Saleh Rauf / American Journalism Review:
Dispatches from the Last Frontier  —  An aggressive Web site covers Alaska and searches for profitability.  —  David Saleh Rauf (drauf@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant  —  As the Deepwater Horizon rig began gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico in late April …
Sarah Hartley / Guardian:
Hyperlocal and working with legacy brands: former TBD boss Jim Brady  —  When Jim Brady suddenly quit as general manager at the Washington local news empire just three months after launch, it surprised many in the media who were watching TBD.com's progress with interest.
Discussion: Sarah Hartley and Lost Remote
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom Set to Appeal in YouTube Case  —  Viacom Inc. says a new wave of digital piracy could threaten the U.S. media business unless federal courts overturn its defeat in a copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc.'s YouTube video-sharing site.  —  The New York-based owner of MTV …
Ben Widdicombe / Financial Times:
The business of blogging  —  If anyone, anywhere had an opinion about Perez Hilton in 2004, it was that he would not be around for long.  The young Cuban-American (real name Mario Armando Lavandeira), then 26, was doing yeoman work at his day job for Star magazine, a weekly gossip tabloid …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Robust ad recovery bypassed newspapers  —  Newspaper advertising revenues continued sinking in the third quarter of this year despite a robust recovery that has fueled healthy gains in all - not some, but all - of the other competing media.  —  While television, radio …
 
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo IS Focused: “We're A Content Company”
Adweek:
Internet Partner Sues the AP
Dan Mangan / New York Post:
Famed restaurateur Elaine Kaufman of Elaine's Restaurant dies at 81
Emily Brill / CJR:
Disclose This  —  The press should treat big tech companies like Big Pharma
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Nelson tapped as editorial director of Time Inc.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Case Talks Media, AOL, LivingSocial, And Everything Else
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look: Research.ly shows power of Twitter's publicness …
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Do: ‘Objectivity’ in the Age of the Internet
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Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Web Companies: No Need to Panic About ‘Do Not Track’
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Gossip Columnists George Rush & Joanna Molloy Suing MTV Over ‘Downtown Girls’
Discussion: TVWeek.com
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Arianna Huffington criticizes the media world's swinging dicks
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Yahoo! News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Boxee CEO To Big Media: “Resistance Is Futile”
Discussion: New York Magazine
Reuters:
Time Warner's Bewkes skeptical of Netflix plan
Discussion: paidContent and VentureBeat
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Hearst hungry for French deal
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer:
The Guardian Apologizes for Calling Daily Beast “Tiny”
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Guardian
Om Malik / GigaOMtech:
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