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1:45 AM ET, December 4, 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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Poynter
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
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 …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Ben Sherwood Named President of ABC News  —  7:34 p.m. |  Updated ABC announced on Friday that it had appointed Ben Sherwood, a former executive producer of its “Good Morning America” program, as the next president of its news division.  —  He will succeed David Westin …
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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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Three Questions to Ask About Barry Diller's Move
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.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
Music by Numbers  —  In 1997, when Garry Kasparov, the great Russian chess champion, resigned the sixth and final game of his match with Deep Blue, the I.B.M. computer, he crumpled.  He couldn't conceal his despair.  No opponent had ever beaten him in a match before, and this one didn't even have a heartbeat.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Viacom Files Appeal in $1B Copyright Suit Against Google, YouTube  —  As promised, Viacom filed an appeal in its $1 billion copyright case against Google and YouTube on Friday, asking a federal appeals court in New York on Friday to reverse a lower court's decision that sided with the search giant.
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
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
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
 
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Dan Mangan / New York Post:
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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.
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Sarah Hartley / Guardian:
Hyperlocal and working with legacy brands: former TBD boss Jim Brady
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Rupert Murdoch's Tablet Tabloid: How He Can Pull It Off
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Runnin' Scared
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Do: ‘Objectivity’ in the Age of the Internet
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Web Companies: No Need to Panic About ‘Do Not Track’
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Ben Widdicombe / Financial Times:
The business of blogging  —  If anyone, anywhere had an opinion …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Gossip Columnists George Rush & Joanna Molloy Suing MTV Over ‘Downtown Girls’
Discussion: TVWeek.com