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1:05 AM ET, December 8, 2010

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Emily Bell:
How Wikileaks has woken up journalism.  —  If you follow the latest cache of diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks and reported by the Guardian, The New York Times and others it is impossible not to conclude that this is a pivotal moment for journalism, its teaching and its practice.
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Lieberman: NYT may have committed crime by printing WikiLeaks docs
Discussion: Guardian, The Wire and NBC Connecticut, Thanks:stiffjab
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
One ambassador's embarrassment is a tragedy, 15,000 civilian deaths is a statistic
Discussion: Media Diary and The Wire
Felix Salmon:
The NYT toughens up its paywall  —  Martin Niesenholtz, the head of digital at the NYT, clearly hasn't been taking my advice when it comes to how to build a paywall.  Instead, he's pre-emptively cracking down on a tiny and financially meaningless minority of hypothetical readers who might want to find ways around his wall:
Discussion: Poynter Online and paidContent
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Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
New York Times Says Smaller Print-Ad Drop to Help Increase 2010 Earnings  —  New York Times Co., publisher of the namesake newspaper, said it expects fourth-quarter print advertising revenue to decline at a slowing pace, helping 2010 earnings top those last year.
Discussion: Gawker
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Google ‘cooperating’ with New York Times to prevent paywall abuse
Discussion: Poynter, Mixed Media and The Wrap
New York Post:
John Roberts to leave ‘American Morning’ in the new year  —  Tweet  —  Shake-ups at CNN under new boss Ken Jautz will begin as early as the start of the new year, insiders say.  John Roberts is finalizing a contract to leave “American Morning” and start a new life as a CNN national correspondent …
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Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Tribune lenders targeting Zell
Philip J. Crowley / US Department of State:
U.S. to Host World Press Freedom Day in 2011  —  Press Statement  —  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs  —  Washington, DC  —  The United States is pleased to announce that it will host UNESCO's World Press Freedom Day event in 2011, from May 1 - May 3 in Washington …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Spotify's Daniel Ek Explains Why the Music Business Needs Him, and You Do, Too (Video)  —  Spotify CEO Daniel Ek used to be confident that his buzzy music service would launch in the U.S. this year.  That's no longer the case, but Ek maintains that he's going to get to the States sometime, and that people will love it when he does.
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Arik Hesseldahl / All Things Digital:   Spotify's Daniel Ek: We'll Launch in the U.S., Just Not Sure When [NewEnterprise]
Russell Adams / Speakeasy:
Tina Brown Taps Talent for Newsweek … Tina Brown is keeping her plans for Newsweek close to the vest, for now.  But the magazine queen is starting to put her stamp on its staff.  —  Tuesday, Brown named Tunku Varadarajan, a writer-at-large for the Daily Beast and a veteran of Forbes …
Discussion: New York Observer and FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Shirky joins NYU as full-time faculty member  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  New media expert Clay Shirky will hold the title Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU's Carter Journalism Institute.  He'll also be Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Dave Lee:
Five reasons why Facebook Credits will save newspapers  —  First things first, I hate seeing the phrase “can save newspapers” thrown around all over the shop whenever a new techy idea comes out.  —  But, chances are you've found this via Twitter and, if you're anything like me …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
News Foo Camp: where TBD is ‘mainstream’  —  In another context, I might have protested being labeled part of the “mainstream media.”  —  We launched our website in August.  We're trying to be innovative and edgy in our mobile apps, use of social media, breaking-news coverage, blog network and other respects.
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
You're Not Going To Believe This But The Future Of The New York Times (NYT) May Now Actually Be Bright  —  The New York Times (NYT) almost went bust two years ago.  —  If not for emergency asset sales, cost cuts, debt-restructuring, and an 11th-hour bailout by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim …
Discussion: MediaPost
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Yahoo CEO: Don't Judge Me Until 2012  —  Carol Bartz has been CEO of Yahoo for almost two years now.  That's long enough for some people to declare her ineffective and call for her to be replaced.  But to hear Bartz tell it, not only is it premature to demand her resignation now — it will still be premature 12 months from now.
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
PostPost: A Facebook Newspaper With a Flipboard Feel  —  Data management and rapid application deployment solutions company TigerLogic has just launched PostPost, a real-time “social newspaper” that's created from the links, photos and videos your friends share on Facebook.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Still Counting on the Power of Television  —  TV or not TV?  On Madison Avenue next year, leading forecasters say, that is not likely to be the question.  —  A major reason those forecasters are predicting that the advertising industry will recover faster from the recession than they had expected …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Salvation!  Newsweek May Ditch Dingy Digs This Spring  —  Newsweek staffers are rejoicing this evening, as a memo from owner Sidney Harman tells them that they may not have to work out of their new, but deeply unliked, offices at 7 Hanover Square for long.  —  As recently as March 30 …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Graham: Washington Post not ‘going to be a pioneer’ in charging for online news  —  Washington Post Company CEO Don Graham's candid take on trends in the news business has been a staple of the 10 media conferences I've attended each December in New York City.
Discussion: MediaPost
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Agence France Presse:
Washington Post watching online pay experiments
Discussion: Cision and Shaping the Future …
 
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Michael Wolff / GQ.COM:
Feuding friends  —  I haven't spoken to Toby Young in more than two years.
ProPublica:
Eric Umansky and NYU's Jay Rosen Discuss Explanatory Journalism Project
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
HBO Could Be Offered Outside of Cable Packages
Discussion: GigaOM and paidContent
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
The Education of Luke Russert
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Boston Globe:
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
How Online Reading Habits Have Changed Over 2010
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