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7:25 AM ET, December 10, 2010

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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why The New York Times eliminated its social media editor position  —  Earlier this week, New York Times Social Media Editor Jennifer Preston tweeted that she would be returning to reporting full-time.  The news made me wonder: What would this mean for social media at the Times?
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:   Aron Pilhofer and Jennifer Preston on the new shape of social …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
News Corp says IMG doesn't own “The Daily” name  —  (Reuters) - News Corp's planned tablet-based daily news service, The Daily, has asked a judge to bar IMG Worldwide from laying claim to trademark ownership of the Daily name.  —  Lawyers for IMG, which owns a fashion industry publication called …
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Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:   Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Sues IMG Holdings Over ‘The Daily’ Trademark
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Read All About It as News Apps Arrive  —  In his last quarter as a graduate student in electrical engineering at Stanford University, Akshay Kothari skipped out of school this spring and failed a bunch of his courses.  —  Mr. Kothari wasn't lollygagging at the beach.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Survey: iPad Newspaper Apps Could Slash Print Subscriptions  —  Wasn't the iPad supposed to save print journalism?  A Reynolds Journalism Institute survey of 1,600 iPad users this fall says that more than half—58.1 percent —of print newspaper subscribers who devote about an hour …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
‘Operation Ivy League’ was great news for Columbia's student press corps  —  Eliza Shapiro, a 20-year-old junior at Columbia University, woke up around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning to find a tip waiting in her email inbox.  —  Shapiro is the editor-in-chief of Bwog, the preciously named blog …
Dig Communications:
Five Questions for Groupon's Brandon Copple  —  Veteran financial journalist Brandon Copple made headlines of his own this summer when he departed Crain's Chicago Business, where he was managing editor, for Groupon, where he holds the same title.  —  Copple, 39, brought a journalistic pedigree …
Discussion: Poynter
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
Wall Street Journal snags another hotel chain  —  Under the ownership of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, the Wall Street Journal has made no bones that the New York Times is enemy No.1.  But that hit list doesn't stop at the Gray Lady.  From time to time, the Journal pivots to set USA Today …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From Indymedia to Wikileaks: What a decade of hacking journalistic culture says about the future of news  —  The first time I ever heard the words “mirror website,” I was sitting at a debris-strewn desk, hunched over a desktop computer, on the second floor of a nondescript office building on East 29th in Manhattan.
MediaShift:
J-Schools Shift from Learning Labs to Major Media Players  —  Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.  See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Discussion: Poynter
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
How Fox News Spun Health-Care Debate  —  As the debate over the public option heated up last year, Fox News brass told staffers to change the way they talked about it.  Howard Kurtz on the memo that echoed a key GOP talking point.  —  As the health-care debate was heating up in the summer of 2009 …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Who Coined ‘Social Media’?  Web Pioneers Compete for Credit  —  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  Coining a buzzy new term doesn't earn you any money, only bragging rights.  But when the term is as buzzy and widely-circulated as “social media,” the bragging rights involved …
Ujala Sehgal / The Wire:
Seth Meyers To Host Next White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  —  Seth Meyers, SNL's head writer and “Weekend Update” star, will host the next White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 30, according to the Washington Post.  —  The dinner is far away, but the choice of comedian always gets a lot of attention.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Univision Shakes Up News Leadership  —  Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is changing up the leadership in its news division, with Alina Falcón stepping aside.  —  Falcón has been with Univision for 26 years, and was most recently in charge of the network's news and sports divisions.
Discussion: Mediaite
Bill Cromwell / Media Life Magazine:
Buyers: Morning shows are still relevant  —  Ratings may be down but audiences are still sizable  —  With CBS's “Early Show” going through its umpteenth revamp, and ratings down for all the network morning shows, one might think morning shows are behemoths of the past and no longer relevant.
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
YouTube, Feeling Good About Content ID, Drops 15-Minute Limit On Uploads  —  YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) announced today that it's getting rid of a 15-minute limit on the duration of videos uploaded by users.  Ditching the limit suggests that YouTube is pretty happy with how well Content ID …
 
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