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8:20 PM ET, December 10, 2010

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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
From Judith Miller to Julian Assange  —  Our press somehow got itself on the wrong side of secrecy after September 11th.  —  For the portion of the American press that still looks to Watergate and the Pentagon Papers for inspiration, and that considers itself a check on state power …
John Morton / American Journalism Review:
Costly Mistakes  —  What, if anything, could newspapers have done to slow down their decline?  Posted: Thu, Dec. 9 2010  —  John Morton (mortoninc@msn.com), a former newspaper reporter, is president of a consulting firm that analyzes newspapers and other media properties.
New York Post:
A peek inside the $7B Bloomberg news operation  —  Tweet  —  Bloomberg LP, the financial data and media company founded by Mayor Mike Bloomberg, is expected to post revenue of just under $7 billion in the 12 months ending Dec. 31, up a very impressive 12.6 percent over the previous year, Media Ink has learned.
Chicago Tribune:
ChicagoShopping.com Partners with Groupon  —  The recently launched ChicagoShopping.com announced a partnership with Groupon, a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events in more than 300 markets around the world.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is WikiLeaks the Beginning of a New Form of Media?  —  As WikiLeaks continues to release classified diplomatic cables, and fights to remain online and solvent, it's becoming increasingly clear what's happening has less to do with WikiLeaks itself, and more to do with what seems to be a new form …
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Priya Kumar / American Journalism Review:
Backpack Journalism Overseas  —  Broadcast organizations increasingly rely on smaller one- or two-person operations in most of their foreign bureaus, a strategy that makes sense when money is tight and technology reduces the need for large crews.  —  Priya Kumar (2priyak@gmail.com) is a Washington, D.C.-based writer.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
WaPo's Justin Ferrell on designing “a user experience that really adds value to people's lives” on the iPad  —  We all chuckled at The Washington Post's commercial for its new iPad app, and why not, with Bob Woodward and Ben Bradlee, two guys who epitomize the best of old-school journalism …
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Movies and Video Games Dominate Viral Ad Viewing  —  Think Old Spice's Isaiah Mustafa Was Big In 2010?  Try Edward Cullen From ‘Eclipse’  —  LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) — Every week, the Ad Age Viral Video Chart presents the top 10 most-viewed brand-driven videos on the web with one major caveat …
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Exclusive: Rodale Forms New Digital Squad  —  Men's Health and Prevention publisher Rodale has created a new digital team and named its apps guru Matt Bean to a new position, reflecting its view that once-exploratory digital products have become a high-growth business for the company.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Is PBS, And That's Why The Big Ad Dollars Aren't Shifting Online  —  At our Ignition conference last week, Jack Wakshlag, chief of research for Turner networks, said Facebook's audience is not that big when you put in the context of TV audiences.  —  He says CBS's average audience is five times the size of Facebook.
Discussion: The Wire
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 …
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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
New Miramax CEO Lang Talks Digital Options for Movie Company  —  While the news has been be out there for a month, Miramax officially confirmed this morning that former News Corp. exec Mike Lang was named CEO of the Hollywood movie company.  —  What will be interesting about that for digital content players …
Discussion: GigaOM and paidContent
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu's (Brief) Identity Crisis... And Who Is Scott Gibson?  —  In the last twenty minutes we've gotten a slew of tips that indicate that something is off at popular video streaming portal Hulu.  According to our tipsters, and numerous reports on Twitter, Hulu users are logging onto the site …
Discussion: GigaOM
Jared Keller / The Atlantic Online:
The Social Media Amber Alert: A Personal Story  —  At the end of November, Joe Sjoberg went missing.  He was last seen by his roommate on Monday, November 29, in Madison, Wisconsin, where the two shared a home.  A graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota known for his extroversion and warm …
 
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
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Ujala Sehgal / The Wire:
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
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