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5:50 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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Eriq Gardner / Ars Technica:
Copyright troll Righthaven sues for control of Drudge Report domain  —  News aggregation impresario Matt Drudge is being sued for copyright infringement for reproducing a copyrighted photo along with a link to a story about airport security on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Calls Flipboard “iPad App Of The Year”  —  Apple just named Flipboard, the app that turns Twitter and Facebook into a magazine like experience, its “iPad App of the Year.”  —  This is huge news for the startup.  It will likely see downloads explode in the next few days.
Discussion: Scobleizer, TeleRead and The Wire
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ian Shapira / Story Lab:
Telling a mother's story through her Facebook status updates  —  Several weeks ago, my wife Caroline and I were stuck inside Chicago's O'Hare airport, waiting for a flight home, and, to burn some time, she logged onto Facebook.  She tapped my arm and pointed at her screen.
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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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
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Wall Street Journal:
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C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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