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1:15 PM ET, December 12, 2010

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EditorandPublisher.com:
No More Paywall for E&P Online  —  ‘E&P, tear down this wall!’  —  When former President Reagan told the head of the Communist Party Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down The Berlin Wall in 1987, he was asking for change and openness across the Eastern Bloc.  —  Editor & Publisher magazine wants …
Discussion: WebNewser
Lisa Hsia / Mashable!:
How Social Media is Changing the Business of Television  —  Lisa Hsia is Senior Vice President of Bravo Digital Media and is addicted to Flipboard on her iPad.  —  There's no question that the real-time conversations around TV shows on social networks — the virtual water cooler, if you will …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Doc Searls Weblog:
Jay Rosen and the Watchdog Web  —  I have to say what nearly fifty thousand Twitter followers already know: nobody does a better job of following and writing about what's going on in journalism than Jay Rosen.  The dude just nails it, over and over and over again.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The New Game in Sports Journalism: SB Nation Claims 100 Million Monthly Views — Going Global with Soccer Coverage  —  SB Nation, a network of nearly 300 micro blogs about professional sports teams in the U.S. and Canada, has reached 100 million page views per month, making it the fastest growing …
Discussion: WebNewser
Jodi Enda / American Journalism Review:
Retreating from the World  —  In the face of heightened globalization and with the U.S. engaged in two wars, many mainstream news organizations have turned their backs on foreign news.  Newspapers and television networks alike provide much less of it.  Many outlets have shuttered overseas bureaus.
Discussion: Poynter
Economist:
A swarm of leaks  —  WikiLeaks' rivals will be hard to fight  —  REMEMBER Napster?  In July 2001 a court told it to block access to copyrighted music files.  But this did not stop people swapping tunes—and Napster returned as a legal subscription service.  —  Similarly, WikiLeaks may die, but leaking will not.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Microsoft Introduces Montage, a Magazine-Like, Topic-Based Web App  —  At LeWeb yesterday, Microsoft demonstrated a pretty, new way to curate the web's information: Montage.  —  Montage looks and feels a lot like a glossy magazine web or tablet app.  It works by allowing the user to pick …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Why Drudge Is a Poor Target for Copyright Vigilantes  —  Matt Drudge.  Image by TimothyJ via Flickr  —  There's undeniably something wrong with the current state of the digital media ecosystem, which lets aggregators and bloggers free-ride profitably on the efforts of newspapers that themselves are often losing money.
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Proposed AP Project: Mapping Wikileaks  —  For every reporter, concerned citizen or hard-core anarchist who has stared into the abyss of the WikiLeaks cache and wondered “What do I even search for?” the Associated Press might soon offer relief.  —  Last month they submitted a proposal called Overview …
Peter Stevenson / New York Times:
The Dan and Dave Show  —  TWO wolves were eating at the Lion.  Dan Abrams, NBC's chief legal analyst and founder of the Mediaite Web site, was sharing a table at the boisterous Greenwich Village restaurant with Dave Zinczenko, editor of Men's Health and author of the best-sellers “The Abs Diet” and “Eat This, Not That.”
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Ad Tech Companies Band Together to Form New Coalition  —  MediaMath, Turn, DataXu, AdMeld, PubMatic, Rubicon Project create common online ad buying platform  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — A group of advertising technology companies have banded together to create a common platform for bidding on digital advertising, Ad Age has learned.
Discussion: AdExchanger.com
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Gillin hopes to ‘re-create spirit’ of Black Table on Esquire.com  —  As it stands, Esquire.com doesn't exactly enjoy the must-read cachet of other mainstream glossies on the Web — like, say, New York or Vanity Fair, Wired or the Atlantic.  —  But with last week's news that Esquire has hired …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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 …
 
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