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10:15 PM ET, December 19, 2010


 Top News: 
John Naughton / Guardian:
Publishers take note: the iPad is altering the very concept of a ‘book’  —  If the success of Amazon's Kindle has made print publishers relax, they're in for a nasty surprise  —  One of the glories of our print culture is the Economist, a magazine that combines eccentric …
Discussion: TeleRead and Personanondata
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Rebooting Web Publishing Design  —  Let's start by reviewing the basic ingredients of a successful online publishing operation:  —  1 / Quick load.  —  2 / Ease of operation and update  —  3 / Consistent visual identity  —  4 / Platform independence  —  5 / Open to the rest of the web
Andrew Alexander / Washington Post:
Post's problems with anonymous-source rules get worse online  —  Post readers constantly complain about the excessive use of anonymous sources in the newspaper.  But the problem is even worse online.  —  Staff-written news blogs are replete with violations of The Post's long-established …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Murdoch's iBlunders  —  When it comes to the Internet, it would be hard to call News Corp. timid.  The conglomerate has as rich a history of online business endeavors as any other media company out there.  Unfortunately, it's a prolonged history of failure.
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
Getting it right (behavioral tracking)  —  Shelly Palmer is spot on when he writes that we have an emergency in the data-driven advertising world.  I've written about the disinformation campaign by so-called “privacy advocates” and opportunistic legislators many times, but Shelly's closing paragraph sums it up well.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Oprah's Highest Hurdle  —  BEFORE Oprah Winfrey jetted off this month to Washington for the Kennedy Center Honors, then to Sydney for overseas tapings of her talk show, she had a simple request for the security staff at her house near Los Angeles:  —  “Can you all make sure that I have the capabilities …
Discussion: Mediaite
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Larry King producer joins D.C. firm  —  NEW YORK — “Jimmy Fallon canceled.  I'm freaking out.”  —  It's a little more than an hour before the last show of “Larry King Live” Thursday night, and the show's Washington, D.C.-based senior political producer, Eleanor McManus, has got a situation on her hands.
Muck Rack:
Interview with Garance Franke-Ruta of The Atlantic  —  Garance Franke-Ruta has been a Senior Editor at The Atlantic since Monday, where she manages online politics coverage and the politics news channel.  —  She was previously a Who Runs Gov blogger and the national web politics editor …
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Amazon Brings Newspapers, Magazines to Kindle Apps, Starting With Android  —  Amazon's expanding the capabilities of its Kindle apps, starting with Android, to include digital newspaper and magazines singly or in subscription form.  Just in time for the iPad “Daily” newspaper.
Discussion: TeleRead
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: clicks with veteran California journalists  —  Seasoned reporters in California are stamping their mark on the online news' community sites, a trend that can help bolster's credibility as it continues its explosive growth into hyper-local reporting.
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
GROUPON CLIPPING  —  The history of the Internet is, in part, a series of opportunities missed: the major record labels let Apple take over the digital-music business; Blockbuster refused to buy Netflix for a mere fifty million dollars; Excite turned down the chance to acquire Google for less than a million dollars.
Deborah Potter / NewsLab:
Data journalism central  —  The folks at the Guardian have been doing inspired work with data for several years.  Now, they've added a new data store-one stop shopping for anyone interested in making data more meaningful.  In addition to the data blog that highlights the British newspaper's own analysis …
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