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8:30 AM ET, December 22, 2010


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
F.C.C. Approves Net Rules and Braces for Fight  —  Updated The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a new and still-unpublished set of rules that are intended to preserve open access to the Internet.  —  There was disagreement Tuesday about whether the F.C.C. had the legal authority …
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
FCC Passes Compromise Net Neutrality Rules  —  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski presides over an open-internet meeting in March 2010.  —  In a closely watched vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved compromise net neutrality rules Tuesday that would forbid the nation's largest cable …
Robert Ambrogi / Robert Ambrogi's LawSites:
Bloggers Beware of Demand Media's Demand for Ownership  —  [See my update about this: Clarification on Demand Media: Two Contracts.]  —  Way back in 2006, I accepted an invitation to enroll this blog in something called the BlogBurst Network.  It described itself as “a syndication service …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Jilted Ex Blasts NY Times Over ‘Vows’ Story: ‘Revisionist History’  —  Yesterday I asked whether The New York Times made any attempt to get both sides of the controversial story of two married parents who left their spouses for each other — a question the Times refused to discuss.  Now we have our answer.
Joelle Diderich / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: YSL's Moroccan Passion... Barneys' List...  MOROCCAN PASSION: Yves Saint Laurent is going back to its founder's Moroccan sanctuary.  For the luxury brand's spring 2011 campaign, Stefano Pilati had model Arizona Muse pose in the gardens of Bled Roknine, a Thirties-style villa in Marrakech …
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Q&A: FTC's Top Technologist Talks Data Tracking  —  When the Federal Trade Commission says “do-not-track,” what does it mean exactly?  What types of online data is the agency referring to in its proposal for a browser-based mechanism allowing consumers to opt-out from tracking?
Dan Levin / New York Times:
Book Publishers Scramble for Chinese Readers  —  BEIJING — Star-crossed love between Alexander the Great and his teenage male slave.  Ferocious battles that defined an empire.  The bloodshed and romance of Ancient Greece.  —  The novel “The Persian Boy,” by Mary Renault, has it all.
Danielle Gould / Food+Tech Connect:
Gourmet Live: Iterating A Recipe For Digital Content Success  —  Gourmet Magazine's closure last year “presaged the death of magazines,” lamented Jeff Jarvis in a blog post about the end of the longest running food-magazine in the United States.  As the social web increasingly democratizes publishing …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
James Barron / New York Times:
Times Sues City Police, Saying Information Has Been Illegally Withheld  —  The New York Times has sued the New York Police Department, saying the department had routinely violated a state law that requires government agencies to provide information to the press and the public.
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
The growing importance of data journalism  —  One of the themes from News Foo that continues to resonate with me is the importance of data journalism.  That skillset has received renewed attention this winter after Tim Berners-Lee called analyzing data the future of journalism.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
News Corp. Gets Antitrust Approval for BSkyB Bid, But ‘War’ is Declared  —  News Corp.'s £7.8 billion bid to buy British Sky Broadcasting won anti-trust approval from the European Commission on Tuesday, clearing a key hurdle on the path to the mega-merger.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Gregg Birnbaum joins POLITICO  —  Gregg Birnbaum, the former New York Post political editor who recently left that paper after 17 years after a widely reported newsroom spat, has signed on as a senior editor at POLITICO.  —  He will be based in New York and start off concentrating on breaking news coverage …
Discussion: New York Observer and FishbowlDC
Jim / Gannett Blog:
All shook up: As Newseum's operating costs soared to $250,000 a day, Freedom Forum's finances sank  —  [This year's Presley exhibit is a stretch for a news museum]  —  Four months ago, the Freedom Forum journalism foundation issued a late-afternoon press release that nearly begged to be ignored.
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Michael Starr / New York Post:
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