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2:40 PM ET, December 29, 2010

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John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: iPad Magazine Sales Drop  —  Remember when Wired's debut issue for the iPad sold more than 100,000 times in June?  It looks like it will be a while before that type of performance is seen again.  Digital sales dropped toward the end of 2010 for all the magazines that make those figures available …
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/ Choire Sicha:
Magazines Are At War With Their Own iPad Apps
Discussion: New York Observer and The Next Web
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Wired's refusal to release or comment on the Manning chat logs  —  Last night, Wired posted a two-part response to my criticisms of its conduct in reporting on the arrest of PFC Bradley Manning and the key role played in that arrest by Adrian Lamo.  I wrote about this topic twice — first back in June and then again last Sunday.
Discussion: p2pnet and Firedoglake
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:   Response to Wired's accusations
Floyd Abrams / Wall Street Journal:
Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers  —  Everyone knows that Daniel Ellsberg leaked top-secret government documents about the Vietnam War.  How many remember the ones he kept secret, or why?  —  In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg decided to make available to the New York Times …
Discussion: Poynter and On Media's Blog
David Weigel / Weigel:
Judith Miller Joins Newsmax  —  The New York Times reporter who quit the paper in 2005 — a casualty of the Valerie Plame scandal and a target of attacks on her pre-war reporting about Iraq's weapons programs — has a job in print journalism again.  She's a contributing writer at Newsmax …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Media iPad Apps  —  I know that year-end “best of” lists are everywhere this week and the next, but since I've been downloading and trying out almost every media-related iPad app I can get my hands on since the tablet was first released, I thought the end of 2010 …
Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center:
“Show me the document!” should be the newsroom rule  —  On Dec. 20, the FCC passed its Open Internet Order—a high-profile rulemaking that tackles the highly controversial issue of net neutrality.  The day before this vote, I began researching my mobile blog post for CNN.com about the rule.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Sinclair and Time Warner in Fight Over Fees  —  The new year seemingly can't come without a fight over the fees paid for television programming.  —  Last year there was an end-of-the-year dispute between Time Warner Cable and News Corporation.  This year Time Warner Cable is fighting again …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Q: What Does Quora Mean For The Future Of Blogging?  A: Business As Usual  —  As many of you have noticed, we (and by “we”, I mainly mean “me") have been using Quora a lot as a source of inspiration for story ideas.  Some people seem to think this is a great idea.
New York Post:
There may be a January surprise bidder for Elle  —  There may be a sleeper in the hunt for Elle, Woman's Day and other magazines that Paris-based Lagardére Group is auctioning off to the highest bidder as it divests all of its magazines outside of France.
Steve Smith / minonline.com:
Guns & Ammo Targets New Mobile Revenue Model  —  When it comes to mobilizing their brands, magazines have had their hands full in recent years just getting editorial onto phones and tablets.  Few publishers have even ventured into one of the most lucrative and popular mobile genres—gaming.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Sears, Kmart launch Alphaline Entertainment movie download service  —  After Wal-mart, Best Buy and Amazon jumped on the digital delivery bandwagon it's clearly evident that just offering discs for sale isn't enough, and right on schedule Sears and Kmart are launching Alphaline Entertainment …
 
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Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
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Susan King / 24 Frames:
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MediaShift Idea Lab:
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Neal Pollack / Wired:
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Sports Illustrated:
Media Awards for 2010  —  Honoring best, worst from TV, radio, print, online
Discussion: SportsGrid
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New Social Video Sharing Site Qlipso Claims 14 Million Monthly Uniques …
Justin Osofsky / Facebook Developers Blog:
Making News and Entertainment More Social in 2011