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6:30 PM ET, December 29, 2010

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John Koblin / WWD:
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  —  So while novelty purchase rates for magazines on the iPad have dropped off crazily, because people checked it out and are either unenthused or distracted or whatever, no telling the motivation, what's also happening is that print subscription rates …
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Putting the Record Straight on the Lamo-Manning Chat Logs  —  Editor's note: This is a two-part article, in which Wired.com editor-in-chief Evan Hansen and senior editor Kevin Poulsen respond separately to criticisms of the site's WikiLeaks coverage.  —  The Case for Privacy
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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 on Monday.
Discussion: p2pnet and Firedoglake
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Response to Wired's accusations
Discussion: Boing Boing and Firedoglake
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 …
the nytpicker:
NBC's Brian Williams Declares NYT's “Discovery” of Brooklyn As Media Story Of 2010.  “It's Like Marrakesh,” He Says.  —  NBC News anchorman Brian Williams has declared the NYT's “discovery of Brooklyn” as the media story of 2010.  —  “There are young men and women wearing ironic glass frames on the streets …
Discussion: New York Observer and Gothamist
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
The Sun admits publishing false story  —  The Sun has owned up to what I guess we in the journalism trade realised the moment we saw it - its splash about the pre-Christmas live episode Coronation Street being targeted by al-Qaeda was false.  —  On 9 December, it carried this front page story …
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 …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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 …
Ryan Sholin / Invisible Inkling:
So long, ReportingOn  —  In 2008, I was awarded a Knight News Challenge grant to build ReportingOn, a backchannel for beat reporters to share ideas, information, and sources.  The goal of the project was to provide journalists of all stripes with a place to talk about content, not craft, or process, or skillset.
Kevin Ding / Lakers blog:
ESPNEWS plagiarizes my Lakers column  —  Hey, Will Selva of ESPNEWS.  Glad you liked my last column so much.  Try not to plagiarize it next time.  —  I got back to my hotel room late Tuesday night after the Lakers-Spurs game and turned on ESPNEWS' “Highlight Express” show.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Gawker was ‘hacked six months ago’  —  Server was cracked using ‘local file inclusion’ weakness and hacking group then worked through system to access passwords and source code, sources say … Hackers had access to the gossip site Gawker's content management system (CMS) …
San Francisco Peninsula Press Club:
Bay Citizen to spend $5 million in one year  —  Matier & Ross report that the $5 million in seed money Bay Citizen got from philanthropist Warren Hellman is only expected to last for a year.  That's forced the nonprofit to hire a half-dozen paid fundraisers to hit the streets to find new members at $50 a pop.
Discussion: Poynter
 
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New York Post:
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Steve Smith / minonline.com:
Guns & Ammo Targets New Mobile Revenue Model
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Time Warner and Sinclair in Fight Over Fees
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
In 2010: The 10 Best Ways to Consume the News
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, Thanks:alex
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Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:
What lies ahead: Publishing
Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center:
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