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11:05 PM ET, December 30, 2010

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 Top News: 
Felix Salmon:
The evanescence of Twitter debates  —  Rob Beschizza has a very good post on the dynamics of the spat between Wired.com and Glenn Greenwald.  For an excellent overview of the fight and what it's about, I recommend Blake Hounshell.  But Rob picks up on something else:
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Blake Hounshell / FP Passport:
The curious case of Glenn Greenwald vs. Wired magazine
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Pew: Two-Thirds of Web Users Buy Online Content  —  The paid-content model made a comeback of sorts in 2010 as newspapers, broadcasters and other types of media companies started or resumed charging fees for access to their Internet and mobile offerings.  The New York Times in January …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Parsing Pew: What The Latest Online Content Buying Numbers Really Say  —  You are about to see a host of references to a new batch of numbers from the Pew Internet & American Life project pop up all over the place.  The headline is tantalizing: 65 percent of those surveyed this fall paid for online content.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
News.me, Betaworks & NYT's Stealthy Social News Project, Starts Accepting Invite Requests  —  News.me, the stealthy social news project being developed by Betaworks in conjunction with The New York Times, has just started accepting invite requests.  As part of the partnership deal …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
How to rescue magazine sales on iPad  —  It is no surprise that magazine sales on the iPad have fallen since the summer, as the novelty of pawing through a publication on the new toy wore off.  —  In the most extreme case of fatigue, Wired sold 100,000 copies of the first issue it put …
Discussion: PC Magazine, MarketingVOX and GigaOM
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
If an App Is Your Content Strategy, You Are Doomed
Discussion: SAI and eMedia Vitals
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Finding a Use for Tumblr  —  To tumble or not to tumble, that is the question.  Well, it's a question I hear often from friends and people in the tech world: “Do you use Tumblr?”  —  My response is usually the same.  I explain that “I try to use Tumblr — that I want to use it — I just can't find a use case for the service.”
Discussion: New York Observer
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Nonprofit Start-up Bay Citizen Adds $9.5 Million In Funding  —  The Bay Citizen is going public with a new round of funding a little sooner than planned after a column in the rival San Francisco Chronicle left the impression it was running out of money.  Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Weber told paidContent …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yext Organizes The Anti-Google Local Advertising Alliance (Screenshots)  —  Google, as you may have heard, is making a big push into local advertising.  It is currently offering $100 million in AdWords credits to new small businesses that sign up and promotes Google Places results for all local searches.
Business Wire:
WPP Digital acquires Blue State Digital, LLC  —  Full-service digital agency developed “Obama for America” online campaign  —  NEW YORK & LONDON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world's largest communications services group, announces that it has agreed to acquire all the assets …
Mary Ann Giordano / New York Times:
The Year in Collaborative Journalism  —  Some end-of-year thank yous — and explanations.  —  This time last year, The Local was in a state of flux.  Our founding reporter/blogger, Andy Newman, had just been elevated to run City Room, the popular blog for all things NYC on nytimes.com.
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
In its debut year, the iPad has not saved journalism, but it offers 3 lessons for media companies  —  The iPad was announced in January of this year, and it has yet to save journalism.  So much for that New Year's resolution.  —  True, Apple's tablet did make 2010 “the year of mobile,” …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How We Shared Content in 2010: Still More Facebook, More Email Than Twitter, MySpace Lives On  —  The link sharing service AddThis, which said this month that it's now tracking the interests of more than 1 billion people across the web, has published an infographic breaking …
Milton Kent / Fanhouse NBA Blog:
ESPNEWS Anchor Will Selva Suspended for Plagiarism  —  Text SizeAAA  —  An ESPNEWS anchor has been suspended for an indefinite period for lifting portions of a newspaper column and using them in a script without attributing where the passage originated.  —  Will Selva, an anchor at ESPN …
 
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Gawker told users it would fix password weakness in 2008 - but didn't
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John Shelton / iMediaConnection Blog:
TV Advertising Still Rules in 2011
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Murdoch media to control more than a fifth of UK news consumption
Mandy / Zombie Journalism:
New media ethics, same as old media ethics
Fortune:
Lack of demand for Demand Media
 Earlier Picks: 
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
The best long-form media writing of 2010, magazine edition
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jonathan Gold / LA Weekly:
Two Cheers for Anonymity  —  Red Medicine panicked …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and LA Observed
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Online Ad Revenue to Grow 10% in 2011, S&P Predicts
Marie-Lou Fernandes / The Huffington Post:
Paid News, Treaties and the Indian Media: The Cause Is the Corporation
Discussion: Times of India
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Evan Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info