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2:30 PM ET, December 30, 2010

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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  —  I love a good blog fight as much as anyone, but after reading several thousand words of accusations and counter accusations being slung between Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald and Wired's Evan Hansen and Kevin Poulsen …
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 …
Discussion: New York Times
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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.
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Court To AFP: Pics Aren't Free Just Because They're On Twitter  —  Agence France-Presse stunned the Twitter-sphere last month when the wire service defended itself against a copyright claim brought by Daniel Morel, a photographer who captured iconic images of the Haiti earthquake …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Lost Remote
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Venkat / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Court Rejects Agence France-Presse's Attempt to Claim License …
Discussion: New York Observer
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 …
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Evan Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info  —  Evan Williams and I have known each other for a long time.  From a struggling entrepreneur who started Blogger, to a successful founder who got liberal funding for his podcasting start-up Odeo, to the accidental launch of Twitter …
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Online Ad Revenue to Grow 10% in 2011, S&P Predicts  —  Online advertising revenue and online retail spending will both grow by 10% in 2011, according to the latest forecast from S&P Equity Research, which also issued predictions about major players and the industry as a whole — not all of them rosy.
Discussion: IAB SmartBrief
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 …
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,” …
Discussion: GigaOM
Fortune:
Lack of demand for Demand Media  —  Sure the content mill has found a way to survive and thrive for years now.  But a planned IPO has exposed weaknesses in its business model and accounting methods.  Can Demand Media survive, let alone thrive?  —  By Dan Mitchell, contributor  —  The websites of Demand Media
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
The best long-form media writing of 2010, magazine edition  —  In case you're looking to catch up on some reading during the holiday lull, here are The Cutline's favorite long-form magazine pieces about media from the past year:  —  1. “Roger Ebert: The Essential Man,” Feb. 16, Esquire
Marie-Lou Fernandes / The Huffington Post:
Paid News, Treaties and the Indian Media: The Cause Is the Corporation  —  Just when you thought you'd seen it all, more dirt surfaces.  Dirt that's quite old actually — about how the news corporation swallowed the free press — common knowledge for years, front page news material …
Discussion: Times of India
 
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Mandy / Zombie Journalism:
New media ethics, same as old media ethics
Jonathan Gold / LA Weekly:
Two Cheers for Anonymity  —  Red Medicine panicked …
Discussion: LA Observed
Chris Faraone / thephoenix.com:
Infopocalypse: The cost of too much data
Poynter:
Seniors increasingly read news online, use social media to stay connected
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In NBC's Shadow, Comcast Ponders an Olympic Plunge
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Would Twitter Be Liable For Links To Infringing Material?
Ryan Sholin / Invisible Inkling:
So long, ReportingOn  —  In 2008, I was awarded a Knight News …
San Francisco Peninsula Press Club:
Bay Citizen to spend $5 million in one year
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Poynter