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1:10 PM ET, January 11, 2011


 Top News: 
Yahoo! News:
Steve Jobs to join Murdoch to unveil iPad paper  —  Rupert Murdoch will unveil News Corp's much-anticipated iPad newspaper on stage later this month with Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, The Cutline has learned.  —  The two media moguls will appear together at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art …
The Best “The Daily” Rumor You've Heard Today … The Best ‘The Daily’ Rumor You've Heard Today  —  Oh goodie.  A splash page!  —  I can't explain why I'm so stupidly obsessed with Murdoch's tablet thingy.  I almost want to do an entire post on all the crazy rumors I've heard about it.
Wall Street Journal:
Bloomberg to Rank the Rich  —  Bloomberg LP is preparing to launch a ranking of the world's billionaires, capitalizing on the swelling numbers of wealthy individuals around the world and taking direct aim at the core franchise of Forbes magazine.  —  Bloomberg on Monday said it is hiring …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Seeking out sources, made transparent on Twitter  —  As the story of the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords continues to unfold, we're seeing another example of Twitter in motion and the different approaches news organizations take to using social media.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Condé Nast Takes Another Crack at the iPad, With a Single-Serving App  —  Okay.  So iPad magazine apps aren't going to magically solve the publishing industry's problems, after all.  But that doesn't mean publishers can't find ways to take advantage of tablets.
Discussion: WebNewser
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Social media storm over weatherman's firing  —  It used to be that when you got rid of popular on-air talent, you might get a few angry letters and a few more angry calls.  Those were usually handled by low-level staffers.  Later on, in the same situation, stations started to get a bunch of emails.
Discussion: AdAge and Farmington Patch
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Cable Rewards Cord Non-Cutters With a Bigger Bill  —  Even if cord-cutting is real, very few of you are actually going to do it.  Your reward from the cable guys?  A bigger bill in 2011.  —  That's because the cable guys always raise their prices, year after year after year.  It's what they do.
EXCLUSIVE: Roger Ailes & Russell Simmons: Both Sides Are Wrong  —  Roger Ailes, the President of Fox News, spoke exclusively with Russell Simmons, the founder of  Following the horrific shootings in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011, Mr. Simmons and Mr. Ailes spoke about the rising tension within the media.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
PIB: Despite Ad Recovery, Mag Ad Pages Ended 2010 Slightly Down  —  Although advertising spending came back in 2010, the best consumer magazines were able to do was to arrest the erosion of ad pages, according to the latest figures from the MPA's Publishers Information Bureau.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Time Inc. Merges Print and Digital Corporate Sales  —  Digital President Kirk McDonald Exits at the Same Time  —  NEW YORK ( — In one more step for the integration of print and digital media, Time Inc. has combined the operations that had handled its largest advertisers in each medium.
Discussion: MediaPost
James Kanter / New York Times:
Brussels Wants 7-Year Limit on Works Digitized by Google  —  BRUSSELS — Companies like Google that digitize artworks and books from public bodies should allow other companies and institutions to commercialize those materials after seven years, three experts advising the European Commission said Monday.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Was Arianna Huffington Escorted Off a Flight by Police?  —  Last Friday night, Arianna Huffington was in Las Vegas, mingling with celebrities.  And the next night?  According to a tipster, Arianna was being escorted off a plane by Port Authority police—for wanton, unsafe Blackberry-ing.
Lucia Moses / Adweek: Discovers Web Video  —  Flagging site injects exclusive videos into mix  —  Rolling Stone online editor Abbey Goodman has brought in artists from Wyclef Jean to Mumford & Sons to perform in the magazine's Midtown offices.  But on a recent Wednesday, she was nervous.
Tim Dick / Sydney Morning Herald:
Herald appoints first woman editor in its 180-year history  —  THE Herald has been published since April 1831, through depressions and wars into the internet age, but until yesterday afternoon never has a woman been its editor.  Amanda Wilson is now the first.
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Dailymotion rolls out on-demand content hubs  —  Video content sharing site Dailymotion has launched rapid-response, on-demand content hubs featuring programmed collections of content based on trending topics in social media, search, events and breaking news—all in near real-time.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
For Dipping?  Sure, but for Reconnecting, Too  —  FROM 1958 to 1961, Pepsi-Cola invited consumers to “be sociable, have a Pepsi.”  Now, a brand sold by another division of PepsiCo is turning to social media as the centerpiece of an ambitious campaign.  —  The brand is Tostitos tortilla chips …
Conor Friedersdorf / The American Scene:
Tone Versus Substance  —  Jared Lee Loughner's killing spree has rekindled a long-running debate about political discourse in the United States.  Voices like Andrew Sullivan insist that violent, inflammatory rhetoric poisons our country, and runs the risk of empowering the deranged.
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
Inside Forbes: Our Content Strategy, Brand Power and the Path Forward  —  Over its 93 years as a major force in the media business, Forbes has offered news consumers authoritative journalism with a clear and strong voice.  We are unabashed champions of free enterprise.  We celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurialism.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Talking Biz News
Cathy Horyn / On the Runway:
An Editor Goes to Barneys, but Not to Shop  —  Dennis Freedman, the former creative director of W, has a new job: creative director of Barneys New York.  As part of the continuing changes made by Mark Lee, the retailer's new chief executive, Mr. Freedman will be responsible for overall creative direction …
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
“Do Information Architects have a role in datajournalism?” debate on SIGIA-L  —  There has been a recent thread on the SIGIA-L mailing list featuring Eric Scheid and Stephen Collins asking about “the role of IAs in Data Journalism”  —  Eric opened by pointing out that the discipline …
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Tom Clark / Guardian:
Why do editorials remain anonymous?
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News boss: We'll be vilified for charging for web content
Discussion: WebNewser
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Will an ad network work for your news website? …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: Story Lab and BBC
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Syndication is killing the radio star
Merrill Perlman / CJR:
Duty Double  —  Headlines are supposed to grab a reader's attention …
 Earlier Picks: 
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian's Subscription iPhone App Due This Week
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Applying analytics to magazine sales at Hearst
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and FishbowlNY
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Foursquare To Add Examiner News Alongside Check-Ins
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Mickie Rosen to Join Yahoo as Audience Head
Discussion: paidContent, SAI and Mediaweek
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Jack Griffin Makes His Mark on Time Inc. Magazines