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9:35 AM 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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Day of The Daily: Murdoch's iPad Thingy Coming Jan. 19
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.
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: FishbowlNY
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
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
Erik Malinowski / Playbook:
Quickish, a Techmeme for Sports Junkies, Launches  —  For as savvy as the media has become with news aggregation and social media, there've been very few sites that cover sports in a real-time way that mixes breaking news with analysis from experts.  Sites like Techmeme and Mediagazer …
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
How Caroline Kennedy, Maria Shriver Helped Kill ‘Kennedys’ Miniseries … Pressure from the Kennedy family played a key role in the History channel's decision to pull the plug on its controversial miniseries The Kennedys.  —  As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, the eight-part miniseries …
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
OFT clampdown on Twitter promos  —  Watchdog says online companies who did not disclose paid-for promotions by celebrities and bloggers were deceptive  —  How does a celebrity declare their affiliations to certain brands in fewer than 140 characters?  Many may have to learn …
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
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 …
Tom Clark / Guardian:
Why do editorials remain anonymous?  —  There are good reasons why the tradition of unsigned leading articles is worth upholding  —  The leading article is not what it used to be.  Surveying the glorious history in 2008, the Times' chief leader writer, Daniel Finkelstein …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Peter Maass' groundbreaking story on Saddam's statue found a lifeboat in nonprofit funding  —  Magazine awards season approaches, and one of the stories likely to be gracing best-of lists is a piece that ran in last week's New Yorker: an epic analysis — equal parts war report …
Discussion: BBC
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Darwin's media: Surviving the info-glut  —  Book excerpt: In an age of democratized media, consumers need to take some responsibility, too … The e-mail arrived in early January 2010 via a colleague, who got it from his father, who got it from a mail list.  It began, “Do you remember 1987 ...”
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News boss: We'll be vilified for charging for web content  —  “Brace yourself,” Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney writes in his memo to staff announcing the paper's paywall plans.  “We will be vilified by the digital futurists, ridiculed by colleagues in our industry …
Discussion: WebNewser
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 …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Will an ad network work for your news website?  Or are you just going to have to sell your own ads?  —  By Robert Niles: One of the toughest challenges that new journalism entrepreneurs face is: Do I have to sell my own ads?  —  The journalism industry's traditional ethical “wall” …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Syndication is killing the radio star  —  As more and more local radio stations go national, would-be DJs have to find other ways of making themselves heard  —  Video didn't kill the radio star, despite the Buggles' pessimistic prediction in 1979.  More than 30 years later, DJs face a more fearsome threat - syndication.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
NewsBeast adds key staff, sets April launch  —  Tina Brown plans to turn to two former Time magazine veterans to run Newsweek on an interim basis while she puts the finishing touches on a sweeping redesign that is not expected to be unveiled until April.  —  Steve Koepp, a former No. 2 editor …
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Groupon Makes Big Bid on Traditional TV, Buys Super Bowl Pregame  —  Social E-commerce Sensation Looks Beyond Word-of-Mouth, Lines Up Shops for Major Push  —  NEW YORK ( — Groupon may not need Google to grow.  But it does need some good, old-fashioned advertising.
Financial Times:
Financial Times Launches FT Tilt  —  NEW YORK/LONDON: The Financial Times today announces the launch of FT Tilt, a premium online financial news and analysis service focused exclusively on the emerging world.  It serves finance professionals who have a direct interest in these markets …
Felix Salmon:
FT Tilt: A blog behind a paywall
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
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