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9:15 PM ET, January 11, 2011


 Top News: 
New York Post:
A ‘sign’ of bad things to come for CNN's Parker  —  Cnn yanked “Parker Spitzer” off the network's enormous Sixth Avenue billboard yesterday just hours after reports hit that the co-hosts were headed for a breakup.  The advertisement for the show, which has been at the corner of 47th Street for months …
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.
Knight Foundation News Releases:
New Technologies Helped in Novel Ways with Haiti Earthquake Relief  —  Relief workers used innovative technologies in unprecedented ways to aid in the recovery of quake-ravaged Haiti, a new report has found.  —  Interactive maps and SMS (Short Message Service) texts helped guide search …
The Year in News 2010  —  Disaster, Economic Anxiety, but Little Interest in War  —  Two weeks into the year, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti and dominated the news in the United States for a month.  As coverage began to subside, the climatic legislative battle over remaking …
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
NPR accuses Republican lawmaker of trying to control public radio stations  —  NPR pushed back on Tuesday against a Republican lawmaker who is trying to cut off federal funding for public broadcasting, accusing him of trying to interfere with how the nation's local public radio stations report the news.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Thanks:gnagesh
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Real Blogs Don't Buy Ads On Google  —  Blogs, even big blogs, are supposed to be a little different than old media sites.  We write faster and update often.  The writing is less processed.  We break more real news and we don't hesitate to opine.  We tend to get in fights with readers in the comments.
Discussion: SAI
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, eMedia Vitals and 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.
Louis C. Hochman / Chatham Patch:
Daily Record, 2 Other Gannett Papers Slashing Newsroom Staffs in Half  —  The Daily Record, Courier News and Home News Tribune will cut their collective newsroom staff approximately in half, employees of the local newspapers were told Monday.  —  Several employees of the Gannett-owned …
Discussion: Poynter
Jordan Greene / iMediaConnection Blog:
What the Verizon iPhone Means for Marketers  —  After literally years of speculation and rumors, Verizon finally announced that it will debut the iPhone on its network.  While consumers get their ultimate tech wish, this has some significant marketing opportunities for brands and publishers.
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
At Twelve, a Brief Chapter Ends  —  Only three months after taking over as publisher of Twelve, a small imprint of Grand Central Publishing, Susan Lehman has been abruptly replaced, Grand Central said Tuesday.  —  “Susan Lehman is an extremely insightful, creative and talented editor,” …
Lisa Lacy / ClickZ:
The Rise of TV Check-Ins  —  It's no secret Americans watch a lot of television - 35.6 hours a week on average, by Nielsen's estimate.  So it should come as no surprise that a handful of start-ups have emerged to channel TV viewing behavior.  —  Platforms like GetGlue, Philo …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Reuters taps Midwest bureau chief to head new domestic news service  —  Peter Bohan, Reuters' Midwest bureau chief, has been named editor of Reuters America, the domestic news offering that Thomson Reuters launched last month.  “In his new role, Peter will lead Reuters America Service …
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.
Charles M. Madigan / CJR:
Welcome to Tribune Company  —  Key advice for the next chief executive  —  Dear Sir or Madam: Your most important responsibility before you settle in as CEO is to make certain everyone knows you respect the institution, not just what its stately gothic tower represents, but also the mission of its embattled employees.
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.
Max Mosley Takes Privacy Fight Over ‘Nazi’ Sex Video to Human Rights Court  —  Max Mosley, the former Formula One president who won a U.K. trial over the publication of a sex video, asked a court today to order newspapers to contact anyone who is the subject of a story about their private life.
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
ESPN3 breaks new ground with live BCS stream  —  If you didn't have ESPN on cable TV last night, there was a new way to catch the BCS Championship Game: via  While the broadband channel has streamed many games before, this game was arguably the biggest live football event streamed directly …
Judy Shapiro / AdAge:
Why Agencies Should Stop Pretending They're in the Technology Business  —  Shops Should Select the Best Tech for Clients, Not Pretend to Create Their Own  —  The practice of “white labeling” (a.k.a. re-skinning), where a reseller slaps its own brand on a technology it didn't create, is standard practice in enterprise tech.
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: With the Tucson shooting, impatient pundits …
Discussion: The Big Picture and GlobalGrind
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Joe Scarborough Wants the Republican Party Back
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Social media storm over weatherman's firing
Discussion: AdAge and Farmington Patch
Lucia Moses / Adweek: Discovers Web Video
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Dailymotion rolls out on-demand content hubs
Discussion: digiday:DAILY
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
For Dipping? Sure, but for Reconnecting, Too
Tim Dick / Sydney Morning Herald:
Herald appoints first woman editor in its 180-year history
 Earlier Picks: 
Cathy Horyn / On the Runway:
An Editor Goes to Barneys, but Not to Shop
James Kanter / New York Times:
Brussels Wants 7-Year Limit on Works Digitized by Google
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Tom Clark / Guardian:
Why do editorials remain anonymous?
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
“Do Information Architects have a role in datajournalism?” debate on SIGIA-L
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News boss: We'll be vilified for charging for web content
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
Inside Forbes: Our Content Strategy, Brand Power and the Path Forward
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Talking Biz News
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Time Inc. Merges Print and Digital Corporate Sales
Discussion: MinOnline, Folio, AdPulp and MediaPost
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Will an ad network work for your news website? …

From Techmeme:

Nick Robins-Early / The Guardian:
Insurer Parametrix estimates that the global outage sparked by CrowdStrike's faulty update will cost US Fortune 500 companies, excluding Microsoft, $5.4B

Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft unveils Bing generative search, which shows AI-generated answers with the sources used to create them, currently available to a small subset of users

Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Around 500 World of Warcraft workers vote to unionize with the CWA, bringing the number of unionized US gaming employees at Microsoft to around 1,750

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