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6:15 PM ET, January 11, 2011


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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.
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: eMedia Vitals, Poynter 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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
Discussion: everythingiCafe and Guardian
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Joe Scarborough Wants the Republican Party Back  —  Joe Scarborough has been branded a turncoat by some in the GOP for taking on extremists.  But the Giffords shooting shows he was right in calling for calm, the Morning Joe host tells Howard Kurtz.  —  Joe Scarborough was back in Washington …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: With the Tucson shooting, impatient pundits can't wait till all the facts are in  —  On the right and left, commentators are weighing in on the accused shooter's political beliefs.  —  U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 other shooting victims scarcely had been scooped …
Discussion: The Big Picture and GlobalGrind
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.
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
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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

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