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5:55 PM ET, January 15, 2011


 Top News: 
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple tells newspapers: no free iPad edition for print subscribers  —  A number of European newspapers have reportedly been told by Apple that they can no longer offer paid print subscribers free access to an iPad edition through the App Store, as the subscription strategy leaves Apple out of its 30 percent cut.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
The old story remains true - the profitable Sun funds the loss-making Times  —  The latest set of News International financial statements show once again how much Rupert Murdoch relies on his red-tops to staunch the red ink on his company accounts.  —  While The Sun made money, The Times went on losing it.
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile:
Today In Music: Spotify US not imminent, 'not even in Q1′  —  We hate to hit replay on this one but following New York Post's story todaythat European streaming music service Spotify is close to a deal with Sony Music and thereby close to launch we decided to call a few people to confirm.
Tom Hespos / AdAge:
How Online Advertising Is Failing Content (And What to Do About It)  —  Selling Ads Based on Traffic Will Always Yield the Lowest-Common Denominator  —  Would you like a publisher to pay you for lending your content to their website?  You'd better hope your publisher has an ad-sales person who can sell sponsorships.
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Jane Pratt And Tavi Gevinson Now Hiring For Your Dream Job  ——the Tavi Gevinson-Jane Pratt Sassy for digital natives—is hiring a Senior Editor, according to a job listing posted on Mediabistro yesterday.  Even the job description reflects the casually cool, whip-smart vibe of Sassy.
GEORGE LOIS  —  INTERVIEW BY ROCCO CASTORO PORTRAITS BY TIMUR CIVAN  —  George Lois was one of the primary architects of the Creative Revolution in American advertising in the 1960s­­—yeah, yeah, like on Mad Men.  He was a leading figure at the world's first creative agency and cofounded its second.
Joe Flint / Company Town:
News Corp. worries some proposed FCC conditions on Comcast-NBC Universal go too far  —  News Corp., the media giant that is home to Fox Broadcasting, 20th Century Fox and cable channels Fox News and FX, has joined fellow big media conglomerates Time Warner Inc. and Walt Disney Co …
Mary Barron / Examiner:
Astrological signs are not changing, but journalism is  —  No one's sun sign has changed, despite the misinformation about the constellation Ophiuchus that is scampering around the web this week in reaction to some completely amateurish reporting.  What has changed is that journalists used …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Kurtz tweets correction after prodding from reporter  —  Howard Kurtz, the Daily Beast's Washington bureau chief, issued a much-delayed correction on Tuesday, explaining that there had been a mix-up while he was reporting a Nov. 27 piece on Rep. Darrell Issa.
New York Post:
Zuckerman's ax set to swing at the Daily News
Discussion: Poynter
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Michel Gondry Directed Jimmy Kimmel Last Night And It Was Kind Of Insane  —  Last night, Jimmy Kimmel Live was guest-directed by Michel Gondry, the director behind such films at Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep.  Sure, the whole thing was basically …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
“The Daily”: A Peek at the iPad-Only Newspaper's Social Media Strategy  —  Ahead of the launch of Rupert Murdoch's much-anticipated (and now delayed) iPad newspaper, many of us at Mashable have wondered exactly how the app-based publication will approach and utilize social media.
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
On Mugshots and Cover Photos  —  There's not really all that much we can say about Jared Loughner's mugshot.  Like any image that accompanies a news story, it provides context and contains a certain amount of information.  The key bit of information this image most readily presents, of course, is “crazy.”
Discussion: Mother Jones
Craig Silverman / CJR:
To Delete or Not to Delete?  —  Should news organizations and reporters delete erroneous tweets?  —  One of the long-standing accuracy debates in journalism centers around whether you should repeat the original error in a correction.  I examined this issue two years ago …
Discussion: Poynter and Lost Remote
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Paolo Mastrangelo / NYC The Blog:
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Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
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Greg T. Spielberg / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Tim Lister / CNN:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
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