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6:45 AM ET, January 15, 2011

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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.
New York Post:
Zuckerman's ax set to swing at the Daily News  —  Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman is apparently unhappy with advertisers' response to the new four-color paper, and the word inside is that more editorial cutbacks will follow.  —  Decisions about the cuts are expected to be made today.
Discussion: Poynter
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:   Kurtz tweets correction after prodding from reporter
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 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 …
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Freakonomics Leaving NY Times to Start Own Venture  —  The New York Times is preparing to erect a pay gate around its website, but Freakonomics, the popular blog started by economics Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner, won't be behind it.  That's because it's leaving the Times …
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
viceland.com:
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.
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 …
Greg T. Spielberg / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gizmodo taps illustrators to give stories more punch, pop, pow!  —  When Gizmodo editorial director Brian Lam was planning for this week's coverage of the Verizon iPhone, he didn't think in words.  He visualized it entirely in images, daydreaming about how much more emotive pictures and sounds …
Discussion: Snarkmarket and InformationWeek
Paolo Mastrangelo / NYC The Blog:
Video Of Subway Rat Nets Videographer $3,850 And Counting  —  21-year-old Jeff Forde (seen at left) was traveling on the 4 train through Brooklyn earlier this week, dozing off at 2am, when he heard a woman scream.  He opened his eyes and saw a rat on the train.
Discussion: AOL News, Runnin' Scared and Gothamist
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hate Ads?  You'll Love This Site.  Love Ads?  You Too.  —  Here's perfect Friday fodder: “Things Real People Don't Say About Advertising,” a Tumblr that delivers exactly what it promises, via one-sentence jokes illustrated with stock photos.  —  The photo + caption combination seems …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Magazine Publishers Ready Tablet App Store  —  The country's largest magazine publishers are gearing up to launch their own service for distributing digital publications on tablets, competing head-on with technology companies they've relied on to distribute their apps to date.
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.
 
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Craig Silverman / CJR:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Mary Wisniewski / Reuters:
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