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7:05 PM ET, January 17, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
For Magazines, a Bitter Pill in iPad  —  The frustration that the country's magazine and newspaper publishers feel toward Apple can sound a lot like a variation on the old relationship gripe, “can't live with 'em, may get left behind without 'em.”  —  Since Apple introduced the iPad last year …
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Media World Awaits The Daily to Forge Model for iPad Content  —  Macy's, Verizon, Pepsi, Land Rover and Virgin Sponsor News Corp./Apple Project  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the coming weeks, News Corp. is set to unveil one of its more audacious content bets in recent years: The Daily …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
IPad Users Prefer Advertising to Pay Model for Content
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
iPad is Driving 10 Percent of New Digital Subscriptions for the Financial Times
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Apple:
Apple Media Advisory  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:  —  Team,  —  At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health.  I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
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Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Leave Steve Alone!  —  With the Apple founder taking a new medical leave, his alter ego, Dan Lyons, says he's retiring “Fake Steve Jobs” and urges the world to similarly honor the visionary's privacy wish.  —  I've spent the past few years impersonating Steve Jobs online …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
AOL Bets on Hyperlocal News, Finding Progress Where Many Have Failed  —  SAN FRANCISCO — City council meetings, high school football games and store openings may seem like small town news, but they are critical to AOL's revival effort.  —  Over the last year and a half, AOL …
Discussion: Inman News and BrauBlog
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New Yorker's Auletta: ‘Much Of What AOL Publishes Is Piffle’
Discussion: New York Observer and New Yorker
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blog Fight Rules Of Engagement  —  Blog fights happen.  Sometimes for attention, but most of the time because someone is really pissed off about something.  And don't count out big media, they jump right in too when they feel it.  —  No one's ever written down any rules for blog fights that I know of.
Discussion: Joshua Topolsky, Pluggd.in and SAI
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Piers Morgan Sets Himself as Larry King's Opposite  —  Fifteen minutes into the taping of his interview for “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the radio personality Howard Stern has already talked about his “King of All Media” bluster, his search for approval from his father, and whether he is …
Thomas Umstead / Multichannel:
Discovery Health Lives On, Combining With FitTV  —  Network Had Ceded Channel Space To OWN  —  Discovery Health, thought to be defunct after it was replaced by OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network on New Year's Day, will live on as part of a joint network collaboration with Discovery's 50 million-subscriber, exercise-themed network FitTV.
Discussion: The Wrap
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Nancy Franklin / New Yorker:
OWNING IT Oprah Winfrey's new cable channel.
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Comcast-NBCU Merger Expected to Close Jan. 28  —  The Comcast-NBCU merger is poised to go to the FCC for final approval this week, with a final close of the deal to create a new cable and programming giant planned for Jan. 28, TheWrap has learned.
James Robinson / Guardian:
News of the World ‘rogue reporter’ defence unravels  —  Glenn Mulcaire tells high court that News of the World's head of news asked him to hack voicemail messages  —  News Corporation's defence that phone hacking at the News of the World was the work of a single “rogue reporter” …
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Guardian:
News Corp braces for new hacking lawsuits
Discussion: Crikey
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:
What would a Twitter correction function look like?  —  I dedicated my most recent Columbia Journalism Review column to the current debate about whether or not a news organization or journalist should delete an incorrect tweet.  I also outlined how a Twitter correction function might work:
Reuters:
Why is Seeking Alpha paying its contributors?  —  Seeking Alpha has finally started paying its contributors — but I'm not convinced that this is a welcome development.  —  CEO David Jackson announced “three new initiatives” this morning: revenue sharing, a new leaderboard system, and access to statistics.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Why Two Sites Decided To Start Paying Their Writers
Discussion: Talking Biz News
New York Times:
Ex-Swiss Banker Gives Data to WikiLeaks  —  LONDON — A former Swiss bank executive said on Monday that he had given the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, details of more than 2,000 prominent individuals and companies that he contends engaged in tax evasion and other possible criminal activity.
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia pulls plug on free music in most markets  —  (Reuters) - The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch.  —  Nokia will continue to sell phones …
New York Times:
After Tucson, Blanket Accusations Leave Much to Interpretation  —  FOR every action in politics today, there's an overwhelming and opposite reaction.  —  Last week, the reaction came from conservative politicians who bridled at suggestions in the media that Jared L. Loughner may have been influenced …
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Where News Is Power, Aides Fight to Be Well-Armed  —  WASHINGTON — Bobby Maldonado has the morning routine of a well-trained marathoner.  —  With the help of three alarm clocks, he gets up at 4 a.m., is showered and out the door in less than an hour, and scans his BlackBerry almost constantly …
 
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Adam Wagner / Guardian:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Updated: MTV ‘Skins’ Strategy: Aim For Social Hit First, TV Hit After
Joel Meares / CJR:
“Everyone has a past.”  —  New Yorker's brutal Issa profile and, yes, Howard Kurtz
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
The Googletron invades Media Nation
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sobees Launches iPad App NewsMix, A Socially Curated Digital Magazine
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Shameless, Skins and Being Human: Brits cement their place on US screens
Lucy Meakin / Bloomberg:
Hearst to Announce Lagardere Deal in Next 10 Days, Times Says
Discussion: Canadian Magazines
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Blogs Drive Beauty Product Purchases
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Google Issues DoubleClick AdEx Report Card, Promises Big Lift To Publishers
David Carr / New York Times:
Publishing, Without Publishers
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Time, the Enemy  —  JIM ROBERTS, the assistant managing editor …
Discussion: Hot Air
Peter Sciretta / /Film:
2011 Golden Globe Award Winners
Andrew Leckey / Los Angeles Times:
Google searching for profitable new lines of business
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Uncertain Future of Free Dailies