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10:05 PM ET, January 25, 2011

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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NY Times considers creating an ‘EZ Pass lane for leakers’  —  The New York Times is considering options to create an in-house submission system that could make it easier for would-be leakers to provide large files to the paper.  —  Executive editor Bill Keller told The Cutline …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
New York Times, Al-Jazeera Do An End-Run Around WikiLeaks  —  The New York Times is considering creating an electronic tip line so that leakers of classified documents can go direct instead of having to use a middleman like WikiLeaks, according to executive editor Bill Keller.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Ongo: Aggregation So Good, You'll Pay for It.  (Maybe.)  —  Say “aggregation” to most newspaper publishers and what they hear is “content stealing.”  But a new aggregator launching today promises to put some money back in the pockets of publishers by catering exclusively to news junkies who will pay for a better reading experience.
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Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
New York Times, Washington Post Join to Sell Content to Subscribers Online
Discussion: Noted
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers Try to Reimpose Scarcity on News With Ongo
Discussion: Lost Remote, Thanks:mathewi
Jay Yarow / The Wire:
Craziest Startup Idea Ever? …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DLD11: James Murdoch On The Daily, Paywalls, Google And Apple  —  James Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and currently Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, Europe and Asia, was interviewed on stage at the DLD Conference in Munich, Germany.  —  Murdoch touched on everything …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp.'s Daily iPad Newspaper Launching “In the Next Few Weeks”
Discussion: Guardian and New York Observer
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google To Acquire fflick For $10 Million  —  Back in August we wrote about a neat service called fflick that looked to harness Twitter to power a movie sentiment and recommendation engine, with an added dash of colorful style.  Now the service is getting two big thumbs up from Google …
Greg T. Spielberg / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Sam Spratt is finding a niche for illustrations in the text-heavy world of digital journalism  —  Sam Spratt is a freelance artist, but thanks to journalists, not a starving one.  Since graduating from college in July, the illustrator has done hundreds pieces for Gawker Media …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Times to Staff: We Built You Some Rooms So You Can Sleep Off Your Hangovers  —  This is the image from the Times internal newsletter.  The filename on the photo is “recoverycouch.jpg.”  —  An amused Timesian just sent us this note from an internal newsletter sent to staffers today:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Real Blogs Don't Have Interstitial Ads  —  Hey, if I dish it out, I have to be able to take it, too.  And take it today I have.  We've put up this ridiculous interstitial ad here on TechCrunch that appears the first time you visit the site.  —  It's an ad for Dell.
Discussion: Gawker
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The iPad newsstand that works  —  Zinio's digital revenues have grown 350% since last April.  Will Apple put a stop to that?  —  When we wrote a few weeks ago about the signal failure of Apple's iPad to halt the magazine industry's downward spiral (See Why digital newsstands stink), we had forgotten about Zinio.
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Rupert Murdoch's Family Reunion  —  The mogul is working to bring daughter Elisabeth back to News Corp. with a deal to purchase her production company, Shine Group.  Peter Lauria looks at Rupert's “master plan” for keeping the media empire in the family.  —  Rupert Murdoch may soon be reunited …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Journal Sues to Open Up Medicare Database  —  The publisher of The Wall Street Journal filed suit Tuesday to overturn a decades-long court order barring public access to a confidential Medicare database that it says is essential to rooting out fraud and abuse in the government health-care program.
Discussion: Poynter
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Netflix: Why Time Warner slams us  —  Time Warner's very public bashing of Netflix in recent weeks is a result of the media conglomerate's frustration over having to bid against the video service for Warner Bros. films and TV shows.  —  Time Warner will have an easier time acquiring Warner Bros. content …
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
The Most Tech-Enhanced SOTU Yet  —  More reasons to ditch your TV and watch online  —  Don't have a TV to watch tonight's State of the Union address?  Or do you just get bored with all the standing-applause breaks without constant visual and informational input?  You are in luck.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Roll Camera!  Jason Calacanis Makes a Video Push at Mahalo, and Wants You to Know About It  —  Jason Calacanis has overhauled his Mahalo start-up yet again.  Just ask him.  —  Actually, no need to: The not-at-all bashful entrepreneur has been working hard to make sure we're all aware of what he's calling …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat and SAI
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
WPP's Sorrell Calls For Pay Model For Content  —  WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell said Monday he believes it is imperative that a pay model for content should dominate, since media companies need more than ad dollars to afford continued production of top-tier content.
Discussion: Noted
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
ASME Unveils New Guidelines for Magazine Web Sites  —  Group tries to lay down law on advertising, editorial distinction  —  With Web sites increasingly permissive about the kinds of ads they'll accept, the American Society of Magazine Editors is trying to push back.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Meredith Rides Ad Recovery Wave, As It Relies More On Integrated Marketing  —  Women's magazine publisher Meredith Corp. (NYSE: MDP) posted strong results last quarter, signaling that the magazines and local broadcast were continuing to reap the benefits of the wider advertising recovery.
Mike Orren:
A modest proposal for paywall purveyors  —  This morning, I was helping a friend whose company got featured in the Dallas Morning News.  The story is behind the registration (soon-to-be-pay) wall.  It's the sort of story that a company wants to show off to prospects and investors as a sign of traction and credibility.
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
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