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4:20 PM ET, January 27, 2011

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The New York Times, Demand Media Edition  —  Demand Media — widely described as a “content farm” — went public yesterday and quickly racked up a valuation higher than the New York Times.  I figured the news might cause some at the New York Times to wonder if they needed to be more Demand Media-like.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Demand Media Says It's Getting Along Just Fine With Google, Thank You Very Much  —  So the first wave of investors has taken a look at Demand Media, and they're buying: The “content creation platform,” as the company likes to describe itself, closed at $22.65 yesterday, up 33 percent on its first day of trading.
Jason Silverman / Underwire:
David Carr Is Journalism's New Superhero in Page One Doc
Discussion: Cinema Blend Feeds
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
Demand Media's Planet of the Algorithms
Discussion: SAI
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
New York Times Almost Bought Into Demand Media
Discussion: @rafat, Poynter and NYConvergence.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
News Corp.'s iPad magazine launching Feb. 2  —  News Corporation has chosen Groundhog Day for its launch of The Daily, a digital publication designed for tablet devices—and it's chosen New York, not the previously rumored San Francisco, for the Feb. 2 event.
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple, News Corp to hold event to launch The Daily  —  Apple and News Corp sent out invitations on Thursday to press for the launch of the Daily, a newspaper designed specifically for iPads.  —  According to the invitation received by The Loop on Thursday, News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch …
Nick Summers / @nicksumm:   Rupert's The Daily now set to launch at the Guggenheim in NYC next Wednesday. Steve Jobs looking like a no-show.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The disruptors arrive at Davos  —  Last year at Davos, I said I was among the disrupted when I preferred to be among the disruptors.  —  The disruptor arrived last night.  Daniel Domscheit-Berg, former spokesman for Wikileaks and founder of the competitive OpenSecrets …
Discussion: Canadian Press
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Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Localeaks: A Drop-Box for Anonymous Tips to 1400 U.S. Newspapers  —  Although the mission of WikiLeaks is to “open governments,” it's done quite a lot to make us think about how to open journalism as well.  We've seen a number of new whistleblower sites crop up - OpenLeaks and Rospil …
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Plots New Script  —  Just as the digital wave transforms the television industry, Hulu, a pioneer of Internet TV, is in internal discussions to dramatically transform itself.  —  The free online television service has become one of the most-watched online video properties in the U.S …
Adam Sorensen / The Page:
O, Mark Salter!!  —  McCain wordsmith revealed as “anonymous” author of “O” the novel.  —  Confirmed by sources, but there were lots of in-plain-sight clues that led to Salter's Maine door.  —  (Flashback: Page Six touted Salter.)  —  Read them here.  »  —  Tweet  — FAN - FOLLOW - FEED
Keren Blankfeld / Forbes:
The Optimist  —  Forbes Magazine dated February 14, 2011  —  Undaunted by his Tribune debacle, Sam Zell is now cutting a bold path in emerging markets.  —  At the turn of each year since late 1994 Sam Zell, the real estate billionaire known as “the grave dancer,” has indulged in a fit of musical fancy.
David Lieberman / USA Today:
What are Comcast's plans for NBC News operations?  —  Keith Olbermann may have unwittingly done Comcast a favor last week when MSNBC's most popular commentator startled audiences by announcing that he had just hosted his last show on the cable news network.  —  Sure, it was awkward for Comcast.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Forbes' New Changes Mean More Blending of Ads, Editorial  —  Mag unveils Web redesign that will place ad content on equal footing  —  Forbes Media took a radical step last year when it started to put advertisers and outside contributors on equal footing with its editorial staffers, in print and online.
Discussion: Noted
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Mail Online tops 3m daily users  —  Daily Mail network of websites scores another month of record traffic, reportedly driven by US growth  —  Mail Online was the only UK national newspaper website to defy a dip in online audience in December, topping 3 million daily users for the first time in the process.
Discussion: Media Week and Press Gazette
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
To target Fox News over ‘Nazi’ label, rabbis make use of Murdoch's other media  —  A coalition of rabbis wants Fox News chief Roger Ailes and conservative host Glenn Beck to cut out all their talk about Nazis and the Holocaust, and it's making its views known in an unusual place.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC's Sarah Palin Sickness … The following article appears in this week's issue of The Hollywood Reporter on newsstands Thursday.  —  Now that Keith Olbermann has left MSNBC, perhaps cable news can begin weaning itself from its addiction to Sarah Palin.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
What's Up, Mike?  —  Forbes Magazine dated February 14, 2011  —  Bloomberg, the financial data company, is aiming more at consumers.  Will Bloomberg, the New York mayor, ride it for his political aims?  —  Michael Bloomberg devoted his first term as mayor of New York City largely to local issues …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @iwantmedia
New York Times:
A Little Less Drama at NBC  —  On Thursday, from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center, home of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the NBC anchor Brian Williams will officially introduce the network's newest boss, Stephen B. Burke, in a closed-circuit presentation to the entire company.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Moneywood
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Patch Is A Huge Waste Of Money, And It Has Us Worried About Tim Armstrong's Ability To Run AOL  —  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong believes that its local blog network, Patch, will be a “major” part of the company's turnaround as it fills one of the largest “white spaces” left on the Internet.
Sarah Schneider / Splitsider:
Why More Women Should Write Comedy: A Mathematical (But Not Boring) Study  —  The notion that women aren't funny is as old as the people still bringing it up.  These days in comedy, funny women are everywhere.  And yet the men writing comedy still outnumber the women by a wide margin.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Video: Anthony Rose On Google TV's Failure And His Next Big Project  —  As BBC future media controller, Anthony Rose took an unwieldy iPlayer by the horns and turned it in to the UK's VOD powerhouse.  He recently left as CTO of the UK's YouView connected-TV consortium.
Discussion: ukaop.org.uk
Nick Davies / Guardian:
NoW accused of phone hacking within last year  —  Kelly Hoppen, Sienna Miller's stepmother, is suing the NoW for ‘accessing or attempting to access her voicemail’  —  Follow the latest developments in our live blog  —  The crisis at the News of the World intensified today with the release …
 
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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