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9:30 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.
Discussion: Poynter and Future of Journalism
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Is Demand Media Doing Enough to Prevent Plagiarism?  —  My post from yesterday on the staggering dumbness of so much of the how-to content produced by Demand Media generated a lot of response, much of it positive, but some from readers who thought I was unfair.
Discussion: B2B Memes
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.
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
Demand Media's Planet of the Algorithms
Discussion: SAI
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.
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 …
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Why Jason Kilar Will Leave Hulu  —  The portrait of Hulu that emerged from today's Wall Street Journal is that of a hopelessly dysfunctional venture at odds with itself over its future direction.  If it's true as reported that CEO Jason Kilar has threatened to exit the company …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and The Wire
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
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 OpenLeaks, came to a dinner …
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Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Localeaks: A Drop-Box for Anonymous Tips to 1400 U.S. Newspapers
The Fix:
White House picks Jay Carney as new press secretary  —  President Obama has chosen Jay Carney to serve as his new press secretary, replacing longtime loyalist Robert Gibbs who is leaving his post in mid February, according to a senior Administration official.
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Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa:
New White House press secretary Jay Carney was one of the first mainstream journalists to take up blogging.
Discussion: NationalJournal.com and CBS News
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Tom Junod / Esquire:
Roger Ailes on Roger Ailes: The Interview Transcripts, Part 2  —  On How President Obama Should Have Handled Stanley Mcchrystal  —  I haven't even talked to him.  Rupert's talked to him once.  I would hire him.  Look, here's a guy who didn't get the media training because he was out killing people in the night.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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: @iwantmedia and FishbowlNY
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Takes Aim at the Cable Guys, With a Promise to Start Firing Tomorrow  —  Interesting PR campaign from Netflix, which is fighting with the cable guys and telcos over the cost of delivering all that streaming video to your living room: The company is going to publish a list of broadband Internet providers, ranked by performance.
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Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Netflix Passes 20 Million Subscribers But Doesn't Give Full-Year Guidance
Discussion: SAI, CNET News, MacStories and Macgasm
 
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Guild, Newsweek pact clears way for Daily Beast merger
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Correlation or Causation? CBS Stock & Charlie Sheen on TMZ
Discussion: TMZ.com, Guardian and PopEater
Joe Coscarelli:
Stripped  —  Here's how a reporter loses credit for his work:
Discussion: Mediaite
Gillian Reagan / Capital New York:
Atavists, indeed! Print natives bet on long-form for the Ipad
Discussion: TeleRead
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Video: Anthony Rose On Google TV's Failure And His Next Big Project
Discussion: ukaop.org.uk
The Maynard Institute:
Ex-Essence Editor Shepherding HuffPost's Black Site
Discussion: MIJE.org and FishbowlNY
New York Times:
A Little Less Drama at NBC
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Moneywood
Sarah Schneider / Splitsider:
Why More Women Should Write Comedy: A Mathematical (But Not Boring) Study
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Mark Mulligan / paidContent:
Why And How Digital Music Products Have Indeed Failed
Discussion: MediaPost
David Lipke / WWD Media Headlines:
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Q&A: Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua at the World Economic Forum
Discussion: TVNewser
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Patch Is A Huge Waste Of Money, And It Has Us Worried About Tim …