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2:50 AM ET, January 28, 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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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.
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
Demand Media's Planet of the Algorithms
Discussion: SAI
Keith Richman / AdAge:   Why Demand Media Really Is a Media Company and Its IPO Will Succeed
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple, News Corp to hold event to launch The Daily
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.
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
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 …
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The disruptors arrive at Davos
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Canadian Press
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
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
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Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Plots New Script
Sharon Feder / Mashable!:
Introducing Mashable's First San Francisco Bureau Chief: Chris Taylor  —  We are thrilled to announce that Chris Taylor, formerly of FastCompany.com, will be joining Mashable as our first-ever San Francisco bureau chief.  —  As bureau chief, Taylor will manage Mashable's San Francisco team and oversee our reporting there.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Gillen named New York Times Sunday Business editor  —  David Gillen joined the Times as finance editor in November 2007, and was promoted to a deputy business editor position a year ago.  “He has a magical touch with copy, even when things are flying fast and furious,” writes business editor Larry Ingrassia.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Guild, Newsweek pact clears way for Daily Beast merger  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Under the agreement, non-supervisory editorial employees who produce the Daily Beast will be covered by the same contract that now covers many of Newsweek's journalists.  —  The Newspaper Guild of New York today announced …
New York Times:
Seizing a Moment, Al Jazeera Galvanizes Arab Frustration  —  By ROBERT F. WORTH and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK  —  The protests rocking the Arab world this week have one thread uniting them: Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite channel whose aggressive coverage has helped propel insurgent emotions from one capital to the next.
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
Meet the Microsoft Earnings Leaker: Selerity  —  The biggest shocker from Microsoft's earnings this afternoon wasn't the numbers — which were ok — but the uncharacteristicly early release of the results during market trading.  —  A Microsoft statement pinned the blame on “one or more media sources” …
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
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.
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
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Correlation or Causation?  CBS Stock & Charlie Sheen on TMZ  —  CBS [CBS Loading...  () ] stock moved south starting at around 2:15 pm, at one point off as much as 2 percent.  It happens that at 2:20pm Eastern TMZ posted a report that Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital this morning on a stretcher.
Discussion: TMZ.com, PopEater and TVbytheNumbers
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 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.
Discussion: Mediaite, Yahoo! News and TVNewser
 
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