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11:10 AM ET, January 27, 2011

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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.
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Keith Richman / AdAge:
Why Demand Media Really Is a Media Company and Its IPO Will Succeed  —  Critics Conveniently Forget That Media Companies Have Always Scrambled to Give People Content They're Looking for  —  Today, Demand Media will have its IPO, and while the company and its model have taken a lot of hits lately …
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
New York Times Almost Bought Into Demand Media
Discussion: @rafat and Poynter
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Wall Street Welcomes the Content Farm: Demand Media Supersizes Its IPO
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled  —  This past June, Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, phoned me and asked, mysteriously, whether I had any idea how to arrange a secure communication.  Not really, I confessed.  The Times doesn't have encrypted phone lines, or a Cone of Silence.
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Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Bill Keller's Clash with Assange
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
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.
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
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.
Discussion: @romenesko, @iwantmedia and Poynter
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 …
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
Jason Silverman / Underwire:
David Carr Is Journalism's New Superhero in Page One Doc  —  David Carr, left, chats with The New York Times media editor Bruce Headlam in a scene from Page One.  —  Photo courtesy Sundance Institute  —  PARK CITY, Utah — In an attempt to describe the new age of journalism …
Discussion: Cinema Blend Feeds
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker:
Plagiarizing Editor's Boss: 'Byline Doesn't Take Credit for the Work'  —  Rodale, publisher of Men's Health and employer of serial plagiarist David Zinczenko, explains why ripping writers' bylines off their work, and slapping Zinczenko's on, is OK: “The byline doesn't take credit for the work, but serves as an overarching tag.”
Discussion: Poynter and @dangillmor
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Maureen O'Connor / Gawker:
Men's Health Editor Plagiarizes His Own Writers
Discussion: Regret the Error and FishbowlNY
The New Republic:
Home News  —  Today, The New Republic announces that Marty Peretz, who has been editor-in-chief of the magazine for 37 years, will become editor-in-chief emeritus.  In addition, he will move from writing his blog, The Spine, to writing a column for the website.
Discussion: @iwantmedia and Salon
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.
David Lipke / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: GQ's Menswear Finalists... Bill Keller's New Column...  THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT: GQ has revealed the finalists for its fourth annual Best New Menswear Designers in America competition, with the talent pool this year including Patrik Ervell, Alexander Wang for his T by Alexander Wang line …
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 …
Discussion: BBC and Press Gazette
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Davos: Too little content  —  The one interesting thing I've heard so far at Davos this year is that the world doesn't have too much content.  It has too little.  So says Philip Parker of INSAED, who is doing fascinating work with automatic creation of content.  He's not doing it for evil purposes: content farms and spam.
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Netflix Passes 20 Million Subscribers But Doesn't Give Full-Year Guidance  —  Netflix's Q4 subscriber growth beat the Street, passing 20 million subscribers for the first time, but revenue was a little weak.  —  Notably, Netflix is NOT providing full-year revenue or subscriber growth guidance …
 
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