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4:45 AM ET, January 27, 2011

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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
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
New York Times Almost Bought Into Demand Media  —  Demand Media, which is fresh off its IPO, was almost part of the New York Times family.  —  Demand, a mass producer of instructional content, approached Times Co. executives more than three years ago about combining the company with About.com, a person familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: @rafat
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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 …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Congratulations, Demand Media.  You're Still Pretty Dumb.  —  Well, it happened: Demand Media went public.  The content farm made its initial public offering this morning at a share price of $17, valuing it at almost $1.5 billion, and since then it's been trading in the range of $23.
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.
Discussion: Change of Subject
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: FishbowlNY
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Before meeting the press, they met Mr. Aly  —  There is a tradition on “Meet the Press,” television's longest-running news program, to follow the political grilling and roundtable conversation with a friendly off-the-record breakfast.  The show this past Sunday seemed no different.
Discussion: FishbowlDC, Poynter and CJR
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
State of the Union: Whitehouse.gov as a media outlet  —  Every State of the Union can be called “the most technologically advanced State of the Union in history” — at least until the next year's comes along.  And last night's speech was no exception: Coverage across outlets was an explosion …
Discussion: Fast Company
Tom Junod / Esquire:
Roger Ailes on Roger Ailes: The Interview Transcripts, Part 1  —  TALENT SCOUT /// “I thought Glenn at Headline News was not doing what he could do.  I thought Bill O'Reilly at Inside Edition was not doing what he could do.  I thought Sean Hannity on radio — good-looking guy, why not put him on television?
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Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Reworks Its Script as Digital Change Hits TV  —  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 …
Discussion: Electronista
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 …
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
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 …
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Investigations tool DocumentCloud goes public (PS: documents drive traffic)  —  The rather lovely DocumentCloud - a tool that allows journalists to share, annotate, connect and organise documents - has finally emerged from its closet and made itself available to public searches.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Q&A: Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua at the World Economic Forum  —  Francine Lacqua, host of Bloomberg's “On the Move with Francine Lacqua”, is currently on the ground in Davos, Switzerland, at the site of the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of heads of state, business leaders and economists which opened today.
Discussion: TVNewser
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Content, context and code: verifying information online  —  When the telephone first entered the newsroom journalists were sceptical.  “How can we be sure that the person at the other end is who they say they are?”  The question seems odd now, because we have become so used to phone technology …
 
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Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
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Discussion: Folio, Poynter and WebNewser
New York Post:
Talent raid?  —  Eyes at MSNBC have shifted to CNN's Roland Martin …
Discussion: Chickaboomer and TVWeek.com
Guardian:
Tags are magic! - Part 3
Discussion: @mthomps
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Analysis: The Internet Stole Obama's State of the Union From Cable News
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Journalism's Subterranean Saviors
Discussion: mediabistro.com