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8:35 PM ET, February 2, 2011


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The Daily:
Introducing The Daily  —  New York, NY, February 2, 2011 - Today Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation, unveiled The Daily — the industry's first national daily news publication created from the ground up for iPad.  “New times demand new journalism,” said Mr. Murdoch.
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Apple and News Corp's “The Daily” Hits the iPad for $0.99 Weekly, $40 Yearly [Video]  —  The media world has been impatiently waiting for Apple's iPad daily newspaper, built as a collaboration between Steve Jobs' company and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for months.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
News Corp.'s ‘The Daily’ to debut Wednesday (live blog)  —  There hasn't been this much buzz about a News Corp. digital product since the heyday of MySpace, but we're sure that the people behind “The Daily”—a highly anticipated daily news publication designed for the iPad—are hoping for better long-term sustainability.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
All The Daily Details  —  This morning we got all the details on Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, leaked by Rupert himself.  Now, the app is ready for download.  $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents:  —  • Over 100 pages of original news, life, entertainment …
Mark Milian / CNN:
A peek at The Daily's iPad news app  —  (CNN) — News Corporation owns several publications that are more than a century old.  On Wednesday, the company will announce and then begin distributing its brand-new take on a news outfit built for the 21st century.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Daily economics  —  I have not seen News Corp's Daily (I was invited to the preview last night but travel, exhaustion, health, weather, and thus prudence had me take the train home and I couldn't get in today because of the ice).  So I have nothing at all to say about the product.
The Daily:
Welcome to the newspaper of the 21st century  —  New times demand new journalism.  Modern technology has given us more ways to tell stories than ever before — words, pictures, audio, video and interactive graphics.  The Daily will deliver them all.  —  These amazing times also demand new ideas, and The Daily will deliver those too.
Discussion: The Wire and Canadian Magazines
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
So, wait: The Daily uses AP content?  —  Much of what was “revealed” about The Daily today wasn't much of a revelation: Even before the details were leaked this morning, pre-launch, on Gizmodo, we knew the publication's subscription pricing, its general layout, its general advertising strategy …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Murdoch Hopes Apple Will Lower Its Share Of ‘The Daily’ Take
Discussion: GigaOM and Daring Fireball
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis:
Daily will not be free on the web. Linked article can be seen for free; rest not.
Discussion: @mathewi
@paidcontent:   Murdoch confirms $30M investment, already written off. Will cost less than half-mil a week to run. Inexpensive for $NWS. #thedaily ~@sdkstl
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
Stewart, Colbert, and Hulu's thoughts about the future of TV  —  We are extremely happy to announce a broad content agreement between Viacom and Hulu that brings The Daily Show and The Colbert Report back to Hulu and now also to Hulu Plus, beginning this morning.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Viacom
Hollywood Reporter:   Hulu, Viacom Announce Content Partnership
The Huffington Post:
Anderson Cooper Attacked By Pro-Mubarak Mob  —  Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked by supporters of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Wednesday.  CNN's Steve Brusk tweeted that Cooper was punched in the head ten times.  —  The incident came as pro-Mubarak supporters attacked protesters calling for the Egyptian president to step down.
Katie Couric / @katiecouric:   Outside square Pro mubarak protestors very hostile...wouldn't let us shoot video, pushing etc another photog just got punched and maced
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Big Newspaper Just Dying on the Internet  —  “The number one video on last year got about 26,000 views and was a feature on how to handle frozen iguanas.”
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
How The Miami Herald cultivates loyal audience for video …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
Apple's In-App Rules: ‘Betrayed’ European Publishers Convene A Summit  —  Publishers in Europe are up in arms over Apple's decision to reject Sony's Reader app.  They say Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has left them “confused” with their charging policies, and are now gearing up to meet in London later this month to plan what to do next.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
AOL Chases Eyeballs as Core Advertising Business Disintegrates  —  AOL has been spending hundreds of millions of dollars on acquisitions aimed at boosting its content businesses, including the recent purchase of the GoViral video network and the addition of TechCrunch to its technology-content unit …
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
AOL Fourth-Quarter Profit Tops Analysts' Estimates
Nat Ives / AdAge: Gets 1 Billion Page Views, a First for People and Likely for Magazines  —  Why Milestone Only Translates Into 14% of Ad Revenue  —  NEW YORK ( — People magazine's website generated 1 billion page views in January, a first for the magazine and, it's likely, a first for all magazine websites.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Gannett Blog and Poynter
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Tumbling into journalism: Tumblr's newsy tag pages  —  It's been interesting to watch how different outlets curate their coverage of the political turmoil in Egypt.  As we've already noted here, some, like Mother Jones, have gone the route of an informal and accessible explainer; others …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Search begins for new head of NPR News  —  NPR has hired a search firm and named a search advisory group from various parts of NPR News to find Ellen Weiss's replacement.  “I will make the final decision on a candidate, likely sometime later this spring,” NPR CEO Vivian Schiller writes in a memo that's posted below.
Discussion: Gawker
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“You are what you read”: NYT CTO Marc Frons on the paper's new article recommendation engine  —  The New York Times has been talking for a while about how it wants to create a more personalized, engagement-oriented user experience.  And quietly, late last week, the paper took another step in that direction …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Joe Frank gets personal  —  The radio dramatist explains where some of this darkness comes from (but won't get into particulars on why he left KCRW).  —  A giant hunk of matzo and egg hangs there on the end of the fork.  But every time the man wielding the gooey helping brings …
Discussion: LA Observed and The Big Picture
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
U.K. Begins E-Book Price Probe  —  The U.K. trade regulator said Tuesday it is investigating antitrust complaints related to digital-book pricing, a move that comes about six months after state authorities in the U.S. began similar probes.  —  The Office of Fair Trading said in a statement …
Wojciech Moskwa / Reuters:
WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize  —  (Reuters) - Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian politician behind the proposal said on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for nominations expired.
Discussion: @daveweigel and ReadWriteWeb
David Kaplan / paidContent:
FM's Deanna Brown Promoted To CEO; Battelle Now ‘Executive Chair’  —  Federated Media Publishing founder John Battelle is stepping aside as CEO and is promoting COO/president Deanna Brown to the top job at the blog ad network.  In turn, Battelle will become executive chairman of FM's Board and chief strategy officer.
Discussion: MediaPost
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek veteran Marc Peyser leaves magazine over ‘fallout’ from Beast deal  —  Tina Brown's Newsweek-Daily Beast hybrid has been in the news lately for the editorial talent it has been luring into its fold.  But now that the two publications have finalized their long-simmering merger …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York Times Staffer Using Apple iPhone 4 for Video News Gathering, “A Huge Game Changer” Says Paper's Video Chief  —  WASHINGTON, DC — The New York Times will provide reporters with the Apple iPhone 4 to record and upload videos via an Aspera App to the paper's server.
Discussion: WebNewser and The Wire
Benjamin Cohen / Benjamin Cohen on Technology:
Shocked by Wired's knowledge of my personal information  —  Every month I receive a copy of both the US and the UK version of Wired.  Sometimes I read it with great interest, other months the envelope lingers on my desk unopened for weeks.  But today, I opened the envelope and was shocked …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
NewsCore chases down breaking wire stories for Murdoch's media empire  —  NewsCore, the internal wire service of Rupert Murdoch's worldwide media empire, News Corporation, launched on Dec. 15, 2009.  The story of how it was conceived begins about two years earlier.
Eliot Van Buskirk /
Free Music Can Pay As Well As Paid Music, Says YouTube  —  The most popular video ever to appear on YouTube is Justin Bieber's “Baby,” with nearly a half a billion views, even though it appeared on the site less than a year ago.  —  As record labels, digital music stores …
Discussion: hypebot
Dan Hodges:
Leaked Labour email: lay off Murdoch  —  Opposition leader attempts to turn down the heat on the phone-hacking scandal.  —  An email, forwarded on behalf of Ed Miliband's director of strategy, Tom Baldwin, to all shadow cabinet teams warns Labour spokespeople to avoid linking hacking with the BSkyB bid …
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