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6:55 PM ET, February 10, 2011


 Top News: 
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
The Politics of the New Huffington Post at AOL  —  Is ideological innovation possible in online journalism?  I think it is.  My suggestion: Drop the View from Nowhere and go with transparency throughout the reborn AOL.  —  These are the top five questions journalists have been asking …
Lance Knobel / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For hyperlocal news, we local players will have the edge  —  Editor's Note: In the increasingly competitive world of journalism, it's easy to start declaring winners and losers.  The reality will likely be somewhere in between; just as television didn't kill radio, there'll be room for lots …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
AOL-HuffPo: Arianna And The Free Blog Economy  —  Some of Huffington Post's 9,000+ bloggers have already announced that they won't be following Arianna to AOL (NYSE: AOL) - either unhappy about the switch from ideological startup or, as Douglas Rushkoff wrote, disinterested in writing for the big corporation for free.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huffington Post Unique Visitors Surge To 28 Million In January
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Advertisers Weigh AOL, Politics
Discussion: The Wire and Fast Company
Phoebe Connelly / The Atlantic Online:
Curating the Revolution: Building a Real-Time News Feed About Egypt  —  Andy Carvin is a senior strategist at NPR working on digital media.  He's known for putting together comprehensive and innovative packages around breaking news stories, and for the past three weeks …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
After Rampant Resignation Predictions on Cable News, Mubarak Stays  —  UPDATE, 1:03 p.m.: Mubarak says he will remain in power through September.  —  Amid all the questions about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's plans Thursday, the three major cable networks cited sources who agreed on one thing: He would step down.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
With Mubarak's apparent ouster, U.S. news outlets intensify Egypt coverage  —  Egypt's citizen uprising is wending itself through a third week of mass street demonstrations and savvy online activism.  But as the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak's autocratic regime grows larger and louder …
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter as Tech Bubble Barometer  —  As Internet valuations climb and bankers and would-be buyers circle Silicon Valley in an increasingly frothy tech market, many eyes are on one particularly desirable, if still enigmatic, target: Twitter.  —  Executives at both Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. …
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
On the ‘Craigslist Congressman’: Gawker licks many toads, but Chris Lee's a prince  —  The resignation of Rep. Chris Lee of Buffalo yesterday just three hours after Gawker broke the story of the congressman's internet transactions with a woman on Craigslist (in furtherance of which he took …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Gawker's Scoop Draws Eyes to a New Format
The Fix:   Mr. Bigger: Dishing with Gawker's Nick Denton
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Yahoo Unveils ‘Livestand’ Tablet Newsstand And ‘Personalized News’ Focus  —  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) revealed details of its mobile “personalization” initiative that were hinted at earlier this week.  In a conference call led by Blake Irving, the company's chief product officer, Yahoo's The platform …
Conan 2.0  —  How a late-night Luddite accidentally fought his way back into bedrooms (and computers, smartphones, and tablets) across America.  —  By Douglas Alden Warshaw, contributor  —  Conan O'Brien is in his bedroom.  It's a little bit past 11 p.m., and he's shyly, hesitantly, nervously attempting to do his first webcast.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
More Subscriptions for Time Inc: Sports Illustrated/Google Deal Coming  —  Yesterday Time Inc. announced a deal to offer digital magazine subscriptions on Hewlett-Packard's new tablet.  Tomorrow it will have a deal to announce with Google.  —  This one will be more limited than yesterday's announcement …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
New York's Sherman writing Roger Ailes bio  —  New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman has signed on with Random House to write a biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes.  —  The book will be titled “The Loudest Voice in the Room: an inside account of the rise of Fox News,” according to a Random House spokeswoman.
Adam Westbrook:
10 free and totally legal programs every multimedia journalist should have  —  Image credit: BinaryApe on Flickr  —  The multimedia journalist's toolbox is ever growing - and getting ever cheaper.  —  While some of the top flight bits of kit: Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Studio …
Michael Bush / AdAge:
Virgin America on Why Twitter, Facebook Are More Important to Airline Than TV  —  Carrier's Top Marketer Porter Gale: ‘Other Airlines Should Recognize That Social Media Is Not Going Away’  —  NEW YORK ( — While discussing the rewards that Twitter and Facebook have delivered …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Can cable block the Google TV revolution?  —  Behind the scenes at the Federal Communications Commission, a quiet war is being waged over the future of television.  It isn't getting as many headlines as net neutrality or the Comcast/NBCU merger, but the debate is nearly as important.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mobile Insiders Say Apple's iAds Are “Hurting”  —  Apple's iAds are hitting a rough spot.  Across the board, several developers I've spoken to confirm that “fill rates” for iAds dropped drastically after the New Year and have yet to recover.  The fill rate—what percentage of the ad inventory …
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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