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11:25 PM ET, February 10, 2011


 Top News: 
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huffington Post Unique Visitors Surge To 28 Million In January
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
The Politics of the New Huffington Post at AOL
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Advertisers Weigh AOL, Politics
Discussion: Fast Company and The Wire
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 …
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 …
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.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
The Daily Publishes its Nikki Finke Photo, But Is It Really Her?  —  There it is.  The Daily's alleged photo of Nikki Finke, the elusive Hollywood blogger, published in Thursday's edition of the iPad newspaper.  —  But after legal threats and a week-long standoff with Deadline's founder, the paper has failed to deliver the goods.
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.
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. …
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and paidContent
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 …
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 …
Scripting News:
Techmeme moves toward Twitter  —  Techmeme added an interesting feature a few days ago.  It wasn't announced publicly, so I'm not exactly sure how it works, but I'll take some guesses and hope that they get corrected by people in the know.  —  Here's a screen shot of the current Techmeme site …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Former Bon Appetit editor Barbara Fairchild lands at Nomad Editions  —  It's been about five months since Conde Nast announced that longtime Bon Appetit editor Barbara Fairchild would leave the magazine as it prepared to move its editorial headquarters from Los Angeles to New York.
Wall Street Journal:
Google Closes In on Next New Networks  —  Google Inc. is in final-stage discussions to acquire online video site Next New Networks Inc., people familiar with the matter said.  —  Google is expected to pay tens of millions of dollars for the New York-based company, these people said.
B5MEDIA NAMES MEGHAN KEANE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR  — Editor-in-Chief Lilit Marcus to Lead  —  B5Media Inc., the publisher of lifestyle sites,, and, announced today that Meghan Keane has been named Editorial Director of B5Media.
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Howard Stern Struggles with Satire, Too
Discussion: Mediaite and The Wire
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post's Trove to Allow Readers to Build Custom Views of Online News
The Fix:
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Discussion: Media Decoder
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Kim Mai Cutler / The Quora Review:
On Quora, Journalism and Disintermediation
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
5 Things The Daily should learn from Flipboard, Angry Birds …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Can cable block the Google TV revolution?
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Adam Westbrook:
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Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Instapaper Releases A Full API — With A Brilliant, Unique Twi$t
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Reddit Turnaround Shows How Big Companies Can Get M&A Right
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Steve Peoples / Roll Call:
Tea Party Creates Own Magazine to Reflect Movement's Values