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7:35 PM ET, February 15, 2011


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Trudy Muller / Apple:
Apple Launches Subscriptions on the App Store  —  Apple® today announced a new subscription service available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store℠, including magazines, newspapers, video, music, etc.  This is the same innovative digital subscription billing service …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Popular Science Accepts Apple's Terms, Starts Selling iPad Subscriptions  —  Apple Asks In-app Subscribers: ‘Share Your Information?’  —  NEW YORK ( — Popular Science has become apparently the first magazine to accept the iPad subscription plan that Apple detailed this morning.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and MacStories
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Apple Launches Subscriptions For Content-Publishers On The App Store  —  As we heard at the Daily's launch a few weeks ago, Apple was planning to launch a new subscriptions model for content-publishers on the App Store.  And today, Apple is officially announcing the new service for magazines …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What Apple's new subscription policy means for news: new rules, new incentives, new complaints  —  Apple has announced its long-awaited subscription policy for newspapers, magazines, and other outlets who want to sell content for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  The high points:
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Updated: Apple's Subs Rules Could Suck $1 Million From Financial Times
Discussion: Future of Journalism
CBS News:
CBS News' Lara Logan Assaulted During Egypt Protests  —  CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Separated From Her Crew And Brutally Assaulted on Day Mubarak Stepped Down  —  On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering …
Foster Kamer / Esquire:
Lara Logan Assaulted in Egypt: Notes from the Night Before  —  CBS released this photo of Logan “moments before she was assaulted.”  In her final public comments before the incident, she told that “I haven't had a chance to even address” traveling without private security.
Discussion: Media Decoder, Mediaite and Yahoo! News
Adam Pasick / New York Magazine:
Daily Editor Rallies the Troops  —  Jesse Angelo, editor-in-chief of Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only tabloid, The Daily, sent out a memo to his editorial team this week, urging them to go beyond “scraping the web and the wires” and do some actual reporting: … The memo continues:
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
It's not all about content and work  —  In his column complaining about Huffington Post and the new economics of content competition, I think David Carr makes two understandable but fundamentally fallacious assumptions about news and media: that the value in journalism is in content and that making content must be work.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
72 Hours: Inside Arianna's Mission To Change AOL  —  Late Monday afternoon, Arianna Huffington tweeted a picture from AOL (NYSE: AOL) headquarters with the note “Valentine's Day transition meeting with ice cream sundaes afterward.”  She's already sent one from the AOL gym.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
AOL's HuffPo Premium Doesn't Mean Much For the NYT
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Zombie Journalism:
First try at using Xtranormal for news at TBD  —  In a wjchat a few weeks ago, we were brainstorming ways to use non-traditional new media tools for news.  One of those tools was Xtranormal, an animation site that allows you to make cartoon videos with no offsite tools or experience.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
1,900 copies: How a top-selling Kindle Single is generating new audiences for ProPublica  —  Listing the eight big trends journalism will see over the next year, Josh highlighted the increasing role that the singles model will play in the news.  He was talking about the disaggregation …
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
WPP to Roll Up Digital Agencies Into New Unit  —  Schematic, Bridge and Others Combine to Create Top 20 Digital Network  —  NEW YORK ( — WPP will roll up multiple digital agencies into a new agency with a yet-to-be-released name, according to multiple people familiar with the plans.
Discussion: AdScam/The Horror!
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
Web-Video Viewing Jumps  —  Internet-video viewing data for January show Netflix Inc. building substantial momentum with its paid streaming video service, which has become a disruptive force in the TV and film industry as consumers migrate online.  —  Netflix was No. 1 by a wide margin …
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Michael Wolff Vs. Elizabeth Spiers: The Anatomy Of A Media Feud  —  From the “What New York Media Types are Fighting About This Week” file comes a(n ongoing) feud between Rupert Murdoch biographer and Vanity Fair columnist Michael Wolff and Elizabeth Spiers, Gawker founding editor and current editor in chief of The New York Observer.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu Plus Gets an Art House Upgrade With Criterion Collection  —  Hulu's primary appeal is for people who want to watch TV shows on the Web, but the joint video venture does offer a selection of movies, too.  Now that selection just got a bit bigger, and more appealing to cinephiles …
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
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Discussion: Yahoo! News
Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
Historic Changes in the News Business
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Discussion: Inside Cable News
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Ian Hunter / BBC:
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Discussion: currybetdotnet
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
How the AP Vetted a Citizen Video of a Death in Cairo.. …
ETHAN BAULEY / Data Central:
HP research shows mainstream media drive Twitter ‘trends’ to a surprising degree
Wall Street Journal:
Online, Small Voices Become Sparks of Revolution
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Eight trends for journalism in 2011: A Nieman Lab talk in Toronto
Discussion: Media Nation