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11:20 AM ET, February 17, 2011


 Top News: 
Bahrain Protests: At Least 2 Dead in Crackdown; ABC's Miguel Marquez Roughed Up  —  “There was a canister that looked like — No!  No!  No!  Hey!  I'm a journalist here!” he yelled.  —  “I'm going!  I'm going!  I'm going!  I'm going!,” he said.  “I'm hit. ”
Taimur Khan / GQ:
How I Survived an Attack in Cairo  —  On the front lines, in the middle of the action, at the tip of the spear—that's where reporters like Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot always want to be.  But what happens when you find yourself a little too close to the story, caught up in a melee …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Is It Possible to Make Dangerous Reporting Safe?  —  Michael Kelly was killed in a Humvee accident in Iraq.  Bob Woodruff was blown up by an I.E.D. Damn near every reporter covering the Egyptian revolution was assaulted one way or another, including Lara Logan, in the most awful possible way.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Dueling Paywalls: Brill & Crovitz's Journalism Online vs. Google's One Pass  —  One company set to face new competition now that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is rolling out its paid content system is Journalism Online, which to date has helped roughly 24 publications, predominately smaller-circulation newspapers …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
With Google's One Pass, Two More Newspaper Chains Join The Paywall Brigade  —  Included in the announcement of Google's long-expected One Pass paid content system for publishers is news that two more U.S. newspaper chains are planning to put up online paywalls at some of their newspaper sites this year …
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
The Pains of Rebuilding  —  Search Engine Roundtable and TechCrunch posted yesterday about Forbes receiving a notification from Google related to “possibly artificial or unnatural links...pointing to other sites.”  This practice is commonly known as selling links and allows the purchaser …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Penalizes Forbes For Selling Links, Again  —, the extremely popular magazine web site, has been notified by Google that they have been penalized for selling links on their web site.  —  Denis Pinsky, the Digital Marketing Manager at, posted a Google Webmaster Help thread with the notification warning.
Discussion: @mattcutts and eMedia Vitals
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Forbes Accused Of Link Spam, Plays Dumb, But Forgets To Delete All The Links
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Why Elle, Nylon and Pop Sci Said Yes to Apple's iPad Subscription Terms  —  Nylon Thinks Subscribers Will Share Data, but Will Settle for Their Money if Not  —  NEW YORK ( — Many magazines are staying away from Apple's new iPad subscription system, which threatens to keep publishers …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NYT says it's seeking ‘a modern contract’ with the guild  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Shortly after the Newspaper Guild of New York's contract talks release was posted here, the Times sent statement saying that it's “seeking a modern contract with the Guild that addresses the new realities …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Newspaper Guild of NY ready to launch $1 million campaign against NY Times
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Hugh Hefner Is No Longer on Top at Playboy  —  Hugh Hefner may not be the big dog at Playboy anymore, but he still enjoys certain perks.  Image via Wikipedia  —  Last month, Playboy Enterprises announced that “a limited partnership controlled by Hugh M. Hefner” had made a $207 million deal …
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
MPAA's Top Lawyer Leaving to Join Viacom (Exclusive) … Daniel Mandil, the MPAA's top antipiracy executive and a key player in its efforts to fight global movie theft and counterfeiting, is leaving the organization for a big job at Viacom, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Discussion: paidContent and Film News Briefs
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Wall Street is Bullish on (Its) Online Video Programming and Thomson Reuters is Delivering a Global Audience  —  WASHINGTON - Many top financial institutions are producing original video programming in-house, from 90-second equity analyst reports to market analysis and extended discussions.
Discussion: WebNewser
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Next New Networks SEC Filing Pretty Much Confirms YouTube Buyout  —  While Google's YouTube is reportedly in talks to buy Web content producer Next New Networks, the New York-based startup has just filed with the SEC in relation to $19.4 million in equity financing.
Discussion: paidContent
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With RSS Face Down In A Ditch, Lifeless, Pulse Finds A Heartbeat Beyond It  —  We love the “RSS Is Dead” meme here at TechCrunch.  Hell, we started it.  And while RSS isn't exactly dead as in gone, it is dead in that the vast majority of people who consume content on the web have absolutely …
Discussion: The Pulse Blog and MacStories
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Media Industry's Biggest Fear: How Do We Know Next Year Apple Won't Be Taking 50%?  —  At the risk of going on and on about Apple's controversial new subscription billing rules, let me just add one more thing.  Yes, these new rules may affect music streaming apps and movie streaming apps …
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Mark Cuban Shoots Straight  —  The media and sports billionaire and self-described “all-around troublemaker” opens up to Peter Lauria about the future of content, the state of basketball, and why news may be delivered on a Netflix model.  Plus, revisit The Daily Beast chat with Mark Cuban at 2 p.m.
Discussion: SAI and The Daily Beast
Steve Goldstein /
Access Intelligence Acquires Red 7 Media  —  min's parent company, Access Intelligence, will close a deal on Friday, Feb. 18, to acquire Norwalk, Conn.-based Red 7 Media, which serves the event industry with its Event Marketer, EXPO, Best Events and Event Design media brands and associated events …
Discussion: paidContent
A.J. Daulerio / Deadspin:
Katie Baker Has Been Poached By Bill Simmons For His Forthcoming Editorial Project  —  Our great friend and part-time contributor (even though everyone who worked here considered her full-time), has decided to leave the lush life of freelance writing while praying her day job co-workers …
Discussion: The Wire
Maria Bustillos / The Awl:
Meet the Heroes of Early Scientology Reporting—Plus, a Visit to the Celebrity Centre  —  Across the street from Scientology's fabled Celebrity Centre, on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood, there is a coffee house called The Bourgeois Pig.  It is super dark in there but the coffee isn't bad, and you can sit outside.
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Howard Kurtz /
TABLOID TAKEDOWN  —  In the chilly afternoon of December 3 …
How the Kindle Made Single-Story Sales a Reality for Magazines
Discussion: PC World and Gizmodo Australia
Daniel D'Addario / New York Observer:
‘Approval Matrix’ Show Aims for Brilliant
Harry A. Jessell / NetNewsCheck:
Study Questions Quality Of Local Site Traffic
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
AOL and HuffPo Tap Booz, Talk Integration
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Movie Studios, Publishers Seek Limits On Celebrities' ‘Rights Of Publicity’
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Demand Media taps Peter Guber to motivate its freelancers (The Cutline)
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Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Time Revamps Magazine to Expand Entertainment Coverage
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Newsweek seeks voluntary buyouts after Daily Beast merger
Laura Rich / AdAge:
From Hulu to Google TV, Battle Is on in Distribution Turf War
Media Week:
Sun paywall delayed as executives finalise business plan
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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