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7:55 PM ET, February 17, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Time Inc. Chief Executive Jack Griffin Out  —  Time Inc.'s chief executive, Jack Griffin, is leaving the company after less than six months on the job — forced out because of what one Time Inc. executive said was a widespread realization that his management style was not a good fit for the company.
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Keith J. Kelly / @media_ink:   Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin fired after only five months on the job. Stunning development
ABCNEWS:
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. ”
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:   Is It Possible to Make Dangerous Reporting Safe?
Taimur Khan / GQ:
How I Survived an Attack in Cairo
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 …
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Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
Thumbs up for Roger Ebert's new revenue model on Twitter  —  Six weeks into what some have billed “the year of paid content,” the most interesting ideas I've seen so far have less to do with corporate policy than they do with personal enterprise.  —  My colleague, Mallary Tenore …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Tech firms help news sites with Mobile World Congress expenses  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  ReadWriteMobile discloses that “the author's travel, hotel and conferences expenses were paid for by Qualcomm.  They did not request this coverage, it's just interesting.”
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Reporting to Conclusions  —  Journalists shouldn't shrink from making judgments about factual disputes.  Posted: Wed, Feb. 16, 2011  —  Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  When Larry Platt took over as editor of the Philadelphia Daily News on January 31 …
Discussion: @romenesko
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Stephen Colbert Rips Rupert Murdoch, Rips Off Arianna Huffington  —  If you like metamedia criticism and Web media, then last night's “Colbert Report” was for you.  At least twice!  —  Colbert started out with an entire segment on the Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad newspaper.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Wired will add iPad subscriptions ‘as soon as we can’  —  It's been three days since Apple debuted its digital-subscriptions iPad app for periodical publishers.  And in that time, handful of iPad-equipped magazines have signed up for it, even though Apple's agreement involves several major concessions …
Discussion: MediaPost and @pkafka
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Vogue Uses Lady Gaga to Hatch its iPad Egg  —  Vogue launched its first iPad application on Thursday.  —  The app, called “Vogue Cover Exclusive,” is just that: extra content featuring the cover subject — videos, interviews, audio, etc. — not found in the magazine or online.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google And Facebook Continue To Lead Referral Traffic For Videos On Media Sites  —  In the third quarter of 2010, BrightCove and Tube Mogul's Online Video & The Media Industry report showed that Facebook passed Yahoo to become the No. 2 source of traffic to online videos at media sites.
Discussion: MediaPost
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Tweetminster prepares to move beyond politics - relaunches as a ‘News Platform’  —  Tweetminster, which we've been describing as a UK politics tracker powered by Twitter, has undergone another revamp today with the launch of the Tweetminster News Platform, which will replace the current version of the site.
New York Times:
Borders' Bankruptcy Shakes Industry  —  After Borders, the 40-year-old retail chain that helped define the age of the book superstore, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, the struggling book industry was left wondering what was next — and maybe even who was next.
NPR:
Google Digitizes Back Issues of ‘Spy’ Magazine … Spy magazine, the defunct satirical publication that launched a thousand magazine careers and dodged a thousand lawsuits, is now available digitally — thanks to Google.  —  digital life  —  The defunct satirical publication is now available digitally — thanks to Google.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and @wired
Craig Morgan Teicher / PWxyz:
McSweeney's Launches ‘The Goods,’ A Newspaper Comics Page  —  In its ongoing effort to keep print journalism alive and breathing, McSweeney's has launched ‘The Goods,’ a standalone newspaper comics and activities page it is hoping newspapers will carry.  McSweeney's is partnering …
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 and NYConvergence.com
The Raw Story:
Talking Points Memo editor moves to Raw Story  —  Megan Carpentier to lead Raw Story, Raw Replay  —  Raw Story is pleased to announce that Megan Carpentier, an editor with Talking Points Memo and the former politics and news director at Air America Radio, has been selected as the company's new executive editor.
Dennis Publishing / Media Week:
MAGAZINE ABCs: High-flying Economist is UK's stand-out performer  —  The Economist puts in a stand-out performance in the UK consumer magazine market in the last six months of 2010, reporting a circulation rise of 11% year on year to pass 200,000 for the first time.  —  The Economist: the UK's stand-out performer
Discussion: Guardian
 
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Brad Stone / Business Week:
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TAC ANDERSON / New Comm Biz:
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Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
The Pains of Rebuilding  —  Search Engine Roundtable …
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
MPAA's Top Lawyer Leaving to Join Viacom (Exclusive)
Discussion: paidContent and Film News Briefs
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Mark Cuban Shoots Straight
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Wall Street is Bullish on (Its) Online Video Programming and Thomson Reuters is Delivering a Global Audience
Discussion: WebNewser
Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Arianna Online: AOL could use some of Huffington's cachet
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Poynter
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NYT says it's seeking ‘a modern contract’ with the guild
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With RSS Face Down In A Ditch, Lifeless, Pulse Finds A Heartbeat Beyond It