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11:20 AM ET, February 18, 2011


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Regulators Eye Apple Anew  —  Enforcers Interested in Whether Digital-Subscription Rules Stifle Competition  —  WASHINGTON—U.S. antitrust enforcers have begun looking at the terms Apple Inc. set this week for media companies who want to sell their content on its popular iPad and other devices …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of Apple/Press+/Google's pay-for-all  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  We could call this week a paid content free-for-all, but that's self-contradictory.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Time Inc. Chief Executive Jack Griffin Out  —  The chief executive of Time Inc., Jack Griffin, is leaving the company after less than six months on the job — forced out over what company executives said was a widespread sense that his management style was brusque and did not fit the corporate culture there.
Keith J. Kelly / @media_ink:   Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin fired after only five months on the job. Stunning development
Victoria Barret / Upside Potential:
Is Pure Journalism Unaffordable?  —  Dan Frommer of Silicon Alley Insider is in Barcelona this week covering the Mobile World Conference.  In a post about the event, he mentions this aside: … Woah.  Let's be clear, here.  Samsung is buying influence.  If they didn't think they were …
Discussion: CJR and Crikey
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:   Tech firms help news sites with Mobile World Congress expenses
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
BBC Finally Turns iPlayer In To A VOD TV Aggregator  —  Commercial public TV broadcasters are about to get a big boost to their web-based VOD services from the BBC.  —  Nine months after it first announced it, the BBC has finally started including in BBC iPlayer linked VOD listings for counterpart sites.
Discussion: GigaOM
Claude Brodesser-Akner / New York Magazine:
YouTube Offering Millions for Celebrity-Created Content  —  In a move designed to vastly improve the quality of its content, Google's YouTube is undertaking what's understood to be a massive bid to attract Hollywood talent — one that has agents practically leaping out of their John Lobbs …
Discussion: GigaOM
Hollywood Reporter:
How the Kardashians Made $65 Million Last Year … Sitting cross-legged on her black-sheeted bed amid stacks of papers and photos, Kris Jenner — matriarch of reality TV's juggernaut family— is trying to explain the unexplainable: Why the Kardashians?  Why are her children's squabbles …
Discussion: Celebritology 2.0 and Gawker
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Spotify Signs On EMI for U.S. Launch.  At Least One More to Go...  It's getting closer: Spotify has finalized a U.S. distribution deal with EMI Music, multiple sources tell me.  —  Both EMI and Spotify declined to comment.  —  Coupled with last month's Sony deal, Spotify now has the approval …
Marauder / Daily Marauder:
THE FUTURE OF NEWS: FLIPBOARD VS. THE DAILY  —  Taking a stance on Flipboard vs. The Daily, two iPad applications which supply news content to their audiences, highlights the friction between old media and new and distinguishes the ways two companies are bringing information to users.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Peter Walker / Guardian:
Hacker ‘passed info to many at NoW’  —  Lawyer for agent Sky Andrew tells high court that private investigator Glenn Mulcaire's claim 'hits paper's defence for six'  —  Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of the News of the World phone-hacking case, passed phone intercept information …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Why Most Facebook Marketing Doesn't Work  —  For almost four years, since the Facebook Platform was launched, I have been involved in delivering Facebook apps for top brands such as CBS, NBC, Lifetime, Universal Music, Visa and more.  Here's what we have learned doesn't work, and more importantly, what does work.
Michelle Minkoff:
An inside look at life at PBS News  —  Our industry of “news application development” is still in its infancy.  As I'm given the freedom to reinvent how we do news apps over at PBS News, I'm relying heavily on staying plugged in to what's going on elsewhere in the community.  What have people done so far?
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Wire:
After Its Big Redesign, Gawker Media Pageviews Seem To Be Coming Back  —  Analytics data seems to show that pageviews are dropping on Gawker Media sites since its redesign — but that the people who do stick around click more.  (TechCrunch)  —  Gawker Media's redesign has attracted tons of criticism.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
CBS News Grows Online Audience with Distributed, Live Streaming Strategy  —  WASHINGTON — has been building a growing audience, passing ABC News and Fox News in online traffic late last year.  —  Part of the success around the network's growth has been by streaming programming …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Disney Interactive Media Group: The Turnaround Plan  —  The new chiefs at struggling Disney (NYSE: DIS) Interactive Media Group pledged to put the division in the black by 2013 at an investors conference for the conglomerate Thursday in Anaheim, Calif. Making their first public appearance since joining Disney …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Will someone please teach Dennis Kneale to stop promoting himself?  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  Dennis Kneale, who left CNBC in the fall for a new gig at Fox Business Network, is doing a lot of shameless promotion on Twitter in recent weeks.  —  Kneale was on the Don Imus show this morning …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How public is public data?  With Public Engines v. ReportSee, new access standards could emerge  —  A recently settled federal court case out in Utah may affect the way news organizations and citizens get access to crime data.  —  Public Engines, a company that publishes crime statistics …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Jarvis: Publicness Needs Its Advocates, Just Like Privacy  —  At a conference in British Columbia this morning, author and media blogger Jeff Jarvis told a room full of corporate and government privacy advocates something many of them probably didn't want to hear: that society needs more protection …
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Kristina Peterson / WSJ Blogs - WSJ:
CNBC CEO Chats Seldom Break News: Study
Discussion: The Wire
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Will ‘TiVos for Reading’ Save Old Media?
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Vogue Uses Lady Gaga to Hatch its iPad Egg
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Tweetminster prepares to move beyond politics - relaunches as a ‘News Platform’
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Wired will add iPad subscriptions ‘as soon as we can’
Discussion: @pkafka, MediaPost and Poynter
The Raw Story:
Talking Points Memo editor moves to Raw Story
Google Digitizes Back Issues of ‘Spy’ Magazine
Discussion: @wired and Runnin' Scared
 Earlier Picks: 
Craig Morgan Teicher / PWxyz:
McSweeney's Launches ‘The Goods,’ A Newspaper Comics Page
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Reporting to Conclusions
Discussion: @romenesko
Dennis Publishing / Media Week:
MAGAZINE ABCs: High-flying Economist is UK's stand-out performer
Discussion: Guardian
New York Times:
Borders' Bankruptcy Shakes Industry
Discussion:, Gothamist and Fortune
TAC ANDERSON / New Comm Biz:
Is Any Media Not Tech?  —  Today's post comes from the no-duh department.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google And Facebook Continue To Lead Referral Traffic For Videos On Media Sites
Discussion: MediaPost
Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
Thumbs up for Roger Ebert's new revenue model on Twitter