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12:20 AM ET, February 20, 2011


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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
The AOL Way claims its first victim: Engadget editor Paul Miller resigns  —  A few weeks ago, in case you've missed the news, AOL released an internal document to its staff that was entitled The AOL Way.  The documents contained what could be taken as a manifesto, of sorts, but really showed how AOL was intending to do business.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Paul Miller And The Five Rules Of Stunt Resignation  —  On Friday afternoon, Paul J. Miller caused what passes for a kerfuffle inside the technology journalism meta-bubble.  —  Miller, as you know, is “Senior Associate Editor” at our estranged sister site Engadget - or at least …
Futurepaul / paul j. miller:
Leaving AOL  —  Today was my last day at Engadget.  —  I've been writing for Engadget for more than five years.  What an insane thing to be able to say!  In my time as Contributing Editor / Associate Editor / Senior Associate Editor / Pixel Density Enthusiast, I've written 1.5 million words on roughly 5,500 posts.
Female Foreign Correspondents' Code of Silence, Finally Broken  —  This piece was co-published in the New York Times  —  Thousands of men blocked the road, surrounding the S.U.V. of the chief justice of Pakistan, a national hero for standing up to military rule.
Tim Arango / New York Times:
The Murdoch in Waiting  —  ON a night in late January when he should have been in the Swiss village of Davos, James Murdoch went to dinner here with his father, Rupert, and several journalists from The Sun, the tabloid that the Murdochs have owned since 1969.
Discussion: Guardian
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
MSNBC Hosts Settle In After Olbermann  —  MSNBC has certainly felt the impact of the departure of its most successful host, Keith Olbermann, last month, though the network has not suffered anything that could be called a collapse.  —  Ratings for the host who replaced Mr. Olbermann …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Larry King claims Piers Morgan was ‘oversold’ to US  —  Larry King (right) bowed out in December after presenting his CNN talk show for 25 years  —  Former long-running CNN talk show host Larry King has claimed his successor Piers Morgan was “oversold” to US television audiences.
Discussion: BBC, The Huffington Post and Mediaite
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
BBC Charts New Course for its U.S. Newscast  —  Tapping into what it sees as a need for impartial international news on cable, the BBC said Friday that it would aggressively seek distribution in the United States for BBC World News America, its 24-hour news channel.  —  But that's in the long term.
Discussion: Multichannel, TVNewser and Mediaite
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
How Much Severance Does Axed Time Inc. CEO Have Coming?  —  Jack Griffin, far right, with ex-colleagues from Time Inc. Image by via @daylife  —  Time Warner hired Jack Griffin last summer to be the CEO of its magazine division, Time Inc., home to People, Time and Sports Illustrated, among other titles.
Mike Shields / Adweek:   Sources: IAB Considering Rehiring Rothenberg
Felix Salmon / CJR:
Business Insider's Barcelona Junket  —  Victoria Barret reports on the nice little deal that Dan Frommer has going on in Barcelona: “Samsung was generous enough to sponsor our trip”, in the words of Frommer himself.  —  Barret is reasonably sympathetic, and likes the fact that Frommer inserts …
Discussion: The Next Web and IR Web Report
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
By Design: ‘Time,’ ‘Newsweek’ Plan Another Revamp  —  There seems to be a deep-seated belief in the consumer magazine industry that a new look can give a beleaguered publication a new lease on life — but the evidence suggests that superficial (or even more substantial) redesigns actually have little impact on circulation or ad sales.
Bill Barol / Buzz, Boom & Sizzle:
The Atavist: Building a home for longform in the digital landscape  —  I don't understand some of the specific grievances registered against The Atavist, an intriguing new news product out of Brooklyn.  “I thought journalism was about news and not an avenue for someone to sell their non-fiction to the public …
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