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5:10 AM ET, February 24, 2011

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Clayman: The Daily's Free Trial Run Will Continue  —  News Corp.'s The Daily launched Feb. 2 with a two-week free trial sponsored by Verizon, ostensibly enough time to give potential subscribers a full taste.  But launch glitches that stretched out for a week kept a lot of those potential subscribers …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Daily's Apple-Only Days Are Numbered: Android Coming This Spring  —  Rupert Murdoch leaned heavily on Apple to launch the Daily, and for now the iPad is the only place you can read News Corp.'s new digital newspaper.  —  But that exclusivity will end in a few months …
Waxy.org:
How I Indexed The Daily  —  For the last three weeks, I've indexed The Daily.  Now that my free trial's up, I've had an intimate look at what they have to offer and, sad to say, I don't plan on subscribing.  As a result, I'm ending The Daily: Indexed, my unofficial table of contents for every article they published publicly.
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Michael Schaffer / City Desk:
TBD's Night of the Long Knives  —  Allbritton Communications is giving up on its efforts to reinvent local news for the online era.  —  Staffers at TBD.com, launched with great fanfare by Politico's parent company last summer, were informed one at a time this morning by editor Erik Wemple …
Neal Mohan / AdWords Agency Blog:
The three laws of display advertising physics  —  Labels: DoubleClick, Google Display Network  —  As we've written on our blogs before, new technologies are profoundly improving display advertising.  In the last few years, there's been a technological Big Bang, creating new ways …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google's Decision to Get Into “Real Time” Ads Was Really Smart, Says Google
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Facebook TV Invasion Looms Via ‘American Idol’ Voting  —  Television is often included on that list of industries Facebook executives enjoy casually mentioning will have to rebuild themselves around social engagement.  Don't look now, but Facebook may have just laid the foundation …
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Telegraph:   X Factor fans to vote via Facebook
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Journal Register CEO: We Will Beat AOL's Patch and Huffington Post  —  The Journal Register Company, the big local newspaper chain with nearly 324 publications serving over 900 communities in 10 states, will beat AOL's Patch or the Huffington Post in its home markets, says CEO John Paton in this interview with Beet.TV.
Discussion: WebNewser and NetNewsCheck Latest
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
That Rupert Murdoch Script No One Will Touch?  We Have It.  —  Image by World Economic Forum via Flickr  —  Back in December, I told you about a screenplay that's been making the rounds in Hollywood, earning praise from numerous producers but failing to find one willing to make it.
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Welcome to the New AdAge.com  —  A Few Notes on Why We Changed Our Look  —  Welcome to the new look of AdAge.com.  We've undergone a redesign to create a cleaner, easier-to-navigate site that will help us serve you, our community, better.  Our end goal: to make it easier for you to find content on the site.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Deadline.com's Parent Company MMC Sends ‘Cease & Desist’ Letter To TheWrap  —  Deadline.com and its parent company MMC is embarking on an intensified legal campaign to protect its original content.  I began Deadline Hollywood Daily exactly 5 years ago in March and have seen it grow …
Reporters Without Borders:
Middle East & North Africa - Media continue to be targets as governments crack down on protests  —  As more and more people take to the streets in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen to demand democratic reforms and change, the authorities in these countries are responding with violence and are cracking …
Discussion: Jon Slattery
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Guardian:
How PRs have taken over the media  —  As press releases and hoax stories flood newsrooms, the Media Standards Trust has found a way to sift fact from fluff  —  • Dan Sabbagh: Churnalism, journalism and a penazzle  —  A new website promises to shine a spotlight on “churnalism” …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NHL Denies Talks To Stream Games Live On YouTube; NBA Looking At Asia  —  The National Hockey League is denying a Bloomberg report from Seoul that it is in talks with YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) to stream live games.  Asked about the report based on comments by Google executives …
Fortune:
How Vimeo became hipster YouTube  —  Vimeo is the web's go-to for high-quality, DIY digital video.  And its founders might've invented the Like button.  Not bad for a side project.  —  Image via Wikipedia  —  By John Patrick Pullen, contributor  —  November 17, 2005 is a day that lives in online infamy.
Discussion: GigaOM
Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com:
Breaking: Jim Murphy Leaving ‘Good Morning America’  —  First on TVNewser: ABC's “Good Morning America” senior executive producer Jim Murphy is leaving ABC News and will soon be named executive producer of Anderson Cooper's upcoming syndicated show “Anderson”, TVNewser has learned.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Benefits and Risks of Content Farms  —  The recent acquisition of The Huffington Post by AOL for $315 million has focused a lot of attention on AOL's content strategy — a big part of which is the ongoing attempt to automate and standardize the creation of web content to attract search-related advertising.
Lauren Rabaino / 10,000 Words:
How you can get involved with the online journalism community today  —  Chances are that if you are a frequent reader of this blog, you probably have a Twitter account and your own blog, which are already great first steps at being involved in the growing online community of awesome journalists.
Discussion: GalleyCat, Poynter and FishbowlDC
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
‘Bakes’ Burns Goldman!  Sports Site Snags Katie Baker, Moonlighting Banker  —  Vice presidents at Goldman Sachs don't tend to fly the coop.  It's a good gig, with a high-dollar salary, a hefty annual bonus and perks, not to mention a chance to scramble up the ladder to the promised land of partner-hood.
Paul Reynolds / BBC:
A glimpse of journalism's future  —  World affairs correspondent, BBC News website  —  As I leave my post as world affairs correspondent for the BBC News website, I would like to reflect on the shock I experienced nine years ago when I left the “mainstream” BBC to join the then orphan child of News Online.
 
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Lisa Belkin / New York Times:
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Cary Spivak / American Journalism Review:
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