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8:40 AM ET, March 11, 2011


 Top News: 
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Bill Keller Accuses Me of “Aggregating” an Idea He Had Actually “Aggregated” From Me  —  Perhaps unsettled by the fact that, when combined, The Huffington Post and AOL News have over 70 percent more unique visitors than the New York Times, and that HuffPost/AOL News' combined page views …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Bill Keller Writes Provocative Media Column From 1997  —  When we learned that New York Times editor Bill Keller was getting his very own column in the New York Times Magazine, our keen media instinct—honed by years of reading the Twitter and writing juvenile jokes on the internet while never doing any …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Editor Says It's Only Journalism When He Does It  —  Updated: If you're a traditional journalist, or someone who works for a traditional media outlet, the easiest way to cast aspersions at a digital media entity is to use the A word: that is, “aggregation.”
Discussion: New York Times, Thanks:dianapereira
Bill Keller / New York Times:
All the Aggregation That's Fit to Aggregate  —  According to the list makers at Forbes, I am the 50th most powerful person in the world — not as powerful as the Pope (No. 5) but more powerful than the president of the United Arab Emirates (56).  Vanity Fair, another arbiter of what matters …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Arianna Huffington To Bill Keller: Who You Calling “Oxpecker”?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Ross Kerber / Reuters:
News Corp's Hinton: tablet subscriptions soar  —  * WSJ publisher Les Hinton: mobile users pay for content  —  (Reuters) - Paid subscriptions to read News Corp's (NWSA.O) Wall Street Journal on tablet devices such as Apple Inc's iPad and electronic readers have quadrupled to 200,000 in the past year, a top executive said.
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Plans to Shrink Its Board  —  Hulu LLC is planning to shrink its board, according to people familiar with the matter, shaking up the Web-video venture's governance as it hashes out its future within the media business.  —  As part of the shift, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger …
Instapaper Blog:
Instapaper 3.0 is here!  —  Instapaper 3.0 for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store, and I've updated the Instapaper website to include many of its new features as well.  This is the biggest update Instapaper has ever had in one version, and I'm proud to finally show it to you.
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Veteran Journos Out as AOL-Huffington Cuts 900 Jobs  —  Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL, talks at a media summit in New York Thursday.  AOL said it will slash 900 jobs worldwide, or nearly 20 percent of its work force, partly to eliminate overlap that stems from its recent purchase of Huffington Post.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of AOL/Patch buying
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Bloggasm
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
AOL To Slash More Destination Sites And Media Brands Than Expected
Discussion: Mixed Media and SAI
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
THE GORY DETAILS: Tim Armstrong's Layoffs Memo
Meghan Peters / Mashable!:
Washington Post Explores the Future of Journalism Via Tumblr  —  Thursday, the Washington Post launched @innovations, a Tumblr blog meant to showcase the news organization's digital features and discuss the changing media landscape.  —  The blog acknowledges the new ways readers are engaging …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why the Knight-Mozilla Technology Partnership is betting on open source and distributed innovation  —  How exactly do we Firefox the news?  —  It's a question to ask now that the Knight Foundation has partnered with Mozilla to create news technology fellowships to help spur innovation in newsrooms.
Knight Blog Administrator / KnightBlog:
Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism opens at CUNY
Tim Carmody / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Journalists have lost control of the story”: Twitter, tech bubbles, and the nostalgia of the technology press  —  Editor's Note: I'm very happy to welcome Tim Carmody — who you may know from Snarkmarket,,, Twitter, or elsewhere — as a contributor to the Lab.
Josh Sternberg / Mashable!:
Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism  —  Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect.  You can follow him on Twitter and Tumblr.  —  Over the past few weeks, many worries about the death of journalism have, well, died.
European Journalism Centre / EJC:
Will Righthaven copyright lawsuits change excerpting online?  —  Is it an infringement of copyright to post an excerpt from an online news article—including a link to its source—on a website, a blog, or an online forum?  This practice is ubiquitous in online journalism …
Discussion: Techdirt
Steve Rosenbaum / The Huffington Post:
NPR, Facebook, Netflix and the Crisis of Abundance  —  Yesterday, Vivian Schiller the president and CEO of NPR, resigned.  She told the media that she was trying to head off the threats of defunding of NPR that are swirling around Congress.  —  And there's no doubt that there's a mood …
Jon Nicosia / Mediaite:
Japan Hit By Massive 8.9 Magnitude ‘Great’ Earthquake - Tsunami Triggered  —  From CNN: … Developing....  Watch the initial report from CNN:  —  Video of Tsunami hitting Japan below:
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Cablevision Spin-Off Unit Renamed; Josh Sapan Tapped As CEO  —  Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) has rechristened the programming division it intends to spin off AMC Networks and named Josh Sapan as its president and CEO, the cable operator announced Thursday.  —  Cablevision first floated the prospect …
Discussion: Company Town, and Multichannel
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The Problem With Going TV Everywhere or Bust
Clay Duda / Center for Sustainable Journalism:
The Future of News is Fit to Print
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Race to Build the “Daily Me” Continues
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Operators, Content Owners At ‘Strange Crossroads’ For Online TV
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC World Service Arabic cuts not as ‘severe as planned’
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WaPo's Editing ‘S**tshow’
 Earlier Picks: 
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Need Advice on What to Read? Ask the Internet
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
The Guardian's Paul Lewis on crowd-sourcing investigative journalism with Twitter
Linda Moss / NetNewsCheck Latest:
In Raleigh, Role Reversal For TV, Paper Sites
Wall Street Journal:
Video Kills the Radio Czar