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5:45 AM ET, March 20, 2011

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Ben Goldacre / Guardian:
A case of never letting the source spoil a good story  —  Perhaps it's too embarrassing for some writers to risk linking to primary sources that readers can check for themselves  —  Why don't journalists link to primary sources?  Whether it's a press release, an academic journal article …
Discussion: Bad Science and bengoldacre
Spiersblr:
HOW NOT TO INTERACT WITH THE MEDIA 101, courtesy of Hashable CEO, Mike Yavonditte:  —  1. See a negative op-ed about your company wherein the author uses a metaphor describing you being a velvet rope telling people they're not “Hashable” enough.  —  2. Utterly fail to grasp metaphor.
Larry Kramer / C-Scape:
Why I Won't Pay For “The Daily” and I Will Pay For The Digital New York Times  —  I wanted to love The Daily, the first news source from a mainstream media company designed purely for the IPad, a platform I love.  I couldn't wait for it to get launched.  I told everyone I knew in the business …
Gordon Borrell / INMA:
The Groupon phenomenon: beautiful deconstruction of an old media model  —  Groupon — and all it means — is here to stay.  How did the newsmedia industry not see it coming?  And what do we do about it now?  —  TAGS  —  In case you haven't noticed, media companies have changed their strategy of charging for advertising.
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Paywall or no paywall, print is still what pays  —  The New York Times's model for online charging will no doubt be widely copied.  But according to one analyst, print will still be providing 86% of UK newspapers' revenues even in 2017  —  So, at long, long last, we have the paywall policy …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
‘Daily’ Publisher Disputes Subscription Numbers; Says 5,000 Far Too Low  —  The folks at The Daily aren't ready to talk real numbers but they are upset enough about one set making the rounds now to try to set the record straight.  A piece we republished from our sibling MediaGuardian ends …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
CEO says Hollywood Reporter, Adweek and sister mags not for sale  —  The Hollywood Reporter and its sister magazines Adweek, Billboard and Backstage are up for sale again, according to sources who leaked an item to Claire Atkinson in Friday's New York Post.  —  Not so, insists Richard Beckman …
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Confirmed: The Hollywood Reporter IS for Sale (updated)  —  The Hollywood Reporter and its four sister publications — Billboard, AdWeek, MediaWeek and Brandweek — are up for sale, an individual with knowledge of the proposed transaction told TheWrap on Friday.  —  Related Articles:
James Robinson / Guardian:
Met must hand over phone-hacking evidence  —  Police must pass documents seized from Glenn Mulcaire to lawyers representing growing number of people suing paper  —  The growing number of public figures suing the News of the World won a major high court victory when a judge said Scotland Yard must hand …
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Young CEO Seeks to Reset Ticketmaster With Tech and Transparency  —  Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard.  Photo: Ticketmaster  —  Fifteen years ago, Nathan Hubbard and his band Rockwell Church played Austin's South by Southwest music festival, the gathering of industry insiders and plain ol' fans …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Can HighGear Media Turn Lousy Blog Economics into a Huge Exit?  (TCTV)  —  Earlier today, we posted an interview with Matt Heist, CEO of HighGear Media, an auto blog that hit four million uniques last month.  That may not sound too jaw-dropping but gearheads are a surprisingly neglected online audience …
Thanks:jbirk
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
AP Stylebook Finally Changes “e-mail” to “email”  —  The AP Stylebook, the de facto style and usage guide for much of the news media, announced on Friday that the abbreviated term for “electronic mail” is losing a hyphen, and with it, a relic of a simpler time when Internet technology needed to be explained very carefully.
 
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