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2:36 AM ET, March 19, 2011

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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Lincoln Ad Offers Free Access to New York Times Online for Rest of 2011  —  One More Loophole in Pay Scheme, to the Benefit of an Advertiser  —  The New York Times built in one more loophole to its online pay meter scheme than it mentioned yesterday: Interstitial ads from Lincoln …
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LAT Blogs / The Big Picture:
The war between Fox News and the New York Times hits the bestseller list
Discussion: Poynter and Mediaite
Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
New York Times subscription plans all about one challenge: Reader migration
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
New York Times Paywall Workaround Springs Up Already
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.
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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 …
David Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists  —  TRIPOLI, Libya — Four New York Times journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday were captured by forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and will be released Friday, his son, Seif Islam el-Qaddafi, told Christiane Amanpour in an ABC News interview.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo Claims Its Bloggers Aren't Writers.  Is That True?  —  Accused by the Newspaper Guild of undermining journalism and victimizing journalists, the Huffington Post says it's not the case.  No surprise there.  What's interesting is how the news-and-blogs site chose to justify itself …
Discussion: Poynter
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Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Faced with a strike, The Huffington Post says: “Our bloggers are happy.”
Discussion: Top Digital Journal News, Cision and CJR, Thanks:cbm
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Bets Big On “House Of Cards” But Swears It's Not a Strategy Shift: Q&A With Content Boss Ted Sarandos  —  Netflix has bought its first TV show which doesn't exist yet.  The company has finalized a deal to distribute two seasons of “House Of Cards”, a yet-to-be produced political drama directed …
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.
Ian Cobain / Guardian:
US spy operation that manipulates social media  —  Military's ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda  —  Jeff Jarvis: Washington shows the morals of a clumsy spammer  —  The US military is developing software that will let it secretly …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
VentureBeat executive editor leaving  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  Owen Thomas, the executive editor of the VentureBeat tech news site, is leaving after about a year with the California-based news service.  —  Thomas is leaving to become founding editor of a new media start-up, sources told Talking Biz News.
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
Deborah Potter / NewsLab:
Using Facebook for a TV investigation  —  Want more proof that social media are great reporting tools?  Look no farther than “Keys to the Castle” an investigative story Jace Larson reported for KUSA in Denver that picked up a 2011 duPont-Columbia Award.  The story uncovered a housing scam …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Gillian Reagan / Capital New York:
To make a long story ... long?  Remnick, Glass and friends see a big future in long-form journalism  —  Recently, New Yorker editor David Remnick was talking to one of his writers about “this three-dimensional notion” of the magazine story enabled by the iPad—a promise very much on the minds …
Andrew Damstedt / American Journalism Review:
Digging Beneath the Surface  —  McClatchy's new Washington bureau chief is a champion of aggressive reporting.  Posted: Fri, March 18, 2011  —  Andrew Damstedt (adamstedt@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  When he took over as chief of McClatchy's Washington, D.C. …
Discussion: Poynter
 
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Mobile devices creating their own niche for news delivery
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Summit Scandal At The Hollywood Reporter
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Max Colchester / Wall Street Journal:
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