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7:30 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
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 …
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.
Arthur S. Brisbane / The Public Editor's Journal:
Additional Letters: Too Little Information  —  Following up on the reader letters that appeared in my print column for this week, here are some additional letters via e-mail to my two columns, An American in Pakistan and Business News You Didn't Read Here.  —  Dear Mr. Brisbane:
Discussion: New York Times
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 …
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.
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
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Faced with a strike, The Huffington Post says: “Our bloggers are happy.”
Discussion: Cision and Wired In Blog| BNET, Thanks:cbm
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
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 …
 
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

 
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