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4:45 PM ET, March 22, 2011

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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Asks Twitter to Shut Down Paywall Dodgers  —  There are plenty of ways to tunnel under or through The New York Times's new online paywall, but if you're not careful about how you do it, the Times will shut you down.  —  That's what's about to happen to FreeNYTimes …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Leaky New York Times Paywall & How “Google Limits” Led To “Search Engine Limits”  —  How did we go from the New York Times seeming to single out visitors from Google with a “5 free visit per day” policy to supposedly all search engines being limited in such a way?
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
NYTimes Paywall Limit To Extend Beyond Google To “All Major Search Engines”  —  more info (via: Wylio)When the details of the New York Times paywall/fence were announced on Thursday, Times PR representatives told press that it would be placing a five article a day limit on Google referrals, and only Google referrals.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
That was quick: Four lines of code is all it takes for The New York Times' paywall to come tumbling down
Adrian Holovaty / The EveryBlock Blog:
EveryBlock's first major redesign  —  We've just launched the first major redesign of EveryBlock.  —  Driven by the feedback we've been getting over the past year, we've not only changed the way the site looks, we've also changed the site's focus.  In short, we're shifting from being a news feed …
Discussion: Poynter
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Hyperlocal News Source EveryBlock Relaunches As Community Site  —  EveryBlock, a hyperlocal news site acquired by msnbc.com in August 2009, unveiled a new version Monday designed to encourage conversation and collaboration among neighbors.  —  “We're shifting from a one-way newsfeed …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
WSJ Launching Single-Issue Downloads For iPad  —  Looking to get more subscribers for its iPad app, The Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) will start selling single-issue digital versions of its morning paper for $1.99 in the iTunes App store tomorrow.  In a conversation last week with Alisa Bowen …
David Lieberman / USA Today:
In a renaissance for radio, more listeners are tuning in  —  Radio stations are receiving a surprisingly strong signal from audiences and the financial markets this year, even as they face intensifying competition from satellite and Web-based audio services including Sirius XM Satellite Radio XM and Pandora.
Discussion: rbr.com
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The Huffington Post:
Howard Stern Sues His Bosses  —  LOS ANGELES — Howard Stern and his agent are suing Sirius XM Radio Inc. for failing to pay stock awards they say are due for helping it exceed its subscriber growth targets and go from a distant second to the dominant satellite radio service in the country.
Discussion: The Wire and Digital Daily
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Folds 30 Brands, Including Politics Daily  —  First it was the people.  Now it's the brands.  AOL just notified staffers of a major consolidation of its portfolio of content sites, undertaken as part of its merger with the Huffington Post.  All told, some 30 brands will be “integrated” …
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Some More Bad News For Copyright-Enforcer Righthaven  —  Righthaven, a company that has garnered controversy by suing 250 different blogs and websites over newspaper copyrights, has lost its second case.  The company lost a lawsuit on Friday in a ruling that, if upheld on appeal …
Romaine Bostick / Bloomberg:
Women Hold Fewer Than a Third of Top News Media Jobs, Foundation Reports  —  Women represent less than one third of the main decision makers at news companies worldwide as gender inequality leaves top management and governance dominated by males, the International Women's Media Foundation said.
Bob Buch:
Stop Calling it Content  —  With the New York Times finally erecting its paywall last week, I thought it was relevant to write about the subject of content, and how we value it.  A good friend of mine is a film director and the closest person I know to a professional creative person.
Discussion: The Wire and Fast Company
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Kadafi, Gaddafi, Qaddafi: In The Age Of Search, News Publications Still Struggle With Libya Leader's Name  —  A decades-old dispute involving Libya remains unresolved.  How do news organizations spell the name of Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi?  The exact spelling has a bigger impact these days, where people search for news.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Tim Carmody / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In two years, Amazon moved from journalism savior to afterthought; is today the day the trend reverses?  —  In the brief moment between last week's unveiling of The New York Times's new smartphone- and tablet-centered subscription plans and today's launch of Amazon's Android Appstore …
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Report: CBS News Top-Performing Media Site, MSNBC Most Improved  —  CBS News was named the top media Web site in 2010, followed by Yahoo News and The New York Times, according to an annual report rating sites based on actual Web performance rather than content....
Discussion: Noted
 
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