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1:35 PM ET, March 22, 2011

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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  —  The New York Times paywall is costing the newspaper $40-$50 million to design and construct, Bloomberg has reported.  —  And it can be defeated through four lines of Javascript.
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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.
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
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The NY Times: Un-Free At Last!
Discussion: TheMediaBriefing
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 …
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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
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Freed Times Journalists Give Account of Captivity  —  The Libyan government freed four New York Times journalists on Monday, six days after they were captured while covering the conflict between government and rebel forces in the eastern city of Ajdabiya.  They were released into the custody …
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New York Times:
A Dangerous Pursuit  —  In a world where most people consume their news safely, perhaps in a comfortable chair on some electronic device, it is worth remembering how dangerous news-gathering has become.  Monday's release of four New York Times staff members in Libya was a powerful reminder …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Warning Shots?  Glenn Beck To Poach Fox News Bigwig, Suggesting Big Plans  —  It would be fair to say that the relationship between Fox News and Glenn Beck is being...tested.  A recent NY Times column that suggested that Fox News was considering life without its controversial star has led …
Los Angeles Times:
News Corp. exec's new rallying cry: Pay up  —  A likely successor to CEO Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. president Chase Carey has moved fast to secure new revenue streams for the media giant.  —  In Chase Carey's first stint at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., he was instrumental in reinventing Fox …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
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
Committee to Protect Journalists:
In Ivory Coast, journalists pick sides or flee  —  Reporting on the power struggle in Ivory Coast is increasingly perilous, with journalists facing a climate of threats, intimidation, and attacks that has forced many to choose between adopting partisan coverage or fleeing to safety.
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.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Poynter
 
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Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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