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5:00 PM ET, March 25, 2011

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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Huffington Post to launch in UK this summer  —  Arianna Huffington to launch UK edition as US news and current affairs website moves to expand internationally  —  Arianna Huffington is to launch a UK edition of the Huffington Post this summer, as the US news and current affairs website recently acquired …
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Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Why HuffPo's British Empire Dreams Could Fall Flat  —  Updated.  First Arianna Huffington conquered America's longstanding web brand, scoring $315 million from AOL, the ear of boss Tim Armstrong and the role of the company's editor-in-chief.  Now she has her sights on the rest of the world — and her first stop is the U.K.
Discussion: Telegraph, Press Gazette and Guardian
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Clarifies: Tweet Our Stories, But Don't Use Our Logo  —  In case you've been wondering why the @freeNYTimes Twitter feed continues to serve up a steady stream of links to New York Times articles even after the paper asked Twitter to shut it down, I have an answer.
Discussion: blogs.forbes.com, Techdirt and Gizmodo
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
New Cable Fight at Hand  —  TV Networks Cry Foul as Time Warner Cable Offers Channels via iPads at Home  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. is digging in its heels in a dispute with several big media companies over whether it can beam live TV channels to Apple Inc. iPads, exposing tensions between …
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Time Warner Cable iPad flap heats up
Jim / Gannett Blog:
Bulletin: CEO Dubow earned $9.4 million last year; includes $1.8M bonus after more layoffs, wage cuts  —  Gannett just disclosed that it paid Chairman and CEO Craig Dubow $9.4 million last year — double his 2009 pay — as the company laid off hundreds of workers and imposed wage cuts on thousands more.
Mandy / Zombie Journalism:
Channeling the news brand on Twitter and Facebook  —  The other day, I mentioned that I've been transitioning TBD's social media channels to a new team and doing some basic training in how to communicate as a news brand.  I got into how news brands need to have a planned persona and strategy …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Relationship between CBS and Couric ending with a whimper, not a bang  —  Katie Couric was chided by David Letterman this week for thinking of leaving her job as anchor of the CBS Evening News.  —  “It's not like it's a temp gig,” Letterman told Couric, reminding her that other anchors “ride into the sunset.”
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Herbert resigns as New York Times columnist  —  Bob Herbert says in his resignation letter: “I have been writing a column for 25 years, nearly 18 at The New York Times.  The deadlines and demands were a useful discipline but for some time now I have grown eager to move beyond the constriction …
Discussion: Media Decoder and The Daily Caller
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
UK Times Plans Upgrade To Its ‘Berlin Wall’
Discussion: On Media's Blog and FT Tech Hub
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Price Tag For Journalism Online Could Go As High As $45 Million  —  RR Donnelley execs aren't talking —neither are Steve Brill and Gordon Crovitz, at least about deal details—but paidContent has learned from multiple sources that the value of the Journalism Online-Press+ deal is in the range …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
OMG, FYI, and LOL enter Oxford English Dictionary, foreshadow the apocalypse  —  In an acknowledgement of the internet's overwhelming influence on the triviality we sometimes refer to as “real life,” the Oxford English Dictionary doyens have decided to add a few of the web's favorite pronouncements to their lexicon.
Aaron Gell / New York Observer:
Voice's Super-Secret Sex Blogs Take Walk of Shame  —  It turns out launching a blog without publically acknowledging its existence may not be the best way to attract an audience, after all.  —  On Wednesday, Village Voice Media gave its sex blogger Jamie Peck notice that the racy sex-news site she'd edited …
Discussion: The Wire
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Numbers Are Hard To Come By, Part 2  —  Everybody cuts corners.  Take me, for example.  Today I could be writing a critique of the Libyan war coverage.  I could be assessing the disaster reporting from Japan or essaying on the difficulties of getting the Syrian uprising story.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Is Syria the next danger zone for journalists?  —  As protests continue to sweep across the Middle East, the situation in Syria is escalating.  Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of the southern city of Dara'a Friday following a deadly government crackdown earlier this week.
Discussion: New York Times and Hot Air
Dan Friedman / Inside AdWords:
Media Ads Joins the New Ad Formats Family  —  Over a year ago we introduced the AdWords New Ad Formats Initiative to bring more relevant ads to Google.com.  Since then, we've launched over a dozen new ad formats, and tested many more.  Our new ad formats are designed to make sure that you're able …
 
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Discussion: Local Media Watch and ClickZ
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
Nieman Journalism Lab:
The power of brand to inspire bias: How do perceptions of Al Jazeera English change once the logo's gone?
Discussion: CJR and Accuracy in Media