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9:15 PM ET, March 25, 2011

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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.
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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.
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 …
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
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: FishbowlNY and The Wire
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.
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 …
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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Spotify Still Hiring-But Not Launching Yet-In the U.S.  —  Most Americans still can't access Spotify.  But some of them can get jobs from the European music streaming service, which is continuing to staff up its New York office in advance of a U.S. launch.  —  The company has brought …
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.
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.”
BBC:
Mexico media agree drug war reporting guidelines  —  The initiative is the first of its kind in Mexico  —  Many of Mexico's leading news organisations have agreed common guidelines on how to cover drug-related violence.  —  Newspapers and broadcasters agreed not to glorify drug traffickers or publish cartel propaganda.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Journal Register's open advisory meeting: Bell, Jarvis, and Rosen put those new media maxims to the test  —  We watchers of media — analysts, theorists, pundits, what you will — make assumptions about journalism that have become, along the way, tenets: Openness and transparency will engender trust. …
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.
 
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