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9:05 AM 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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Alex Pareene / Salon:
The stupid saga of Andrew Breitbart and the Huffington Post  —  So!  Arianna Huffington — recently put in charge of all the “content” at AOL following the dial-up ISP's acquisition of her former “liberal Drudge” Internet newspaper — gave a blog to her old friend Andrew Breitbart.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Note to Our Readers on the Times Pay Model and the Economics of Reporting  —  Let me say up front that I have some mixed feelings about The New York Times's metered model, which takes effect on March 28.  I'd encourage you to read my colleague David Carr's take, as well as some of the many analyses …
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Sunday paper/tablet subscriptions
Discussion: CJR and Editors Weblog
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:   UK Times Plans Upgrade To Its ‘Berlin Wall’
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
The New York Times subscription plan doesn't protect print, it promotes the mobile Web
Discussion: Boing Boing and FishbowlNY
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 …
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 …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
How 'Hamlet's BlackBerry' & ‘Think Quarterly’ show why we should stop toggling between screens and stretch our minds  —  Google, the company that helped create our culture of constantly clicking, has unveiled Think Quarterly, a new magazine aimed at creating “breathing space in a busy world.”
Discussion: Guardian
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Self-Publisher Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's  —  Amanda Hocking, the 26-year-old author who shot to fame by selling more than a million copies of her self-published books, has signed up with a traditional publisher for her next series.  —  St. Martin's Press, part of Macmillan …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Google begins testing Google Music internally  —  Google has begun testing Google Music internally, a sign that the much anticipated service is nearly ready to launch.  —  Google employees have begun a process commonly referred to in Silicon Valley as dog fooding, when employees try …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Ads Move Forward by Carving Up The Globe  —  A small but important step in the evolution of Twitter's ad business: The company is now letting some marketers segment some of their purchases by location.  —  Which means a Twitter user in, say, the U.K. may now see a different ad than one in the U.S.
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.
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.”
Sonya Hubbard / footnoted.com:
Reading the fine print on pay at WaPo...  Last spring, the co-chairs of The Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild wrote an open letter to The Washington Post Company's (WPO) publisher, Katharine Weymouth, expressing their disappointment that Weymouth - a granddaughter of the Post's legendary Katharine Graham …
Discussion: Poynter
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Starz to delay new series on Netflix streaming, movies may follow  —  Add Starz to the list of premium cable channels pulling away from Netflix.  —  Just two days after Showtime said it would soon stop making its original series available to stream from Netflix, Liberty Media's Starz …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Find The Best Stuff Around You With Village Voice Media's “Best Of ...” App  —  In the era of crowd-sourced recommendation services it's hard to remember that people actually recommend stuff for a living.  My old employer Village Voice Media, which built the foundation of its 20 online properties …
Discussion: Riptide 2.0
 
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Little Aspera Moving Giant Video Files for iTunes, BBC, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Most of Hollywood
Discussion: Future of Journalism and GigaOM
Nieman Journalism Lab:
The power of brand to inspire bias: How do perceptions of Al Jazeera English change once the logo's gone?
Discussion: Accuracy in Media
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Time Warner Cable iPad flap heats up
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
McKinsey Back at Condé Nast for Phase Three
Discussion: New York Magazine
Sam Gustin / Wired.com:
Google Books Deal Not Dead, Only Resting, Authors' Lawyer Says
Discussion: Rough Type
Jared Keller / The Atlantic Wire:
Mark Armstrong: What I Read
Discussion: Gadgetwise, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Robert MacMillan:
Calling people at home for a story? You heathen!
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Writer's disclosure: I used to buy pot from my story subject
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Jonathan Berr / DailyFinance:
Guess Who's Making Money? NPR
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Poynter
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Now Helps You Make Movies...Without A Camera
Discussion: Techland and Fast Company
Marc Karimzadeh / WWD:
Barneys New York Teams With Carine Roitfeld
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Cordray Exits Hearst Magazines For Pitney Bowes' Volly
Discussion: MinOnline, FishbowlNY and MediaMemo
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Google Is Not About To Become A Magazine Publisher
Gail Shister / mediabistro.com:
‘I know the difference between journalism and a slogan. Keeping them honest is a slogan.’