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1:45 AM ET, May 5, 2011


 Top News: 
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Hearst Strikes Deal with Apple on iPad Subscriptions  —  In a big win for Apple Inc., magazine publisher Hearst Corp. has agreed to sell subscriptions to the iPad editions of a range of its publications through iTunes, beginning with three of its popular magazines, the publisher said.
Nat Ives / AdAge:   Hearst Makes Deal to Sell Subscriptions on iPad, But Will Conde Nast Deliver First?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp. Revenue, Earnings Miss; MySpace Still Burning Money  —  A first look at News Corp.'s March quarter earnings: Revenues of $8.26 billion and adjusted earnings of $0.26 per share.  Analysts were looking for revenue of $8.42 billion and earnings of $0.27 per share.
Peter Kafka / @pkafka:
Discussion: The Wire
MG Siegler / parislemon:
On Bin Laden Killing Tech Blogging  —  The information in the image above is not surprising at all.  But still pathetic.  —  Imagine that, you write 35 200-word posts featuring the words “Bin Laden” in the headline and they pull in traffic on the day it's one of the most searched terms ever.
Discussion: @fredericl and @sg, more at Techmeme »
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Why Rush for an iPad App?  Fortune's New Web App Starts With Your Browser  —  Web Apps Are on the Rise, but Will Consumers Adopt Them?  —  Instead of limiting its next app to one device like the iPad, Fortune magazine has built a new app to run inside web browsers on a variety of platforms.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New York Times scouts for Arango's replacement as media desk doc generates buzz  —  The just-released trailer for Andrew Rossi's forthcoming documentary about New York Times media reporters has been a hot topic among media gossips this week.  —  In the footage (see above) …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Huffington Post
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups  —  Do groups have genetic structures?  If so, can they be modified?  —  Those are two central questions for Thomas Malone, a professor of management and an expert in organizational structure …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes: We Love Netflix!  They Can Have All Our Old Stuff!  —  Last fall, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes began publicly beating up on Netflix, in interviews where he compared the video rental company to “the Albanian army"-or, alternately, a “200-pound chimp.”
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
Al Jazeera English to be honored with Columbia Journalism Award  —  Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will bestow its highest honor, the Columbia Journalism Award, to Al Jazeera English.  The award is given annually during the school's commencement ceremony to recognize …
Discussion: @niemanlab and @jayrosen_nyu
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Google TV Aims to Turn the Channel With New Release Later This Year  —  Google TV may not have won over many critics or fans with its first season, but Google still thinks it could be a long-term hit.  —  Before renewing the product for another season, though, Google is making a number of changes to the script.
Andy Boyle:
Thoughts on Remembering the Storm's design and implementation: Part One  —  At 1:07 p.m. on April 29, I launched a news application faster than I dreamed possible: In almost 24 hours.  Now that I have a few days to look back at the process of designing it, I thought it would be beneficial …
One Reporter's Notebook:
Reporting from analytics: Example  —  I've written before on writing from analytics, but what happened today was just such a good example, I think it's worth sharing.  Briefly: checking out my site analytics, and taking clues from them led me to an unreported homicide.  —  Here's the step-by-step.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
WSJ Creates Web-Based Subscription Service For CFOs  —  The Wall Street Journal is drilling down on niche audiences and is now selling subscriptions to a web-based news service aimed at chief financial officers and similar executives.  CFO Journal is the latest in a series …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and MediaPost
Henry Jenkins / Confessions of an Aca/Fan:
What can Journalists Learn from The Daily Show: An Interview with Amber Day (Part One)  —  In case anyone was wondering, I'm not dead...yet.  I seem to have spent the past few weeks AWOL on this blog, having gotten my rhythm thrown off over a particular intense period of activity on my part.
Discussion: Splitsider
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Meet the first network TV journalist on Twitter  —  His name is @newmediajim.  Or to be precise, Jim Long, a photojournalist for NBC News who joined Twitter on October 24, 2006.  Today, he has over 42,000 followers — more than many on-air correspondents.  —  “I would wager that I was the …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Associated Press Won't Cover Fox News GOP Debate  —  The Associated Press will not be covering Thursdayâs Republican presidential debate âbecause of restrictions placed on media access,â according to an advisory the wire service sent out Wednesday night.
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Discussion: TVNewser, and The Wire
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Howcast Co-Founder Jumps to Daily Beast
Discussion: BoomTown and Mobilized
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NYT's Nisenholtz Calls Reported 300,000 Digital Sub Goal ‘Inaccurate’
Discussion: Poynter
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
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Oliver Reichenstein / Information Architects:
Business Class: Freemium for News?
Discussion: GigaOM
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Reuters Bringing Live Video News to Publishers Big and Small
Discussion: paidContent and Talking Biz News
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Drew Big TV Crowd
Discussion: WatchingTV Online
Ben Kunz / Thought Gadgets:
Why 1to1 personalization hasn't arrived (hint: media loses money)