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6:40 PM ET, March 6, 2010


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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Andreessen's Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats”  —  Legend has it that when Cortes landed in Mexico in the 1500s, he ordered his men to burn the ships that had brought them there to remove the possibility of doing anything other than going forward into the unknown.
Discussion: and TeleRead
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
A Cover Ad That Mimics a Newspaper's Front Page  —  The entire first page of The Los Angeles Times on Friday was an ad that looked, in part, like the front page of The Los Angeles Times, as the newspaper again tested the accepted limits on where ads can be published and how they can blur the boundary with news.
Reuters:   L.A. Times sells Disney front page for movie ad
Lynette Rice / Hollywood Insider:
Exclusive: ‘Fringe’ picked up for a third season  —  Sci-fi fans who may be concerned about the state of the genre on network TV (we're looking at you, V and FlashForward) have at least one reason to rejoice: EW has learned exclusively that Fox has picked up Fringe for a third season.
Emilybraham / Online Journalism Blog:
Summary of “Magazines and their websites” - Columbia Journalism Review study by Victor Navasky and Evan Lerner  —  The first study of magazines and their various approaches to websites, undertaken by Columbia Journalism Review, found publishers are still trying to work out how best to utilise the online medium.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redpoint Invests $4.4 Million In Fast Growing Posterous  —  San Francisco based Posterous, a fast growing publishing platform, has taken a $4.4 million investment from Redpoint Ventures.  Partner Satish Dharmaraj, who is also an individual investor in Posterous, led the round and joins …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Brendon Connelly / /Film:
Sin Nombre Director Cary Fukunaga Describes His Musical  —  We might be closing in on the musical for people who don't like musicals (which will do until we find an outright cure for their curious condition).  —  Over the last couple of years, Sin Nombre director Cary Funkunaga has been working on …
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Benjamin Bidder / Spiegel Online:
The Russian-American Battle over Chatroulette  —  Late last year, only 500 people were using the Web site that Andrey Ternovskiy launched.  Now Chatroulette gets around 1.5 million visitors daily.  With Russian billionaires offering him cash and Google on the other line, the Moscow teenager has to make a decision: America or Russia?
Discussion: Mashable!
Drew Grant / Mediaite:
“The Netizens”: When Your Internet Anonymity Will No Longer Protect You  —  This weekend's New York Times Magazine story reads like something out of a Philip K. Dick or William Gibson novel: China's Internet vigilantes or “netizens” who have the time and resources to track you down …
Discussion: Gizmodo and On The Media
Tracy Boyer / Innovative Interactivity:
Student journalism project evolves into humanitarian effort after deadly tsunami  —  In 2006, 20 UNC and Chilean students spent 10 days in Robinson Crusoe Island, off the coast of Chile, to document its land, culture, and people for their award-winning multimedia project, Chasing Crusoe.
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
Future fame (and why it's important)  —  Like a lot of folks, I have a Google search RSS feed based on my name.  Call it vanity or call it “reputation management,” but today's world allows a degree of feedback never known before.  —  Last week, I ran into (and subsequently made friends with) …
Discussion: Joho the Blog
Paul Berton / London Free Press:
Niche journalism strengthens democracy  —  EDITOR'S DESK: London city hall is covered by more journalists than you might think
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Former Book Designer Says Good Riddance to Print  —  A recent blog post by Craig Mod, a self-titled computer programmer, book designer and book publisher, offers a thoughtful and distinctive perspective on the move of books from paper to interactive devices like Apple's iPad.
Jon Weisman / Variety:
TV writer finds haven in blogging  —  Pomerantz shows years haven't tarnished his skills  —  Like writing for TV, blogging is considered a young person's game.  —  But Earl Pomerantz, who toiled on iconic sitcoms for more than three decades, is putting the lie to that notion.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Andrew Jaffe, Who Brought Clios to Adweek, Is Dead at 71  —  Andrew Jaffe, who presided over the expansion of the advertising trade magazine Adweek and helped revitalize the industry's venerable Clio Awards, died on Feb. 26 in Norwalk, Conn. He was 71 and lived in New Canaan, Conn.
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Gifted Hollywood celebrities help brands reach markets  —  For George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and others vying for Academy Awards, success in Sunday's ceremony may well represent the peak of their careers.  —  But if they miss out on a gold statue, there could be consolation in the form …
Katie Scott /
Archiving Britain's web: The legal nightmare explored  —  Websites are gaining increasing recognition as being culturally valuable — as snapshots of our cultural history.  But could a change in the law be the only way to preserve them?  —  An investigation by Katie Scott
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Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Seeking a Future for a Symbol of a Grander Past
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With 100 Million Comments, Topix Has Quietly Become The Local Watering Hole
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Real-time Search Better for News Than Products
Discussion: BoomTown and Scripting News
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Murdoch's NY Post Continues To Source Articles From Bloggers With No Credit
Bobby White / Wall Street Journal:
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De Niro Back For Another ‘Midnight Run’
Discussion: New York Magazine and /Film
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Attention Is the Real Resource
Discussion: Boing Boing
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Candy Crowley on Her New Sunday Role: 'Someone Will Write Me and Say …
John Cook / Gawker:
How ABC News' Brian Ross Staged His Toyota Death Ride
Discussion: Romenesko
Rachel Deahl / Publishers Weekly:
Harper Teen Pays Seven Figures for Debut YA Trilogy
Discussion: The Awl
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Another YouTube Revenue Guess: $1 Billion in 2011