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2:50 PM ET, March 7, 2010

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Disney Pulls ABC From Cablevision After Deal Fails  —  The Walt Disney Company pulled its ABC station from Cablevision at 12:01 a.m. Sunday after failing to reach an agreement with the cable provider on a new contract, potentially leaving about three million cable customers in New York …
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ABC goes black at midnight, frustrating Cablevision customers  —  ABC has gone dark.  —  Seconds after midnight, Channel 7 disappeared from the screens of Cablevision customers right in the middle of a repeat episode of “Lost.”  —  Moments later a white screen appeared with a defiant message from ABC …
Discussion: Gothamist and Chickaboomer
Venuri Siriwardane / New Jersey Online:
ABC pulls signal from Cablevision just hours before the Oscars … Channel 7 went dark in parts of New Jersey this morning as Disney and Cablevision remained mired in a distribution stalemate.  —  The midnight blackout occurred just hours before ABC's telecast of the Academy Awards …
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
Has business press lost touch with the tech industry?  —  A new report by ITDatabase that examines tech coverage over the last six months from eight top business news publications raises some questions, in particular: Does the business press factor companies' revenue and profits into their tech editorial agenda?
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.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Powerful, Niche Audiences Gather Around Live Web Programming to Build New Media Brands  —  While the audiences for viewing of live events might be relatively small, it can be influential for the publishers seeking to build a brand, says Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3 …
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Left gears up to fight media wars  —  From a glitzy new office in downtown Washington, the ideological war over the media is fully engaged.  —  Six years after its founding to counter what it said was “conservative misinformation,” Media Matters for America employs a staff of 70 …
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Journalistic Shoplifting  —  ZACHERY KOUWE, a Times business reporter for a little over a year, resigned last month after he was accused of plagiarizing from The Wall Street Journal.  An internal review of his work turned up more articles — he said he was shown four — containing copy clearly lifted from other news sources.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jack D. Lail / Random Mumblings:
Letter from the epicenter  —  Editor & Publisher Editor Mark Fitzgerald notes that with the departure of Rusty Coats from E.W. Scripps and the newspaper industry, “that's two Internet thinkers gone from the business in this young year.  E&P's current Editor of the Year departed Gazette Communications …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love  —  Did you know that blocking ads truly hurts the websites you visit?  We recently learned that many of our readers did not know this, so I'm going to explain why.  —  There is an oft-stated misconception that if a user never clicks on ads …
Tammy La Gorce / New York Times:
A Vibrant Culture of Food Blogging  —  AT Bistro 55, an upscale restaurant in Rochelle Park, the staff is accustomed not only to customers talking on cellphones, but also to people using phones to take pictures of the food, according to Lorenzo Catlett, the general manager.
Discussion: Screenwerk
 
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