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11:55 AM ET, March 25, 2010


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Magazines' New Barker: iPad  —  Advertisers Gather Around as Publishers Tout Tablet Device's Bells and Whistles  —  A laundry list of open questions about Apple's iPad isn't keeping magazine publishers and advertisers from lining up for the launch of the tablet computer next week.
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Advertisers Show Interest in iPad  —  Advertisers initially approached new media as if they were going duck hunting, tiptoeing cautiously into the waters of mobile phones and the Internet.  —  With the iPad, it's big-game season.  —  Getting ready for the April 3 iPad introduction …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
WSJ on iPad for $17.99 a month, magazines to be at or near newsstand prices?  —  The Wall Street Journal is running a piece that focuses on ad sales for the iPad.  Pretty boring stuff except for a few nuggets related to the actual content we crave.  Rupert Murdoch already confirmed …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Roger Ebert / Roger Ebert's Journal:
See you at the movies  —  Yes, Chaz and I are still going ahead with our plans for a new movie review program on television.  No, Wednesday's cancellation of “At the Movies” hasn't discouraged us.  We believe a market still exists for a weekly show where a couple of critics review new movies.
Hollywoodreporter / The Live Feed | THR:
Long-running review show ‘At the Movies’ canceled  —  The balcony is closed.  —  This is the last season of “At the Movies,” the long-running syndicated review show made into a hit in the 1980s by dueling Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.  —  The show's roots go back to 1975's “Sneak Previews.”
Richard Perez-Pena / Media Decoder:
It's Official: 2009 Was Worst Year for the Newpaper Business in Decades  —  It's no surprise that 2009 was the worst year the newspaper business has had in decades, but the scale of the damage, shown in figures released Wednesday by the Newspaper Association of America, is stunning.
Martin Langeveld / News after Newspapers:
“Velocity of ad decline is moderating,” NAA chief says of Q4 losses
Discussion: Guardian
Trevor Butterworth / Forbes:
The Race Between Technology And Journalism  —  Why the agile will inherit the media.  —  In their 2008 book, The Race Between Education and Technology, Harvard economists Claudia Goldin and Laurence Katz argue that technological advancement was a major spur to educational attainment for the U.S. …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
How big is a nugget-of-news?  —  I finally did a little project I've had on my to-do list for a long time.  —  The question is this.  If Twitter is a news-delivery service, and I believe it is, what are the real dimensions of a nugget of news?  —  We've been living with the limit imposed …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Breaking: Clusterstock Editor John Carney Fired by Business Insider  —  ​Gawker Media owner Nick Denton Tweeted earlier this evening, asking if the rumors he'd heard about Business Insider editor John Carney's firing were true.  Well, Nick, here's your answer: John Carney …
Discussion: Felix Salmon and Rise If You Must
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
GlobalPost embraces challenge of covering world news as U.S. papers trim bureaus  —  The morning after a powerful earthquake struck Chile, “Face the Nation” was frantically trying to find a journalist in the suddenly ravaged country.  —  With phone lines jammed and major news outlets caught flat-footed …
Discussion: Romenesko
Jeff Sneider / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Knightley, Bana, Gere Join 'Emperor's Children'  —  Noah Baumbach ("Greenberg") has signed on to direct “The Emperor's Children” for Imagine Entertainment, sliding into the position that had previously been held by Ron Howard, who will now produce with partner Brian Grazer.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
SF Chronicle to launch expanded biz section with help from Bloomberg  —  The San Francisco Chronicle announced Wednesday that it would launch this Sunday an expanded business news section with the help of Bloomberg News called Business Report.  —  Business Report will be comprised …
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
‘Fred: The Movie’ Lands on Nickelodeon  —  Fred is headed to television.  —  In a first-of-its-kind deal for the children's entertainment business, Nickelodeon is betting that a Web phenomenon - a tantrum-throwing 6-year-old named Fred Figglehorn - could blossom into a franchise.
Discussion: Variety and Movieline
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Exclusive: iPad iBooks Pricing Revealed - Matches The Kindle  —  The launch of the iPad has caused a veritable war over eBook pricing between Apple and Amazon.  To promote the Kindle and expand its market share, Amazon sells kindle editions of newly released and best selling books at a loss.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
New Y Combinator Video Startups: Zencoder, Embedster, NowMov, Embedly  —  OK, so let's just get this one thing out of the way.  There are startups named both “Embedster” and “Embedly” in the current batch of Y Combinator companies, which gave demos this week for investors and press …
Discussion: GigaOM
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Wanted: Online Ad Sales Heads for Both Yahoo and Microsoft  —  Even though they are two of the Internet's largest advertising businesses, both Yahoo and Microsoft are without top execs to lead those units.  —  Worse, both are just entering a complex online ad sales and search partnership together …
Dan / Xark!:
Blogging in the new decade  —  As Xark approaches its fifth anniversary (I began building it in June 2005, but its conceptual roots reached back to earlier that spring), I find myself increasingly drawn to understanding not only what it has become, but what shaped it.
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
2 JWT Executives to Open Their Own Agency  —  Two longtime senior executives at JWT in New York, part of the WPP Group, are leaving to start their own agency in a departure that comes as a huge surprise.  —  The executives are Ty Montague and Rosemarie Ryan, who had been co-presidents for the North American operations of JWT.
Scott Greczkowski / Multichannel News:
Is DISH Network Buying TiVo?  —  Things are getting interesting in the rumor department, as Barrons is reporting a rumor which has DISH Network looking to buy TIVO.  ( ly/ 2010/03/24/tivo-rallies-on-dish-bid- rumor/)  —  Shares of TIVO shot up almost fifty cents …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
David Kaplan / paidContent:
SEC Watch: Washington Post's Graham's Compensation Cut In Half Last Year; Weymouth Gets Big Bonus  —  In contrast to senior executives at the NYTCo (NYSE: NYT) and Gannett (NYSE: GCI), who took home more money in '09 than the year before, Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) chairman …
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher: Launches New Video Series  —  NEW YORK The Boston Globe on Wednesday launched a new video series on to air during peak traffic hours on weekdays.  Globe Today is a minute and a half take on the day's top stories and weather similar to a broadcast news segment.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
How Adam Carolla Became a Podcast Superstar  —  Adam Carolla is a master builder who created this glass office.  His next project?  Building his podcast network to profitability.  Photographs by Jeff Minton  —  Radio-and-TV personality Adam Carolla stumbled into podcasting and immediately became its No. 1 star.
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