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3:40 PM ET, October 27, 2010

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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Barry Diller On The Daily Beast: “Breaking Even Is Not On Some Distant Shore”  —  The Daily Beast will have a print component at some point and is getting closer to breaking even, Barry Diller, chairman of the website's parent company, IAC, said on a conference call with analysts Wednesday morning.
Discussion: Gawker and eMedia Vitals
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
IAC Says It Wants To Launch A Print ‘Companion’ To The Daily Beast  —  IAC's talks to merge The Daily Beast with Newsweek didn't go anywhere, but IAC (NSDQ: IACI) CEO Barry Diller said during the company's earnings call today that his online news magazine still wants to launch some sort of print product.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter Online:
Curley: Newspapers Now Provide Only 20 Percent of AP Revenue  —  Revenues from newspapers have fallen by about one-third at the Associated Press since 2008, from $220 million a year to about $140 million in 2010, and now make up just over 20 percent of the organization's total revenue.
Discussion: paidContent
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Fans Plot World Series Sweep to Bars, MLB.com Amid Cablevision Shutout  —  Baseball fan Jon Eisenstein set up a new 55-inch, 3-D television at his house ahead of the World Series opener today.  He can't count on watching the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants on it though.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amex's Ad Agency Asks Us To Remove Post, Threatens Future Business  —  An advertising agency that represents American Express took issue with my post yesterday complaining about my failed efforts to get a simple credit card.  In the post, titled Damnit Amex, Give Me A Credit Card …
Discussion: louisgray.com
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The Value of Your Time and How it Impacts the Internet Video vs Traditional TV battle  —  The argument is pervasive.  Kids don't want or need cable.  They have the internet for content.  Why would they pay all that money when they can find most, if not all the entertainment they want and need for free ?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Conde Nast CEO Chuck Townsend Explains The Latest Re-Org: Interview, Memo  —  The Conde Nast re-org that has been hovering for weeks has finally landed, with digital responsibility for brands going to the publishers, Conde Nast Digital converted to an emerging businesses group and ad sales rolled up into Conde Nast Media.
Discussion: Romenesko
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Scott Rosenberg / MediaBugs Blog:
MediaBugs goes national  —  Effective immediately, MediaBugs is expanding its service to handle error reports about media coverage anywhere in the United States.  Previously, we limited our work to the San Francisco Bay Area.  —  Wherever you are in the U.S., and wherever in the country …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
WPP's Kantar Unit Launches Online Video Analytics Platform  —  NEW YORK - In a significant development around online video viewership metrics for marketers and publishers, Kantar Video has launched its new “Videolytics” platform in pubic beta today.  —  Based in London, Kantar is the big global market research unit of WPP.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Comcast Says Its Disappearing Subscribers Aren't Cord-Cutters  —  Comcast lost 275,000 cable subscribers last quarter, and has lost 622,000 in the first nine months of 2010.  More evidence of “cord cutting”?  —  Nope, says the cable giant.  It's evidence that the economy sucks.
Mark Binelli / Rolling Stone:
Conan O'Brien Comes Clean  —  He has overcome his depression and anger.  Now the comedy genius is ready for one last late-night ride  —  By … In July, shortly after his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour wrapped up, Conan O'Brien began visiting the set of his new talk show …
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
Guardian's Rusbridger and Die Zeit's Blau on collaborative journalism and how to fund it  —  Zeit Online editor-in-chief Wolfgang Blau and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger agreed on the importance of collaborative journalism at their papers at a debate in Berlin last week.
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Lawmakers divided over whether NBC-Comcast merger would aid diversity  —  Lawmakers are increasingly divided on whether Comcast's proposed acquisition of NBC Universal would help or harm the amount of diversity in the media.  —  The proposed merger has drawn scrutiny from competing media companies …
Thanks:gnagesh
Dpakman / Pakman's Blog:
Why Netflix Won  —  Very few digital media upstarts have been able to build scale businesses in online entertainment.  No startup has succeeded at scale in digital music (with only Apple and, barely, Amazon registering any level of success — these are hardly startups).
Discussion: MediaMemo
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
9 Questions: Zell's Clown Car, The New “100,” Tablets & Print Circ & Daughter of Alesia  —  Angry Tribunites take to the streets!  Juan Williams friends and foes face off!  Maybe, it's true what the political pundits say: these are angry times in America and....maybe in the news world.
Discussion: Romenesko
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Journalism schools: New hyperlocal hubs for publishers?  —  Teaming up with journalism schools has long been a way for publishers to recruit and get inexpensive content in return for giving students coveted bylines and experience for their resumes.  Now, some publishers are taking university …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NY Times reporter defends profile of WikiLeaks' Assange  —  New York Times reporter John F. Burns considers WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange—the subject of a front page profile he co-authored Sunday— to be “an incredibly smart man” with an “extremely high IQ.”
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American Journalism Review:   Spreading Leaks Before WikiLeaks
 
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