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6:20 PM ET, November 23, 2010

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Viewers May Be Willing to Watch More Ads Online.  Lots More.  —  VIEWERS of television shows on the Web have grown accustomed to 15- and 30-second commercial breaks — a fraction of the time given for commercials on traditional TV.  Would they accept TV-style ad loads?
Joe Flint / Company Town:
In win for networks, federal judge issues temporary restraining order against FilmOn.com  —  A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against FilmOn.com Plc., a company that had been streaming the signals of television stations over the Internet without permission of the stations …
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Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why spreadable doesn't equal viral: A conversation with Henry Jenkins  —  For years, academic Henry Jenkins has been talking about the connections between mainstream content and user-produced content.  From his post as the founder and former co-director of the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT …
Rick Edmonds / The Biz Blog:
6 Months In, Honolulu Civil Beat Still Testing the Market For Paid Conversation  —  Honolulu Civil Beat's six-month anniversary earlier this month roughly coincided with the elections, and the closely-watched online-only pilot chose to celebrate with three days of free access for all.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
News Corp Shells Out $360 Million For EdTech Company Wireless Generation  —  Rupert Murdoch is getting serious about the education business.  First, News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) hires New York City Education Chancellor Joel Klein.  Now, it's acquiring 90 percent of Wireless Generation for roughly $360 million in cash.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Google in Talks to Buy Rights to Miramax Archives  —  It appears Google's possible $4 billion bid for Groupon.com isn't the only big-ticket item the search giant is mulling this holiday season.  —  Google is in talks with Filmyard Holdings about acquiring the rights to Miramax's archives …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Washington Post hires conservative blogger  —  The Washington Post boasts some of the top liberal bloggers, such as Ezra Klein and Greg Sargent.  Now the paper's bringing a conservative into the blog stable.  —  The Post has hired Jennifer Rubin, previously with Commentary magazine …
Discussion: Romenesko and Salon
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Entrepreneurial journalists need to master social media  —  Our entrepreneurial journalism class at Georgetown will be discussing social media the next two weeks.  Of course, you could do a whole course on social media, which offer some of the most important tools an entrepreneurial journalist will use …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Entrepreneurial Journalism curriculum at CUNY  —  Here are the courses that make up the new Entrepreneurial Journalism curriculum at CUNY.  We plan to offer these courses this spring-to our own students and to midcareer journalists.  Once approved by the state, we'll award a certificate and then an MA in entrepreneurial journalism.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AOL Boasts About Its Supersized Video Offering, and Puts Ran Harnevo in Charge  —  A couple of months ago AOL laid out $65 million for video distributor 5Min Media.  What did it get for its money?  —  A lot of video!  AOL says that 5Min's library and distribution deals …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Another setback for non-profit news  —  A year ago, I wrote that David S. Bennahum might do for non-profit journalism what Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, did for hamburgers.  But it has not worked out that way.  —  Bennahum's disciplined approach to franchising a network …
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Why Gawker May Have A Strong Legal Case In Its Fight With Palin  —  Last week, after Sarah Palin's publisher, HarperCollins, sued Gawker for copyright infringement over publication of 21 pages of leaked text from her new book, Politico rounded up several legal bloggers' views on the case.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Why Media Apps Aren't as Good a Business as They Seem  —  This is not a life preserver.  Image via Wikipedia  —  It's long been an article of faith among media optimists that the shift to digital publishing would be a good thing for publishers in the long run, freeing them of the burden …
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
ProPublica starts using Journalism Online's Press+ to encourage donations  —  ProPublica is to start using Journalism Online's Press+ e-commerce platform to collect donations from readers, a press release announced yesterday.  Readers of the top investigative journalism outlet's stories …
Electronista:
Apple, News Corp seen launchng Daily, iTunes subs on Dec. 9  —  News Corp's iPad-friendly news source, the Daily, has had its launch details and subscription plans narrowed down in a possible leak this afternoon.  An event is reportedly slated for December 9.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
News Corp's Upcoming iPad App ‘The Daily’ …
 
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