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12:55 AM ET, November 25, 2010


 Top News: 
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Why the iPad Newspaper is Doomed  —  It's slow and backward  —  The Daily will be put to bed each night for consumption the next day, just like a newspaper.  As David Carr put it in the New York Times, “a button will be pushed and it will be ‘printed’ for the next morning.”
James Poniewozik / Time:
The Tick, Tick, Tick of the Times  —  The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, there was more news than the country could bear and more than a TV screen could fit.  Beyond the plane crashes and burning buildings, reports and rumors abounded of other attacks, explosions, evacuations.
Discussion: Inside Cable News and TVNewser
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A/B testing for headlines: Now available for WordPress  —  Audience data is the new currency in journalism.  I don't just mean the traditional Costco buy-in-bulk kind — “our readers are 52 percent male, 46 percent over $75,000 household income, 14 percent under age 35,” and so on.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals:
How are publishers budgeting for mobile?  —  Mobile publishing is getting plenty of attention, but is the money following?  Much like the transition to web publishing, media companies must answer one big question as they forge ahead into the mobile space: How do we pay for it?
Discussion: Bloomberg
Wall Street Journal:
Shunned Profiling Technology on the Verge of Comeback  —  One of the most potentially intrusive technologies for profiling and targeting Internet users with ads is on the verge of a comeback, two years after an outcry by privacy advocates in the U.S. and Britain appeared to kill it.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Bleacher Report's Brian Grey Talks About New Content Biz, as Patrick Keane Joins Board  —  Earlier this week, BoomTown went downtown to the San Francisco HQ of Bleacher Report, one of the many interesting efforts trying to change the way content is made and distributed.
Rend Smith / Washington City Paper:
What's Tweeting Courtland Milloy?  —  The Washington Post columnist tweaks D.C.'s newcomers as “myopic little twits,” but is he the crotchety grandpa the city needs?  —  FULL ARTICLE  —  With slicked back hair and a dapper sport coat, Courtland Milloy could be confused for a preacher.
Discussion: Romenesko
@loisbeckett > 140:
Wish fulfillment: How would you reinvent a weekly magazine?  —  Imagine you just became the the editor of a weekly magazine.  You produce a 16ish-page tab once a week, plus whatever you want on the web.  You have no advertisers, no responsibility to earn money, and a bunch of smart …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Comcast, NBC argue against sharing with Internet TV  —  Comcast and NBC Universal executives met with senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission this week, urging the agency against conditions to their proposed merger that would require the new company to provide shows and movies to Internet video distributors.
Phil Villarreal / The Consumerist:
Why Amazon Studios Is Bad For Wannabe Screenwriters  —  Entering the production side of the movie industry, Amazon launched Amazon Studios, which offers writers and filmmakers a potential way to break into the industry by offering up their work to Amazon for exclusive, 18-month contracts.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Why check in to TV shows?  Miso's new answer: For the deals  —  Whenever I talk about apps that allow users to share what they're watching with friends by “checking in” to a TV show, the first question anyone asks me is, 'Why the heck would I want to do that?
Discussion: The Next Web
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Bad Robot?  Android Is Limiting Publishers' Payment Prospects  —  Publishers are increasingly confident about the prospects for tablet editions in the post-print area.  But, when it comes to actually monetising the opportunity, Android's limitations mean iTunes Store remains the only real game in town for the forseeable future.
Discussion: Fast Company and TeleRead
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