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7:50 PM ET, December 13, 2010

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Tim Arango / New York Times:
Time Warner Views Netflix as a Fading Star  —  For the past year, executives at big media companies have watched Netflix with growing resentment — for its success in delivering movies and television shows via the Internet, for its stock price nearly quadrupling, for its chief executive …
David Carr / New York Times:
WikiLeaks Taps Power of the Press  —  Has WikiLeaks changed journalism forever?  —  Perhaps.  Or maybe it was the other way around.  —  Think back to 2008, when WikiLeaks simply released documents that suggested the government of Kenya had looted its country.  The follow-up in the mainstream media was decidedly muted.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Reuters and The Wire
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Judiciary panel to take up Espionage Act, legal options against WikiLeaks
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Thanks:gnagesh
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The great paywall debate: Will The New York Times' new model work?  —  Editor's Note: We're wrapping up 2010 by asking some of the smartest people in journalism what the new year will bring.  —  Many of their predictions centered on what may be the most anticipated business-model shift of 2011 …
Discussion: Poynter
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Steven Brill / Nieman Journalism Lab:   2011 will bring ebook battles, paywall successes, and a new model …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAB Head Rothenberg Named Time Inc.'s Digital Chief  —  This is probably the biggest change during Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jack Griffin's three-month tenure: Randall Rothenberg, the president and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, has been named EVP, Chief Digital Officer of Time Inc., a new position at the company.
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Time Inc. Opening Up On Digital Initiatives  —  Q+A with CEO Jack Griffin and New Digital Officer Randall Rothenberg on Apps, Acquisitions and Pay Walls  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin and new chief digital officer Randall Rothenberg, formerly CEO …
Clay Shirky / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What will 2011 bring for journalism?  Clay Shirky predicts widespread disruptions for syndication  —  Editor's Note: To mark the end of the year, we at the Lab decided to ask some of the smartest people we know what they thought 2011 would bring for journalism.
Discussion: GigaOM and The Atlantic Online
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites  —  Search Giant Displays Its Own Health, Shopping, Local Content Ahead of Links to Competing Sites  —  Google Inc. increasingly is promoting some of its own content over that of rival websites when users perform an online search, prompting competing sites to cry foul.
Jason Salzman / The Big Media Blog:
Bloggers and legacy media deserve fair credit for stories  —  In a public discussion Wed. of media coverage of the 2010 election, The Denver Post's political editor Curtis Hubbard said if The Post reports on a news story that's appeared previously in another outlet, the newspaper is committed …
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Jason Salzman / The Huffington Post:   Why a Scoop Still Matters
Daniel Kennedy / The Firewall:
The Real Lessons Of Gawker's Security Mess  —  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  Gossip site Gawker has experienced a large data breach whose scale fully came to light Sunday.  The group that calls itself Gnosis claimed and provided evidence of responsibility …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Internet Now as Popular as TV, Survey Shows  —  The average U.S. consumer now spends as much time online as watching television, according to research being released today by Forrester.  —  To technophiles, it might seem strange to think of people ever watching TV more than they surfed the Web.
Warren Watson / SABEW:
SABEW survey: Freelancers make $25,000 to $30,000  —  Freelance business journalists in North America make an average of $25,000 to $30,000 a year, and two out of every five were laid off, according to an informal survey conducted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Video Start-up ‘Big Think’ Finds Profitability and Expands Business Model  —  New York-based Big Think, which launched in early 2008 with seed capital from Lawrence Summers*, President Obama's Director of the National Economic Council, and other investors including Peter Thiel …
Discussion: WebNewser
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Public Broadcaster Is to Sell Current, a Trade Publication  —  Current, the newspaper that has covered the public broadcasting business every two weeks for three decades, is leaving the hands of its longtime owner, WNET.org, the New York City public broadcaster.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, On Media's Blog and Poynter
Crain's New York:
AOL tries a do-it-yourself reinvention  —  Two months after reports first appeared that AOL was looking to merge with Yahoo in a bold bid to speed up its turnaround, the Manhattan-based Web veteran has abandoned its quest, according to an industry insider with knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: SAI
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
GROUPON CLIPPING  —  The history of the Internet is, in part, a series of opportunities missed: the major record labels let Apple take over the digital-music business; Blockbuster refused to buy Netflix for a mere fifty million dollars; Excite turned down the chance to acquire Google for less than a million dollars.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ameet Sachdev / Chicago Tribune:
Creditors sue to get money back from Tribune Co. executives, managers  —  About 200 lawsuits have been filed separately against former, current employees  —  Owen Youngman worked for the Chicago Tribune for 37 years.  When the newspaper's parent, Tribune Co., went private in December 2007 …
Discussion: Poynter and paidContent
 
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Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Report: 193 New Mag Launches, 176 Closures in 2010
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Daily News Undercuts Post with Dirt-Cheap iPad App
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Soup
Guardian:
Digital media can herald a new golden age for foreign reporting l Richard Sambrook
USA Today:
Do Not Track effort could revolutionaize online ad industry
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
What Privacy Problem?  Web Ad Targeter Media6Degrees Raises $17 Million
Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Crams for Classes
Discussion: New York Observer and FishbowlNY
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Washington Examiner Helps Capture Fugitives
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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Adam Sternbergh / New York Magazine:
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Sean Macaulay / The Daily Beast:
The Man Behind Piers Morgan
Discussion: TVNewser
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Marketers Test Ads in E-Books
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone-hacking inquiry left a mountain of evidence unexplored
Discussion: Press Gazette
Raleigh News & Observer:
Citizen journalists can fill the gaps
Discussion: Global Vue
New York Post:
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