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10:00 AM ET, January 17, 2011

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Reuters:
Why is Seeking Alpha paying its contributors?  —  Seeking Alpha has finally started paying its contributors — but I'm not convinced that this is a welcome development.  —  CEO David Jackson announced “three new initiatives” this morning: revenue sharing, a new leaderboard system, and access to statistics.
Discussion: paidContent and IR Web Report
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Why Two Sites Decided To Start Paying Their Writers  —  We hear all the time about sites debating whether to charge consumers for content but whether to pay people to create that content is something they're also tinkering with.  If you needed any proof, there were two examples this week.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Man Bites Dog! Web Publisher Pays Writers
Discussion: VentureBeat
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
IPad Users Prefer Advertising to Pay Model for Content  —  Whopping 86% Said They Would Watch Ads in Order to Receive Free Content Such as TV Shows, Mags  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Media companies everywhere gleefully glommed on to Apple's iPad when it launched in April …
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
For Magazines, a Bitter Pill in iPad  —  The frustration that the country's magazine and newspaper publishers feel toward Apple can sound a lot like a variation on the old relationship gripe, “can't live with 'em, may get left behind without 'em.”  —  Since Apple introduced the iPad last year …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
iPad is Driving 10 Percent of New Digital Subscriptions for the Financial Times
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blog Fight Rules Of Engagement  —  Blog fights happen.  Sometimes for attention, but most of the time because someone is really pissed off about something.  And don't count out big media, they jump right in too when they feel it.  —  No one's ever written down any rules for blog fights that I know of.
Discussion: Joshua Topolsky, SAI and Pluggd.in
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Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
2 AOL Tech Blogs Face Off in a War of Insults
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Piers Morgan Sets Himself as Larry King's Opposite  —  Fifteen minutes into the taping of his interview for “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the radio personality Howard Stern has already talked about his “King of All Media” bluster, his search for approval from his father, and whether he is …
Discussion: NPR and Chickaboomer
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
AOL Bets on Hyperlocal News, Finding Progress Where Many Have Failed  —  SAN FRANCISCO — City council meetings, high school football games and store openings may seem like small town news, but they are critical to AOL's revival effort.  —  Over the last year and a half, AOL …
Discussion: Inman News
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New Yorker's Auletta: ‘Much Of What AOL Publishes Is Piffle’
Discussion: New Yorker
Nancy Franklin / New Yorker:
OWNING IT Oprah Winfrey's new cable channel.  —  Who is Oprah Winfrey and what does she want?  What does she want that she doesn't already have?  And what does she want for us that we don't already have?  None of these questions are new, but, with Winfrey having embarked on an extraordinary venture …
Discussion: Multichannel
Peter Sciretta / /Film:
2011 Golden Globe Award Winners  —  Here is a full listing of award winners from the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  Please feel free to leave your thoughts below.  —  Winners:  —  Best Motion Picture - Drama  — The Social Network  — Black Swan  — The Fighter  — Inception
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Emili Vesilind / All The Rage:
The Golden Globes gifting suites — the freebie fests evolve
Discussion: Guardian, Gawker, The Wire and Daily Mail
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Google Issues DoubleClick AdEx Report Card, Promises Big Lift To Publishers  —  It's been 15 months since Google (NSDQ: GOOG) formally linked AdWords to DoubleClick and launched its display Ad Exchange.  Thanks in part to DoubleClick's established hold on ad dollars, plus an ad recovery …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Uncertain Future of Free Dailies  —  There are signs.  Not necessarily good ones.  At ten in the morning in Paris, you still find piles of free dailies at almost every distribution point.  At four in the afternoon, in the business district, outside one of the busiest subway stations …
Guardian:
News Corp braces for new hacking lawsuits  —  Paul Gascoigne among celebrities planning to sue as Met police release extracts from private investigator's notebooks  —  News Corporation executives have been considering how to draw a line under the News of the World phone-hacking affair …
Discussion: Crikey
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Media World Awaits The Daily to Forge Model for iPad Content  —  Macy's, Verizon, Pepsi, Land Rover and Virgin Sponsor News Corp./Apple Project  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the coming weeks, News Corp. is set to unveil one of its more audacious content bets in recent years: The Daily …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Blogs Drive Beauty Product Purchases  —  Despite increasingly close ties between brands and bloggers, many have asked whether such partnerships bear financial fruit.  The answer, according to women's media network BlogHer, is a resounding ‘Yes!’  —  Indeed, according to a study conducted by BlogHer …
David Carr / New York Times:
Publishing, Without Publishers  —  In the not-so-distant past, a luxury brand like Richemont, the Swiss company that owns Piaget, Dunhill and Montblanc, would have killed for even the slightest attention from Jeremy Langmead, the editor of British Esquire.  —  Now, he works for them, building a menswear e-commerce site.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
The Boy With The Unsold U.S. Rights: Ideas for Disrupting a Publishing Pain Point  —  On the face of things, I don't have a huge amount in common with Stieg Larsson.  For a start I'm not Swedish; and I'm not dead.  Also, in the time it took you to read those last two sentences …
Discussion: TeleRead
 
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