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11:30 AM ET, January 17, 2011

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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 …
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:   IPad Users Prefer Advertising to Pay Model for Content
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  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Anyone who expected Michael Arrington, the pugnacious founder of the technology blog TechCrunch, to mellow after his site was acquired by AOL last year was wrong.  In fact, the acquisition provided a new target for his frequent …
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: IR Web Report and paidContent
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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
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 …
Business Wire:
Apple Media Advisory  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:  —  Team,  —  At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health.  I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New Yorker's Auletta: ‘Much Of What AOL Publishes Is Piffle’  —  In a scene from Casino Jack, when a partner complains about a negative story in Newsweek, Kevin Spacey as Jack Abramoff has that week's Time ready with a different take.  The Jan. 24 issue of The New Yorker is a bit …
Discussion: New York Observer and New Yorker
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Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
AOL Bets on Hyperlocal News, Finding Progress Where Many Have Failed
Discussion: BrauBlog and Inman News
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 …
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia pulls plug on free music in most markets  —  (Reuters) - The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch.  —  Nokia will continue to sell phones …
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Where News Is Power, Aides Fight to Be Well-Armed  —  WASHINGTON — Bobby Maldonado has the morning routine of a well-trained marathoner.  —  With the help of three alarm clocks, he gets up at 4 a.m., is showered and out the door in less than an hour, and scans his BlackBerry almost constantly …
 
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Lucy Meakin / Bloomberg:
Hearst to Announce Lagardere Deal in Next 10 Days, Times Says
Discussion: Canadian Magazines
New York Times:
After Tucson, Blanket Accusations Leave Much to Interpretation
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Runnin' Scared
Guardian:
News Corp braces for new hacking lawsuits
Discussion: Crikey
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Media World Awaits The Daily to Forge Model for iPad Content
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Blogs Drive Beauty Product Purchases
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
The Boy With The Unsold U.S. Rights: Ideas for Disrupting a Publishing Pain Point
Discussion: TeleRead
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Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Time, the Enemy  —  JIM ROBERTS, the assistant managing editor …
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C. W. Anderson / The Atlantic Online:
Tech and Social Movements: Beyond ‘Did Twitter Cause the Tunisian Uprising?’