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9:05 AM ET, January 24, 2011

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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
New York Times Readies Pay Wall  —  Paper Will Charge for Bundled Digital Service, Allow Some Free Access  —  The New York Times is preparing to introduce multiple subscription packages for access to the paper's website and other digital content, kicking off the biggest test to date …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
NY Times will build its digital empire on (metered) quality journalism
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Despite Distinctions, Los Angeles Times Loses Standing at Home  —  LOS ANGELES — Big city newspapers all across the country have suffered one indignity after another in the last few years.  But few of them have been as hard hit — or gotten as much grief for it — as The Los Angeles Times.
Discussion: LA Observed
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
BBC's Big Online Cuts: Full Details Announcement  —  Here is the BBC's full announcement of its online cutbacks...
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're A Journalist  —  So here's an odd thing.  Since TechCrunch was acquired by AOL, there has been a slight but appreciable uptick in the number of stories we've run about our new parent company.  In the last month alone, we've reported their Q1 goals …
Discussion: Gannett Blog
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Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:   Does 80 percent of AOL's revenue come from subscribers? …
New York Magazine:
Harper's Union Spat Intensifies As Big-Name Authors Weigh In  —  John “Rick” MacArthur.  —  The war of words between Harper's publisher John “Rick” MacArthur and the magazine's union is intensifying.  Today, the union is circulating an open letter to MacArthur signed by 84 writers …
Guardian:
The story behind the Palestine papers  —  How 1,600 confidential Palestinian records of negotiations with Israel from 1999 to 2010 came to be leaked to al-Jazeera  —  The revelations from the heart of the Israel-Palestine peace process are the product of the biggest documentary leak …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Maxim Will Give Brand Licensing Another Try  —  Lad mag's first foray into field failed, but company sees new opportunity  —  Maxim, which epitomized brand extensions gone amok by slapping its name on everything from sheets to hair dye, is getting back into the licensing business.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
CQ Press to Introduce Specialized Data Service  —  The race to build the biggest, most comprehensive and specialized cache of at-your-fingertips information and analysis on the business of Washington has added one more combatant.  —  CQ Press is creating a service called First Street …
AdAge:
What Larry Page Will Be Up Against at Google  —  Co-founder Turned CEO Will Need to Reinstill Culture, Deflect Social Strongholds, Attract Ad Dollars  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — A decade after nailing the business of search advertising, Google has never been more dominant.
Lauren A. E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal:
Movie Moguls Tap into Television Production  —  The Weinstein brothers are making a renewed play for the small screen.  —  Harvey and Bob Weinstein are among several Hollywood movie makers ramping up television production this year, with 15 shows in development and a commitment to spend …
David Carr / New York Times:
MTV's Naked Calculation Gone Bad  —  What if one day you went to work and there was a meeting to discuss whether the project you were working on crossed the line into child pornography?  You'd probably think you had ended up in the wrong room.  —  And you'd be right.
Tim Stelloh / New York Times:
Not Quite a Reporter, but Raking Muck and Reaping Wrath  —  Daniel Cavanagh was nervous.  —  He paced the living room of his duplex apartment collecting his things: a large digital camera, an iPhone, a black leather jacket.  —  “I'm about to get crushed,” he said, running his hands through his hair.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
The Drama with Encyclopedia Dramatica  —  Encyclopedia Dramatica, one of the last bastions of Internet nastiness, appeared to have closed its doors for good today.  But is it really dead?  It's founder and owner says no. Rejoice, trolls!  —  For seven years, Encyclopedia Dramatica …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Susan Crawford blog:
FCC conditions on Comcast/NBCU  —  Here's a quick briefing on the FCC's order [warning: large PDF] approving the Comcast/NBCU merger.  —  Now that Comcast is deeply invested in content as well as distribution, there's a substantial risk that it will wield its power to favor its own programming.
 
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