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12:30 PM ET, February 10, 2011

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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
The Politics of the New Huffington Post at AOL  —  Is ideological innovation possible in online journalism?  I think it is.  My suggestion: Drop the View from Nowhere and go with transparency throughout the reborn AOL.  —  These are the top five questions journalists have been asking …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo Isn't Huffpo Without the People. Does AOL Know That?
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter as Tech Bubble Barometer  —  As Internet valuations climb and bankers and would-be buyers circle Silicon Valley in an increasingly frothy tech market, many eyes are on one particularly desirable, if still enigmatic, target: Twitter.  —  Executives at both Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. …
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Did The Daily Perform The Impossible By Publishing A Photo Of Nikki Finke?  —  Nikki Finke is often referred to as the “most feared” or “most hated” woman in Hollywood, not only for the exclusive gossip she publishes on her industry news site, Deadline.com, but also because …
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The Daily:
The Nikki Enigma  —  Is this Nikki Finke, the most powerful - and elusive - woman in Hollywood?
Discussion: The Wire, Runnin' Scared, SAI and The Wrap
Fortune:
Conan 2.0  —  How a late-night Luddite accidentally fought his way back into bedrooms (and computers, smartphones, and tablets) across America.  —  By Douglas Alden Warshaw, contributor  —  Conan O'Brien is in his bedroom.  It's a little bit past 11 p.m., and he's shyly, hesitantly, nervously attempting to do his first webcast.
Byrne / majordojo:
How did WordPress win?  —  When we are passionate about something, it is sometimes hard for us to wrap our heads around why someone else might not be passionate about the same thing.  You see this in the WordPress community often - fans and users of WordPress are often flabbergasted that someone might choose something else.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Yahoo Unveils ‘Livestand’ Digital Newsstand And ‘Personalized News’ Focus  —  [In progress] Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) revealed details of its mobile “personalization” initiative that were hinted at earlier this week.  In a conference call led by Black Irving, the company's chief product officer …
Discussion: CNET News and SAI
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Gawker's Scoop Draws Eyes to a New Format  —  Representative Christopher Lee's sudden resignation on Wednesday was triggered by an article on Gawker, the Manhattan-based gossip Web site.  —  The story of the married “Craigslist Congressman” who evidently sought out a woman via …
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
WJLA-TV re-assumes control of “its” website  —  According to reports out of Washington, Albritton Communications is transferring control of its experimental news start-up, TBD.com, back to its TV station in the market, WJLA-TV, where GM and News Director Bill Lord will now be in charge.
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Post Now:
WJLA to take over TBD.com
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wait, everyone! TBD's not dead, but changes coming with TV takeover
MediaShift Idea Lab:
See an Error at the Washington Post?  Now You Can Easily Report It  —  Beginning Monday, every new staff-written article on the Washington Post's website came with a prominent link labeled “YOUR FEEDBACK: Corrections, suggestions?”  One click takes the reader to a form for reporting errors or providing other feedback to the newsroom.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Despite Pushback From Pubs, Apple Will Make iTunes Subscription Billing Mandatory  —  When Rupert Murdoch's The Daily launched last week, Apple's VP Eddy Cue got on stage to announce one-click subscriptions for iPad publications through iTunes.  The Daily already has the one-click billing option …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Can cable block the Google TV revolution?  —  Behind the scenes at the Federal Communications Commission, a quiet war is being waged over the future of television.  It isn't getting as many headlines as net neutrality or the Comcast/NBCU merger, but the debate is nearly as important.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Magic set to help Vibe mag get its groove back  —  Vibe Ventures hopes that the magic is back now that it has a new ownership team led by basketball legend Magic Johnson and supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle — who are pumping an estimated $12 million into the ailing company in exchange for a majority stake.
Adam Westbrook:
10 free and totally legal programs every multimedia journalist should have  —  Image credit: BinaryApe on Flickr  —  The multimedia journalist's toolbox is ever growing - and getting ever cheaper.  —  While some of the top flight bits of kit: Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Studio …
Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
Growing Bloomberg L.P. To Rent Half of a Tower  —  In another sign of Bloomberg L.P.'s growth, the company announced on Wednesday that it had signed a lease for 16 floors in the former Philip Morris building, across from Grand Central Terminal.  —  Bloomberg, a financial information …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Instapaper Releases A Full API — With A Brilliant, Unique Twi$t  —  I love Instapaper.  Blah blah blah — you all know that by now.  But today developer Marco Arment has released something significant that could alter the way the service is used: a full API.  And perhaps even more interesting is how he's released it.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Inc. Gets the Tablet Magazine Subscriptions It Wants-With HP  —  Time Inc., which has been unable to come to terms with Apple over subscriptions for digitized magazines, has found a company it can work with: Hewlett-Packard.  —  HP has agreed to let Time Warner's publishing unit provide subscriptions …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Time Inc's Rothenberg: No ‘One-Size-Fits-All Model’ For Subscriptions; HP Up First
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
 
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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Reddit Turnaround Shows How Big Companies Can Get M&A Right
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Mashable!
Steve Peoples / Roll Call:
Tea Party Creates Own Magazine to Reflect Movement's Values
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
For Rihanna's Perfume, a Video Meant for Rewatching
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Financial media outlets tweet with care
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Working Stiffs: Playing Dead on TV Can Keep a Career on Life Support
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Boston Globe's augmented reality project an example of quick, cheap innovation
Greg Masters / American Journalism Review:
“Verve and Attitude”
Discussion: Poynter
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Ben Popper / New York Observer:
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Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Not all content is king on Wall Street
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Maddow, MSNBC chase ‘two-screen viewers’ to increase engagement, ratings
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
GOP Proposes Ending Corp. for Public Broadcasting Funding
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Local TV News + Twitter's Talking Heads = NBC's “The 20″
Ronald Grover / Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s Fox Says It May Drop Stations in Dispute Over Fees
Discussion: Bloomberg and Online Video News