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1:35 AM ET, February 10, 2011

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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Didn't a Newspaper Create The Huffington Post?  —  Amid all the discussion about whether AOL overpaid for The Huffington Post, how much founder Arianna Huffington made from the deal, and whether the kind of search-engine optimization the site does is losing its relevance …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo Isn't Huffpo Without the People.  Does AOL Know That?  —  Everyone's anxious to know whether AOL got a sweetheart deal or a bum one when it bought the Huffington Post.  A majority of commentators are inclined to think the latter, and Wall Street agrees: In a neat coincidence …
Discussion: The Evolving Newsroom
Matt Welch / Reason:
Arianna Huffington, Slavemaster?
Discussion: Opinion L.A.
New York Post:
AOL stock sheds $315M — HuffPo price tag
Associated Press:
Newspaper stocks jump on content hopes
Post Now:
WJLA to take over TBD.com  —  This story has been updated.  —  Allbritton Communications will reorganize its fledgling local news site, TBD.com, by naming a new boss for the operation, and restoring the Newschannel 8 name to the cable TV station it rebranded as TBD TV last summer, Paul Farhi reports.
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wait, everyone! TBD's not dead, but changes coming with TV takeover
Discussion: Recovering Journalist and GigaOM
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
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.
Discussion: @mathowie
Ben Popper / New York Observer:
AdKeeper CEO Scott Kurnit Says Every Day Can Be Super Bowl Sunday ... For Ads  —  It's okay, you can admit it, you love ads.  It's just human nature.  —  So says Scott Kurnit, CEO of AdKeeper, in a lengthy op-ed in All Things Digital today.  —  AdKeeper is a New York startup that plans …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Not all content is king on Wall Street  —  While journalists and other media types like to think professionally produced content is king, our friends in the financial community apparently don't agree.  —  Recent deals like the Facebook financing, the Demand Media IPO and the Huffington Post sale show …
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 …
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
For Rihanna's Perfume, a Video Meant for Rewatching  —  WHEN new perfumes are introduced, fragrance companies typically mount introductory advertising campaigns that run widely in women's fashion magazines, often including sample strips.  —  But to introduce a new perfume named for the singer Rihanna …
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Financial media outlets tweet with care  —  The New York Stock Exchange wouldn't be my first choice as a venue to talk about Twitter, but there we were at last night's Social Media Week event, listening to how financial media companies have adopted social media.
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Working Stiffs: Playing Dead on TV Can Keep a Career on Life Support  —  Actors Are Sorely Needed for Corpse Duty; A Reporter Gets Shot on ‘Law & Order’  —  “Corpses, hold your breath...and, Action!” the director yelled.  I had been slumped in an office chair on a Hollywood set for hours …
Discussion: Company Town
Greg Masters / American Journalism Review:
“Verve and Attitude”  —  The new editor of the Philadelphia Daily News wants his reporters to write with a point of view.  Posted: Wed, Feb. 9, 2011  —  Greg Masters (gmasters@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  “I hereby free you from the tyranny of the Inverted Pyramid,” the list rousingly begins.
Discussion: Poynter
Steve Peoples / Roll Call:
Tea Party Creates Own Magazine to Reflect Movement's Values  —  The tea party movement, known for its regular attacks on the media, is formally joining the media business.  —  Activists have created a magazine, Tea Party Review, to be launched this week at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Reddit Turnaround Shows How Big Companies Can Get M&A Right  —  Of all the storied properties owned by Condé Nast, which one is generating the most pageviews?  —  It's not Vanity Fair, it's not Vogue, and it's not GQ.  It's none of the usual suspects.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
CBS Wants Contract Extension for Katie Couric  —  The network, which is shaking up its management, has asked anchor Katie Couric to stay on through the 2012 elections—for significantly less money than her original $15 million deal, a source tells Howard Kurtz.
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Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Boston Globe's augmented reality project an example of quick, cheap innovation
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″
Discussion: Lost Remote and ReadWriteWeb
Ronald Grover / Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s Fox Says It May Drop Stations in Dispute Over Fees
Discussion: Online Video News
Jay A. Fernandez / Hollywood Reporter:
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Future Says Online Growth Now Off-Setting Print Shrinkage
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Charlotte Observer shows how news orgs should mix journalism and business
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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Daniel D'Addario / New York Observer:
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