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12:45 PM ET, February 11, 2011

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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Wall-to-wall coverage as Mubarak resigns  —  Cable news went wall-to-wall with special reports and broadcasters broke into their daytime programming as crowds in Egypt erupted following the news shortly after 11 a.m. EST Friday that embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned, handing over power to the nation's army.
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Phoebe Connelly / The Atlantic Online:
Curating the Revolution: Building a Real-Time News Feed About Egypt  —  Andy Carvin is a senior strategist at NPR working on digital media.  He's known for putting together comprehensive and innovative packages around breaking news stories, and for the past three weeks …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Web Words That Lure the Readers  —  The Huffington Post has hired veteran journalists to beef up its news coverage.  But a significant chunk of its readers come instead for articles like one published this week: “Chelsy Davy & Prince Harry: So Happy Together?”
Discussion: Poynter and On Media's Blog
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Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
How The Huffington Post Works (In Case You Were Wondering)  —  Hi!  In the wake of the AOL acquisition, I've been reading a lot about The Huffington Post from a lot of people who, as outsiders, don't really have any idea about what we do here.  They nevertheless have all sorts of opinions.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huffington Post Unique Visitors Surge To 28 Million In January
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Advertisers Weigh AOL, Politics
Discussion: Fast Company
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
As Many U.S. Newspapers Retrench from Online Video, New Opportunities Should Not Be Missed, The AP's Kevin Roach  —  WASHINGTON - Touted just three or four years ago as a promising editorial and business opportunity for newspapers to compete with local television stations and to grab new visitors …
Discussion: Poynter and Gannett Blog
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Fox Follows ABC Into iPad Sync Space With ‘Bones’ App  —  Make sure to keep your iPad on when watching TV because there may be a trend developing in primetime programs that have companion content synchronized on that second screen in your lap.  Fox announced the launch today of a free app tied …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
The state of play for paid content, 2011  —  The late but not necessarily lamented 2010 was supposed to be the Year of the Pay Wall for newspapers.  —  But consumers overwhelmingly repudiated the efforts of the few publishers who dared to demand payment for access to the news …
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Groupon Pulls Those Super Bowl Ads, CEO Feels “Terrible That We Made You Feel Bad”  —  Groupon will stop running the ads that it ran during the Super Bowl — which inadvertently offended a bunch of people — and will run something “less polarizing” instead, CEO Andrew Mason wrote today on the company's blog.
New York Post:
Sports Illustrated suits up for subscription app  —  Sports Illustrated today is expected to begin selling its first-ever digital subscription apps, which will be made available to smartphones using Google's Android system.  —  Up until now, only single issues could be purchased.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Jonathan Van Meter / Vogue.com:
Lady Gaga: Our Lady of Pop  —  How appropriate—how accurate!—her name is.  It is more of a title, really, one she bestowed upon herself mere moments before she became so insanely famous.  The Gaga half makes immediate, intuitive sense, an utterance that sounds like an infant's first word but is …
Peter S. Goodman / The Huffington Post:
Beyond Left, Right And Center: It's About Reality  —  In the wake of the news that The Huffington Post is joining up with AOL, much speculation has ensued about what this means for the future of our journalism.  Given the spirit of engagement the HuffPost has fostered in just a few years …
Discussion: Poynter and Etaoin Shrdlu
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
‘The Daily’ Updates Its Glitchy App—And Shows It Can Keep Up With News  —  If The Daily launched last Wednesday with breaking news sensibilities and an app that worked It would still have detractors who think it's too expensive to develop, not “internet” enough, and doesn't break ground on the iPad.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Tells Advertisers to Dig Deeper: “Promoted Trends” Get a Price Hike  —  Twitter's “promoted trends” ads may be the company's most consistent source of revenue.  Now the company wants to wring more money out of them: It has told buyers to expect a significant price bump for the ads in the next few months.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: BBC iPlayer Boss Says All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait  —  The BBC brought its iPlayer seven-day catch-up, one of the world's most popular VOD products, to iPad and Android as apps this week - to a mostly warm response and some impatient grumbles that shows can't be stored …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Startup Challenges Murdoch's Daily to Drop the App and Try the Web  —  OnSwipe, a stealth startup working to allow publishers to make interactive, finger-friendly tablet versions of their online publications, has a few questions for Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only newspaper, The Daily: Why do you hate freedom?
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Poynter
Katya Wachtel / The Wire:
My Night With Piers Morgan  —  Last night I managed to score a seat at the live taping of Piers Morgan's interview with the Donald.  —  Admittedly I hadn't yet watched Piers' show in full — probably a good thing journalistically, as I was heading into the event with an “open mind.”
Discussion: The Wrap, Piers Morgan and Dealbreaker
Kcaldwell / Journalism.org:
Egypt Takes Center Stage on Blogs  —  Bloggers were consumed with the upheaval in Egypt last week, using the platform to relay news updates, provide context to the crisis and debate the implications of the situation.  —  From January 31-February 4, fully 57% of the news links on blogs …
Joel Meares / CJR:
Meet the Iowa Press  —  Local reporters in demand at caucus time  —  A New York political reporter once asked me during an interview: “Who's that guy who gets his ring kissed by everybody every four years because he's it for Iowa?”  She was explaining her decision not to move to Washington …
Discussion: Des Moines Register
 
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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
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Lance Knobel / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For hyperlocal news, we local players will have the edge
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
5 Things The Daily should learn from Flipboard, Angry Birds …
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