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8:15 AM ET, February 13, 2011


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Howard Stern and Twitter Just Made Me Watch “Private Parts” Again  —  “Private Parts” is a 1997 movie that most Howard Stern fans have a hazy fondness for and everyone else ignores.  So why is the movie's title now trending on Twitter?  —  Because Stern has spent the afternoon delivering a scene-by-scene …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post  —  When The Huffington Post announced earlier this week that it was being acquired by AOL for $315 million in cash and stock, one group felt slighted: a set of unpaid bloggers for the site, identifying by the Twitter hashtag #huffpuff …
John / THINK / Musings:
Jan25: “Sorry for the inconvenience, but we're building Egypt.”  —  Its been a remarkable few months in the middle east.  Most recently the events in Egypt have captured the world and Al Jazeera's english web site has become the place to watch many of the events unfold.
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
Mubarak's Fall Prompts Double Takes by Anchors  —  It took 18 days to shake the world, but this time the revolution was shown live.  People around the globe watched Egyptians rise up in an unarmed insurrection.  They looked on, gobsmacked, as the Mubarak dictatorship crumbled on camera.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Wall-to-wall coverage as Mubarak resigns
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
A Land Grab Is Under Way in Hyper-Local Media  —  With the national and international news game more or less dominated by traditional media and web giants like Google and Yahoo, much of the focus for companies that want to grow online is moving toward niches: sports, technology and other topics.
Michael H. Miller / New York Observer:
Oscar de la Renta Meets the Internet  —  Five fashion bloggers from Tumblr got out of a cab at 40th and 7th Ave and it looked for a moment like a clown car.  They waited in the lobby of a big midtown building for 19 others to arrive to take a tour of Oscar de la Renta's studio.
Andrew Cohen / Politics Daily:
Legal Battle Over Tucson Defendant Jared Loughner's ‘Real’ Mug Shot … We've all seen the photograph by now — those of us who wanted to, anyway.  In it, Jared Lee Loughner, the Tucson shooting suspect, stares directly into the camera, head shaved clean, eyes wide open, with a slight smirk that is, at best, unsettling.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Time Inc. Strikes Blows for Publishers in Standoff with Apple  —  Coming soon to a tablet near you.  Maybe even the iPad?  Image via Wikipedia  —  For Time Inc., the world's biggest magazine company, the quickest way to get it titles onto iPad screens may be getting them onto other tablets first.
Discussion: MediaMemo and The Wrap
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Sports Illustrated to Stop Selling Print-Only Subscriptions
Discussion: WWD Media Headlines
Media Week:
Thomson Reuters to make jobs cuts in 2011  —  Thomson Reuters, the global news and information provider, is preparing to make hundreds of job cuts across its global Markets division, following a 7% drop in underlying profit in 2010.  —  Thomson Reuters: plans to slash jobs in 2011
Discussion: IR Web Report
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared:
Yesha Callahan Outed Chris Lee, the Craigslist Congressman: No Gawker Source Is Safe  —  ​When Gawker took down New York GOP representative Christopher Lee of the 26th district, they did so based on the emails of an anonymous woman who made a Craigslist posting.
Discussion: Reliable Source, RADAR and Salon
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Effort to Provide TV Ratings by Brand Moves Ahead  —  For decades, advertisers and agencies involved in advertising on television — meaning, practically all of Madison Avenue — have been seeking something their counterparts overseas have long had: brand-specific ratings …
Wall Street Journal:
Chapter 11 for Borders, New Chapter for Books  —  Borders Group Inc. is in the final stages of preparing a bankruptcy filing, clinching a long fall for a company with humble beginnings that helped change the way Americans buy books but failed to keep pace with the digital transformation rocking every corner of the media landscape.
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