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5:45 AM ET, February 18, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
Regulators Eye Apple Anew  —  Enforcers Interested in Whether Digital-Subscription Rules Stifle Competition  —  WASHINGTON—U.S. antitrust enforcers have begun looking at the terms Apple Inc. set this week for media companies who want to sell their content on its popular iPad and other devices …
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of Apple/Press+/Google's pay-for-all  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  We could call this week a paid content free-for-all, but that's self-contradictory.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Time Inc. Chief Executive Jack Griffin Out  —  The chief executive of Time Inc., Jack Griffin, is leaving the company after less than six months on the job — forced out over what company executives said was a widespread sense that his management style was brusque and did not fit the corporate culture there.
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Keith J. Kelly / @media_ink:   Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin fired after only five months on the job. Stunning development
Victoria Barret / Upside Potential:
Is Pure Journalism Unaffordable?  —  Dan Frommer of Silicon Alley Insider is in Barcelona this week covering the Mobile World Conference.  In a post about the event, he mentions this aside: … Woah.  Let's be clear, here.  Samsung is buying influence.  If they didn't think they were …
Discussion: Crikey
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Tech firms help news sites with Mobile World Congress expenses  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  ReadWriteMobile discloses that “the author's travel, hotel and conferences expenses were paid for by Qualcomm.  They did not request this coverage, it's just interesting.”
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Spotify Signs On EMI for U.S. Launch.  At Least One More to Go...  It's getting closer: Spotify has finalized a U.S. distribution deal with EMI Music, multiple sources tell me.  —  Both EMI and Spotify declined to comment.  —  Coupled with last month's Sony deal, Spotify now has the approval …
Claude Brodesser-Akner / New York Magazine:
YouTube Offering Millions for Celebrity-Created Content  —  In a move designed to vastly improve the quality of its content, Google's YouTube is undertaking what's understood to be a massive bid to attract Hollywood talent — one that has agents practically leaping out of their John Lobbs …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How public is public data?  With Public Engines v. ReportSee, new access standards could emerge  —  A recently settled federal court case out in Utah may affect the way news organizations and citizens get access to crime data.  —  Public Engines, a company that publishes crime statistics …
Marauder / Daily Marauder:
THE FUTURE OF NEWS: FLIPBOARD VS. THE DAILY  —  Taking a stance on Flipboard vs. The Daily, two iPad applications which supply news content to their audiences, highlights the friction between old media and new and distinguishes the ways two companies are bringing information to users.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
CBS News Grows Online Audience with Distributed, Live Streaming Strategy  —  WASHINGTON — CBSNews.com has been building a growing audience, passing ABC News and Fox News in online traffic late last year.  —  Part of the success around the network's growth has been by streaming programming …
Molly Stark Dean / mediabistro.com:
Dana Loesch once thought CNN was the ‘Biggest Bunch of Idiot Blockheads’.  Now she works for them  —  CNN hired Dana Loesch as a political contributor last week; however, MediaMatters dug up some blog posts dating back several years in which Loesch calls CNN “the biggest bunch of idiot blockheads …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
BBC Finally Turns iPlayer In To A VOD TV Aggregator  —  Commercial public TV broadcasters are about to get a big boost to their web-based VOD services from the BBC.  —  Nine months after it first announced it, the BBC has finally started including in BBC iPlayer linked VOD listings for counterpart sites.
Discussion: GigaOM
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Jarvis: Publicness Needs Its Advocates, Just Like Privacy  —  At a conference in British Columbia this morning, author and media blogger Jeff Jarvis told a room full of corporate and government privacy advocates something many of them probably didn't want to hear: that society needs more protection …
Discussion: rebootconference.com
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Vogue Uses Lady Gaga to Hatch its iPad Egg  —  Vogue launched its first iPad application on Thursday.  —  The app, called “Vogue Cover Exclusive,” is just that: extra content featuring the cover subject — videos, interviews, audio, etc. — not found in the magazine or online.
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Reporting to Conclusions  —  Journalists shouldn't shrink from making judgments about factual disputes.  Posted: Wed, Feb. 16, 2011  —  Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  When Larry Platt took over as editor of the Philadelphia Daily News on January 31 …
Discussion: @romenesko
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Wired will add iPad subscriptions ‘as soon as we can’  —  It's been three days since Apple debuted its digital-subscriptions iPad app for periodical publishers.  And in that time, handful of iPad-equipped magazines have signed up for it, even though Apple's agreement involves several major concessions …
Discussion: MediaPost, @pkafka and Poynter
ABCNEWS:
Bahrain Protests: At Least 2 Dead in Crackdown; ABC's Miguel Marquez Roughed Up  —  “There was a canister that looked like — No!  No!  No!  Hey!  I'm a journalist here!” he yelled.  —  “I'm going!  I'm going!  I'm going!  I'm going!,” he said.  “I'm hit. ”
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Taimur Khan / GQ:
How I Survived an Attack in Cairo
Discussion: Gawker
 
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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
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The Raw Story:
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NPR:
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Discussion: @wired and Runnin' Scared
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New York Times:
Borders' Bankruptcy Shakes Industry
Discussion: Gothamist and Fortune
 Earlier Picks: 
TAC ANDERSON / New Comm Biz:
Is Any Media Not Tech?  —  Today's post comes from the no-duh department.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google And Facebook Continue To Lead Referral Traffic For Videos On Media Sites
Discussion: MediaPost
Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
Thumbs up for Roger Ebert's new revenue model on Twitter
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
The Pains of Rebuilding  —  Search Engine Roundtable …
Discussion: NoahBrier.com and WebProNews, Thanks:andreaitis
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
MPAA's Top Lawyer Leaving to Join Viacom (Exclusive)
Discussion: paidContent and Film News Briefs
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Next New Networks SEC Filing Pretty Much Confirms YouTube Buyout
Discussion: paidContent and NYConvergence.com