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12:40 AM ET, February 22, 2011


 Top News: 
Matt Mullenweg:
Blogging Drift  —  The New York Times has a pretty prominent article today called Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.  The title was probably written by an editor, not the author, because as soon as the article gets past the two token teenagers who tumble and Facebook instead of blogging …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Libya: journalists prepare for ‘floodgates to open’  —  Newspaper journalists and broadcasters descend on Libyan border as uprising threatens Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule  —  Journalists from newspapers and broadcasters across the world, including ITV News and the New York Times …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The NYT's journalistic obedience  —  Earlier today, I wrote in detail about new developments in the case of Raymond Davis, the former Special Forces soldier who shot and killed two Pakistanis on January 27, sparking a diplomatic conflict between the U.S. (which is demanding that he be released …
[VIDEO] TV Industry Taps Echo to Keep Viewers' Attention  —  Over on the NYtimes yesterday, Brian Stelter writes about the TV industry's push to build real-time two screen experiences for audiences using Social Media content.  —  He writes: … He couldn't be more correct.
Discussion: WatchingTV Online, Thanks:chrissaad
Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Promising A Guest Who ‘Everyone Will Want To Watch’ Piers Morgan Books Larry King  —  CNN's Piers Morgan, who never goes anywhere these days without access to Twitter, took to the web over the weekend to reveal a “secret guest” whose booking on Piers Morgan Tonight would “get EVERYONE watching....” and be a “must-watch.”
Discussion: The Wrap
Anthony Crupi / Mediaweek:
Can Piers Punch Back?  —  Shaw had it half right …
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
David Carr / New York Times:
2 Platforms, With 2 Sets of Problems  —  Digital subscriptions, a grail for the mainstream media that often seemed more like a mirage, took on some firm if not altogether friendly dimensions last week.  —  Traditional print publishers have spent the past few years cast in the role …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Arianna Huffington, Media ‘Dahling’  —  Arianna Huffington's distinctive Greek lilt is often imitated.  —  “Helllloooo, dahlings!” the familiar parody goes.  But here's the problem: Arianna Huffington doesn't actually talk like that.  Zsa Zsa Gabor does though, and that seems to be where the confusion has arisen.
Trevor Butterworth / The Daily:
In the age of Google, knowledge is still hard to come by  —  “History,” says Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google, “has shown a correlation between the amount of information available to the average citizen and economic growth.”  So true!  History, it must be said, also shows …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
U.K. Papers' Paywalls A Test Of Relevance  —  Conventional wisdom says readers are only willing to pay for online news that fuels their passion or helps them make money.  Across the Atlantic, however, a pair of leading daily newspapers have ignored that conventional wisdom …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
McSweeney's latest love note to newspapers: The Goods  —  If I was looking for an easily identifiable trigger for my love of reading, it would most likely be devouring Peanuts (and later Calvin and Hobbes) in the Sunday Star Tribune as a kid.  (Whether that had anything to do with my decision to work in newspapers is harder to trace.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
The Washington Post's Trove targets news personalization, digital innovation  —  Describing the personalized aggregation service Trove as a “next generation” news experience, The Washington Post's Vijay Ravindran figures it probably won't save journalism on its own, but it's a start.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
The Price Lara Logan Paid  —  The fearless CBS reporter Lara Logan was assaulted in Cairo just a week after being arrested by Egyptian police.  Howard Kurtz looks at why she couldn't stay away from the story.  —  Lara Logan kept going back to war, even after coming under enemy fire …
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Wall Street Journal:
No More Mr. (Or Ms.) Nice Guy  —  As The Journal Drops 'Courtesy Titles …
Los Angeles Times:
David Ellison, son of Oracle's CEO, building ‘media company 2.0’
Lauren Rabaino / 10,000 Words:
What newsrooms can learn from tech startups
Dominic Patten / The Wrap:
Comcast Seeking to ‘Destroy’ Writers Guild, Members Say
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
NYT's Anonymous ‘Person On A Blog’ Revealed To Be Random Anonymous Blog Commenter
Discussion: BrauBlog
Patrick Thornton / Poynter:
How journalists are using metrics to track the success of tweets
David Phelps / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The brains behind MSNBC's brand
Discussion: Inside Cable News
 Earlier Picks: 
Bill Carter / New York Times:
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
A Canon Still Camera is a “Game Changer” for Video Journalism, the AP's Kevin Roach
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Amy Larocca / New York Magazine:
The Street Is Their Oyster
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
New Jersey TV Station Is Accused of Failing Its Audience
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
The Web Is Our Friend  —  Here's the latest in my ongoing essay …