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6:40 AM ET, March 1, 2011

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Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Revealing the Man Behind @MayorEmanuel  —  It was the best fake Twitter account ever, deftly satirizing Rahm Emanuel, and elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature.  But the mystery writer was never revealed - until now.  —  There were many storylines in Rahm Emanuel's romp …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Denton: Gawker's redesign more bruising than it needed to be  —  “When the redesign first launched, a some key features simply did not work - which is no way to introduce readers to something new,” writes Gawker Media boss Nick Denton.  After the jump, he describes the fixes made in response to reader complaints.
Discussion: paidContent, Gawker, The Wrap and @nicksumm
DealBook:
Salon.com Merger Talks Collapse  —  Updated  —  Merger talks between Salon.com, a pioneer in online news and opinion, and Newser.com, a news aggregation Web site founded by a journalist, Michael Wolff, have collapsed, according to people involved in the discussions.
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Bloomberg TV goes live from West Coast Feb. 28  —  The expanding San Francisco office of Bloomberg LP launches a new hourlong television show today aimed at beaming technology news with a Silicon Valley point of view to the rest of the world.  —  “Bloomberg West” will air weekdays at 3 p.m …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Like,” “share,” and “recommend”: How the warring verbs of social media will influence the news' future  —  It appears that Facebook has settled on a central metaphor for the behavior of its 600 million users.  —  See an interesting article?  Want your friends to see it too?
Discussion: Rebooting The News
John Hendel / The Atlantic Online:
Kachingle and the Limits of Tip-Jar Journalism  —  A two-year-old start-up has the best of intentions, but faces many obstacles and continues to struggle for acceptance  —  As the New York Times prepares to throw up its new subscription-based paywall in coming weeks, the news giant …
Discussion: Poynter and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:jaredbkeller
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Your words, your real name  —  If people posting comments on websites had to use their true identity, they might be more civil.  —  Remember when you threw that raging party in high school?  Being at the center of the action felt so good — until a couple of guests parked on your lawn.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Rachel Maddow Seizes Her Moment at Post-Keith Olbermann MSNBC  —  Keith Olbermann's sudden departure from MSNBC has created the biggest challenge of Rachel Maddow's broadcasting career—becoming the face of a cable network at an uncomfortable crossroads.  —  The woman at the whiteboard …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Oprah's New Channel Struggles to Pull in the Viewers  —  Oprah Winfrey is finding out just how hard it is to build an out-of-the-way channel into a television destination.  —  OWN, her two-month-old channel, is attracting fewer viewers than the obscure channel it replaced, Discovery Health.
The Politico:
Darrell Issa probes staff; spokesman Kurt Bardella at center of controversy  —  Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the powerful Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has launched an inquiry into whether spokesman Kurt Bardella improperly shared e-mails from other reporters …
Discussion: FishbowlDC and On Media's Blog, Thanks:gnagesh
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Investors Are Drawn Anew to Digital Music  —  Since it emerged in the 1990s, digital music has been hugely popular with fans, but for online music companies and their investors it has almost never been profitable.  —  And yet the money has again started pouring in.
Discussion: SAI and hypebot
Robinsloan / Twitter Media:
Your view from the #Oscars stage  —  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards captured the country's attention on Sunday night, but ABC's cameras didn't provide the only view.  This year's show was a new kind of 360-degree event, with:  — a camera-snapping, live-tweeting host;  — an official hashtag on air; and
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The cost of ProPublica's latest Kindle Single?  $0.00  —  I wrote a couple weeks ago about ProPublica's experiment with the Kindle Single format of story distribution.  The sales of “Pakistan and the Mumbai Attacks: The Untold Story” seemed to offer some decent, if early …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Ad Industry Group Picks Bigger Online Ads in Hopes of Attracting TV Dollars to Web  —  Winning New Ad Formats From AOL, YouTube, Unicast and Microsoft  —  Get ready for bigger online ads — everywhere.  —  In an effort to lure more lucrative brand advertising dollars to the web …
Discussion: iMediaConnection Blog
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
At Comcast, No Fear of Web Video  —  Comcast Corp.'s chokehold on its subscribers' video consumption is slipping away as new video providers muscle in on the business.  —  But Brian Roberts, Comcast's 51-year-old chief executive, says he's still optimistic about the future …
The Atlantic Online:
James L. Brooks on Journalism, the Oscars, and ‘Broadcast News’  —  The writer, director, and producer reflects on the film that brought him to the Academy Awards more than two decades ago  —  This is Academy Awards weekend in Hollywood, and James L. Brooks is a man who knows about Oscars.
Discussion: The Awl
Oliver Luft / Press Gazette:
FT Group operating profit rises 54 per cent  —  The FT Group, publisher of the Financial Times, recorded a 12 per cent year-on-year revenue increase last year, according to its parent company.  —  Pearson said this morning that FT Group drew £403m in revenue in 2010 …
Steve Hewlett / Guardian:
The YouView revolution will not be televised just yet  —  A picture emerges of BBC boffins spending huge amounts of money trying to create an all-singing, all-dancing box  —  There's a lot riding on YouView.  BBC director general Mark Thompson has described it as nothing less than the …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
How Social Media Stole Your Mind, Took Advertising With It  —  And Now, a Tweet From Your Sponsor: With Multitasking Stretching Cognitive Capacity, Are Messages That Drive Marketing Meaningless?  —  Despite all our enthusiasms for the millennium, I remain a stalwart child of the '80s …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's (and Associated Content Founder) Luke Beatty Talks About Google's Content Farm Putsch  —  Yahoo's Luke Beatty said he is not worried.  —  “We welcome the change,” he insisted about Google taking aim last Friday at so-called “content farms,” producers of low-quality content that spam up the Web and the search giant's results.
Discussion: Guardian and SAI
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Charie Sheen: NBC interview ‘pure gold,’ ABC interview ‘slanted’  —  Celebrity gossip site TMZ set up a live-streaming interview with Charlie Sheen Monday afternoon following his widely talked about interviews earlier that morning on the “Today Show” and “Good Morning America.”
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
One Minute News wants to corner the millennial media market
Discussion: @rafat and The Awl
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Facebook's Growing Role in Social Journalism
Discussion: Crikey
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
DailyCandy Poaches Hearst's Queen Of The (Digital) Lady Mags
Barb Palser / American Journalism Review:
Will the iPad Save Print?
Scott Rosenblum / NYConvergence.com:
Independent NJ Hyperlocal News Site Takes on AOL's Patch at MIT NY Forum (#hyperlocal)
Garett Sloane / New York Post:
YouTube millionaires  —  Google's success in wringing …
Discussion: SAI, Noted and Bloggasm
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to Newspapers: Incremental Change is Not Helping
Discussion: Bloggasm and Monday Note, Thanks:mathewi
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Q&A Sites Struggle to Gain Traction as Viable Biz Models
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Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Say Hello To The Mary Sue, Abrams Media's New Geek Site For Women
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Who'll Save Time Inc. Now?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Justin Elliott / Salon:
The story behind the “Roger Ailes indictment” story
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Profile: Say Media  —  Merged ad net, tool vendor strives to become modern media company
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
New York Times Co., Hearst, Tribune and Gannett Form Private Online Ad Exchange
Discussion: AdAge
Barry Newman / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
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Dylan Byers / Mediaweek:
Tina Brown, Media Darling
Discussion: Mediaite