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2:05 PM ET, March 1, 2011

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New York Magazine:
Frank Rich Joins New York Magazine  —  Frank Rich is joining New York Magazine, beginning in June.  Rich will be an essayist for the magazine, writing monthly on politics and culture, and will serve as an editor-at-large, editing a special monthly section anchored by his essay.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
After Business and Politics, Mayor Tests Opinion  —  Over the last year, representatives of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg quietly reached out to a handful of the country's top journalists with an intriguing job offer: Divine and distill his unique brand of political philosophy and disseminate …
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Jodi Enda / American Journalism Review:
The Bloomberg Juggernaut  —  While many news organizations are struggling and retreating, Bloomberg News keeps adding talented journalists, expanding its empire and elevating its ambitions.  Posted: Wed, March 1, 2011  —  Jodi Enda (jaenda@gmail.com) writes about politics and government from Washington …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Exploiting Charlie  —  When I arrived in Detroit to intern at the Free Press many years ago, I saw a local character dressed in a bright yellow rain slicker, no matter the weather, theatrically directing traffic in front of the Cadillac hotel.  He was there every day.
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Media acting as enablers with excessive coverage of “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Recommendation Is Still the Holy Grail For News  —  If you count all the different media-related apps for the iPhone and iPad, there are almost an infinite number of ways to consume the news — some are specific to a particular newspaper or magazine, while others try to aggregate different sources of news for you.
Discussion: PC World
Chris Atkins / Media Standards Trust:
Fuel to the fire  —  Chris Atkins, the independent film maker who played a number of news hoaxes to help raise awareness about churnalism, writes a guest post describing what he did and how he did it  —  It was just under a month ago when the Media Standards Trust challenged me to raise awareness …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Thumbplay Gives Up On Music Subscriptions, And Clear Channel Steps In  —  After less than a year in the music subscription business, Thumbplay is giving up: The company is selling off the struggling service to Clear Channel Radio.  —  Thumbplay will hang on to its once-booming ringtone business …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Facebook Comments Platform Brings Media Partners Into Users' News Feeds  —  Facebook is relaunching its commenting plugin that will promise to insert media partners into users' news feeds.  Previously, when a user made a comment on another site with their Facebook profile, the comment remained with that outside site.
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
Google's Journalism Prize and the 5 Groups Who Should Win It  —  Google's running a $2.7 million contest for innovative online journalism and we rounded up 5 models to inspire the contestants.  —  Google's philanthropic spending spree has just dropped another $2.7 million to fund innovative uses …
Discussion: CyberJournalist.net
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Yahoo's Anna Robertson: Streaming Videos on Facebook is a “Huge Opportunity for Us”  —  Facebook pages are becoming increasingly video rich and an increasing number of small and large video publishers are streaming more of their videos “in-line,” meaning having their player on Facebook pages, not just providing links.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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.
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Watchdog clamps down on web adverts  —  The UK's advertising watchdog is going to vet sites like Twitter and Facebook for the first time after receiving thousands of complaints about misleading online adverts.  —  The ASA will clampdown on misleading free ads on Twitter.
Discussion: Noted
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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Boxee's Backers Bet Big On Web Video, With A $16 Million Round  —  Here's that big funding round for Boxee I told you about last fall: The Web video software company has raised another $16.5 million.  Previous investors General Catalyst, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures are all back …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Get the gray out of America's newspapers  —  In 1995, the Society of News Design counted a dozen American newspapers as among the best-looking in the world.  By 2010, there were none.  —  Though it may not be fair to judge the problems of American newspaper publishers strictly by their covers …
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.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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 …
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
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: eMedia Vitals and Poynter, Thanks:jaredbkeller
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 …
 
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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Random House switches to e-book agency model; little bookseller chagrined
The Atlantic Online:
James L. Brooks on Journalism, the Oscars, and ‘Broadcast News’
Discussion: The Awl
Steve Hewlett / Guardian:
The YouView revolution will not be televised just yet
Oliver Luft / Press Gazette:
FT Group operating profit rises 54 per cent
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's (and Associated Content Founder) Luke Beatty Talks About Google's Content Farm Putsch
Discussion: Guardian, eMedia Vitals and SAI
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Ad Industry Group Picks Bigger Online Ads in Hopes of Attracting TV Dollars to Web
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The cost of ProPublica's latest Kindle Single? $0.00
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Can Citizen Journalism work in the UK? Blottr thinks it has the formula
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Investors Are Drawn Anew to Digital Music
Discussion: SAI and hypebot
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Facebook's Growing Role in Social Journalism
Discussion: SocialTimes.com and Crikey
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
DailyCandy Poaches Hearst's Queen Of The (Digital) Lady Mags
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
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How Social Media Stole Your Mind, Took Advertising With It