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10:30 AM 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.
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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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.
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 …
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 …
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
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
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Facebook's Growing Role in Social Journalism  —  A Facebook-only news organization?  It was only a matter of time.  —  The Rockville Central, a community news site in the Washington, D.C., area, will move all its operations and news coverage to its Facebook Page starting on March 1.
Discussion: Crikey
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: eMedia Vitals, Guardian and SAI
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
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.
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
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 …
 
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