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8:55 PM ET, March 2, 2011

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The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Updates its Outlook Ahead of Morgan Stanley Conference Presentation  —  The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) today will discuss its business and strategy at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.  —  “The improvement in print advertising trends …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
NY Times chairman determined to charge for online access  —  Arthur Sulzberger undeterred by long delays to metered scheme and also plans to charge for iPad app  —  Arthur Sulzberger, the chairman and publisher of the New York Times, is bullish about plans to charge for access to the paper's website …
Discussion: Media Week, digiday:DAILY and Bloggasm
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
Al Jazeera in Talks With Comcast, Time Warner  —  Al Jazeera English may be coming to American television screens.  The Qatar-based network is currently in talks with cable giants Comcast and Time Warner, creating a groundswell of enthusiasm among American news junkies and a collective groan from right-leaning conservative activists.
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Gus Lubin / The Wire:
Hillary Clinton Says Al Jazeera Is Putting American Media To Shame  —  Hillary Clinton was defending her department budget in front of the U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities committee this morning on C-Span.  —  She says a major reason the State Department needs money is because “we are in an information war and we are losing that war.”
BBC:
Rupert Murdoch to sell Sky News for takeover approval  —  Mr Murdoch hopes that his offer to sell Sky News will be enough to get the nod from Mr Hunt  —  Rupert Murdoch has agreed to sell off the loss-making Sky News.  —  The move is likely to be enough to win government approval …
David Cohen / mediabistro.com:
Debut Time for Aol News Real-Time  —  Aol News is looking to enforce the concept that news is real-time with its launch of Aol News Real-Time, which adds real-time badges to its 100 most active articles, as well as highlighting the top six stories being read at that moment, complete with reading counts.
Discussion: Beet.TV and Echo
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Takeaways for journalists from today's Apple announcement: Better reporting tools and an ebook boom  —  Apple's Steve Jobs just left the stage after a surprise appearance to announce the new iPad 2.  Check Engadget's liveblog if you want to relive the whole event, but I noticed a few takeaways …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
How Charlie Sheen Got His Twitter Account Verified So Fast  —  Ad.ly Helped Take Handle From Squatter  —  Only 24 hours after Charlie Sheen got started on Twitter with @CharlieSheen, he had amassed more than 900,000 followers, easily one of the fastest follower roll-ups the service has seen.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Texas Tribune databases drive majority of site's traffic, help citizens make sense of government data  —  When The Texas Tribune launched, Matt Stiles said the site was the .10 version of what it would be six months out.  Sixteen months later, the site's traffic and audience have grown tremendously …
Discussion: @romenesko
Chris Ariens / mediabistro.com:
Fox News announces temporary suspension of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as Contributors  —  Fox News' Bret Baier just announced that the network has put a 60-day suspension on the paid contributor deals with both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum — who are both considering a run for president in 2012.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
John Gruber on Apple's 30% cut: To the victor goes the pricing power  —  John Gruber at Daring Fireball has an extended take on the justice or injustice of Apple's 30-percent cut of all iPhone/iPad subscriptions.  (He comes down on the side of justice.  Or at least a kind of it's-fair-because-we-can justice.)
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Dirty Percent  —  It's not hard to make the case that Apple's …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Joy Mayer / RJI:
Being an authentic person: Talking engagement with NPR's Bob Boilen  —  Yesterday, I wrote about NPR's listener community and wisdom from Andy Carvin.  This is part 2 of my NPR chats.  —  National Public Radio's Bob Boilen has been talking directly to his listeners since the late '80s …
Jeremy Adam Smith / Knight Garage:
How We're Financing Meaningful Journalism  —  Very few of us become journalists so that we can write product reviews, celebrity gossip, or forty-seven tips for driving your man crazy in bed—even if that's how we pay the bills.  —  Yet as media have converged online, opportunities …
Foster Kamer / Esquire:
The Real Fake Rahm Emanuel  —  With one Twitter account, Dan Sinker changed the entire political satire game.  And now, he's talking.  —  It's a mystery that 41,147 people and counting have been dying to know: Who is Mayor Emanuel?  Not Rahm, but rather, the fake Twitter account …
Amy Dunkin / CUNY Graduate School of Journalism:
Tom Robbins Named CUNY J-School's First Investigative Journalist in Residence  —  Tom Robbins, one of New York City's premier investigative reporters who recently left the Village Voice, will be joining the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism as its first Investigative Journalist in Residence.
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
The tedious, annoying complaints of public radio listeners.  —  On Valentine's Day, NPR's All Things Considered ran a two-and-a-half-minute segment about Justin Bieber fans gone wild.  When the teen star lost at the Grammys to Esperanza Spalding, a few of Bieber's aggrieved minions defaced …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
New York Times Launching Groupon-Like Daily Deals Service  —  The online division of The New York Times is in the process of launching TimesLimited, a Groupon-like daily deals service offered through e-mail.  —  Subscribers will receive offers on high-end goods and services from The Times's advertising partners.
Mark S. Luckie / 10,000 Words:
MSNBC: Pushing the envelope of design  —  Most news websites are pretty much designed in the same style: lots of links arranged into columns with smaller visual elements sprinkled throughout the page.  MSNBC, however, frequently breaks out of that mold with webpages and web tools that defy traditional design.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Atlantic Wire relaunches in newsier format  —  Today Atlantic readers are waking up to a drastically revamped version of the magazine's online aggregation site, the Atlantic Wire—and Gabriel Snyder,the site's recently installed editor is probably sleeping in a bit.
Discussion: Best of the Wire and Poynter
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why the Medium Is Not the Message  —  Earlier this week, I got a chance to go on Leo Laporte's Twit.tv.  We debated the much-discussed New York Times story, which essentially said blogging is dead.  It has been more than 10 years since I started to blog, and still, the act of blogging is consistently misunderstood.
 
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