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5:05 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 and Bloggasm
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 …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Dirty Percent  —  It's not hard to make the case that Apple's new in-app subscription system offers numerous benefits to users, developers, and publishers.  But whatever those benefits, they stem from the mere existence of these new subscription APIs.  What's controversial is the size of Apple's cut: 30 percent.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:   John Gruber on Apple's 30% cut: To the victor goes the pricing power
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.
Discussion: The Awl
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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 …
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.
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: Echo
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Big on Smaller Advertisers  —  Twitter Inc. is a hot property among investors, who are pumping up the company's valuation.  But whether the start-up can live up to its multibillion-dollar appraisal depends on the likes of David Szetela, who holds the purse strings of numerous small and medium-sized advertisers.
Christian Lorentzen / New York Observer:
Open City, Closed: Acclaimed Literary Journal Says Goodbye  —  After 20 years and 30 issues, Open City is ceasing publication, co-editor Joanna Yas told The Observer.  —  “These things are not institutions,” said founder and co-editor Thomas Beller.  “They're always razor's edge things.”
Discussion: Jacket Copy
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 …
Tara Conlan / paidContent:UK:
BBC's International iPad iPlayer Will Cost Under $10 A Month  —  The BBC's international iPlayer iPad app will cost less than $10 (£6.13) a month when it launches later this year, according to director general Mark Thompson.  —  He said the global version of the corporation's online catch …
Discussion: Techland
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: Poynter
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Charlie Sheen, Now On Twitter At @CharlieSheen  —  Because if I don't write this somebody else will: After blazing a colorful trail through some obscure radio show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, TMZ, CNN and so on, media obsession of the moment Charlie Sheen has brought his antics to Twitter.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Sheen Brings Piers Morgan Best Ratings Yet
Discussion: Speakeasy
 
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Greg Masters / American Journalism Review:
Fading Away  —  Despite occasional flurries of interest …
David Cohen / WebNewser:
WaPo's Steven King: Integrated Sponsorships Essential for Original Web Video
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Dennis R. Mortensen / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Dennis Mortensen: Are news orgs worrying too much about search and not enough about the front page?
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Book Publishers Need to Wake Up and Smell the Disruption
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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