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12:55 PM ET, March 11, 2011

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Doc Searls Weblog:
Earthquake turns TV networks into print  —  An 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan yesterday, and a tsunami is spreading, right now, across the Pacific ocean.  Thus we have much news that is best consumed live and uncooked.  Here's mine, right now:  —  Not many of us carry radios in our pockets any more.
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Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Bill Keller Accuses Me of “Aggregating” an Idea He Had Actually “Aggregated” From Me  —  Perhaps unsettled by the fact that, when combined, The Huffington Post and AOL News have over 70 percent more unique visitors than the New York Times, and that HuffPost/AOL News' combined page views …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Editor Says It's Only Journalism When He Does It  —  Updated: If you're a traditional journalist, or someone who works for a traditional media outlet, the easiest way to cast aspersions at a digital media entity is to use the A word: that is, “aggregation.”
Bill Keller / New York Times:
All the Aggregation That's Fit to Aggregate
Instapaper Blog:
Instapaper 3.0 is here!  —  Instapaper 3.0 for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store, and I've updated the Instapaper website to include many of its new features as well.  This is the biggest update Instapaper has ever had in one version, and I'm proud to finally show it to you.
Meghan Peters / Mashable!:
Washington Post Explores the Future of Journalism Via Tumblr  —  Thursday, the Washington Post launched @innovations, a Tumblr blog meant to showcase the news organization's digital features and discuss the changing media landscape.  —  The blog acknowledges the new ways readers are engaging …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Interview: Armstrong On Layoffs: ‘News & Finance Was Losing $20 Million’  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) CEO Tim Armstrong warned that layoffs would be coming last week, and today, the pink slips were released.  Armstrong spoke about the decision during a Q&A keynote session this morning at the Bloomberg Businessweek Media Summit.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Adam Moss talks Tina Brown, Times Magazine and New York  —  Adam Moss was at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism Thursday night to share his experiences and insights as the award-winning editor-in-chief of New York magazine.  But a few people in the audience were more interested in hearing …
Discussion: mediabistro.com, FishbowlNY and Poynter
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
4 key challenges NPR's next CEO faces as staffers, stations, funding needs escalate and conflict  —  NPR's next CEO faces an enormous set of challenges.  Whoever the NPR Board of Directors eventually chooses for this position will assume leadership of an organization that in recent months has lost its CEO …
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Happy birthday, Rupert Murdoch, but what next?  —  Entering his ninth decade, the media mogul seems more powerful than ever in America - the land he loves  —  Rupert Murdoch was never an especially good fit with Australia - too small for his ambitions, too egalitarian for his near-royal upbringing, and, plus, he hated sports.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
European Journalism Centre / EJC:
Will Righthaven copyright lawsuits change excerpting online?  —  Is it an infringement of copyright to post an excerpt from an online news article—including a link to its source—on a website, a blog, or an online forum?  This practice is ubiquitous in online journalism …
Discussion: Techdirt
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Plans to Shrink Its Board  —  Hulu LLC is planning to shrink its board, according to people familiar with the matter, shaking up the Web-video venture's governance as it hashes out its future within the media business.  —  As part of the shift, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger …
Ross Kerber / Reuters:
News Corp's Hinton: tablet subscriptions soar  —  * WSJ publisher Les Hinton: mobile users pay for content  —  (Reuters) - Paid subscriptions to read News Corp's (NWSA.O) Wall Street Journal on tablet devices such as Apple Inc's iPad and electronic readers have quadrupled to 200,000 in the past year, a top executive said.
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
CBS Takes Aim At Newspapers With Local Websites  —  It makes sense that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves wants to make his company's single-market websites into the new local newspapers.  He's got the wide reach of TV to promote the just-rolled-out sites.  —  Forget about going to the end of the driveway …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why the Knight-Mozilla Technology Partnership is betting on open source and distributed innovation  —  How exactly do we Firefox the news?  —  It's a question to ask now that the Knight Foundation has partnered with Mozilla to create news technology fellowships to help spur innovation in newsrooms.
Discussion: Newspaper Death Watch
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Knight Blog Administrator / KnightBlog:
Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism opens at CUNY
Stuart Dredge / paidContent:UK:
Condé Nast UK To Invest More In iPad Apps  —  iPad magazine sales have often failed to live up to their early promise, but Condé Nast Digital Britain is nevertheless upping its investment in bringing its publications to Apple's tablet.  —  The publisher announced on Friday …
 
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Texas Tribune, Bay Citizen to split $975,000 Knight grant
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
The Times is biggest year-on-year faller
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The Problem With Going TV Everywhere or Bust
Steve Rosenbaum / The Huffington Post:
NPR, Facebook, Netflix and the Crisis of Abundance
Josh Sternberg / Mashable!:
Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism
Discussion: PSFK and Nieman Journalism Lab
 Earlier Picks: 
Clay Duda / Center for Sustainable Journalism:
The Future of News is Fit to Print
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Race to Build the “Daily Me” Continues
Tim Carmody / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Journalists have lost control of the story”: Twitter, tech bubbles, and the nostalgia of the technology press
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Operators, Content Owners At ‘Strange Crossroads’ For Online TV
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC World Service Arabic cuts not as ‘severe as planned’