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4:40 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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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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Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Bill Keller Accuses Me of “Aggregating” an Idea He Had Actually “Aggregated” From Me
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why AOL Was So Desperate to Hook Up With Huffington Post
Discussion: AdAge, Mixed Media and Editors Weblog
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 …
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.
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 …
Dan / Xark!:
The danger in the doldrums  —  This morning's day-off multi-tasking: watching coverage of the horrible 8.9 earthquake in Japan while reading my various feeds, which included finally taking on the Bill Keller column about aggregation.  It includes this passage in the ultimate graph:
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Media Week
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 …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
The Times is biggest year-on-year faller  —  Most national dailies continue to slide, as Alexander Lebedev's cut-price i boosts circulation by 31.6% to pass 175,000  —  News International's The Times has reported a double-digit year-on-year fall in sales for February, as most national daily …
Discussion: Media Week
Judith Acosta / The Huffington Post:
And Now, More About Me: The Sorry State Of The News Media  —  Things have changed in many ways, but few things as dramatically or as insidiously as the manner in which we receive and process information.  This is particularly true of the media.  —  The media—or what was once called the press …
Bill Moyers / The Huffington Post:
In Defense of NPR  —  Come on now: Let's take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective.  —  Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from the its long-time nemesis — the right-wing machine that would thrill if our sole sources of information were Fox News …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Nat Worden / Dow Jones Newswires:
Time Warner Faces Pressure To Recoup HBO Subscriber Losses  —  NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- HBO, home of popular TV shows like “Big Love” and “True Blood,” faces a key test of its business model this year after its subscriber rolls declined to an estimated five-year low in 2010 …
MediaShift:
How French Site OWNI Profits by Giving Away Its Content  —  Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University.  Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement.
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
 
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