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3:35 PM ET, March 18, 2011

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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Lincoln Ad Offers Free Access to New York Times Online for Rest of 2011  —  One More Loophole in Pay Scheme, to the Benefit of an Advertiser  —  The New York Times built in one more loophole to its online pay meter scheme than it mentioned yesterday: Interstitial ads from Lincoln …
Discussion: paidContent and Poynter
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Gets Its First Big Publisher: New York Times Subscriptions Will Be Sold Through iTunes  —  The New York Times has finally unveiled its paywall plans, a year-plus in the making.  —  And with the Times' announcement, Steve Jobs gets his first big publisher to announce it is signing …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Q&A: New York Times Digital Czar Martin Nisenholtz on the Paywall, Pricing, Google and Apple  —  A lot of you have done a lot of reading, and a lot of writing, about the New York Times' digital paywall/subscription plans.  And if any of you who care about this stuff haven't read Ken Doctor's dissection …
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Please stop calling it a wall”: First thoughts on the Times' pay plan  —  Editor's Note: Now that we know the details of The New York Times' long-awaited paywall plan, what's the reaction to it?  We asked some of our favorite media thinkers — including, of course, some of those who made predictions …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
New York Times Paywall Workaround Springs Up Already  —  It hasn't even been 12 hours since the New York Times announced they're implementing a fairly complex paywall scheme, and already at least one workaround has sprung up.  —  The Times scheme allows readers 20 free stories per month before they have to pay.
LAT Blogs / The Big Picture:
The war between Fox News and the New York Times hits the bestseller list
Discussion: Poynter and Mediaite
Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
New York Times subscription plans all about one challenge: Reader migration
David Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists  —  TRIPOLI, Libya — Four New York Times journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday were captured by forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and will be released Friday, his son, Seif Islam el-Qaddafi, told Christiane Amanpour in an ABC News interview.
Ian Cobain / Guardian:
US spy operation that manipulates social media  —  Military's ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda  —  Jeff Jarvis: Washington shows the morals of a clumsy spammer  —  The US military is developing software that will let it secretly …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Newspaper Guild calls on HuffPo's unpaid writers to withhold their work  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  A Guild release says: “In response to the Huffington Post's refusal to compensate its thousands of writers in the wake of its $315 merger with AOL, the Newspaper Guild has requested a meeting …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Faced with a strike, The Huffington Post says: “Our bloggers are happy.”
Discussion: Cision, The Daily Caller and GalleyCat, Thanks:cbm
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Should unpaid writers for The Huffington Post go on strike?
Discussion: CJR and Mixed Media, Thanks:m4tt
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Bets Big On “House Of Cards” But Swears It's Not a Strategy Shift: Q&A With Content Boss Ted Sarandos  —  Netflix has bought its first TV show which doesn't exist yet.  The company has finalized a deal to distribute two seasons of “House Of Cards”, a yet-to-be produced political drama directed …
Steve Rosenbaum / Mashable!:
Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]  —  This post reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of Mashable as a publication.  —  Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur.  He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites.
Discussion: Sparksheet
Deborah Potter / NewsLab:
Using Facebook for a TV investigation  —  Want more proof that social media are great reporting tools?  Look no farther than “Keys to the Castle” an investigative story Jace Larson reported for KUSA in Denver that picked up a 2011 duPont-Columbia Award.  The story uncovered a housing scam …
Max Colchester / Wall Street Journal:
Selling Video Scoops Online  —  Citizenside, other websites collect and syndicate amateur videos to professional news groups  —  PARIS—French website Citizenside recently sold a grainy video of British fashion designer John Galliano conducting an anti-Semitic rant to news organizations around the world.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Mobile devices creating their own niche for news delivery  —  Smartphones aren't displacing traditional media sources for most news consumers—instead, they're creating their own niche, according to a recent study out of Ohio State University.  Headed up by communication professor John Dimmick …
Discussion: Noted
Andrew Damstedt / American Journalism Review:
Digging Beneath the Surface  —  McClatchy's new Washington bureau chief is a champion of aggressive reporting.  Posted: Fri, March 18, 2011  —  Andrew Damstedt (adamstedt@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  When he took over as chief of McClatchy's Washington, D.C. …
Discussion: Poynter
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
AP Stylebook Finally Changes “e-mail” to “email”  —  The AP Stylebook, the de facto style and usage guide for much of the news media, announced on Friday that the abbreviated term for “electronic mail” is losing a hyphen, and with it, a relic of a simpler time when Internet technology needed to be explained very carefully.
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Summit Scandal At The Hollywood Reporter  —  EXCLUSIVE: I have learned that editors of The Hollywood Reporter this month deleted embarrassing information about Summit Entertainment principals from a financial story about the studio's refinancing in order to “horse-trade” …
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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Johnnie L. Roberts / The Wrap:
Is the Relationship Between Apple and Disney Too Close for Comfort?
Discussion: Company Town and GigaOM
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon:
It seems that the NYT has persuaded Lincoln cars to sponsor free digital subscriptions thru 2011 for “an exclusive group” of web users
Discussion: @felixsalmon
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Scribd's HTML5-Based Document Viewer Is Now Portable, Retroactively Upgrades 20M+ Embeds
Discussion: MacStories and VentureBeat
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
ABC News won't pay to broadcast debates
Jonathan Seitz / Nieman Reports:
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Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab