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12:20 PM ET, March 23, 2011

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Glenn Beck Contemplates Starting Own Channel  —  The possibility that Glenn Beck will exit the Fox News Channel at the end of the year has prompted a big question in media circles: if he leaves, how will he bring his considerable audience with him?  —  Two of the options Mr. Beck has contemplated …
New York Times:
4 Times Journalists Held Captive in Libya Faced Days of Brutality  —  As the four of us headed toward the eastern gate of Ajdabiya, the front line of a desperate rebel stand against the advancing forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, a car pulled up alongside.  —  “They're in the city!” the driver shouted at us.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Asks Twitter to Shut Down Paywall Dodgers  —  There are plenty of ways to tunnel under or through The New York Times's new online paywall, but if you're not careful about how you do it, the Times will shut you down.  —  That's what's about to happen to FreeNYTimes …
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Reuters:
How the NYT paywall could turn out to be a success  —  There's one aspect of the NYT paywall which hasn't got as much attention as it deserves — and that's the idea that the NYT will be able to charge higher CPMs for ads behind the paywall than it currently gets for ads on a free site.
Discussion: Noted and TheMediaBriefing
Bob Buch:
Stop Calling it Content
Discussion: Fast Company and The Wire
Washington Post:
In Ishinomaki, news comes old-fashioned way: Via paper  —  Gallery: Massive rescue, cleanup efforts underway in Japan: After the earthquake and tsunami, entire towns in Japan are impossible to reach.  But search-and-rescue teams are fanning out in what will be a lengthy, complex endeavor.
Joshua Levine / Wall Street Journal:
Brand Anna  —  The editor of Vogue has always occupied the most powerful seat in the world of American fashion.  But Anna Wintour's web of influential friends and allies has helped turn her into a global brand that transcends fashion.  Photographs by Mario Testino
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Samantha Critchell / Associated Press:   WSJ. profile: The power of Anna Wintour
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
New ranking combines print-digital reach of metro papers, reveals surprising winners  —  Which American newspaper reaches the most readers in its market if print and online audiences are combined?  —  That seems a fundamental question in an era of hybrid print/digital business models.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: At Neon Tommy, the reporters are responsible for delivery too  —  The workings of USC Annenberg student-run news website illustrate the new reality for journalists.  —  A conversation this week in the offices of Neon Tommy, a USC student-run online news outlet, went something like this …
Discussion: smays.com and Poynter
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Ad Spending Could Change With AT&T Deal  —  The advertising implications for the acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T will take some time to unfold.  —  Advertising for T-Mobile is created by the Seattle office of Publicis Worldwide, an agency that is owned by the Publicis Groupe of France.
Discussion: VentureBeat, rbr.com and paidContent
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
T-Mobile's $412 Million Media Hole
Discussion: Deal Journal
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Adobe Pass Makes TV Everywhere Logins More Manageable  —  The pay TV industry is betting big on TV Everywhere, an initiative through which pay TV subscribers can get access to on-demand versions of their favorite channels online.  But up until this point, the process for doing …
Mark Memmott / NPR:
Remembering Mo Nabbous, ‘The Face Of Libyan Citizen Journalism’  —  A reporter who lost his life trying to tell the world about what Moammar Gadhafi's forces were doing to the people of Libya is remembered today on All Things Considered.  —  NPR's Andy Carvin talks about Mohammed Nabbous …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NBCU Refines Integrated Media Division With Promotions  —  NBC Universal (NSDQ: CMCSA), settling into life with Comcast, is continuing to refine the structure of its Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division with a flurry of executive promotions and new additions.
Discussion: MediaPost
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen Sues ComScore in Fight Over Web Traffic Measurement (Exclusive)  —  The battle between firms keeping score of Internet traffic is heating up as The Nielsen Company has just filed a lawsuit against ComScore for violating five patents relating to the collection, analysis and reporting of information concerning computer activity.
Peter Duhon / New York Observer:
A Talk With Vanity Fair's Larry Fink, Snapper of Drunken Starlets  —  What are the ethics, if there are any, of photographing a dead-drunk starlet?  Try running that question by Larry Fink.  A successful photographer of boxers, jazz musicians and the 1970s Studio 54 scene …
Lara O'Reilly / New Media Age:
FT website to match pink paper  —  The Financial Times is to extend the use of the newspaper's pink colouring in a website redesign aimed at boosting paid subscription numbers.  —  The revamped FT.com site will show articles on a pink background - currently only the landing page is pink …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Businessweek Finally Becoming a Real Part of Bloomberg  —  Reorganization brings magazine closer to parent company's bosom  —  A little more than a year since Bloomberg LP bought the money-losing Businessweek, the newsweekly is finally integrating with the rest of its parent company.
 
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