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6:45 AM ET, March 23, 2011

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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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Bob Buch:
Stop Calling it Content
Discussion: Fast Company and The Wire
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.
Discussion: Guardian and Poynter
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.
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 and Betabeat
David Kaplan / paidContent:
WSJ Launching Single-Issue Downloads For iPad  —  Looking to get more subscribers for its iPad app, The Wall Street Journal will start selling single-issue digital versions of its morning paper for $1.99 in the within the existing free app.  In a conversation last week with Alisa Bowen …
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.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail e-book lending.  —  As convenient as they are, I've long worried about the many ways in which e-book purveyors restrict readers' rights.  You can't resell the books you purchase for the Amazon Kindle, and you can't read them on most other e-readers.
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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 …
Discussion: Libya February 17th
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 …
Discussion: Inside Cable News and DailyFinance
John Eggerton / Multichannel:
Libya Supplants Japan Atop News Coverage: PEJ  —  No-Fly Zone Announcement Swings Pendulum Back Toward Middle East  —  News organizations continued their two-front coverage last week of the crisis in the Middle East and the crisis in Japan, with the pendulum swinging back toward the former …
Discussion: Gawker, Mediaite and People-Press.org
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Folds 30 Brands, Including Politics Daily  —  First it was the people.  Now it's the brands.  AOL just notified staffers of a major consolidation of its portfolio of content sites, undertaken as part of its merger with the Huffington Post.  All told, some 30 brands will be “integrated” …
Noah Davis / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Gary Vaynerchuk Joins The Daily  —  Gary Vaynerchuk — prolific tweeter, self-promoter, and wine connoisseur — will call the House That Rupe Built home.  —  He joins The Daily as a video host, contributing a weekly feature called “The Next Wave.”  —  The segment will cover the world …
Discussion: The Next Web and Betabeat
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 …
 
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
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Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
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Discussion: Noted
David Lieberman / USA Today:
In a renaissance for radio, more listeners are tuning in
Discussion: rbr.com
Committee to Protect Journalists:
In Ivory Coast, journalists pick sides or flee
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Jennifer 8. Lee, Matt Thompson join CPI Board
Adrian Holovaty / The EveryBlock Blog:
EveryBlock's first major redesign
Discussion: Poynter, Editors Weblog and Mashable!
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
INM discovers the digital world...
Discussion: The Irish Times and Media Week