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9:25 AM ET, March 24, 2011

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Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Huffington's cultural revolution: Destroying the old world to forge a new one, for a while  —  Here's a short play, set in 1997:  —  Scene: Journalist, applying for a job, is seated across a table at a moderately priced Italian restaurant from an editor who's just taken over the Arts …
Discussion: Poynter
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Erik Sherman / BNET:
AOL's Brewing Conflict: Brand Versus Journalism
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Breaking: Brill, Crovitz & Co. Sell Journalism Online To RR Donnelly  —  That was fast.  Just shy of two years after launch, Steve Brill, Gordon Crovitz and Leo Hindery Jr. have sold their “make journalism pay” business to someone who already makes money from publishing.
Lance Knobel / Davos Newbies:
Google listens... if you shout loudly enough  —  Yesterday evening I wrote about the bizarre disappearance from Google News of my news site, Berkeleyside.  What happens next is either an illustration of the power of digital democracy or an example of the value of friends with fantastic megaphones.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google News de-indexing Berkleyside: Bug, not snub!
Discussion: Davos Newbies
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
McClatchy, a Groupon Partner, Starts Selling Its Own Daily Deals, Too  —  Will Still Use Groupon, but Becomes Latest Publisher to Try Social Coupon Game for Itself  —  After teaming up with Groupon to get daily deals on its websites last summer, McClatchy Co. has decided to also get into the business on its own.
Discussion: Screenwerk, @r and eMedia Vitals
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Think Quarterly: Google Launches Its Own Online Magazine  —  We hear a lot about Google's relationship with publishers, but this week the search giant also quietly launched its own online publication based in the UK.  Think Quarterly, which calls itself a “a breathing space in a busy world” …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
'I'm just mystified that this little job post has resonated with so many people in the business'  —  Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Matthew Doig has written what Mother Jones calls “the best journalism-job want ad ever.”  His search for an investigative reporter is all over Twitter and journalists' Facebook pages.
Kelly McBride / ESPN:
Straight to the point  —  Poynter Review Project aims to help fans understand ESPN, and vice versa  —  Since Poynter and ESPN announced that we would partner to create a review project as the next evolution of the ESPN ombudsman, the general reaction from you, the fans, has been: What is The Poynter Institute anyway?
Discussion: Poynter and Nieman Journalism Lab
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Starbucks network adds ESPN, Economist, Marvel  —  ESPN Rumor Central on the Starbucks Digital Network  —  Digital subscriptions to the Economist aren't cheap, but temporary online access to the magazine's contents just dropped to the price of a cup of coffee, and a trip to the nearest Starbucks store.
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Facebook Test Mines Real-Time Conversations for Ad Targeting  —  Offering Marketers the Ability to Target Swells of Sentiment, Much Like Twitter  —  This month — and for the first time ever — Facebook started to mine real-time conversations to target ads.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Bloomberg: Personalizing the News for 20 Million People  —  Mining through terabytes and zettabytes of data isn't just for hardware companies and database-service providers — media companies like Bloomberg are also trying to make use of the oceans of information they have about their users …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
What The Collapse Of The Google Books Deal Really Means  —  For all the growth in the digital book market over the last few years, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Books is still the only project with the outsize ambition of scanning every book, and it's not an exaggeration to say the deal it reached …
Yahoo! News:
Ongo looks to capture US news online  —  Online news service Ongo is hoping to provide its subscribers with full access to The New York Times and expanding its line-up of contributors, Ongo chief executive Alex Kazim said overnight.  —  Kazim, in an interview with AFP, said Ongo …
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
‘I know the difference between journalism and a slogan.  Keeping them honest is a slogan.’  —  Twenty-seven years after suffering a heart attack he didn't know was a heart attack, CNN exile Aaron Brown will undergo triple-bypass surgery today in Phoenix.  —  “Some part of me has known …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
New York Times' Frank Bruni shares his tools for versatile writing  —  Longtime New York Times reporter Frank Bruni doesn't have a set beat.  Instead, he skillfully wanders as a writer by exploring a variety of topics.  —  Take a look at Bruni's most recent stories and you'll see what I mean.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jessica Ocheltree / splicetoday.com:
The Half-Lives of Media Alarmism  —  The radiation levels in Japan have been greatly exaggerated.  —  oisa  —  I've just discovered that I was exposed to radioactive potassium-40 this morning.  I even ingested it, and now there is no way to stop it from incorporating itself into my smooth muscle tissue …
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Being Mrs. Keller  —  Sometimes it's convenient to have a newsroom at your fingertips.  —  When returning to the states from a trip to the U.K., Emma Gilbey Keller, spouse of New York Times executive editor and 50th most important person in the world Bill Keller, asked the Twitterverse, “Exactly what is the snow situ in NYC?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sulia Helps Twitter Sort The Tweet From The Chaff  —  There's a lot of great stuff on Twitter.  And there's a lot more lousy stuff.  —  Sorting out the good from the lousy - or at least the OK from the spam — is an important task Twitter hasn't figured out how to do on its own yet.
Simon Owens / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How CNN's iReport enhanced the network's coverage of the Japan earthquake and its aftermath  —  When the ground began to vibrate in Fukushima, Japan on March 11, Ryan McDonald thought it was just a “normal earthquake.”  But the fear in his voice as the vibrations escalated was palpable.
 
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