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6:55 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 …
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 …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AOL HuffPost To Freelancers: We Want You On Staff, But Real Journalists Only Need Apply  —  In the reorganization of AOL and the Huffington Post into the Huffington Post Media Group, the company succumbed to layoffs and consolidated AOL news sites into the Huffington Post, folding or shutting down thirty properties.
Erik Sherman / BNET:
AOL's Brewing Conflict: Brand Versus Journalism
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Magazines' New Rules for Counting Digital Sales  —  IPad Editions No Longer Need to Include Every Print Ad to Count Toward Circulation Guarantees  —  Magazines can now count iPad and other digital-edition sales toward their paid-circulation guarantees even if those digital versions don't include …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
USA Today rewrites strategy to cope with Internet  —  McLEAN, Va. - USA Today, a newspaper created nearly 30 years ago to appeal to people who grew up watching television, is revising its formula to try to counter the Internet's threat to its survival.  —  The nation's second-largest newspaper …
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: Talking Biz News and Betabeat
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.
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.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
CNN trying to take advantage of newsgathering  —  NEW YORK — CNN sent 11 crews to cover Japan's earthquake and tsunami, including headliners Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta.  Anchors Wolf Blitzer and Piers Morgan were elsewhere last week: Blitzer hosting his evening newscast from France …
Discussion: TVNewser and Mediaite
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.
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.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Sulzberger: App Sales Prove News Consumers Are Willing To Pay  —  The rise of tablets and apps has helped pave the way for the New York Times and potentially many other newspapers to charge for content, said Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the company's chairman and publisher, in an interview …
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
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
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Styleite
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Samantha Critchell / Associated Press:   WSJ. profile: The power of Anna Wintour
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine:
Q&A: The Person Who Demolished the Times Paywall Via Twitter  —  “The New York Times has the power to create a viable online model, but they need to start thinking more like Google and less like the RIAA.”  —  When the New York Times announced its plans for an online subscription model …
Discussion: The Equity Kicker
Chris O'Shea / mediabistro.com:
The Atlantic Pulls Unflattering Jay-Z Article  —  Yesterday The Atlantic ran an excerpt from a book on Jay-Z that shows the rapper in some rather unflattering light.  Now that article is nowhere to be found (here's a reposting of it).  The author, Zack O'Malley Greenburg …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Pretty Flipboard Fundraising at an Even Prettier $200 Million Valuation  —  Flipboard, the high-profile and highly designed social media reading app for the Apple iPad, is out raising another round of funding at an eye-popping $200 million valuation, according to numerous sources close to the situation.
Discussion: SAI, more at Techmeme »
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: Epicenter, CNN, SAI and Mixed Media
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Google News executive: ‘We are not at war with Apple’
Discussion: SAI
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
75 Rock: A tower of power
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Former NBC exec leads parents group's profanity crusade
Thanks:theptc
Lara O'Reilly / New Media Age:
FT website to match pink paper
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jeff Neumann / Gawker:
Libya Releases 3 More Journalists
Peter Duhon / New York Observer:
A Talk With Vanity Fair's Larry Fink, Snapper of Drunken Starlets
Discussion: The Corsair
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NBCU Refines Integrated Media Division With Promotions
Discussion: MediaPost
 Earlier Picks: 
Mark Memmott / NPR:
Remembering Mo Nabbous, ‘The Face Of Libyan Citizen Journalism’
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail e-book lending.
Discussion: The Next Web, GigaOM, Engadget and TeleRead
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Jane Pratt Plots Her Comeback
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Ad Spending Could Change With AT&T Deal
Discussion: MediaMemo and VentureBeat
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Businessweek Finally Becoming a Real Part of Bloomberg
John Eggerton / Multichannel:
Libya Supplants Japan Atop News Coverage: PEJ
Noah Davis / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Gary Vaynerchuk Joins The Daily
Discussion: The Next Web and Betabeat