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2:40 PM ET, March 24, 2011

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Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
The New York Times subscription plan doesn't protect print, it promotes the mobile Web  —  The New York Times' new digital subscription pricing has been characterized by some as a backward-looking effort to protect print revenue.  But after comparing the Times' subscription prices …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Note to Our Readers on the Times Pay Model and the Economics of Reporting  —  Let me say up front that I have some mixed feelings about The New York Times's metered model, which takes effect on March 28.  I'd encourage you to read my colleague David Carr's take, as well as some of the many analyses …
Discussion: CNN
Yahoo! News:   Ongo looks to capture US news online
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine:   Q&A: The Person Who Demolished the Times Paywall Via Twitter
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
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.
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Think Quarterly: Google Launches Its Own Online Magazine (Updated)  —  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” …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Google Is Not About To Become A Magazine Publisher  —  With chatter like a YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) investment in original content, one could be forgiven for wondering if Google's declaration - that it's a technology, not a media company - is slipping.  —  But its launch of a new magazine …
Discussion: Guardian
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.
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
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.
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.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Cordray Exits Hearst Magazines For Pitney Bowes' Volly  —  After five years as one of the top digital executives at Hearst Magazines, Chuck Cordray is leaving the company to become president of Pitney Bowes' recently formed Volly.  The new entity, which debuted in January, is described as a …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and MediaMemo
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.
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.
Jonathan Berr / DailyFinance:
Guess Who's Making Money?  NPR  —  NPR expects to make a profit this year, a surprising state of affairs for a nonprofit.  But with the national debate raging about whether the federal government should stop funding public broadcasting, could NPR find itself a victim of its own success?
Discussion: Poynter
Robert MacMillan:
Calling people at home for a story?  You heathen!  —  A public relations person at a well known company told one of my reporter colleagues here that he was stalking board members of a company that he covers.  Why?  Because he called them at home, and had not told her before what story he was working on.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Marc Karimzadeh / WWD:
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Now Helps You Make Movies...Without A Camera  —  By now you're undoubtedly familiar with the incredible amount of footage that's uploaded to YouTube — the current count is 35 hours of video uploaded every minute.  And with video cameras integrated into smartphones, tablets …
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 and Runnin' Scared
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Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
Kelly McBride / ESPN:
Straight to the point  —  Poynter Review Project aims …
Simon Owens / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How CNN's iReport enhanced the network's coverage of the Japan earthquake and its aftermath
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Bloomberg: Personalizing the News for 20 Million People
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Chris O'Shea / mediabistro.com:
The Atlantic Pulls Unflattering Jay-Z Article