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3:05 AM ET, March 23, 2011

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 Top News: 
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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Glynnis MacNicol / SAI:
Lincoln Is Offering “Smarter” Readers Free Access To NYT.Com For The Rest Of The Year  —  Reader and frequent contributor Matt Kroll writes to inform us he just received an email from the New York Times offering them free access to the site once the paywall goes up, courtesy of Lincoln.
Discussion: The Wire, @scottkarp and Betabeat
Bob Buch:
Stop Calling it Content
Discussion: Fast Company, The Wire and MediaNama
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: Poynter
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 …
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
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.
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” …
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: 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.
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
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Jane Pratt Plots Her Comeback  —  Tavi Gevinson just finished a plate of spaghetti with her parents at home in the leafy Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Ill., on Monday night when the 14-year-old blogger got on the phone to talk about the Web site and magazine she's launching with Jane Pratt.
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.
The Huffington Post:
Howard Stern Sues His Bosses  —  LOS ANGELES — Howard Stern and his agent are suing Sirius XM Radio Inc. for failing to pay stock awards they say are due for helping it exceed subscriber growth targets on its way to becoming the dominant satellite radio service in the country.
Samantha Critchell / Associated Press:
WSJ. profile: The power of Anna Wintour  —  NEW YORK - In fashion circles and beyond — in the worlds of business, politics and entertainment — she's just Anna, a worthy peer to Oprah and Martha.  —  And even though Anna Wintour's name might not be as instantly recognizable as Oprah Winfrey's …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Adrian Holovaty / The EveryBlock Blog:
EveryBlock's first major redesign  —  We've just launched the first major redesign of EveryBlock.  —  Driven by the feedback we've been getting over the past year, we've not only changed the way the site looks, we've also changed the site's focus.  In short, we're shifting from being a news feed …
Discussion: Poynter
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Hyperlocal News Source EveryBlock Relaunches As Community Site
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Lost Remote
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
The Guardian Hires A New Business Head In The U.S.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Court Rejects Google's Book Settlement With Publishers
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Leaky New York Times Paywall & How “Google Limits” Led To “Search Engine Limits”
Discussion: MediaPost, Gizmodo and The Buttry Diary
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Report: CBS News Top-Performing Media Site, MSNBC Most Improved
Discussion: Noted
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
In Ivory Coast, journalists pick sides or flee
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Jennifer 8. Lee, Matt Thompson join CPI Board
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
INM discovers the digital world...
Discussion: The Irish Times and Media Week
Lauren A. E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal:
Tiny Channel's Big Gamble
Discussion: Speakeasy