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5:10 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: FishbowlNY
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.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Sunday paper/tablet subscriptions  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  Digital news business models are playing out on pool tables these days.
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.
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Self-Publisher Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's  —  Amanda Hocking, the 26-year-old author who shot to fame by selling more than a million copies of her self-published books, has signed up with a traditional publisher for her next series.  —  St. Martin's Press, part of Macmillan …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, GalleyCat and TeleRead
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
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Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Think Quarterly: Google Launches Its Own Online Magazine (Updated)
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
McKinsey Back at Condé Nast for Phase Three  —  Consulting firm responsible for deep cuts at publisher ramps up its work there  —  McKinsey & Co.—the consulting firm that was associated with magazine closings, layoffs and deep budget cuts at Condé Nast—is hard at work again inside 4 Times Square.
Sam Gustin / Wired.com:
Google Books Deal Not Dead, Only Resting, Authors' Lawyer Says  —  U.S. Circuit Court Judge Denny Chin's rejection of Google's legal settlement with authors and publishers was not only a setback for the search giant's plans to digitize and make available 10 million books, but also for the dream of a universal online library.
Discussion: The Laboratorium and TeleRead
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Gail Shister / mediabistro.com:
‘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 …
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
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Writer's disclosure: I used to buy pot from my story subject  —  Van Smith's story about Reptilian Records owner Christopher Neu pleading guilty to drug charges includes this passage in the 14th paragraph: … Romenesko asked Smith about bringing up his pot days.  His response:
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: Yahoo! News and Poynter
The Atlantic Wire:
Mark Armstrong: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  This is from a conversation with Mark Armstrong …
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