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12:15 PM ET, March 24, 2011

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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
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
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!  —  You may have seen a blog post making its way around Twitter today: Lance Knobel, publisher of the respected local news site Berkeleyside (and past Lab contributor), noting the fact that Google News had suddenly stopped indexing Berkleyside articles.
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.
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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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.
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?
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Marc Karimzadeh / WWD:
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
 
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