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5:55 PM ET, March 28, 2011

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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Nisenholtz: Paywall part of New York Times strategy to ‘manage the link economy’  —  The New York Times plans to implement its much-anticipated, much-debated paywall Monday at 2 p.m. ET.  —  Hours before, Martin Nisenholtz, the Times' senior vice president for digital operations …
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Philg / Philip Greenspun's Weblog:
How did the New York Times manage to spend $40 million on its pay wall?  —  Aside from wondering who will pay more than the cost of a Wall Street Journal subscription in order to subscribe to the New York Times, my biggest question right now is how the NY Times spent a reported $40-50 million writing the code …
Discussion: Techdirt
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
New York Times announces $1 trial for new subscription service  —  The New York Times, which is due to begin charging for online content later today, is offering a heavily discounted subscription rate of $0.99 on all of digital packages for the first four weeks.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
The NYT Pay Plan's Most Dangerous Foe: Perception
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Let's Pray for the Safe Release of the BoingBoing Bloggers  —  Or, Why Knee-Jerk Hating on Pay Walls Is Profoundly Myopic  —  Given all the turmoil around the world, it's an incredibly harrowing time to be journalist.  Case in point: Four bloggers from BoingBoing, as you've probably already heard …
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THE OUTSIDER:
Journalism needs pollinators
Thanks:martinsfp
Matt Wells / Guardian:
How live blogging has transformed journalism  —  The benefits and the drawbacks of the open-to-all digital format  —  10.57 GMT: Hello and welcome to an article about live blogging, a discussion of a format that has been derided as murdering traditional reporting but is almost certainly …
David Carr / New York Times:
Long-Form Journalism Finds a Home  —  In 2009, Evan Ratliff, a freelance writer for Wired, and Nicholas Thompson, a senior editor there, had just concluded a particularly satisfying article in which Mr. Ratliff tried to drop off the grid for a month and obscure his whereabouts in the digital age …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Yahoo Executive Talks Acquisitions, Slams YouTube Buy  —  Yahoo is “gearing up for a very big year” of acquisitions, said a senior director of corporate development at the Internet company. … Speaking on a panel at the Global Technology Symposium in Menlo Park on Friday …
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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Hollywood makeover for YouTube
Discussion: Noted
Marc Hustvedt / Tubefilter:
‘Know Your Meme’ Acquired By Cheezburger in Seven-Figure Deal  —  By now, it's pretty clear there's a real business in the hocking of internet culture.  And when it comes to the business of documenting—and merchandising—the latest memes bubbling up from the internet's underbelly and straight …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Huffington Post Co-Founder Ken Lerer Wants You to Watch His Next Company  —  What do you do once you sell your digital media business for $315 million?  —  Start another digital media business!  —  Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer, who sold his company to AOL earlier his month …
Discussion: Betabeat and SAI
Jillian C. York / Global Voices in English:
An Interview with Andy Carvin  —  With 40,000 Twitter followers and a dedicated stream of local sources, Andy Carvin has become a first stop on Twitter for news throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  An NPR strategist, Carvin has approached social media-and Twitter in particular-as a platform for real-time reporting.
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Warner Brothers Expands Facebook Rentals to “Harry Potter,” “Inception”  —  After a successful run renting “The Dark Knight” over Facebook, Warner Brothers has decided to offer five more movies over the social network, the studio announced on Sunday.  —  The studio will offer …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Tina Brown interview: remaking the news  —  Tina Brown's return to print media with Newsweek surprised many.  Here, she explains her plans for the loss-making title  —  The last time Tina Brown launched a magazine - Talk in 1999 - she held a celebrity-stuffed party on an island off Manhattan …
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Observer
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flixster Update: Warner Bros. Very Interested, as Yahoo Drops Out of Bidding for Social Movie Site  —  Recently, BoomTown reported that Flixster-the popular social movie site whose brands include the Rotten Tomatoes premium reviews site-was in early acquisition discussions with several suitors.
Discussion: Company Town
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Building Loyalty on Web  —  Online Video Programs Remix Promotional Tactics to Draw Regular Audiences  —  Hulu's ‘Trailer Trash’ episodes are released on Mondays.  —  Companies rushing to develop original video series for the Web are scrambling to solve one of the industry's biggest problems: building an audience.
The Wrap:
News Budgets Busted By Cost of Covering Disasters  —  From Japan to Libya, disasters and political upheavel around the globe are wreaking havoc on the already-skeletal budgets of cable and broadcast news organizations.  —  “We've already had a year's worth of breaking news coverage …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter as Media: Yes, Celebrities and Brands Still Matter  —  One of the most disruptive aspects of Twitter as a communications medium is that it allows anyone to instantly publish and distribute information to potentially thousands or even millions of people — something that seems inherently democratic …
 
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
NPR suspends search for senior news exec
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Thanks:stiffjab
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
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Reuters:
Two Reuters TV journalists missing in Syria
Discussion: AOL News, Guardian, The Wire and FishbowlNY