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2:50 AM ET, March 29, 2011

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John Cook / GeekWire:
Kindle readers of The New York Times to get free access of the newspaper's Web site  —  Here's one way to get access to The New York Times on the Web.  Buy a Kindle, and then shell out $19.99 per month for the newspaper on the electronic reading device.  Amazon.com said today that Kindle customers …
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Henry Blodget / SAI:
WHO'S FULL OF CRAP?  GE, The New York Times, And The Hazards Of “Tweeting The Record Straight”  —  We spent much of this afternoon sparring with GE's public affairs division on Twitter over a New York Times report that GE paid no US taxes last year.  —  GE had taken to Twitter to blast …
New York Times:
A Letter to Our Readers About Digital Subscriptions
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
New York Times announces $1 trial for new subscription service
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Nisenholtz: Paywall part of New York Times strategy to ‘manage the link economy’
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 …
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Ben Huh / Cheezburger Company Blog:
Know How To Pronounce “Meme”  —  Does “meme” rhyme with “Mimi”?  Or is it like “mem” in “memory”?  Well, it turns out, it has a silent “k” in front, as in “Know Your Meme”.  —  I'm very happy to announce that Cheezburger has acquired Know Your Meme.  In addition to acquiring the popular site …
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 …
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
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Before Libya, White House Must Negotiate With ABC  —  President Obama had a message for the American people Monday night, an explanation of the government's intentions in Libya, one that he believed was important enough to request air time from the broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks.
Washington Post:
In Japan, disaster coverage is measured, not breathless  —  TOKYO — For the past two weeks, NHK, Japan's public broadcaster, has covered a triple disaster, appraising the damage with the help of 14 helicopters, 67 broadcasting vans and virtually no adjectives.
Discussion: TVNewser
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Eminem Lawsuit May Raise Pay for Older Artists  —  The most closely watched lawsuit in the music industry asks this question: how much should a song on iTunes or another digital music service be worth to the performer?  —  The artist at the center of the suit is Eminem …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Planning Online Media ‘Locker’  —  Amazon.com Inc. is planning to start a service that would let people store music and video online and access it from various digital devices, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The company could announce the effort as early as Tuesday, the people said.
New York Magazine:
62 Minutes With Pat Kiernan  —  Battling ennui with the beloved NY1 anchor, who not-so-secretly has his eye on Regis's job.  —  At a party at the Canadian consulate general's residence, Pat Kiernan, NY1 morning anchor and pride of Alberta, is confessing to some un-Canadian ambition.
Discussion: Gothamist
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Bloomberg launching Capital Intelligence this spring  —  Bloomberg Government, the new service from Bloomberg covering the intersection between business and politics, will bolster its coverage of Capitol Hill this spring with the introduction of Capitol Intelligence, a feature that will deliver news …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
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 …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Dispute Over Time Warner Cable's Streaming to iPad Bursts Into the Open  —  Companies like Time Warner Cable and Cablevision buy the rights to beam channels to customers' television sets.  But do those rights extend to iPads?  —  That question has divided the television industry in recent weeks …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Newsy Raises $1.5 Million in Series B Funding For Mobile News  —  Newsy, a multisource video news service that analyzes the world's news coverage, announced today that it has closed a $1.5 million series B round led by a St. Louis-based private equity firm.  The second round adds …
Discussion: paidContent and MediaPost
 
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
NPR suspends search for senior news exec
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Thanks:stiffjab
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
In Kansas, Twitter puts court reporter in touch with the community
Jillian C. York / Global Voices in English:
An Interview with Andy Carvin
Discussion: Rebooting The News
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
The Guardian embarking on significant U.S. expansion
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flixster Update: Warner Bros. Very Interested, as Yahoo Drops Out of Bidding for Social Movie Site
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Gannett Upgrades Local Sites, Eyes National Buys
Journal Register Company:
TheStreet and Journal Register Company Enter Strategic Content-Distribution Agreement
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Warner Brothers Expands Facebook Rentals to “Harry Potter,” “Inception”
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Huffington Post Co-Founder Ken Lerer Wants You to Watch His Next Company
Discussion: SAI, more at Techmeme »
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Hearst set to snap up big brand mag titles
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wire
The Wrap:
News Budgets Busted By Cost of Covering Disasters
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Building Loyalty on Web
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Tina Brown interview: remaking the news