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3:00 AM ET, April 12, 2011

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 Top News: 
Michael Roberts / The Latest Word:
Brian Hill: Righthaven drops suit against autistic blogger, warns other targets not to rest easy  —  ​Righthaven LLC, the Nevada firm that's been suing for copyright infringement on behalf of companies like MediaNews Group, owner of the Denver Post, picked a sympathetic target when it went …
Discussion: paidContent and Poynter
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Judge to copyright troll: your “business model” isn't my problem  —  Ars Technica freelancer Eriq Gardner was recently sued over a photo that appeared in a piece he wrote for us last year.  The flimsy lawsuit was quickly dismissed, but the company behind it lives on—and has sued 50+ people in Colorado for their use of the same photo.
Discussion: TeleRead and Righthaven Victims
Heather Dougherty:
Impact of paywall on NYTimes.com  —  After months of speculation, the paywall for The New York Times went live at 2pm on Monday, March 28th, which limits online readers (non-print subscribers) to 20 articles each month.  For smartphone and tablet applications, only the top news section …
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Jonathan Alter out at Newsweek  —  The final member of the “Newsweek Six” has left the building.  —  Jonathan Alter, the only remaining member of the gang of television-loving newsweekly scribes so dubbed by Slate's Jack Shafer, is no longer with the publication.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Jonathan Alter talks about his post-Newsweek plans
Discussion: Poynter
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Amazon To Sell Ad-Supported Kindle For $25 Discount  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) will sell its Kindle e-reader for $25 less than the lowest list price currently available—if customers are willing see ads and other types of sponsored content.  —  Most of the valuable real estate on Amazon.com's home page …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook for Journalists: More Work Than Twitter, but With a Bigger Payout  —  Last week, Facebook launched a Page called Journalists on Facebook in an effort to encourage the news community to use the site's Page feature as a distribution and research tool.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Maybe Cord Cutting Isn't Here Yet.  What About Cord Shaving?  —  Here's an answer that might satisfy the two sides in the “Cord cutting is real!  No it isn't!” debate: Perhaps Web video fans aren't dumping cable in favor of Netflix, Hulu, etc.  Perhaps they're just dumping premium cable channels, like HBO.
Thanks:mikepilarz
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Arianna Huffington and Nick Denton Hug Out Their Beef  —  That's Bill Maher on the left, but it could totally be Nick Denton now that he and Arianna Huffington are all buddy-buddy again.  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Arianna Huffington, blog empress, does not have warm feelings toward Nick Denton, blog overlord.
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Consolidation of Trade Publications Nears  —  The long-planned consolidation of three familiar trade publications into one is beginning at Prometheus Global Media.  —  Monday brought the final issues of two publications, Brandweek and Mediaweek, which have been published along with their sibling, Adweek, for almost 10 years.
Discussion: The Wire and Poynter
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
More Media Time, on Various Screens  —  Americans are spending about 20 percent more time consuming radio, television and the Internet than they were a decade ago, according to a survey by two media measurement firms.  —  That jump reflects in part a rise by 26 percentage points in the number of Americans with access to the Internet.
Discussion: TVWeek.com and Noted
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Film shoots to farmers markets: Users respond to Everyblock's community-focused redesign  —  Late last month, Everyblock launched an overhaul of its site — its “first major redesign,” and one “driven by the feedback we've been getting over the past year.”  The revamp marked a significant shift …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Ted Nesi / WPRI.com Blogs:
NYT's Nocera on paywalls, Providence and CEO pay  —  “Local boy makes good.”  In the news business, few Rhode Island natives fit that hoary headline better than Joe Nocera.  —  Nocera grew up in Providence, graduating from Classical High in 1970 before attending Boston University.
Discussion: The Big Lead and Talking Biz News
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
10 Things the Media Either Gets Wrong or Doesn't Know About the Winklevoss Twins  —  The Winklevoss twins lost another round in their legal battle against Mark Zuckerberg today, but according to their lawyer, they aren't giving up yet.  Our newest team member, Foster Kamer …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Kiip Is An Entirely New Mobile Ad Model: Real Life Rewards For In-Game Achievements  —  Kiip, the seven month-old mobile ads startup, is finally coming out of stealth today and revealing an entirely new model for in-game advertising, one that offers users value instead of fighting an uphill battle for their attention.
Violet Blue / ZDNet:
AOL/HuffPo Shuts Down Download Squad  —  In a surprise move Monday night, popular software blog Download Squad became the latest tech casualty in Huffington/AOL's so-called ‘consolidation’ of its content sites.  In an end-of-the-day email, Download Squad's staff was told that the blog …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Front-Runner for CBS Anchor Is ‘60 Minutes’ Reporter  —  Growing up, Scott Pelley's journalistic dream was very specific: he wanted to work at “60 Minutes,” which was and is the nation's pre-eminent television newsmagazine.  —  He checked all the television correspondent boxes — wars …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and New York Times
The Wrap:
Viacom's Philippe Dauman Is America's Top-Paid CEO, Report Says  —  Recession?  What recession?  A New York Times ranking of the top-paid CEOs says media-conglomerate chief made $84.5 million in just 9 months last year
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Ooyala launches Ooyala Everywhere, Ooyala Personal Playback  —  White label online video platform Ooyala is rolling out a suite of services designed to help content creators and distributors deliver rich, personalized viewing experiences directly to consumers, helping to bring more premium …
Josh Tapper / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Russia's top journalism school is revamping its curriculum to create a new culture of press freedom  —  The limitations on press freedom in Russia have been well-documented.  With the Kremlin holding a stake in each of the country's six national television stations …
Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Eyes Headquarters Move  —  Time Warner Inc. is considering moving its headquarters to Manhattan's far West Side as Related Cos. tries to kick-start its $15 billion Hudson Yards development planned there, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The talks are in preliminary stages and could fizzle.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Observer
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
How Twitter Can Stop Its Descent Into a Cable-News-Style Disinformation Network  —  It's Time to Make Sense of Those Disinformational Memes  —  Here's the ongoing problem with Twitter: It wants your love and respect, even as it wastes your time and insults your intelligence.
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
How One Man Is Trying to Make YouTube Talent Rich  —  Fullscreen Founder George Strompolos Looks to Bridge Gap Among Viral-Video Stars, Advertisers and Distributors  —  Want to make money on YouTube right now?  Talk to George Strompolos.  —  Mr. Strompolos, a former business-development …
The Wrap:
Mark Burnett, Hearst Announce Joint Venture  —  Hearst and Mark Burnett announced a media, production and events-based joint venture Monday that will focus on media content, producing events around it, and spinning off television shows and other programming based on Hearst brands.
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Twitpic, Flickr use by eyewitnesses raises questions for news orgs about image rights, compensation  —  When a Southwest Airlines 737 developed a six-foot hole in the fuselage in mid-air recently, some passengers screamed, others prayed.  —  Shawna Malvini Redden tweeted.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Simon / Bloggasm:
The New Yorker allows Facebook fans access to its paywall content  —  Though some of the articles published in The New Yorker each week are free, it still shelves many of them behind a paywall.  But on my Facebook news feed I just caught a glimpse of a new roll-out from the magazine: web content only available on its Facebook page:
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
When to hyperlink within an online news story?  —  By Robert Niles: When to hyperlink within an online news story?  —  That's a question that challenges even the most experienced online writers.  Hyperlinks imbue a news story with the power of the World Wide Web, allowing writers to source information …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Tessa Jowell phone-hacking admission changes everything  —  Am I alone in being troubled by the fact that News of the World journalists targeted the former culture secretary, the minister responsible for media policy?  —  Two days ago it seemed that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp had finally seized …
 
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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Going the Distance  —  Is nonprofit-funded investigative reporting sustainable?
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
British Libraries Must Not Harvest Paywalled News Sites, Govt. Says
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on Gannett Branding, Patch Widgeting, Stewart Becking, Bloomberg Viewing and Sunday Selling
Discussion: Poynter and Gannett Blog
PBS:
Former Washington Post Managing Ed to Join FRONTLINE
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
Forbes Update: Re-Imagining a Magazine as Digital Media Marches On
Discussion: Talking Biz News, Thanks:taylorbuley
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Dan Abrams Hires Peter Lauria For Mogulite
Discussion: mediabistro.com and FishbowlNY
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Bing's new iPad app is a newspaper in disguise
Thanks:dkiesow
Adam Thierer / Forbes:
Keeping The Video Revolution Going Strong
 Earlier Picks: 
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Turner Experiments With Building a Smarter Ad for Its Cable Networks
Discussion: MediaPost
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Actors in Smaller Studios, Making Pictures for the Smaller Screen
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Launches iPad App With Monthly Subscription Plan
Discussion: MediaMemo
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Bravo's ‘Buzz Marketing’ Keeps Viewers Tuned in
Thanks:rawmeet
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will iPad & Tablets Be Our Sunday Paper?