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6:20 AM ET, April 12, 2011

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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
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 …
New York Times:
Egypt Sentences Blogger to 3 Years  —  CAIRO — An Egyptian blogger was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for criticizing the military in what human rights advocates called one of the more alarming violations of freedom of expression since a popular uprising led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak two months ago.
Discussion: Crikey, Runnin' Scared and Gawker
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 …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Jonathan Alter talks about his post-Newsweek plans  —  Jonathan Alter has left his post at Newsweek after almost three decades at the magazine.  The news was first reported by Politico Monday morning.  —  Reached by phone, Alter told The Cutline he's “going to be doing other things,” …
Discussion: Poynter
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Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
The New Yorker uses a ‘like-gate’ to find fans of long-form journalism on Facebook  —  The New Yorker is experimenting with Facebook this week, making a 12,000-word piece by Jonathan Franzen free behind a “like-gate” for a limited time.  —  When users “Like” the magazine's Facebook page …
Discussion: MediaPost, FishbowlNY and New Yorker
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 …
Forbes Blogs / Forbes.com:
A Vision for Unifying Access to Data and Documents  —  What do we really want when we start using technology for reporting and analysis of data?  We want answers to our questions.  We want to be able to discover and follow up on new questions that occur to us.
Discussion: CITO Research
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
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 …
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 …
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
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
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
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 …
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.
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
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PBS:
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Discussion: The Huffington Post
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Twitpic, Flickr use by eyewitnesses raises questions for news orgs about image rights, compensation
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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: TechCrunch and MediaMemo