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10:15 PM ET, June 18, 2011

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Post Blocks iPad Access Via Safari To Sell Subscriptions  —  It must have sounded like a great idea to someone at News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) at the time: “Hey, I know how we can sell more subscriptions through the New York Post iPad App!  Let's block access through iPad Safari and make them go to the app instead.”
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The NY Post, the iPad and the web  —  First, I don't care about the NY Post.  It's always been a crap paper.  In the old days it was a crap liberal paper, now it's a crap Murdoch paper.  —  On the other hand, I sometimes click on links that take me to the Post.  —  Permalink
Oliver Miller / thefastertimes.com:
AOL Hell: An AOL Content Slave Speaks Out  —  I got the job through a friend.  The job was this: I would write about TV for a section of the AOL Television website.  In theory, this sounded great.  In exchange for writing about “The Simpsons” and other TV shows, I would be making $35,000 a year …
Lauren Rabaino / 10,000 Words:
How To Run A News Site And Newspaper Using WordPress And Google Docs  —  A former colleague of mine, William Davis, understands what a “web first” workflow is, and has made it happen through software at his newspaper in Maine.  The Bangor Daily News announced this week that it completed …
Matt Wardman / Anna Raccoon:
Won't talk to bloggers, no more, no more  —  We live in interesting times for independent news media.  The regional media has been in crisis for years, and councils which used to run their own newspapers have been slapped down by Eric Pickles.  —  There has been an explosion of local news blogs …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
New York Times:
A Watchdog Professor, Now Defending Himself  —  For the last two years, David Protess, a renowned journalist and professor who spent three decades fighting to prove the innocence of others, has been locked in a battle to do the same for himself.  It hasn't gone as well.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The storyteller strikes back  —  When I dared question the article's monopoly as the atomic and only acceptable form of news, I honestly did not imagine the reaction I would get.  I thought I was observing a trend and an opportunity.  I have tried to provoke plenty of times.
Boston Herald:
Herald offers employee buyouts  —  The Herald announced today it is offering employees buyout packages.  —  Workers taking a buyout package would have until July 1 to make a decision and any staff reductions would come next month.  The buyouts are being offered to all employees.
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
Riches to rags as Guardian bleeds £33m in a year  —  The Guardian, propped up by a car magazine, faces going out of print after warning of a cash crisis and the threat of more redundancies.  —  When The Guardian celebrated its centenary in 1921, its most revered editor …
Strawberry Saroyan / New York Times:
Magazine Preview: Storyseller  —  Amanda Hocking, the star of self-publishing, was sitting in the front seat of her Ford Escape earlier this spring when she spotted a messenger delivering flowers to her home in Austin, Minn. She watched her best friend and roommate, Eric Goldman, get the door.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook PR: Tonight We Dine In Hell!  —  There's currently something going on in the outskirts of the tech world that's a bit sensitive, so no one really likes to talk about it: we (journalists, bloggers, etc) are at war with the PR industry.  —  That sentence alone will throw the PR flacks into a tizzy.
Mike Madden / City Desk:
City Paper Seeks Dismissal of Dan Snyder's Lawsuit  —  When Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder sued Washington City Paper's parent companies in February in New York courts over “The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder,” we said the suit had no merit.
 
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