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Paywalls roundup: Washington Post, Daily Beast, Gannett

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s news about paywalls. Washington Post The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Washington Post , which has kept its content free online as competitors like the WSJ and New York TImes have started charging, will likely add a metered paywall sometime around summer 2013, citing “people familiar...
Paywalls roundup: Washington Post, Daily Beast, Gannett

How the Syrian Electronic Army Hacked The Onion

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This is a write-up of how the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Onion. In summary, they phished Onion employees’ Google Apps accounts via 3 seperate methods. The SEA began by sending phishing emails to various Onion employees beginning around May 3. The Washington Post link actually went to a URL...
How the Syrian Electronic Army Hacked The Onion

We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy

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The inexorable rise of mobile devices isn't just a chance for brand-new startups to offer new services--shifting consumer behavior gives established brands a chance to reinvent themselves, too. Here's a case study--Citysearch, once synonymous with local reviews in the '90s, is battling back against the upstarts with its refreshed iPhone app....
We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy
The handy list of Ars Technica editors and writers on Twitter

Guardian Activate Summit partners with MediaGuru to expand to India in October

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The next Guardian Activate Summit will take place in India in October, the British media outlet officially confirmed today during Activate New York, which we will be covering all day. The upcoming summit in Delhi is one more step into international expansion for Activate. Born in London in 2009, it...
Guardian Activate Summit partners with MediaGuru to expand to India in October

Growing and profitable, Longform releases its first app for iPad

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Over an ice coffee on an unseasonably warm January day, Longform co-founder Aaron Lammer took VentureBeat for a test drive through the startups new iPad app, which debuts today at noon. The company, which curates the best long form journalism from around the web, is taking a gamble on an...
Growing and profitable, Longform releases its first app for iPad

CES tells CNET: You're fired!

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At the 2013 CES convention, CNET's editorial staff loved the DISH Hopper DVR and nominated it "Best in Show." That journalistic decision was quickly tossed out, however, by the legal department at CBS, CNET's corporate parent. CBS is involved in litigation against DISH over the Hopper. The censoring of CNET's...
CES tells CNET: You're fired!

Editorial: Engadget on BlackBerry 10

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January 30th has been circled on our calendars for quite some time. It's the day that Research in Motion (now known as BlackBerry) officially pulled the curtains away from its next-gen BlackBerry OS -- aka BB10 -- revealing all of its secrets to the world after no less than...
Editorial: Engadget on BlackBerry 10

Daily Beast To Cut Editorial Staff

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Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Newsweek/Daily Beast Co., the news company owned by Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, is cutting editorial jobs today as it turns Newsweek from a print magazine into an online-only publication. Tina Brown, editor-in-chief and founder of the company, announced plans in October to cease publication of Newsweek by...
Daily Beast To Cut Editorial Staff

The Kernel sued by former contributors for non-payment

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Tech blog is said to owe former staff thousands of poundsThe London-based blog about the tech startup scene, the Kernel, is being sued through an employment tribunal for non-payment of thousands of pounds by two of its former contributors, and is said to owe thousands more to other former staff.When...
The Kernel sued by former contributors for non-payment

Ben Huh's Circa news service hires Reuters social media guru as editor-in-chief

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Anthony de Rosa is moving from Reuters to Circa. Circa, the mobile app hoping to redefine news presentation, today announced that it has hired Reuters social media editor Anthony de Rosa as its editor-in-chief. The seven-month-old company, which was co-founded by Seattle-based Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh, said that de...
Ben Huh's Circa news service hires Reuters social media guru as editor-in-chief
Politix Wants To Be The Center of Your Political Identity

Google Buys Frommer's to Fold Into Zagat

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Google is buying the Frommer’s travel guide from Wiley, as was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it was not a huge one. Wiley had put the assets on the market earlier this year. While Zagat prided itself in pioneering user-generated...
Google Buys Frommer's to Fold Into Zagat

The new economics of media: If you want free content, there's an almost infinite supply

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Writer Nate Thayer set off the media equivalent of a fragmentation grenade on Tuesday, with a lament about the state of freelance writing that sent virtual shrapnel flying in all directions. The main target of his ire was The Atlantic, which he says asked him to rewrite one of his...
The new economics of media: If you want free content, there's an almost infinite supply
With New “Inbox” Feature, Asana Is Looking More Like That Email Slayer We’re All Longing For
PD Promotions Abound! Michael Carney Joins to Cover LA and Nathan Pensky Becomes Managing Editor

PCC censures two papers for running an inaccurate story

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The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint made against two free weeklies for running an inaccurate story.Rebecca Morris complained about articles in the Stourbridge News and Halesowen News, both headlined "Model pix cop has quit force", which stated that she was "carving out a second career as a motor...
PCC censures two papers for running an inaccurate story

Business Insider Is Hiring An Editorial/Analyst Intern For Our Paid Research Service

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BI Intelligence is looking for a paid Editorial/Analyst Intern to join the growing Business Insider Intelligence team. What is BI Intelligence? BI Intelligence is a new subscription research service from Business Insider that provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of the mobile industry. We publish notes and in-depth reports about the business of...
Business Insider Is Hiring An Editorial/Analyst Intern For Our Paid Research Service
Why the Washington Post is smart to try sponsored content, and why others should too
Groupon's one-year anniversary feels more like a funeral. So what's next for daily deals?

Pew Claims Over 99% of Social Media News Links are to MSM

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"More than 99% of the stories linked to in blogs came from legacy outlets such as newspapers and broadcast networks. And just four - the BBC, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post accounted for fully 80% of all links." This is one of the assertions in the...
Pew Claims Over 99% of Social Media News Links are to MSM

Sheryl Sandberg Just Hired One Of The People Fired From Tumblr's Editorial Team (FB)

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Tumblr recently laid off its editorial staff, but former employee Jessica Bennett has a new gig with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. She will be joining Sandberg's Lean In team to help "connect women all over the world with their passion for leaning in." Here's the announcement: Please follow SAI on...
Sheryl Sandberg Just Hired One Of The People Fired From Tumblr's Editorial Team (FB)
Dear Yammer and the entire cloud wave: If you expect companies to use your software, it has to work
Zite's new iOS app update welcomes (but doesn't cater to) mournful Google Reader users

Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter (NYT)

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Last night, Politico published a story called "Turbulence At The New York Times." Citing "More than a dozen current and former members of the editorial staff" it said that Times executive editor Jill Abramson is "stubborn and condescending" and "difficult to work with." It said: Just a year and a half...
Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter (NYT)

Just Give The Dish DVR Its Nomination Back, CNET

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Here we go again. There is a CONFLICT OF INTEREST in the tech news media. Well I just can’t believe how this could happen in an industry that pays bloggers to review products from companies that then get advertised on those bloggers’ websites which pay those bloggers’ salaries … Ohhhhh....
Just Give The Dish DVR Its Nomination Back, CNET
Good Magazine's Social Media Platform Pivot: 'The Logical Next Step' For The 'Community That Gives A Damn'

Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!

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The tablet scene has changed wildly in the past two weeks. Microsoft and Google have each announced their own "in house" designs (Microsoft Surface and Nexus 7, respectively), taking the reins from OEMs (to varying degrees) in order to combat the dominance of the iPad. And to make matters even crazier, the...
Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!

I Don’t Want to Make a Techmeme Competitor, But…

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Techmeme is really good at one thing, discovering and ranking important breaking news fast. While I may at times bitch about Techmeme (as many others have) they are my first destination to find out the latest breaking news in the tech world, and obviously what Gabe Rivera is doing...
I Don’t Want to Make a Techmeme Competitor, But…
How does BuzzFeed intend to crack a $1B valuation? By embracing journalism's past
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