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Media News Briefing for Monday, January 31st

Michael Hurtig | January 31st, 2011

The New York Times’ Bill Keller – ‘Dealing with Julian Assange and His Secrets’ NYTIMES, and a link to a recent interview with Assange on 60 Minutes CBS NEWS

More on the New York Times New Paywall BLOOMBERG

NPR’s On the Media Looks at the the Future of Newspapers ON THE MEDIA

News Site, Talking Points Memo, Doubles D.C. Office THE CUTLINE

Gannett Newspaper Ad Revenue Falls in Fourth Quarter REUTERS

Media News Briefing for Wednesday, January 26th

Michael Hurtig | January 26th, 2011

Once Again Funding for Public Broadcasting Becomes Part of a Budget Battle VARIETY

Is it Time for a Shift in How the White House Communicates With the Public? Thoughts on the State of the Union Address NYTIMES, NIEMAN LAB

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Criticizes FCC Conditions for Comcast-NBC Deal LATIMES

January Snowstorm Yields Surge in TV Ratings NIELSENWIRE

Less Newspapers Close in 2010, Number of News Sites Grows CRAINS

Media News Briefing for Tuesday, January 25th

Michael Hurtig | January 25th, 2011

Thoughts on the Future of the Digital Music Business NYTIMES

Twitter Ad Revenue to Hit 150 Million LATIMES

The New York Times Said to be Working on System to Make Submissions Easier for Information Leakers YAHOO

New Paid, Aggregated News Service, Ongo, is Launched – Features Content from NYT, The Guardian, Associated Press and More MASHABLE

An Update on News Corp’s Proposed Takeover of BSkyB WALL STREET JOURNAL

Smart Phone Data Collection a Rising Concern MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Media News Briefing for Monday, January 24th

Michael Hurtig | January 24th, 2011

New York Times Publisher on the Paper’s Choice to Introduce Paid Metering on Online Content NYTIMES

The San Francisco Chronicle Talks to Ken Burns About the Importance of Public Broadcasting SF CHRONICLE

House Republicans Plan to Cut Aid to Public Broadcasting, Arts and Humanities Agencies HUFFINGTON POSTLATIMES

A New Book Reveals How Technology May Be Pulling Us Away From One Another NYTIMES

A Look at the New Los Angeles Times Mobile App LATIMES

Media News Briefing for Thursday, January 20th

Michael Hurtig | January 20th, 2011

U.K. Culture Secretary’s Proposal for a New National Network of Local Channels GUARDIAN

FEMA Leverages Social Networking for Use in Disasters WIRED

Pittsburgh’s First Public Radio Station, WDUQ-FM, Is Purchased in Joint Venture by Public FM Station and Non-Profit BUSINESSWEEK

‘Crowdfunding’ Signals a New Approach to Fundraising in the Arts VARIETY

Google’s Co-Founder, Larry Page, Assumes Role as CEO NYTIMES