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Update: More Details on MediaNews And Press+

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Yesterday we reported on MediaNews‘ trial of Steve Brill‘s JournalismOnline pay wall platform Press+, which seeks a way for writers to maybe one day get paid for Internet reporting. Today, new details have emerged about the experiment, which will launch on two of MediaNews newspaper websites — York Daily Records and the Enterprise-Record — and which VP for content development Howard Saltz has already compared to The Financial Times pay model. So which content will we be coughing it up for in the future?

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Vice Pairs WIth CNN.com|Praise For CNN|Times Covers Its Own Pay Wall Announcement|Hearst Hurts After MediaNews Ch. 11

FishbowlLA: Vice magazine has hooked up with CNN.com.

DailyBeast: Speaking of CNN, here is some praise for their recent coverage of Haiti and the Massachusetts Senate race.

New York Times: The New York Times aggregates some reactions to its own announcement of pay wall plans. And David Carr has his own take.

Reflections of a Newsosaur: Hearst Corp. may be the hardest hit by the recent MediaNews bankruptcy filing.

The Running of the Journos

bullrun.jpgMore LAT rainmakers leaving our sun-kissed land.

Will Swaim plays the pied piper and leads former OC Weekly reporters to Long Beach to join the new paper he’s starting, the District.

A loyal newspaper reader is suing to undo MediaNews’ $738.8 million purchase of the Merc and the Contra Costa Times, saying the deal violates anti-trust laws. But Bay Area newspaper owners say that a reader “lacks the standing” to challenge an acquisition. Hell, it takes more than one reader to change a paper’s mind about dropping Marmaduke.