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New York Times Drops Paywall for Video

Like watching The New York Times’ videos? Well good news for all you cheapskates out there: It’s now free to do so. Videos viewed on NYTimes.com, NYTimes.com/video, the paper’s mobile site and apps, will no longer count toward the 10 article per month limit enforced on non-subscribers.

The move is part of a bigger plan to push video, said Denise Warren, executive vice president of the Times’ digital products and services group. “As we continue to tell stories through video and increase our offerings, we want to ensure NYTimes.com users can watch and explore our video content with ease,” explained Warren in a statement.

The Times’ live and on-demand videos are separated into several categories, Latest News, Style, Arts, Business, Opinion, Sports, Science, News/Times Cast, World, U.S. and Editor’s Choice.

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Seventeen‘s Ann Shoket: ‘The Web is Not Eating Our Lunch’

Know of any young people who get their news from the daily paper or monthly magazine? Nah, me neither. So you’d think that, out of all the publications folding left and right, those in the teen category would be suffering more than most.

Not true, says Ann Shoket, editor-in-chief of Seventeen. Not only does she refuse to buy into the print-is-dying belief, she says the 66-year-old publication actually gained readers in the coveted under-21 set during the recession. “The Web is not eating our lunch. We don’t have a readership problem. We are not losing our readership to the Web,” says Shoket. “Girls love the Internet, absolutely, but the Internet brings us readers.”

Watch the first installment of our interview for more details on the “Seventeen everywhere” philosophy and Shoket’s take on the current fashion-magazine-as-reality-show trend.

Part 2: Media Beat: Ann Shoket Says Editors Need to Think Beyond the Page

Part 3: Media Beat: Ann Shoket’s Role in the Launch of mediabistro.com

Media Beat is mediabistro.com’s interview series with the movers and shakers of the media world. View all past episodes at MediaBeat.com.

Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours!

Alan Meckler, CEO of mediabistro.com’s parent company WebMediaBrands, may be all doom and gloom as the Ghost of Christmas Future, but Mediabistro founder Laurel Touby still wants to wish happy holidays to you and yours. And as we head into a new year and a new decade, we’re hoping 2010 won’t suck as much as 2009.

And may we offer some advice to those wanting to get into the media in the coming year? Check out our job listings before you do anything extreme.

Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and a very happy, creative and productive New Year, from FishbowlNY and the whole Mediabistro.com family!

Associated Press Launches Video Delivery Service

a222p.jpgChristmas has come early this year for subscribers of The Associated Press, which just launched its new video delivery service. Now broadcast clients can have AP receive videos directly to their email through a Media Port file-based service.

No word yet on what sort of video service these files will be playable on, but our guess is that they will be non-embeddable, considering the AP’s recent reluctance to have its copyrighted material used by other blogs or news sources. (We put in a query to the AP.) In fact, that may be the underlying purpose of the AP Media Port delivery service: to keep the Associated Press video content kept between the AP and its subscribers, without the hassle of it being uploaded and stolen by a third-party news distributor.

Full press release after the jump.

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Advice On Blogging For A Living From A Rogue Blogger Chick

Last week, after mediabistro.com’s panel about business models for online media, we caught up with “rogue blogger chick” Maegan Carberry and asked her to tell us just how she does what she does. Her advice on how to make a living as a blogger is above. It may look like Maegan is telling a ghost story — the lighting was pretty awful — but what’s she’s saying is informative, not scary!

“What’s most important for you to understand is what role your blog plays in the written universe,” Maegan said. “If you don’t have a clear perspective about what you offer, you’re not going to succeed.”

More insight from Maegan and what earns her the most money out of all her projects, after the jump.

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New NYMag.com Feature Product Of New Media Deals

At last week’s Mediabistro Circus, Magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum and NYMag.com GM Michael Silberman discussed the kind of multi-platform deals that media companies are seeking out in order to be competitive. In today’s digital world, many of these deals involve new media concepts like video integration.

Now you can check out the fruit of a deal between Rosenbaum and Silberman: NYMag.com’s video player. The videos on the Web site include original content produced by staffers at New York magazine and its Web site, as well as videos snagged from other sources that would be of interest to NYMag.com visitors, like a clip of Jimmy Fallon interviewing Mark-Paul Gosselaar in character as Zack Morris or Jason Jones‘ “Daily Show” piece about The New York Times.

Our favorites are Tim Murphy‘s man on the street videos. Check out his clip about the opening of High Line. It’s definitely not substandard.