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The New York Times, Washington Post Become Strange Bedfellows with New Deal

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They’re going to try.

BREAKING: Newspaper publishing hasn’t been doing too well. In fact, almost as well as the rest of the news in America.

As most purveyors of the news in this lovely industry, that is an all-too-familiar, and quite heartbreaking, headline. Nonetheless, this is the world in which we live.

To combat those dwindling numbers of circulation and — even worse — those of subscribers to the dreaded paywall, publishers have been pining away to discover how to earn someone of that pre-Internet revenue back in their coffers. And so, two mortal enemies become BFFs and ironically, visit the Internet for salvation.

What is that annoying song? Oh… “What does the Fox say?”

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Ezra Klein Is About to Leave the Washington Post

ezra_klein_2_0Flacks, notify Cision and Vocus. Interns, update the databases. This one is going to hurt a little.

For those not in the know about reporters, writers and journos as a whole, Ezra Klein is a pretty big deal. (Due to respect to Ron Burgundy, of course.) In fact, some would argue along the Beltway that his pet project, Wonkblog, is the sole reason Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com fame even had a paper to purchase in the first place.

According to several reports, Klein is about tell Bezos to place his position at WaPo on Amazon, because he is interested in seeking “an eight-figure investment” for a project that would be “a new website dedicated to explanatory journalism on a wide range of topics beyond political policy.”

Why can’t Daddy Warbucks pay eight figures to keep that guy?

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The M&M Project: Is Google Coming After Us Next?

Most of the public has that one sage family member who knows that leading a happy life means never getting too high on the highs and never getting too low on the lows. Maintaining a balanced and respectful approach to life and its capricious power over our existences is healthy.

Google has been high for quite some time now. Actually, today Google wields more influence over the human race than any other shared human experience since we all believed the sun and the moon had feelings and were watching us. It turns out the sun and the moon were never watching us. But Google is, as we all learned from its collaboration with the NSA. That’s when the public raised its discerning eyebrow. Read more

‘Washington Post’ Sponsors #Election, Hosts Twittercast

Unsurprisingly, the top Twitter trending topic for today is #Election. After all, it’s Election Day and the Washington Post has paid to make sure it’s in that slot.

According to Chloe Sladden, Twitter’s director of media partnerships, the Post is the first news organization to use the company’s “promoted products.”

“By being the only news organization using Twitter this way, the Post could rise above the din of election-related conversation and draw more traffic to its website, ” writes Poynter Online.

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