http://ebyline.biz/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/flip_video1.jpgFrom across the internet, we’ve gathered up some pertinent and interesting stories about the media and working in it. We have some advocacy for social media “rock stars” and a look at how the paywall is affecting the New York … "/>

The Case for Social Media “Rock Stars,” How the Paywall Affects New York Times, Freelancer Takes on AOL Huffington, RIP Flip Cam

From across the internet, we’ve gathered up some pertinent and interesting stories about the media and working in it. We have some advocacy for social media “rock stars” and a look at how the paywall is affecting the New York Times. We also have the latest on the Huffington Post/AOL freelancer controversy, which has elevated to a new threat level as a freelancer tries to take on the company.

It’s all the news fit to blog at Ebyline’s Daily Dose.

4 Reasons Why News Orgs. Need Social Media Rock Stars On Staff

“These days it shouldn’t be too much to ask that a reporter or investigative technical writer at a newspaper or magazine is fluent in the basics of social media. They should have a Twitter page, actively use Facebook, know how to use YouTube, but preferably even more than that. While all of your staff doesn’t need to be totally connected and constantly updating their various social profiles, there should be two or three who are doing just that…”

Impact of paywall on NYTimes.com

“After months of speculation, the paywall for The New York Times went live at 2pm on Monday, March 28th, which limits online readers (non-print subscribers) to 20 articles each month. For smartphone and tablet applications, only the top news section will remain free and access to other sections will need a subscription.”

Famed Freelancer Files Lawsuit Condemning HuffPo’s Use Of Free Bloggers

“Jonathan Tasini’s name will always have a place in the history of media law because of his role in one of the most famous digital-age media lawsuits, Tasini v. New York Times. Now it looks like Tasini’s going for a second entry in the history books. Today,Tasini became the lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action suit against The Huffington Post and parent company AOL, arguing that HuffPo’s habit of filling its pages with content from upaid bloggers is actually illegal and seeking $105 million in damages.”

Oops! newspaper prints wrong lotto numbers, lets down local couple

“Imagine waking up and checking the Sunday paper to find that you’ve won the lottery, but then learning that the newspaper printed the wrong numbers.”

Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Camera Business; Will Give Pink Slips To 550 Employees

“Wow. Cisco has just issued a release stating that in a strategic plan to “align its operations,” the company will exit parts of its consumer businesses and realign the remaining consumer business to support four of its five key company priorities: core routing, switching and services; collaboration; architectures; and video. One of the casualties of this realignment: Cisco’s video camera Flip business, which was part of its $590 million acquisition of Pure Digital.”

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