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iPad & The Daily, AOL-HuffPo: Reading The Media-News Future

Kevin Kelly, Jeff Jarvis, and Alan Mutter analyze the latest shifts in the digital media landscape.

The launch of The Daily, the world's first iPad-only newspaper, Feb. 2, 2011 in New York. (AP)

There’s been news all over the news biz lately.

Today, word that AOL will buy the Huffington Post for $315 million. Last week, everybody talking about Rupert Murdoch’s new all-iPad newspaper – if we can still say “newspaper.” It’s called The Daily.

Two weeks ago, The Daily didn’t exist.  One year ago, the Huffington Post had never seen a profit and was known as a bunch of bloggers. Now, it’s AOL’s hot new news vehicle.

The news business has struggled mightily in the digital age, and shrunk. Is it now finding its way?

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Alan Mutter, consultant on journalism, technology and new media ventures and adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. His blog is “Reflections of a Newsosaur.”

Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired magazine.  His new book is “What Technology Wants.”

Jeff Jarvis, associate professor and director of the Interactive Program at the City University of New York School of Journalism. His most recent book is “What Would Google Do?” He writes a column on new media for The Guardian and blogs at Buzzmachine.

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