FINAL CUTS: Blogging the Egyptian protests; The NYT-Demand Media deal that wasn’t

Joe Pompeo
Media Reporter
The Cutline

Some media headlines that managed to evade the full-on blog treatment today:

• Egyptian bloggers are chronicling the unrest in Cairo. (New York Times/The Lede)

• 43 million people watched the State of the Union address last night. (Nielsen)

• The New York Times almost bought Demand Media four years ago. (Wall Street Journal/Deal Journal)

• "Meet the Press" misses its longtime "butler," who passed away last month at age 79. (Washington Post)

• Meet Andrew Cuomo's communications director, "the titular nexus of a media-obsessed administration's tentacular approach to the press," writes Dana Rubinstein. (Capital New York)

• Is MSNBC eyeing CNN's Roland Martin? (New York Post/Page Six)

• And does Anderson Cooper regretful not being able to take over Regis Philbin's gig? (Daily News/Gatecrasher)

• Newsday is staffing up -- 31 new hires to bolster local coverage and the paper's paywalled website. (WNYC/The Empire)

• Speaking of newspaper websites, they had big traffic in the 4th quarter of 2010. (Editor & Publisher)

• The American Society of Magazine Editors has issued new guidelines on advertising content. (AdWeek)

• At Fox News, is it "suicide bombers" or "homicide bombers" ? (Forbes/Mixed Media)