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The Morning Lowdown 08.20.10

»  The People magazine iPad app, delayed due to a dispute with photographers, will be made available for free to print subscribers — representing the hope publishers’ in general have for Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) allowing the bundling of print and digital sales for other publications. [NYT]

»  Facebook’s introduction of its “places” feature could represent another blow to local media outlets. [Terry Heaton’s PoMo blog]

»  Brian Farnham, editor of AOL’s hyperlocal property Patch, is amused when detractors question whether the company has a viable business model. [Romenesko]

»  Most of the doubt about paywalls stems from the perception that it’s just another circulation model that newspapers have always employed. But a more workable analogy is Amazon’s internet retailer position. [Ken Doctor/Nieman Lab]

»  So who’s going to pick up the check when reporters and editors go out? The median salary for a business reporter was between $60,000 and $65,000, while the median salary for a business section editor was between $75,000 to $80,000. An editor of a business print publication makes a median salary between $95,000 and $100,000. [SABEW]