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The Morning Lowdown 02.22.2011

»  Publishers should wait a good while before signing on with Apple’s subscription plan, advises John Squires, a consultant and former executive at Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and Next Issue Media, the industry JV that was set up to create a digital newsstand. “Why agree to terms that you can’t live with in the future?” [NYT]

»  The Goods is McSweeney’s updated version of the kids’ comics page and represents its “latest love note to newspapers.” [Nieman Lab]

»  The Writers Guild of America is feeling a little threatened by Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), saying the cable operator, fresh from its merger with NBC Universal, wants to “destroy” the union. [The Wrap]

»  Neighborhoodr, a crowdsourced network of Tumblrs that feature hyperlocal posts covering more than 60 neighborhoods in New York has expanded into 25 new cities beyond New York, including Austin, Nashville, Seattle and Los Angeles. [NY Observer]