The Morning Lowdown 08.02.10

»  The iPhone jailbreak courtesy of Comex had been plagued by over-extended servers, but it looks like some have finally gotten through to freeing their Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) device, now that it’s legal to do so. [Engadget]

»  Veteran journalist Buzz Bissinger once lamented the rise of blogs, Twitter and online media in general. No longer. David Carr assesses his conversion. [NYT]

»  Micro-funding and micropayments are among a mix of options newspapers should consider, including non-profit status. [Huffington Post]

»  The NYT has been conducting an online survey of print subscribers in an attempt to figure out how high to build the coming metered paywall. [MediaMemo]

»  Still don’t think readers will pay for online content? Yeah, well, people thought the same thing about TV until HBO came along in the mid-70s. Still, there is a lot of free content out there already… [WSJ]

»  There’s a new “Golden Age of TV” happening right now, but it’s occurring on cable, not broadcast. [The Wrap]