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3:10 PM ET, May 10, 2011


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Journalists, a Call to Rethink Their Online Models  —  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY has surveyed the state of digital journalism, and it has concluded that journalists must rethink their relationships — and their audiences' relationships — with advertisers.  —  That does not mean yielding editorial control …
Introduction  —  The story so far: what we know about the business of digital journalism  —  To download the complete version of “The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism,” a new report on digital news economics from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, click here.
Felix Salmon:
The business of digital journalism  —  CJR, in its worthy manner, has come out with a 146-page report entitled “The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism”.  It includes the story of Gabriel Sherman's 463-word story on about Roger Ailes and Sarah Palin …
Discussion: CJR, Poynter, CJR and CJR
New York Post:
Huge Ellies upset  —  Harper's Magazine last night pulled an upset win for excellence in reporting over the heavily favored Rolling Stone and perennial winner The New Yorker at the National Magazine Awards in Manhattan.  —  The award was for “The Guantanamo Suicides” by Scott Horton, which appeared in the March issue of Harper's.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NAMED MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR AT 2011 NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS DINNER  —  Katie Couric Hosts Awards; Tom Wolfe Honored  —  The winners of the 2011 National Magazine Awards were announced tonight at the annual awards presentation at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
The Sun may stay outside a paywall after all  —  Do I detect a change of policy at News International about paywalls?  If I read correctly between the lines of statements made last night by the publisher's chief marketing officer, Katie Vanneck-Smith, then The Sun is not going to follow …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
News Corp. Appears To Favour Softer Paid Model For Britain's Biggest Paper
Discussion: Press Gazette and Mogulite
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Pulitzer winner Stewart to join NYT biz desk  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  James Stewart, the Pulitzer Prize-winning business journalist, is joining the New York Times business desk to write a column in the Saturday business section, a source confirmed to Talking Biz News.
Discussion: @felixsalmon, @romenesko and Cision
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Senate Hearing On Mobile Privacy Marked By Confusion, Distractions  —  In a hearing marked by odd points and side-tracks, representatives from Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) told a Senate committee today that their policies do, in fact, do a lot to protect users' privacy.
The Atlantic Wire:
The Associated Press's Case for Releasing the Bin Laden Photo  —  President Obama's decision to withhold the visual evidence of Osama bin Laden's death has created a fundamental disagreement between the White House and one of the largest journalism organizations in the world.
Discussion: Mediaite and Kirk LaPointe's …
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Steve Kroft explains why he broke interviewing rules when questioning Obama about bin Laden death for ‘60 Minutes’  —  When Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama last week about the raid on Osama bin Laden's headquarters in Pakistan, the “60 Minutes” veteran violated many of the guidelines …
Discussion: National Review
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Google's Music Beta is official (update: details!)  —  Google has a page up at for its brand spanking new “Music Beta” service.  You can request an invite already, but you'll have to wait until Google announces the service onstage at Google I/O to know exactly what you're signing up for.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
HBO Go Gets It Right; More Than 1 Million Downloads On iOS, Android  —  HBO's best production this year may not be a program.  I had a few doubts at times with the browser version but HBO Go as an app is everything Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes promised with TV Everywhere and then some.
Discussion: MediaPost and Multichannel
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
With New App, Ustream Aims To Take Live Streaming On Facebook “To A New Level”  —  Exclusive - Ustream is today launching a new and improved Facebook application that it says will take live streaming within the hugely popular social networking site “to another level”.
John Cook / Gawker:
Numbers Guru Drops Spectacularly Ill-Considered Side Gig Once It Becomes Public  —  Nate Silver, whose confusing math blog became part of the New York Times web site last summer, recently signed up for a new webchat service that allows people to buy facetime with him for $1,000 an hour …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time Inc. President John Q. Griffin Exiting The Company  —  Barely six months into the job, former National Geographic Society publishing exec John Q. Griffin is leaving Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) by “mutual agreement” between him and the company.  Griffin, who was not related to ousted …
Discussion: Adweek and AdAge
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
FT Still Negotiating With Apple On iPad Subscriptions  —  With a month to go until publishers must either fall in with Apple's new in-app purchasing terms or quit iOS in June, The Financial Times is not yet amongst the small early group to have consented to the new rules.
Discussion: MacStories, eMedia Vitals and CNET News
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Discussion: paidContent and VentureBeat
Daniel Libit / CJR:
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Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
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Discussion: Ars Technica and GigaOM

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