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2:45 AM ET, May 19, 2011

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Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Twitter Trap  —  Last week my wife and I told our 13-year-old daughter she could join Facebook.  Within a few hours she had accumulated 171 friends, and I felt a little as if I had passed my child a pipe of crystal meth.  —  I don't mean to be a spoilsport, and I don't think I'm a Luddite.
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
This Is Your Brain on Twitter  —  Updated Adding response from Bill Keller at the end.  —  In his latest column for The New York Times Magazine, Bill Keller, The Times's executive editor, likens clearing the way for his 13-year-old daughter to join Facebook to handing her “a pipe of crystal meth.”
blog.gizmodo.com:
New York Times Editor Is A Horrible Troll Who Doesn't Understand The Modern World  —  Mat Honan — Bill Keller, the executive editor of the New York Times, thinks modern communication technologies make you stupid, destroy your relationships and even your soul.  He is wrong.
Discussion: GigaOM and Future of Journalism
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
TwitterAllowsYouTo. discuss. … For someone so disdainful of the Internet, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller sure fits the textbook definition of a troll.  His anti-aggregation screed “All the Aggregation That's Fit to Aggregate” and today's Twitter-bait “The Twitter Trap” …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Gingrich Spox Unloads On Political, Media Elite  —  NEW YORK — When Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sits down on âMeet the Pressâ this Sunday, he can expect to be asked about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich comparing his Medicare voucher plan to âright-wing social engineering.â
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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
The Media Did It  —  Newt Gingrich's lame attempt to blame …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and CNN
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Linking and journalism: The Workflow issue  —  There was an interesting discussion about linking and journalism amongst a number of journalists in North America.  Mathew Ingram of GigaOm and Alex Byers, a web producer for Politico in Washington, both collected the conversation using Storify.
Discussion: Alex Byers
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why Do We Link in News Stories?  A Discussion  —  What bothers me is when articles link words to a company site and you realize, 'awww man that's an ad!'  It's worse than a pop-up ad because you've been tricked into serving it to yourself.  What an affront.
Discussion: Poynter and GigaOM
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Next Issue Media Releases App Editions for Seven Magazines, First Step Toward Print's Digital Storefront  —  Major Publishers' Own App Store Now Expected in the Fourth Quarter  —  Next Issue Media, a consortium of five major publishers, has released app editions of seven magazines …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, NYConvergence.com and Noted
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Hulu For Magazines” Opens Its Android Newsstand
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Say hello to Encyclo, our new encyclopedia of the future of news  —  Today, the Nieman Journalism Lab unveils Encyclo, an encyclopedia of the future of news.  We've put a lot of work into it, and I hope you'll check it out.  —  So what is Encyclo?  It's an attempt to figure …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries  —  When four New York Times journalists were released by the Libyan government in March, many journalists knew their names: Stephen Farrell, Anthony Shadid, Lynsey Addario, Tyler Hicks.
Discussion: Felix
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
The New York Times finds 850 new ways to sell print subscriptions  —  For more than a year, coverage of the New York Times as a business has been relentlessly about its “metered model” pay wall and other digital matters.  But without any media news notice, the newspaper has engineered a coup on the legacy side of its operations.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and INMA
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New York Times announces new weekly TV show  —  The New York Times produces more than a hundred videos each month for its website and other digital offerings.  —  Some of those videos will reach a targeted television audience starting next week, with the premiere of “NYTV.”
Discussion: FishbowlNY
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Comcast's Cohen on Baker Hiring: Nothing Inappropriate Happened  —  Says she was hired because she is a ‘rare talent’  —  Comcast EVP David Cohen says that the company hired FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker because she is a “rare talent,” in the telecom space; that both she and Comcast …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and Multichannel
The Atlantic Wire:
Aaron Sorkin: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  This is from a conversation with Oscar-winning screenwriter …
Discussion: Pharyngula, Hit & Run, SAI, TVNewser and Cision
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Near Deal to Keep Shows Coming
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Q&A: David Plotz, Editor of Slate, on Aggregation
Discussion: FishbowlNY