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9:55 AM ET, May 24, 2011

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Cheezburger CEO Planning WordPress-Style News 2.0 Software  —  Once you've built an empire of funny cat pictures and other user-generated comedy ephemera, what do you do next?  Ben Huh, CEO of the sprawling Cheezburger network of comedy websites, has begun discussing a side-project he's working on called The Moby Dick Project.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and GeekWire
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Jeff Cormier / The Next Web:
Did Ariana Huffington use stage to engage in market manipulation of AOL stock?  —  This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington, in a “Fireside Chat” made an interesting and possibly illegal statement concerning the stock of AOL.
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Jeff Lehr / Joplin Globe:
Globe reporter joins neighborhood of survivors  —  JOPLIN, Mo. — My cat ran under the bed just as that terrible sky came huffing down from the west.  —  I dropped to my knees to try to coax him out.  To take him down to what protection a ground-floor foyer closet might offer.  —  But he just wouldn't come.
Discussion: New York Post, Poynter and Poynter
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Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
YouTube Extends Plans for Ads Before Videos  —  In the early days of online video, commercials that appeared before viewers could watch clips, known as preroll, got “thumbs down” from most computer users.  That attitude seems to have softened more recently, a change of heart that Web giants have noticed.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Frank Bruni Named Times Op-Ed Columnist  —  Frank Bruni, whose writing career at The New York Times has spanned two presidential campaigns, a pope and more than five years as chief restaurant critic, has been named an op-ed columnist.  —  Andrew M. Rosenthal, editor of the Opinion Pages …
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Burdened by PBS Dues, Stations Consider Withdrawing  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Television executives who gathered here last week for PBS's annual meeting enthusiastically embraced projects such as the five-part “Women, War and Peace” and heard the actress Anna Deavere Smith speak so passionately …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Reuters strikes deal to syndicate third-party investigative journalism  —  To diversify its content offerings, news service Thomson Reuters has established relationships with a variety of third-party websites, such as The Wrap and Hollywood.tv (entertainment/celebrities), Examiner.com (amateur local news) and SB Nation (sports).
Discussion: Poynter
Eli Pariser / New York Times:
When the Internet Thinks It Knows You  —  ONCE upon a time, the story goes, we lived in a broadcast society.  In that dusty pre-Internet age, the tools for sharing information weren't widely available.  If you wanted to share your thoughts with the masses, you had to own a printing press …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Aside Magazine app runs on any tablet, shows what developers can do with HTML5  —  A pair of Berlin-based designers has released a prototype of what they call the world's first HTML5 magazine for tablets.  —  The project, called Aside Magazine, is an impressive demonstration of the design …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Kevin Hoffman / The Blotter:
DOA: Pioneer Press runs Tim Pawlenty presidential announcement on obit page  —  Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign is Dead On Arrival, according to his hometown newspaper.  —  The St. Paul Pioneer Press hilariously ran the announcement of T-Paw's presidential campaign on the Obituary page this morning.
Joshua Brustein / New York Times:
Fine Print Blurs Who's in Control of Online Photos  —  If you post a photo on the Web, it still belongs to you, right?  Well, be sure to read the fine print.  —  World Entertainment News Network, a news and photo agency, announced this month that it had become the “exclusive photo agency partner” …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com and Big Journalism
Fortune:
Facebook: Journalists' friend or foe?  —  A new Facebook effort aims to help journalists use social media.  But other motives may be at work.  —  Vadim Lavrusik  —  FORTUNE — Vadim Lavrusik, the cherub-cheeked 25-year old who heads up Facebook's new journalist program initiative …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
AOL Seeks Heidi Klum's Advice in Million-Dollar Content Deal  —  Ad Age Talks to the Supermodel About Her How-to-Video Partnership That Lets People 'Speak to the Horse's Mouth'  —  AOL began publishing its content partnership with fashion model Heidi Klum today, AOL's latest celebrity acquisition …
Paige Albiniak / Variety:
Media moguls don't heir plans  —  Street speculates about News Corp., Viacom exex  —  Retirement?  What retirement?  —  New Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch just hit 80.  Viacom and CBS topper Sumner Redstone turns 88 on May 27.  But neither mogul seems about to relinquish his perch atop a media empire.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Jeff Jarvis: When It Comes To New Journalism, ‘Transparency Is The New Objectivity’  —  Jeff Jarvis is the creator of Entertainment Weekly, a San Francisco Examiner columnist, the Associate Publisher of The Daily News, and a consultant to new media companies — in other words, a veteran of the old school and a proponent of the new.
Nate Freeman / New York Observer:
Fate of Elaine's Out of Graydon Carter's Hands  —  Aging New York literati may still be praying for a savior to swoop in and save Elaine's, but Graydon Carter will not be making any eleventh-hour power purchases.  —  The Upper East Side ink-stained parlor announced it would close this Thursday …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Paid Content Can Work  —  TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington took the stage today to interview AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.  It was actually at TechCrunch Disrupt New York last year where Armstrong first approached Arrington about buying TechCrunch.  We all know how that worked out.
Discussion: The Wire and Future of Journalism
ProPublica:
Inside the Campaign to Release Al-Jazeera English Journalist Dorothy Parvaz  —  A version of this story was co-published with the Los Angeles Times.  —  The phone call came in the middle of the night last month, when my brother Todd and I were visiting our father in a suburb of Portland …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe, Thanks:propublica
 
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Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
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