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9:00 PM ET, June 7, 2011

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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL After the Honeymoon  —  Arianna Huffington.  Image by Getty Images for AOL via @daylife  —  What happens when you mix the ambition of Arianna Huffington with the desperation of Tim Armstrong?  AOL shareholders will soon find out.  —  AOL Chairman Tim Armstrong seemed to find his ideal mate in Arianna Huffington.
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Implosion of the Huffington Post-AOL Merger
Discussion: Co.Design
Financial Times:
The new FT app for iPad and iPhone  —  We have launched a new, faster, more complete app for the iPad and iPhone which is available via your browser rather than from an app store.  —  We're encouraging our readers to switch immediately to the new FT web app, as many new features and sections will be added over the coming weeks.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
FT Bypasses Apple's iTunes, Launches HTML5 Web App (Free Access First Week)  —  The Financial Times would rather not have Apple take a 30 percent cut of in-app subscriptions for its iOS publications, and has launched a HTML5 Web app that enables readers to access content across tablets and smartphones.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Financial Times shuns the App Store, but not the iPad
Discussion: Macgasm, PadGadget and TUAW
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter as media: What happens when anyone can publish?  —  We often take for granted what Twitter and other social-media tools offer in terms of instant publishing, until someone live-tweets a historic event like the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound or a congressman torpedoes his political career with an ill-advised photo.
Discussion: @penenberg and Poynter, Thanks:plrodriguez
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
When crime victims tweet, new and old dilemmas meet for news organizations  —  Soon after a young woman in Tampa, Fla., was allegedly raped, she tweeted about the crime.  “6'2 black man w scruffy beard blue shirt tan shorts driving commercial truck ... raped me,” she tweeted.  “Glad im alive.”
Committee to Protect Journalists:
The silencing crime: Sexual violence and journalists
Discussion: Poynter and Jon Slattery
New York Times:
A Conservative Blogger Looks for Legitimacy  —  When Meagan Broussard asked one of her friends what she should do about an intimate online relationship she had been having with Representative Anthony D. Weiner, the friend, a Republican, told her to go to Andrew Breitbart.
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Joel Meares / CJR:
The Man Who Cried Scandal
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Why the Web Could Make Glenn Beck Richer Than TV Ever Did  —  For a guy who always seems to think the apocalypse is just around the corner, Glenn Beck has been doing some pretty keen thinking about the digital future.  His next venture, announced this morning, has a business model …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Online, Beck Will Impose a Fee Model
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Keith Olbermann Breaks Silence On MSNBC Exit; Could Earn $100M at Current TV … For the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, out in Los Angeles and New York on Thursday, Keith Olbermann sat down with senior writer Marisa Guthrie in his first wide-ranging interview since leaving MSNBC …
mirrorawards.syr.edu:
Newhouse School Announces Winners In Fifth Annual Mirror Awards  —  The Newhouse School today presented seven awards at the fifth annual Mirror Awards luncheon honoring excellence in media industry reporting.  The event, emceed by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC's …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why newspaper paywalls are still a bad idea  —  Media industry research shows that more and more newspapers are implementing paywalls, possibly inspired by the launch of a “metered” wall at the New York Times earlier this year.  Frederic Filloux argues in a blog post at The Monday Note …
Discussion: Guardian, MediaPost and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:suranga_blinkx
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Adweek:
Media Buyers Don't Know Jack About Jill
Discussion: Future of Journalism and MediaPost
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New York Observer to emphasize long-form, scoops with new web design  —  Change has been perhaps the most reliable constant at the New York Observer in recent years.  In the past two years alone, the Manhattan weekly blew through three top editors and about as many redesigns in print and online.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
NBC Wins TV Rights to 4 Olympics for $4.38 Billion  —  NBC extended its Olympic reign until 2020 as Comcast, its parent company, agreed Tuesday to acquire the rights to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia; the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro; and the next two Olympics, in unspecified cities.
Discussion: TVSpy and Inside TV
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Don't call it retirement: An exit interview with Bill Kling, public radio's original entrepreneur  —  As he prepares to step down from the top of American Public Media, his job for the last 44 years, I recently made the mistake of congratulating Bill Kling on his retirement.
Discussion: SPJ News and LA Observed
Marco.org:
What Safari's Reading List means for Instapaper  —  Before today, I knew that a reading-list feature similar to Instapaper's core bookmark-saving purpose was being added to Safari in Lion, and wrote a big blog post about its potential impact on Instapaper.  —  I speculated that they wouldn't add …
Simon Owens / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Pilates approach: How CNN is trouncing its competitors on the web  —  For the past several years, news outlets that cover the media industry have focused predominantly on television ratings when reporting on the cable news wars — a metric that, at least until recently, has been almost exclusively dominated by the Fox News Channel.
Will Leitch / New York Magazine:
Tommy Craggs, Tom Scocca Talk Deadspin, Grantland, and Pink Gorillas  —  A couple of weeks ago, Deadspin senior editor Tommy Craggs met with ESPN executive vice-president John Walsh to assuage Walsh's fears about hiring Craggs for Bill Simmons's Grantland site, which launches tomorrow.
 
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Legal battle looms over new venture StarGreetz, whose backers include Hollywood heavyweights
David Zurawik / Z on TV:
Scott Pelley debut: A newscast with sense of purpose
James Robinson / Guardian:
NoW apologises to Miller for phone hacking
Discussion: Press Gazette and PopEater
Variety:
Variety Group buys TVtracker
Discussion: paidContent
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals:
Zinio addressing ‘content exploration’ for iPad newsstand app
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Coming soon: A new size and shape for some American newspapers
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Weeks after deadly tornado, a whirlwind of support for the Joplin Globe
Reporters Committee News:
Reporters Committee launches new Digital Journalist's Legal Guide
The Atlantic Wire:
When Gay Talese Met Frank Sinatra's ‘Hairpiece Lady’
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Online Ads: Where 1,240 Companies Fit In
Nieman Journalism Lab:
Newsstand, Reader, iCloud: 3 takeaways for the news business from today's Apple announcement