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7:40 AM ET, June 10, 2011

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New York Times:
A Federal Study Finds That Local Reporting Has Waned  —  An explosion of online news sources in recent years has not produced a corresponding increase in reporting, particularly quality local reporting, a federal study of the media has found.  —  Coverage of state governments and municipalities …
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Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
FCC says news outlets could make money from online ad tracking  —  A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report released Thursday encourages policymakers to see the benefits in behavioral advertising as a debate rages in Washington on how to regulate online tracking to protect the personal data of consumers.
Discussion: paidContent, Media News and Free Press, Thanks:gnagesh
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:   No Federal Bailout for Journalism
Derek Willis / The Caucus:
Help Us Review the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records  —  On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin's e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska.  Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails …
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Ryan Kellett / Washington Post:
Help analyze the Palin e-mails  —  UPDATE: We have had a strong response to our crowdsourcing call-out on the Palin e-mails.  We've reconsidered our approach and now would like to invite comments and annotations from any interested readers.  —  Here's how to participate:Over 24,000 e-mail messages …
The Atlantic Wire:
The Huffington Post Passes The New York Times in Traffic  —  According to a Huffington Post editor who asked not to be named, HuffingtonPost.com passed NYTimes.com in traffic last month.  The May numbers reflect a boost seen by a number of news sites.  (With 10 million unique visitors …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo Tops NY Times in Traffic, But With a Huge Asterisk  —  Unique visitors, in millions, to AOL and the Huffington Post, as well as the unduplicated total  —  Arianna Huffington has The New York Times in her crosshairs, and she's packing some major artillery: Her site now has more traffic than the Times.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Which will save AOL: Huffington Post or Patch?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires AdMeld For $400 Million  —  AdMeld, an advertising optimization platform for publishers, has been acquired by Google for around $400 million according to multiple sources.  The company, which launched in 2007, has raised just $30 million in venture capital from Foundry Group …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Reverses Course On In-App Subscriptions [Apple Confirms]  —  Apple has quietly changed its guidelines on the pricing of In-App Subscriptions on the App Store.  There are no longer any requirements that a subscription be the “same price or less than it is offered outside the app”.
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Apple makes its subscription rules more friendly to news organizations; but were they really the target?
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Next Web and TeleRead
Jxpaton / Digital First:
WAN IFRA International Newsroom Summit: How The Crowd Saved Our Company  —  Good morning.  —  As career journalists and managers we have entered a new era where what we know and what we traditionally do has finally found its value in the marketplace and that value is about zero.
Bloomberg:
YouTube in Network Deal Talks With Operators, Manufacturers  —  Google Inc. (GOOG)'s YouTube division said it is in talks with all major mobile operators on an agreement to pool efforts to reduce the impact of video content on telecommunications networks.  —  YouTube, the world's …
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Next Web
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Meredith Expands, Adds to Leadership  —  Meredith National Media Group has promoted and added to its leadership team.  The four promotions include Gayle Butler to Executive Vice President & Group Creative Content Leader and Editor-in-Chief of Better Homes and Gardens, Jim Carr …
Discussion: Adweek
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
AddThis tracks real-time content sharing  —  Publishers trying to track their social media footprint are challenged by the increasing number of ways users can share content.  Clearspring's AddThis, a popular sharing platform for publishers, recently added new functionality for tracking …
Discussion: Mashable!
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of defense and offense  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  Walter Hussman deserves a good laugh.  Hussman, publisher …
Discussion: CJR and Newsonomics
Rob Gurwitt / Stateline.org:
Can nonprofit news survive?  —  Only four years old, the nonprofit online news site MinnPost has yet to match its cross-town rival, the venerable Minneapolis Star Tribune, for size, budget or readership.  But it sure can bring out big names for a party.  —  At MinnPost's April 1 “MinnRoast” …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Jonathan Askin / The Huffington Post:
New Jersey's “Too Much Media” Opinion Might Mean Too Little New Media  —  New Jersey was the breeding ground for so many great advances in communications and media — from the phonograph to the movie camera, from the tape recorder to the transistor, from the first experiments with news …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Who'll Get The New York Times' Top Washington Job?  —  NEW YORK — At 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon, New York Times staffers in the paper's Washington bureau gathered to toast outgoing bureau chief Dean Baquet.  It was Baquetâs first day back in the Washington office since heading to New York …
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Jill Abramson: Our Lady of Gray
Discussion: Folio and Yahoo! News
 
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Bob Garfield / IEEE Spectrum:
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John Barber / Globe and Mail:
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Adweek:
All Together Now: NYT, HuffPo, Observer, Gawker, Newsweek/Daily Beast, and Facebook It's the future of media!
Discussion: The New York Observer and The Awl
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
David Carr Goes Hollywood in Page One
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
IRE takes over DocumentCloud as Knight funding expires
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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Acel Moore's Storied Career
Noah Davis / The Wire:
The New York Observer Wants To Pay Someone With No Experience $30,000 To Run Its New Magazine
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Magazine
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Online advertising explodes to $31B, but publishers getting squeezed?
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