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7:30 PM ET, June 20, 2011

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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
CNN's Ed Henry Jumps To Fox News To Become Chief White House Correspondent  —  EXCLUSIVE: CNN's Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry is jumping ship.  Fox News Channel is expected to announce later today that they have signed Henry as their Chief White House correspondent.
David Carr / New York Times:
Ugly Details in Selling Newspapers  —  Any look behind the curtain of Wall Street is not going to be pretty.  But there is not pretty and then there is plain ugly.  —  James O'Shea, the former editor in chief of The Los Angeles Times, found a classic of the genre in the course of reporting out …
Deutsche Welle:
World needs journalists now more than ever, says expert  —  Joel Simon is executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an international non-profit organization run by journalists for journalists.  Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York, the CPJ campaigns for freedom …
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists in exile 2011: Iran, Cuba drive out critics
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Guardian
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Spotlight on exiled journalists as foreign press crackdowns persist
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Meet The First Indie Publisher To Sell A Million Kindle Books  —  Amazon is touting its self-publishing platform today with the announcement that John Locke has become the first independently published author to become a member of the “Kindle Million club,” selling over 1 million Kindle books using Kindle Direct Publishing.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Future of media: The rise of the million-selling Kindle author
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
The Onion Is Seeking a Pulitzer, Any Pulitzer  —  Despite a professed designation as “America's Finest News Source,” The Onion has never actually won the highest honor in American journalism: the Pulitzer Prize.  —  Not that it hasn't tried.  Editors at the satirical newspaper have submitted …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why We Often Blindside Companies  —  A couple of weeks ago I apologized to the CEO of AdMeld for writing about their acquisition without even contacting him to let him know beforehand or ask for a comment.  He wrote back “the call would have been nice.”  —  I know how frustrating …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Revealed: Facebook's music plans involve Spotify, others  —  For the past few months, I have been hearing about Facebook and Spotify getting a lot closer as companies, with a much tighter integration between the two services.  However, Facebook's musical ambitions go beyond Spotify and include other music services and applications.
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spin Magazine Fires Publisher and Editor  —  Spin, the alternative-music magazine founded in 1985, has fired its editor and publisher, a move that may be part of a larger transformation that will expand the publication's presence online.  —  On Friday the magazine, owned by Spin Media …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu Plays Along With Apple's New Rules.  Who's Next?  —  Apple's new subscription rules could have posed a problem for services like Hulu.  But when Steve Jobs changed his mind earlier this month, life got a lot easier.  —  Here's the old version of the Hulu Plus subscription app for the iPad:
Noah Davis / The Wire:
LOVE: New York Magazine Launches Personals Site  —  Back in the pre-internet days, New York made millions on personal ads.  Then the web arrived, and sucked that revenue stream dry.  —  On Monday, the magazine is venturing back into the personals territory in a big way.
Discussion: MediaPost and FishbowlNY
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Daily's Launch Exec Picton Joins Mail Online  —  Former Sun Online editor Pete Picton, who we revealed in September was called up to help launch News Corp.'s The Daily in New York, has now joined A&N Media's Mail Online as deputy publisher.  —  Picton was the managing editor of News Corp.'s iPad-only title.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Reinventing the article with Storify  —  Storify is one of the most exciting journalism tools of the year.  The mission of the platform is to make social media the story not just the distribution tool, explained Xavier Damman, co-founder of the site.  —  “Storytelling has to be reinvented …
The Politico:
Don Graham's family sells $10 million in Washington Post Company stock  —  Washington Post Co. Chairman Don Graham sold off about $10 million in company stock days after successfully lobbying to loosen regulations on the for-profit higher education firm that is its most lucrative business.
Discussion: City Desk
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Google's SageTV acquisition: It's not about the DVR  —  SageTV's announcement that it's been acquired by Google this weekend has many speculating about DVR functionality soon coming to Google TV.  But one of the few dissenters, interestingly enough, is the founder of one of SageTV's competitors: SnapStream Media founder Rakesh Agrawal.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
The NBC News/CNBC Exodus, Why Is So Much Top Talent Leaving The Network?  —  With the announcement last week that long time MSNBC star Norah O'Donnell is jumping ship to CBS, many insiders are now asking what is going on over at the Peacock network?  On air talent jumping between networks …
Discussion: Chickaboomer
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAB: 5 Changes That Would Get Brand Advertisers To Spend More Online  —  When it comes to the gap between the amount large brand advertisers spend offline compared to offline, the usual answer is that there aren't any simple agreed-upon ways of measuring penetration with online ads, in the way that you can with, say, TV ratings.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Have newsrooms relaxed standards, sanctions for fabrication and plagiarism?  —  When the Chicago Sun-Times fired Paige Wiser for fabricating earlier this month, readers shared mixed reactions about whether the punishment was too harsh.  —  Wiser, who had been at the paper for 17 years …
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
‘Hot News’ Doctrine Not Looking So Hot After Apppeals Court Ruling  —  In the past couple years, media companies doing battle with news aggregators—or competitors—began to turn to the little-known legal doctrine of “hot news.”  It stems from a 1918 Supreme Court case that found news organizations might …
Discussion: Threat Level and Bloomberg
 
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Nat Ives / @natives:
Miguel Helft joins Fortune, as sr writer in San Fran, from NYT, where he covered Google, Apple, and Facebook etc
Discussion: Poynter and @mlcalderone
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
The Many Killers Of The Music Industry: The Digital Era
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Boston investigative nonprofit NECIR finds its path through thinking like a business
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
Al Jazeera at Home on a Former PBS Outlet
Discussion: TVWeek.com
Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY:
The Wild West of Online Video Ads
Wall Street Journal:
Armstrong Says AOL Undervalued in Light of IPOs
Discussion: Speakeasy
Adweek:
Q&A: The Loneliest Admen  —  The Lonely Island—SNL's Andy Samberg …
Discussion: The Corsair
J. Max Robins / The Business Insider:
Getting Reporters Off The Hamster Wheel: The FCC And The Future Of Media
Discussion: CJR and Media Buyer Planner
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
False comparisons between New York Times and Huffington Post obscure true difference
David Bauder / Associated Press:
How MSNBC is surviving after Olbermann
Discussion: Mediaite, Gawker and New York Times
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The NYT promises to intermingle news and opinion
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Shirley Halperin / Hollywood Reporter:
How ‘The Voice’ Uses Twitter to Raise Ratings
Discussion: WebProNews
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Will Scan 250,000 Out-Of-Copyright Books For The British Library
AdAge:
Kids Flock to Social Nets, but Few Advertisers Dare to Follow
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Losing value in the “Process”
Discussion: MediaPost and Poynter
 

 
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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Larry Page interview: Silicon Valley has become short-sighted; too few investors are chasing breakthrough technologies

Michael Hsu / Wall Street Journal:
HP unveils MB Chronowing smartwatch with buttons instead of a touchscreen, and an estimated 7-day battery life, on sale Nov. 7 starting at $349

Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Come Out, Come Out: The Tim Cook Moment Is Here

 
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