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Jose Antonio Vargas / New York Times:
My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant  —  One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab.  She handed me a jacket.  “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said.  ("It might be cold there.")  When I arrived at the Philippines' Ninoy Aquino International Airport …
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Post responds to ex-reporter Vargas's revelation that he's an illegal immigrant  —  For almost 14 years, Jose Antonio Vargas carried a secret.  A journalist skilled in getting information from others, Vargas withheld some important news from his American employers: He is an undocumented immigrant.
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Chris Suellentrop / The 6th Floor:
My (Legal) Editor's Dream  —  Last week, at 11:54 p.m. on Monday night, June 13, an e-mail from Jose Antonio Vargas landed in my inbox.  “Hi Chris,” Jose wrote.  “Hope you are well.  Any chance we can chat on the phone tomorrow?  It's rather urgent and personal — and a possible story for you.”
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight News Challenge 2011: Sixteen winners, from mapping to data viz, from water shortages to interactive documentaries  —  On Sept. 28, 2006, when the Knight Foundation launched the Knight News Challenge — its five-year attempt to harness the best ideas in journalism innovation through an annual contest …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
When big data meets journalism  —  The Knight Foundation, a non-profit entity that is one of the biggest funders of media-related projects in the United States — including the new MIT Center for Civic Media, which we wrote about earlier — announced the winners of its annual $4.7-million News Challenge on Wednesday.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The News Challenge-winning PANDA Project aims to make research easier in the newsroom  —  In an ideal world, when news breaks, reporters can fall back on their encyclopedic knowledge of local stories, events, and people to put the news in context.  And failing that, they can turn to colleague who've …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Knight News Challenge winners announced
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Fox renews Hulu licensing pact  —  Net will increase the volume of ads in its Hulu telecasts  —  EXCLUSIVE: Hulu has reached an agreement with News Corp. to keep TV programming from Fox Broadcasting Co. on the streaming service, according to sources.  —  While a formal pact has yet to be signed …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
What Are Hulu's Owners Really Selling?  —  Yes, Hulu is for sale.  The video site hired bankers from Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners last week, people familiar with the company tell me.  They've just started asking potential buyers if they'd like to sign an NDA and take a look-see.
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Is someone leaking Hulu news to jack up sales price?  —  Hulu has hired investment banks to oversee a sale of the streaming-video service, according to the Los Angeles Times.  —  The news comes a day after someone leaked word that Hulu had received a buyout offer.
Tim Carmody / Nieman Journalism Lab:
I happen to have that research right here, Mr. Keller: The day sociologist Zeynep Tufekci dropped a bundle of knowledge on the New York Times's Bill Keller (with help from Twitter and a whole lot of scholarship)  —  Last month, The New York Times' outgoing executive editor Bill Keller trolled all of Twitter …
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Anthony DeRosa:
An interview with New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller  —  Bill Keller has spent the last eight years as executive editor of the New York Times.  He recently announced he will step down from his post in September and hand it over to Jill Abramson, who will become the first female executive editor in the history of the paper.
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
J.K. Rowling Conjures Up Potter E-Books  —  LONDON—After years of refusing to release her boy-wizard books in electronic format, Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling is finally taking the digital plunge, launching an online store that will sell Harry Potter e-books directly to consumers …
Discussion: MyFox Philadelphia
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Salon Chief Executive Steps Down  —  Richard Gingras, a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has been chief executive of the Salon Media Group for the last two years, is stepping down.  —  Mr. Gingras has a long history with the company, going back to its founding when he helped gather the seed money to start Salon.com in 1995.
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
LinkedIn study: Men in newspaper, broadcast industries more connected than women  —  A new LinkedIn study released today concludes that men in the U.S. broadcast and newspaper industries are more connected than women when it comes to networking online.  —  Drawing on anecdotal evidence …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Brian Lam Leaves Gizmodo  —  Brian Lam, editor of Gizmodo, is leaving Gawker's popular gadget and technology blog.  —  Mr. Lam, a journo-technologist with the soul of an artist — his ocean-centric sideline site is called The Scuttlefish - is not precisely sure what he is going to do next …
Matt Bai / The 6th Floor:
A Queasy Correction  —  My brother-in-law always reminds me of the advice he got from an uncle, who was a media skeptic in the age before it was cool to be a media skeptic.  “Remember, son,” the old man would say, “paper will lie down and let you write whatever you want on it.”
 
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