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5:35 PM ET, June 28, 2011

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AOL Consolidates 53 Brands Down To 20 “Power Brands;” The Huffington Post Gets Bigger  —  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong likes to streamline things.  And he is about to streamline AOL even more.  Somewhat reversing the anti-portal strategy he inherited, he will start to consolidate 53 different content brands into 20 “power brands.”
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL Moves the Furniture Around Some More, With Brod to Patch  —  Here's an internal memo, titled “Platform for Growth,” just sent out by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, in which he buries the lede by noting the business partner of content czar Arianna Huffington, Jon Brod, will move to work …
Lymari Morales / Gallup:
Americans Regain Some Confidence in Newspapers, TV News  —  Confidence still lags behind levels of trust seen through much of the 1990s and into 2003  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' confidence in newspapers and television news rebounded slightly in the past year, having been stuck at record lows since 2007.
Ed Yong / Discover Blogs:
Am I a science journalist?  —  I've just spoken at the opening plenary of the second day of the World Conference of Science Journalists at Doha, Qatar.  It's a panel called “Am I a science journalist?"with myself, my fellow Discover blogger Chris Mooney, Mo Costandi, Homayoun Kheyri, and Cristine Russell.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon Starts an Ad Network, Powered by Your Data  —  You can buy just about anything on Amazon.com, including advertising.  Now Amazon is selling ads on other people's sites, too.  —  The e-commerce giant has started what is effectively an ad network* where it buys Web advertising inventory and resells it to marketers at a premium.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google plans for “the second phase of the display ad revolution” with a focus on smartphones and tablets  —  Google is known primarily for its work in search advertising.  But it's making an investment — a big one — in another area: display ads.  —  This month's acquisition of AdMeld …
Johann Hari:
Interview etiquette  —  I've recently been asked to clarify something about a few of the interviews I've done in the past.  When I've interviewed a writer, it's quite common that they will express an idea or sentiment to me that they have expressed before in their writing - and, almost always …
Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
CNN Names Jessica Yellin Chief White House Correspondent  —  CNN has named Jessica Yellin its new chief White House correspondent, replacing Ed Henry.  A CNN insider tells Mediaite Yellin has been the network's choice since Spring.  Yellin had been serving as the network's national political correspondent …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How you can use social machinery to power personalized news delivery  —  People have spent the past five years in Social Networking 101.  We figured out what social networks are, created our profiles and connected with friends.  We rethought fundamental aspects of human relationships …
Discussion: 10,000 Words
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Chris Suellentrop joins Yahoo! News blog network from New York Times Magazine  —  Chris Suellentrop, an editor at the New York Times Magazine, has joined Yahoo's network of news blogs, where he will become deputy editor starting August 8.  —  “We're very excited that Chris is coming on board …
Discussion: Poynter
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The Real Voice:
STRIKE LOOMS AT VILLAGE VOICE  —  The current three-year contract between Village Voice Media and UAW Local 2110, representing the workers of The Village Voice, expires midnight June 30.  The membership has unanimously passed a strike authorization vote.  —  Over the past three years …
Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
E-reader ownership doubles in six months  —  e-Reader ownership surges since last November; tablet ownership grows more slowly  —  The share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010.  E-readers, such as a Kindle or Nook …
Florence Pichon / Editors Weblog:
Sylvain Parasie investigates where data journalists fit in at a traditional paper  —  Where exactly does data journalism fit in a traditional press organization?  Sylvain Parasie from Paris-Est University conducted research on this question, taking the case of the Chicago Tribune.
Discussion: Bloomberg
David Weigel / Slate:
The RT network: Russia's answer to Fox News and MSNBC.  —  Alyona Minkovski is on a rant.  The rants are essential parts of The Alyona Show," the series she's hosted on Russia Today—RT, if you please—since 2009.  They can be about anything, but they are usually about the rest of the media.
Discussion: Forbes.com
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
Journalists, take another look at Tumblr  —  For a long time I had trouble appreciating Tumblr, but I think I finally understand its strengths — and I must not be the only one.  —  Tumblr is now one of the top 25 websites in the U.S., according to data from Quancast, as reported in a new article at TechCrunch.
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