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4:10 PM ET, July 1, 2011

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Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Google Inc. in preliminary talks to buy Hulu  —  Google Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu, people familiar with the situation said.  —  Hulu has begun meeting with potential buyers including Google, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. to drum up interest in a sale …
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Doug Aamoth / Techland:
Google and Microsoft Reportedly Both Kicking Hulu's Tires  —  Is Hulu for sale?  Not exactly.  —  The L.A. Times reports that Google and Microsoft have both been entertaining the idea of purchasing the online video service, which is jointly owned by NBC Universal, Fox, and Disney-owned ABC.
James Robinson / Guardian:
Guardian and Observer to stop publishing international editions  —  Move designed to save costs as GNM focuses more editorial resources on digital presence  —  Guardian News & Media, the owner of the Guardian and the Observer newspapers, will stop publishing international editions from October.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Gannett layoffs accelerated demise of InJersey hyperlocal news sites  —  When Ted Mann started Gannett's InJersey hyperlocal news sites two years ago, he wanted them to become a nexus of community conversation.  He envisioned that about half of the sites' content would come from Gannett staffers …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
New CNN News Chief Takes Stock … It's pretty easy to see the winning formula for Fox News and MSNBC.  They spend their evening hours stoking outrage from the political right and left, respectively.  —  But it's not as clear what the missing secret sauce should be for CNN.
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Kelvin MacKenzie / Guardian:
Thank God for Rupert Murdoch |  Kelvin MacKenzie  —  Twenty years after flirting with disaster, the News Corp chief is on the verge of his biggest deal.  We need more like him  —  Two decades ago Rupert Murdoch was sitting at his desk in Wapping as a financial firestorm engulfed his company.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Is Sending Us Far More Referral Traffic Than Twitter.com Now  —  If I asked you which of the major social sites you thought sent us the most traffic, you might think it was Twitter.  After all, the TechCrunch Twitter account has over 1.7 million followers.
Discussion: Poynter and Journalism.co.uk
Jessica Lum / Readers' Representative Journal:
Social Media Day: Times reporters in 140 characters  —  In case you haven't gotten the memo (or tweet, email, message, text, etc.) Thursday is Social Media Day.  Social websites Twitter and Facebook haven't been around for even a decade, yet the sites have had a significant effect — locally and abroad — on news in the last year.
Discussion: Mashable and Poynter
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Village Voice strike averted  —  Just heard from Village Voice Editor in Chief Tony Ortega that management has reached an agreement with the union representing its workers.  As reported previously here, Voice employees were getting 100 percent of their monthly premium paid by management.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Beck Uses Last Show on Fox to Allude to His New Venture  —  Glenn Beck spent his final day at the Fox News Channel thanking his viewers and colleagues and promoting his new Internet channel, GBTV, to the best of his contractual ability.  —  Mr. Beck, 47, who reached an agreement with Fox …
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Fox News to debut ‘The Five’ in Glenn Beck Timeslot
The Marquee Blog:
Ashton Kutcher in Twitter war with Village Voice  —  Ashton Kutcher's seven million-plus followers no doubt have been keeping an eye on their Twitter feeds today as the actor seems to have found himself in the midst of a Twitter war.  —  The 33-year-old actor fired off a series of statements …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
AllThingsD Plans Expansion of Reviews Section: Kara Swisher Wants “Little Walt Mossbergs Everywhere”  —  All Things Digital, the fast-growing events and publishing unit of Dow Jones, headed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, plans to expand its reviews section, says Swisher in this video interview with Beet.TV
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
E.W. Scripps Co. issues Social Media Policy  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  The publisher of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville News Sentinel, and other newspapers (it owns TV stations, too) tells employees that “while the use of social media enhances the company's commitment to providing …
Discussion: MediaPost, GigaOM and B2B Memes
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
ProPublica's newest news app uses education data to get more social  —  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights released a data set — the most comprehensive to date — documenting student access to advanced classes and special programs in public high schools.
The Atlantic Wire:
Maria Popova: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers to these questions.
Amie Parnes / The Politico:
White House press pool losing scoops to Twitter  —  The temptations of Twitter are clashing with a White House press corps tradition: the pool report.  —  Some reporters in the rotating pool of journalists who chronicle the president's movements are sending TwitPics, revealing factoids …
 
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