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12:10 PM ET, May 21, 2012

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David Carr / New York Times:
The Atavist Matures as a Publisher and a Platform  —  It sounds like the setup for a very old, stale joke.  Three guys walked into a bar in Brooklyn to complain about the state of journalism ... except by the time these guys were done chatting and plotting, they had come up with an actual business.
Media Decoder:
Foer Returns to New Republic as Editor  —  Two months after buying a majority stake in The New Republic, the technology entrepreneur Chris Hughes has lured one of its former stars, Franklin Foer, back to the magazine as its editor.  Mr. Foer, 37, left The New Republic two years ago after a successful five-year run as editor.
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
The Financial Times predicts more digital subscribers than it sells print copies by end of year  —  By the end of the year, the Financial Times could have more digital subscribers than it sells print copies, FT.com's managing director Rob Grimshaw predicted this week during an on-stage interview …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
comScore: 1 In 5 Videos Viewed Online Last Month Was An Ad  —  According to online analytics company comScore, Americans watched 37 billion online videos on sites like YouTube, Yahoo and Facebook in April.  In total, 181 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 1,307 minutes of online videos last month.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Limbaugh takes post-Fluke ratings hit  —  Rush Limbaugh took a significant ratings hit in some key radio markets last month in the wake of the Sandra Fluke controversy.  —  The conservative radio host's ratings fell 27 percent in the key 25-54 demo in New York City, 31 percent in Houston-Galveston …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Hulu unveils lineup of original, exclusive shows  —  The online video site continues to expand its library of original content with three original shows and seven exclusive ones.  —  Follow @RogerWCheng  —  Hulu hopes summer reruns will have viewers tuning into its website for original shows.
Press Gazette:
Tessa Jowell suggests Daily Mail, Evening Standard and Sunday Times involved in hacking  —  Former cabinet minister Tessa Jowell attempted to drag the Daily Mail, Evening Standard and The Sunday Times into the phone-hacking scandal today.  —  Jowell claimed that stories appeared in the News …
Discussion: Guardian and @rosschawkins
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Researchers developing ‘smart’ newspaper that responds to touch  —  University of Central Lancashire-led project aims to create 'the world's first internet-enabled newspaper'  —  A research project led by the University of Central Lancashire is creating what it believes to be the first internet-enabled newspaper.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
New Biography of CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Dents His Halo  —  Junkets.  A liberal bias.  And unconscionable shading of a major story.  A new biography reveals how much has changed in America's news culture.  —  In the early 1970s, the most trusted man in America did a very untrustworthy thing.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
New York Times:
At Network TV's Gathering, Web Is Central  —  TWO media rituals took place in New York City last week: the television upfront presentations and the city-sponsored celebration of all things digital, Internet Week.  —  At times, it was hard to tell which was which.
Bret J. Schulte / CJR:
‘This is my paper.  This is my town’  —  One year after a devastating tornado, The Joplin Globe feels stronger  —  Jack Kaminsky lives with his mother now.  He is 63 years old, broad shouldered, with silver hair and a silver beard.  He's the circulation director of The Joplin Globe …
Discussion: @edpilkington and Garcia Media
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