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8:25 AM ET, May 30, 2012

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Clay Shirky:
Warren Buffett's Newspaper Purchase  —  Last week, Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, purchased two dozen small newspapers and their related online properties from Media General, a conglomerate with holdings mainly concentrated in the southeast Unites States.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Media General execs realized in 2011 newspaper decline wasn't cyclical
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
In Defense of Chris Hayes  —  The MSNBC host is getting beat up for remarks he made about the heroism of American soldiers.  Really, his critics are the ones who should be apologizing.  —  Very few Americans wake up early on weekend mornings to watch public intellectuals chat.
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Erika Fry / CJR:
It's 2012 already: why is opinion writing still mostly male?  —  Byline counts are better, but not much.  How come?  —  “Man.  Man.  Man.  Man.  Man.  Man.”  I had Sue Horton, the Op-ed and Sunday opinion editor at the Los Angeles Times on the phone one morning in early March.
Severin Carrell / Guardian:
Andy Coulson detained by police for suspected perjury  —  Andy Coulson, David Cameron's former director of communications, has been detained by police investigating alleged perjury at the trial of the Scottish socialist politician Tommy Sheridan.  Strathclyde police said Coulson was detained …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Alan Rusbridger on The Guardian's open journalism, paywalls, and why they're pre-planning more of the newspaper  —  Alan Rusbridger is a busy man on two sides of the Atlantic.  The editor of the Guardian seems to be everywhere, writing, tweeting, and leading the paper's ongoing coverage …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Inkling for Web brings interactive ebooks to your browser, no iPad necessary  —  Sorry, college students.  Losing your iPad is no longer an excuse for not doing your reading in Inkling's electronic textbooks.  The company today unveiled Inkling for Web, an HTML5 client that will give …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Business Insider goes investigative on anti-Semitism  —  Right now the headline on this Business Insider post reads, “What Are the Sources of Anti-Semitism.”  Don't get too attached to that formulation, however.  The post has been changing at a Business Insiderish pace, as the notes and updates at the foot of the item explain:
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Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
Just In Case You Were Starting to Respect Henry Blodget...
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
Bambuser offers activists and citizen journalists free premium accounts  —  Bambuser, the live-streaming mobile service has just announced that it will be offering citizen journalists and activists an upgrade to premium accounts for free.  —  To take advantage of this offer …
New York Times:
British Court Clears Way for Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder  —  LONDON — Britain's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, should be deported to Sweden to face allegations of sexual abuse there, the culmination of an 18-month legal battle.
Discussion: ZDNet
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Chicago Tribune to leap over pay wall  —  The Chicago Tribune is mulling a plan to charge online readers premiums for different kinds of content, a structure similar to the fee it charges for the print literary magazine it introduced this year.  The city's largest newspaper is charting …
Simon van Zuylen-Wood / The New Republic:
The Great Escape: Has One NGO Been Lying About Its Role in Syria?  —  Around 8 a.m. on February 22, Syrian security forces attempting to prop up the Bashar al Assad regime shelled a makeshift media center in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, killing the American war reporter Marie Colvin and the French photographer Remi Ochlik.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
How Twitter Beat Facebook At Its Own Story  —  On the day Facebook went public, all eyes were on its biggest competitor.  Those hazy months when the IPO was just a rumor, the giddy days and hours before the market opened, the hilariously chaotic trading period, the ensuing backlash …
Miriam Elder / Guardian:
Russian journalist attacked in Moscow  —  Radio presenter Sergei Aslanyan in hospital after being stabbed 20 times by attacker who lured him out of his home  —  A Russian journalist is in hospital after being lured out of his home and stabbed 20 times late on Monday night in the latest attack on a member of the press.
 
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