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6:55 PM ET, June 1, 2012

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Warren Buffett responds to Times-Picayune pleas for help  —  New Orleans musician Evan Christopher wrote an open letter to Warren Buffett last week, and the billionaire newspaper owner has responded: … Optimists will note that Buffett did not say he wouldn't buy the paper.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Times-Picayune staff memo to editors: ‘Will there be quotas for online entries?’  + 60 more questions  —  New Orleans Times-Picayune staffers are expected to start hearing next week how their jobs will change — if they have jobs — once the newspaper shifts to printing only three days a week with an emphasis on digital publishing.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
GOOD magazine lays off most of its editorial staffers  —  Thursday night Good Magazine had a launch party for its newest issue.  On Friday it laid off most of its editorial staff, according to multiple sources.  At least some of the layoffs occurred at the magazine's Los Angeles headquarters.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Responding to Shirky on the Washington Post  —  Transformation is required, and transformation takes investment  —  Thanks to Clay Shirky for responding to my piece on the financialization of the Washington Post Company, which during the financial crisis has handed more than a billion dollars …
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Clay Shirky / CJR:
WaPo must transform to survive
Bloomberg:
Twitter Said To Expect $1 Billion In Sales In 2014 On Ad Growth  —  Twitter Inc. expects to generate at least $1 billion in sales in 2014, two people with knowledge of the matter said, indicating that the blogging service will grow about twice as fast as some analysts now predict.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Roger Ailes, Upstate Press Baron, Is in a Newspaper War  —  Roger Ailes, in his day job, rules the Fox News media empire that has been the dominant force in cable news ever since he took on CNN's entrenched monopoly in the mid-nineties.  But now Roger Ailes, community newspaper baron …
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Jim Romenesko:
Roger Ailes cancels biographer's newspaper subscription
Discussion: Politico and Gawker
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Wall Street Journal “cannot generate enough video streams” to meet advertising demand  —  The Wall Street Journal announced this morning the launch of a new early-morning show, Asia Today, which will broadcast weekdays at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern), with a focus on business, finance, and breaking news in the region.
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Could Face 500 Phone-Hacking Claims  —  LONDON—Lawyers for both News Corp. and phone-hacking victims on Friday estimated in court that the media company will ultimately face about 500 civil claims related to illegal voice-mail interception by the now-closed News of the World tabloid.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Guardian
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Turner's Kent ‘Very Unhappy’ With Ratings Dive at CNN  —  Backs Cooper, Morgan, Burnett, but other shows may be replaced  —  Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent admitted to being “very unhappy” with CNN's primetime ratings, but said it won't resort to tricks to increase viewership.
Sarah Wachter / Poynter:
Google News Founder: To invent the future, news industry must hire ‘restless agents of change’  —  Media companies of the future must operate using a different business model that addresses the endless waves of disruptive new technology and staggering competition, said Krishna Bharat …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Daniel Bentley / Journalism.co.uk:
CoveritLive switches to paid-only service  —  Popular liveblogging platform CoverItLive has announced the end of its free usage tier, becoming an entirely paid for subscription service.  —  In an email to current subscribers the company wrote: … CoveritLive's ‘Starter’ subscription costs $9.99 per month …
Discussion: Examiner and 10,000 Words
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How important are all those ugly Tweet Buttons to news sites?  —  News sites today are pockmarked with sharing buttons, those little “tweet this” or “like that” rectangles attached to seemingly every story these days.  —  In some ways, it's not as bad as it used to be …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Kickstarting a Soccer Magazine: An Old Medium Finds A New Way Of Funding  —  To launch a print magazine in 2012, you almost by definition have to be something of a nostalgist.  But when it came time for George Quraishi and Mark Kirby to raise money for Howler, their new magazine for American soccer fans …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Reuters:
Cisco sues TiVo over DVRs  —  (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc has filed a lawsuit to void four TiVo Inc patents related to digital video recorders, escalating a battle over who has the right to profit from sales of the popular machines.  —  In a complaint filed on Wednesday …
 
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