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12:15 PM ET, May 29, 2010


 Top News: 
Times of London:
How iPad may make the future of newspapers a different story  —  The iPad goes on sale in Britain for the first time today, with many in the newspaper industry backing it to change journalism.  —  The Apple device, which has already sold more than 1 million in the US, has been much anticipated in Britain.
Marion Maneker / The Big Money:
Should the Times Care About Blog Links?  —  Jeff Bercovici on AOL Wednesday responds to my doubts about the value of blogger's links as a measure of newspaper's success: … To be fair, I had Felix Salmon in mind when I wrote that bloggers were being self-involved when they used blogging links as the measure of a newspaper's success.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
On Rupert's iPad: Times, Sky TV Show Different Charging Approaches
Mark S. Luckie / 10,000 Words:
How I created an award-winning, multi-platform, multimedia project  —  It was recently announced that my project, Guide to the U.S. Senate Floor Procedures, was one of the winners of Sunlight Labs' Design for America contest.  In the spirit of openness and transparency that this blog is founded on …
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Two Cheers for the Sulzberger Dynasty  —  Why the nepotistic promotion of Times reporter A.G. Sulzberger is a good thing.  —  You won't catch me snarking about the promotion of A.G. Sulzberger from a reporter slot on the New York Times' metro staff, where he's been laboring for a year …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
A.G. Sulzberger will be the Times' Kansas City Bureau Chief
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Alexandra Fenwick / CJR:
The Man on the Street  —  So a citizen journalist walks into a journalism school ...  Lots of people walk through the doors of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism every day.  Just this past month, some of them have included Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Johnson …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Publish2's Ryan Sholin: “We did not set out to kill the Associated Press”  —  This week, with much fanfare, Publish2 announced its new News Exchange service.  Using the new platform, CEO Scott Karp wrote, “newspapers can replace the AP's obsolete cooperative with direct content sharing …
Discussion: Romenesko and Publish2 Blog
Andrew Pulver / Guardian:
Sex and the City 2 - rise of the critic-proof movie  —  On course to be most derided film ever, sequel epitomises movies whose reviews have had no bearing on the box office  —  Sex and the City 2 has only just premiered, but it is well on its way to becoming one of the most critically derided films of all time.
A Cpj / Committee to Protect Journalists:
In Zimbabwe, Daily News is on the way back  —  Zimbabwe's beleaguered independent media won a major victory when an official commission granted publishing licenses to four daily newspapers, including The Daily News, the nation's leading paper before it was outlawed seven years ago.
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Story Lab: Unplugged  —  Eight reporters attempt to quit the Internets  —  The idea of learning what's really important by denying yourself the things you love is as old as religion, as elemental as praying or fasting.  So when eight Post reporters got to talking about their attachment …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Critiquing the D.C. echo chamber from within  —  As Hollywood glamour and Washington political celebrity coalesced this month at the White House Correspondents Dinner, reporter Mark Leibovich observed what he considers “a tipping point of self-celebration” in the nation's capital.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Dear FTC: Should 24 Disclose Writing Its Show Around Products?  —  Dear FTC.  Instead of worrying about whether bloggers are disclosing all they should when writing about products, perhaps a little more attention should be focused on TV programs and product placement?
Matt Baume / E-Media Tidbits:
Code Sprint Yields Important Lessons for iPad News Apps  —  At a conference last weekend for developers of iPad news apps, organizer Burt Herman posed an unexpected question: “How can we make news more like finger-painting?” he asked.  —  He was responding to a point made by Jennifer Bove of Kicker Studio, a product-design firm.
Discussion: Kick It
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
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Media Week:
VW releases customer magazine on iPad
Discussion: Brand Republic
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Viacom Promotes Dooley to Operating Chief, Extends Contract Through 2016
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Yahoo, Facebook side with Google against Viacom
Discussion: DailyFinance
 Earlier Picks: 
John Koblin / New York Times:
Times' Revamped Friday Arts Section Takes Aim at Journal
Discussion: New York Times
Wall Street debates fate of Disney's ABC
Discussion: Company Town
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Newspapers now have lost half of core sales
Jason Fell / Folio:
Time Inc. is Really, Really Excited About Tablets
Discussion: Mediaweek