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10:00 AM ET, June 7, 2010

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 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: How to Save Newsweek  —  Sometime this summer, someone other than The Washington Post will probably own the renowned brand of Newsweek.  When I wrote about the pending sale in this column last week, I waxed philosophical about the meaning of a newsweekly magazine in 2010 …
Discussion: Washington Post and eMedia Vitals
Matthew Flamm / Crain's New York Business:
Wired's iPad liftoff  —  Tech title sells 73,000 copies in nine days on Apple tablet; wave of future?  —  Two months after the iPad's much anticipated April 3 debut, one thing is clear about the impact of Apple's tablet computer on the magazine industry: It has been very good for Wired.
Discussion: Poynter Online
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Mediocrity is king  —  Last week, the Huffington Post reached a new apex.  Viewed from France, where ads are localized, its home page carried a remarkably tasteful ad: a farting application for the iPhone (see below).  As prudery still rules in American media, you'll notice that the farter's exhaust aperture has been blurred.
Threat Level:
U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe  —  Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com has learned.
Jack Marshall / ClickZ:
Facebook Grows Video Presence  —  As traffic to Facebook continues to grow, the social network is beginning to emerge as an important stakeholder in the online video space.  According to online measurement firm comScore, the number of users viewing video on the site has been growing consistently …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
SB Nation Expands for Fans, by Fans Sports Sites  —  Last Thursday, Kobe Bryant tallied 30 points in Game 1 of the N.B.A. Finals.  That night, Silver Screen and Roll, a blog dedicated to the Los Angeles Lakers, racked up more than 3,500 comments.  —  The popular site is just one of more …
Martin Moore / MediaShift Idea Lab:
The Future of News: Not So Bleak, Not So Rosy  —  What's the future of news?  I'm tempted to say “not very much” since no one really knows too much about the future of news right now.  You know this is true because senior news folk have given up on the doom and gloom stuff and are starting to talk about …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Helen Thomas Dropped By Speaking Agency, Under Fire For Remarks On Middle East  —  Under fire for controversial remarks she made (and apologized for) about the status of Jews in Israel, longtime White House scribe Helen Thomas was dropped on Sunday by her speaking agency.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
MTVN's Tribes Ad Network Goes Mobile  —  Nearly two years after MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA) created its Tribes ad network as a way to extend its cable channels' ad sales to like-minded websites, the Viacom property is moving into mobile.  Mobile Tribes will begin rolling out ads on MTVN's mobile wap sites …
Joseph Plambeck / Media Decoder:
A Magazine That Smells Orange  —  The second annual Best of the City issue of Sactown, a young bimonthly magazine that covers Sacramento, includes about four dozen accolades, pointing out scenic hikes and skating rinks.  It also highlights a mandarin orange festival, so the art director included …
John Lichfield / The Independent:
The end of ‘The World’, as its journalists know it, is nigh  —  The world is up for sale.  In the next 10 days, Le Monde (The World), France's most prestigious newspaper, will decide which of four domestic and foreign suitors should control a publication which has been majority-owned by its own employees for 59 years.
New York Times:
Other Voices: What Exactly Is a Blog?  —  Re “A Private Room With a Narrow View” (May 30), about a reporter's blog after looking around the room where the late jazz musician Hank Jones lived:  —  Your column left mostly unanswered several questions that really should be addressed …
Discussion: Gawker and Runnin' Scared
 
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Charlotte Allen / Los Angeles Times:
Joe McGinniss and Janet Malcolm: Back at it again
Joe Flint / Company Town:
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Discussion: 5 Blogs Before Lunch
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 Earlier Picks: 
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Bravo Will Make You a Reality Star (if the Web Agrees)
Discussion: New York Magazine
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Upfronts: Two Down, Three to Go  —  Two of the five big …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable