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3:35 PM ET, June 8, 2010


 Top News: 
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Pulse iPad App Gets Steve Jobs's Praise in Morning...Then Booted From App Store Hours Later After NYT Complains  —  Yesterday morning, the pair of Stanford University graduate students who made the hot news-reading iPad app, Pulse News Reader, were ecstatic to be mentioned first-for being among …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Why Did The NYT Get The Pulse News Reader Yanked From iTunes?  —  Is the New York Times (NYSE: NYT) trying to shut down news reader apps that rely on RSS or is it just trying to smack down one in particular?  An infringement letter (included in full below) from the New York Times to Apple …
Discussion: Scripting News
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
Will The New York Times admit a few freeloaders are good for business?
Discussion: paidContent
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Arianna Huffington Says HuffPo Is Not For Sale; AOL Exec Says Company Will Hire ‘Hundreds’ More Journalists Next Year  —  We're down at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute for an Internet Week panel called “The Future of Media” hosted by the daily aggregation website I Want Media.
New York Post:
Bartz eyes a mate  —  After 18 months atop Yahoo!, Chief Executive Carol Bartz appears to be done with cutting costs and ready to address the site's No. 1 problem: trying to reverse the 25 percent drop in time visitors spend at the Web portal that has occurred on her watch.
Discussion: Guardian
Matt Welch / Hit & Run:
Helen Thomas, and the Awkward Transfer From “Straight” Reporting to Opinioneering  —  Since we haven't run the video here yet, here's the ancient White House correspondent-turned-columnist Helen Thomas celebrating Jewish Heritage Month by telling Israelis (via a camera-wielding interlocutor) to go back to Poland and Germany:
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
WHCA to Discuss Who Gets Thomas' Seat at Special Meeting Thursday  —  After legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas announced Monday that she was retiring, it didn't take long for journalists to start asking: Who's going to get “the seat”?  —  The guessing games have already begun.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Makes Good on Steve Jobs's Promise, Invites Other Advertisers.  But What About Google's AdMob?  —  Last week, Steve Jobs promised that his iPhone and iPads would be open to outside ad networks.  Yesterday, Apple made good on his promise, by changing the terms of its developer agreement.
Discussion: Fortune and MacRumors
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Corrected: @ CM Summit: AdMob's Hamoui: Nothing New About iAd's Rich Media
Discussion: TechCrunch
Joseph Plambeck / Media Decoder:
Sally Singer Named Editor of T Magazine  —  Sally Singer, the fashion news and features director at Vogue, has been named the editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.  —  Ms. Singer, 45, will take over on July 5, according to a note Bill Keller, executive editor of The Times, sent to staff on Tuesday.
Discussion: Romenesko, MediaPost, Gawker and The Wrap
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / CNN:
China's rise challenges western media  —  (FT) — China will overtake Japan as the world's second-largest advertising market by 2015, according to a report which predicts that advertising spending in North America will only just recover to the peak it reached in 2007 by that time.
Discussion: The Wire and Kirk LaPointe's …
Steve Herrmann / The Editors:
BBC News linking policy (3)  —  Links to external sites are an important part of the BBC News website and I have blogged previously about how and why we are aiming to develop what we do in this area - here and here.  —  One theme that came up was what we should do about linking to sites which require subscription.
Discussion: BBC and paidContent:UK
Zeke Turner / New York Times:
Robert Thomson at Cocktail Hour: Disses ‘The Times,’ Sarah Ellison  —  Upon arriving last night at the Waldorf Astoria for the Deadline Club's annual award ceremony, Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson swept through the wine reception in the lobby and into the dining room while the guests …
Barnett: Advocacy, Membership Groups to Push Non-Profit News  —  The erosion of the traditional business model for news has led many to go down the non-profit path.  The result is a slew of new non-profit news websites.  The Bay Citizen, which launched at the end of May …
Matt Heist / paidContent:
What Yahoo Needs To Do With Associated Content  —  Matt Heist is CEO of High Gear Media, a vertical publishing company that focuses on automotive content from professional writers and enthusiasts.  Prior to joining High Gear Media, Heist worked at, and before that, at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO).
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Brad Stone / Bits:
Why Apple's iBooks Numbers Are Meaningless  —  There was e-book news on Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference: Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive, said that big publishers had told him that sales of e-books for the iPad now accounted for 22 percent of all e-book sales.
Laura Oliver /
Independent switches blogs to WordPress in effort to raise standards  —  The Independent has relaunched its blogs, switching from Livejournal to WordPress as its publishing platform.  —  The new-look blogs on are now much closer in design to the rest of the website and more closely integrated.
Discussion: The Independent
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
David Beckham signed by Yahoo  —  Former England captain to be web firm's ‘global sports ambassador’, fronting ads and providing World Cup content  —  Yahoo has signed David Beckham as its first “global sports ambassador” to front an international ad campaign ahead of the World Cup and provide exclusive content.
Trevor Claiborne / Google Analytics Blog:
The New AdWords Reports in Google Analytics  —  Last month, we made a number of announcements around the Google Analytics ecosystem.  Along with launching the Google Analytics Application Gallery and making the new, faster page tag the default, we released a major update of the AdWords reports in Google Analytics.
Joel Gunter / news:rewired, 25 June 2010 …:
Q&A: Marc Reeves, editor, the Business Desk West Midlands  —  In our latest speaker Q&A we hear from Marc Reeves, editor of the Business Desk West Midlands.  Marc has been a reporter, sub-editor, editor and senior manager in newspapers across the UK for more than 20 years.
Marc Reeves:
Speaking truth to power: my speech to the CBI
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Content Graph and the Future of Brands  —  Yesterday, two stories from Aol's DailyFinance appeared in the Sunday print edition of the Daily Telegram, a newspaper in southern Michigan.  These stories appeared on a business page that would otherwise have been produced almost entirely with stories from the Associated Press.
Ryan Sholin / Publish2 Blog:   Publish2 News Exchange Stories In Print: DailyFinance in the Daily Telegram
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Daniel Frankel / The Wrap:
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Abby Brownback / American Journalism Review:
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
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The Huffington Post:
Eliot Spitzer A Cable News Hot Commodity
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sugar Inc. Goes Local With FreshGuide Acquisition
Changingnewsroom / The Changing Newsroom:
Preaching the Value of Verification
 Earlier Picks: 
Peter Delevett / Mercury News:
Noted travel writer discusses changing world of travel
Discussion: Romenesko
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Esquire Hits 100,000 iPhone App Downloads—But Don't Talk About Sales Yet
Discussion: FishbowlNY and eMedia Vitals
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Tremor Bows Interactive Pre-Rolls
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Online Video News
Holly Sanders Ware / New York Post:
Oprah drive time  —  Oprah Winfrey, the queen of daytime TV …
Felix Gillette / New York Observer:
James Fallows Talks About Google's Impact on the Future of Newspapers
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Journalists running start-ups face tall odds
Discussion: Lost Remote and Romenesko
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Apple's impact: What Steve Jobs' WWDC announcements mean for the …