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11:50 AM ET, June 14, 2010

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
F.T.C. Moves Ahead with Journalism Study  —  Looking for the federal government to come to the rescue of newspapers?  Don't hold your breath.  —  The Federal Trade Commission has set out on the somewhat quixotic journey of trying to identify ways to save journalism as we know it from possible extinction.
Discussion: Romenesko and Editors Weblog
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter Online:
FTC Future-of-Journalism Inquiry Wraps Up With Little Momentum for Major Intervention  —  I'll be among the 30 participants in the Federal Trade Commission's roundtables Tuesday in Washington, D.C. evaluating proposals for government action “to support the reinvention of journalism.”
Robert G. Picard / The Media Business:
Getting It Wrong: The FTC and Policies for the Future of Journalism
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Guardian:
Will citizen journalism pay the bills?  —  Hyperlocal news projects that start tiny have a greater chance of success - but many find themselves with more kudos than cash  —  “Would you trust a citizen brain surgeon?”  This was a common refrain in 2005, as the news industry grappled …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Anita Singh / Telegraph:
Piers Morgan to replace Larry King in CNN deal  —  Piers Morgan is to replace Larry King, the veteran US interviewer, in a £5.5 million deal with CNN.  —  The Britain's Got Talent judge and former newspaper editor is on the verge of signing a four-year contract to take over King's primetime show in the autumn.
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Eliot Spitzer Might Not Be a Media Steamroller
Discussion: The Caucus and Cheat Sheet
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
AOL Teams With Jonas Group for MTV-Style Site  —  The next time the Jonas Brothers release an album or announce a tour, they can skip “Entertainment Tonight” and YouTube and go straight to Cambio.  —  Making its debut online on Tuesday, Cambio is the product of a partnership of AOL …
Discussion: The Wire, paidContent and Fast Company
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Content Is King!  Rest In Peace, Content  —  “Can Tim Armstrong make AOL king of content by 2010?”  - Blog headline  —  If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well / It were done quickly" - Macbeth  —  There's something about the idea of “New York Internet Week” …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Once Just a Site With Funny Cat Pictures, and Now a Web Empire  —  SEATTLE — Three years ago Ben Huh visited a blog devoted to silly cat pictures — and saw vast potential.  —  Mr. Huh, a 32-year-old entrepreneur, first became aware of I Can Has Cheezburger, which pairs photos of cats with quirky captions …
Discussion: GigaOM and eMedia Vitals
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Forbes Co-Editor Paul Maidment Has Resigned  —  Things are starting to get shaken up at Forbes.  —  Paul Maidment, editor of Forbes.com and executive editor of the magazine, has resigned.  Today is his last day.  —  We first reported back in mid-May that Forbes staffers were bracing …
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Despite Recession, Teen Vogue ‘Haute’ to Trot  —  Despite questions about the strength of consumer spending, Teen Vogue is going into the retail business.  —  The Condé Nast title is signing a one-year lease at the Westchester Mall to operate the Teen Vogue Haute Spot, building on its pop-up store by the same name.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
iPad Media Apps: can do better  —  It's time for a first assessment of a few iPad media applications.  To sum up: a) most are disappointing; b) no need to worry.  Instead of subjectively pointing fingers at hits and misses, let's rise to a bird's eye view and see if we can understand why some apps work and why others don't.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Andrew Napolitano Comes to Fox Business Network  —  “Welcome to this struggle,” Andrew Napolitano said triumphantly as he wrapped up the first television episode last weekend of his libertarian talk show, “Freedom Watch.”  He saluted the camera and concluded, “From New York, defending freedom, so long America.”
Takashi Kitazume / search.japantimes.co.jp:
Shift to charging for online news inevitable, Dow Jones chief says  —  Newspapers around the world will soon have no choice but to start charging for Web content, according to Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton, who called it “madness” to give away “expensive and valuable journalism for nothing.”
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Joyce Found Too Graphic, This Time by Apple  —  The question of whether James Joyce's “Ulysses” is obscene seemed to have been settled for more than 75 years.  Until last week, that is, when the creators of a Web comic version of the classic novel, called “Ulysses Seen,” …
Discussion: Hit & Run
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: BP's Managing of Information on Gulf Oil Spill  —  The three journalists crept along in a boat captained by James Ledet in a bayou near Golden Meadow, La., one early afternoon.  We were all looking for the same thing as we traversed narrow stretches of water framed by swamp grass …
Discussion: Soup
Deadspin:
Abby Sunderland Sails Into A Media S**tstorm  —  Sixteen-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland may not have circumnavigated the globe, but headlines of her ordeal certainly did.  She's only the latest teenager to push herself to the limit while barely pushing puberty.
Discussion: make the logo bigger and LAist
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Reporter Digs Until He Learns Where the Bodies (Aren't) Buried at Arlington  —  For most reporters, there is nothing less interesting that the last story they did.  They report something, write it up and then it is on to next.  But investigative reporters are autodidacts …
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
A Final Report From Internal Affairs  —  THIS is my last column as public editor of The Times.  —  For the past three years, my assignment has been to try to help this newspaper live up to its own high journalistic standards as it covered a historic presidential election, two wars …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
From the bedroom to the Guggenheim: search is on for a YouTube masterpiece  —  New York museum reaches out to the masses to find the next generation of video artists  —  It is home to one of the world's finest collections of contemporary art, from Mondrian to Mapplethorpe and Joseph Beuys to Rachel Whiteread.
Steve Smith / MinOnline:
Time Prepares Major Upgrade for iPad  —  When Time magazine debuted its iPad version on the day and date of the Apple device's launch in early April, the initial repurposing of the print edition was modest at best.  The first stab at a tablet-ized Time simply made the table of contents …
 
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Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
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