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3:10 AM ET, June 20, 2010


 Top News:
2010 EPpy Winners Announced at Interactive Conference  —  NEW YORK  —  This year's winners of the EPpy Award, the premier award for media-affiliated Websites and blogs, were announced today by Editor & Publisher at the concluding luncheon of its Interactive Media Conference in Las Vegas.
Discussion: USA Today
NPR's On the Media:
Information Wants to Be Expensive (On The Media: Friday, 18 June 2010)  —  Information Wants to Be Expensive  —  The idea that “information wants to be free,” says Michael Hirschorn in the current issue of the Atlantic, has been the most powerful meme of the past 25 years.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Newspapers Aren't Investigating Honor Killings in America  —  Honor killings are horrific.  —  As I noted in my initial post on the matter, I admire and share Mark Steyn's staunch opposition to them, and I am glad that he is drawing more attention to the subject, even if he does hate my work.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight News Challenge: Is a wiki site coming to your city?  Local Wiki will build software to make it simple  —  Residents of Davis, Calif., have pulled off a feat that new media enthusiasts would love to replicate across the country.  Since 2004, a local site has emerged as the go-to place …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Can Anyone Replace the Local Beat Reporter?  —  I'd like to repeat a story I sometimes tell about the importance of local journalism.  It begins in 2003, when I worked as the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin's beat reporter for Rancho Cucamonga (population 150,000), an affluent commuter suburb about an hour east of downtown Los Angeles.
the nytpicker:
NYT Columnist David Pogue Declares: “I Could Not Name You An Under-25 Year Old Who Subscribes To A Print Newspaper.”  —  Is David Pogue right?  Has an entire generation abandoned print completely, and forever?  —  The NYT's popular personal-technology columnist offered that deeply discouraging assessment …
Mobile Search Ads Will Follow Queries  —  Mobile search has long been considered a can't-miss proposition because search is a natural fit with on-the-go users looking for information.  With its Android mobile operating system, the launch of its own smartphone and other mobile services, Google is clearly betting big on mobile search.
Martin Naylor / Media Week:
Telegraph Media Group appoints first director of mobile  —  Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has appointed former Associated executive Mark Challinor as its first director of mobile.  —  Mark Challinor: joins TMG as director of mobile  —  From July, Challinor will work across the company …
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Lebedev to kick off editors' conference with lecture  —  Alexander Lebedev is to kick off the Society of Editors (SoE) conference in Glasgow in November by delivering the annual lecture.  —  The owner of the London Evening Standard and the two Independent titles is likely to choose press freedom as his theme.
Felix Salmon:
The NYT doesn't care about posting primary documents  —  The NYT has a clear policy when it comes to primary sources — if you're writing about a certain document, then you should link to it, if it's online.  Increasingly, the NYT's journalists are actually doing that.
Discussion: Techdirt
Neil Swidey / Boston Globe:
Inside the mind of the anonymous online poster  —  These users comment on everything from today's news to hotel rooms.  Many are harmless.  But some are ruthless.  Who are they exactly, and why do they do what they do?  —  On Monday, May 17, at 2 p.m., a breaking news article headlined …
Discussion: Code Words and Romenesko
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
5 Staffers Flee Newsweek, Hedge-Funder Phil Falcone May Be Trying To Buy It (WPO)  —  All's been quiet on the Newsweek front recently, but here are a few interesting developments.  —  By our count, five staffers have left Newsweek since The Washington Post Co. announced on May 5 that it was putting …
Discussion: CHINAdaily and FishbowlNY
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Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
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AOL  —  It's reassuring to have prejudices confirmed …
V. Michael Bove, Jr. / Nieman Reports:
The Future of Storytelling: A Participatory Endeavor
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Discussion: Salon and CJR
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Does The iPad Change Everything? Publishers Chime In
Discussion: DailyFinance and 9 to 5 Mac
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