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2:10 PM ET, June 22, 2010


 Top News: 
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Civilian press aide resigns amid flap over McChrystal's ‘Rolling Stone’ profile  —  KABUL — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's civilian press aide resigned Tuesday over an upcoming magazine story that portrayed the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and some of his aides as derisive toward Obama administration officials.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
McChrystal scoop goes viral before Rolling Stone publishes  —  On Tuesday morning, Rolling Stone's explosive profile of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal dominated the news cycle.  McChrystal's dismissive remarks about President Obama and some senior White House figures are still leading …
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters:
Google, Twitter go to bat for Theflyonthewall  — posted headlines from research reports and press releases on its website, often before banks could share their recommendations with their clients.  —  In March, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said engaged in …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Gourmet Lives!  ‘Pity’ Says Ruth Reichl  —  Conde Nast is bringing Gourmet back in the form of an app.  —  It's an experiment for Conde Nast: They'll take a magazine they folded (because they said it lost too much money) and replace the printed product and the employees they laid off there with a big internet community.
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Sources: Conde Nast to Revive Gourmet Brand
Discussion: Folio
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Amazon's Kindle Will Eventually Win the e-Book Wars  —  To paraphrase Yoda: Begun, the e-book wars have.  —  Barnes & Noble started the week off by cutting prices on its Nook e-book reader to $199 from $259, while also introducing a new, $149 Wi-Fi model.
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Fixing The Ideology Problem in Our Political Press: A Reply to The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder  —  “If your job is to make the case, win the negotiations, decide what the community should do, or maintain morale, that is one kind of work.  If your job is to tell people what's going on …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Move Over James Truman!  Stefano Tonchi is Fixing Up 'W's New Office … In a few short months, W magazine will be moving out of the Fairchild ghetto on Third Avenue and into space on the 19th floor of the Condé Nast building at 1166 Sixth Avenue, Stefano Tonchi told The Observer this afternoon.
The Wall Blog:
LA Times launches $1.99 iPhone app - USA holds off charging for iPad  —  by @gordonmacmillan, posted on 22 June, 2010 at 8:37 am, filed under Apps, Media Owners, Mobile and tagged Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, The Los Angeles Times, usa today.  Bookmark the permalink.  Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Liberty spin-offs may signal merger urge  —  Wall Street is expecting Liberty Media's John Malone to go shopping soon — and this time sources believe HSN is in the cross hairs.  —  Speculation ramped up yesterday following a move by Malone to spin off two of his companies' three tracking stocks …
Discussion: Company Town and DealBook
David Lieberman / USA Today:
Comcast concessions smooth way for NBC Universal deal  —  NEW YORK — Supporters and opponents of Comcast's bid to control NBC Universal each had something to crow about Monday before the midnight deadline for advocates to formally register their views at the Federal Communications Commission.
Aol Wants a Peek at Confidential Comcast-NBCU Filings
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight News Challenge: How will Marines use new social media rules to tell the story of Afghanistan?  —  The U.S. Marine Corps lifted its ban on social media tools like Twitter and Facebook earlier this year.  One Knight News Challenge Winner, Teru Kuwayama, wants to chronicle what that new policy means …
How the Press Covered Health Care Reform  —  Overview  —  It was a wild political donnybrook and the defining policy initiative of the Obama presidency to date.  A Democratic chief executive was staking the crucial first year of his presidency on health care reform …
Brent Lang /
Media Chiefs Bullish on Digital — Not That It's Paying  —  Top media and entertainment executives believe the Internet and mobile devices represent great opportunities for growth, according to an Ernst & Young report on the future of digital distribution being released Friday.
Joe Grimm / Ask the Recruiter:
Why News Startup Sites Should Pay Interns  —  I received a pleasant e-mail the other day from a fellow at a journalism startup.  He is friends with someone who I once hired as an intern at the Detroit Free Press.  —  In his e-mail, he said his site was looking for an intern …
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Watch Out Page 6!  Here Comes Palmeri  —  It's a dream come true.  (Well, one of them, anyway.)  In three weeks time, the Washington Examiner's Tara Palmeri heads to Manhattan where she'll go to work for the New York Post's splashy Page 6 gossip column.  She replaces Neel Shah …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Observer
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
The New Public Editor at ‘The New York Times’: Another White Dude  —  The public editor of The New York Times is meant to be the so-called reader's representative — the official at the paper whose sole job is “to serve as an advocate for the interests of readers,” in the words of executive editor Bill Keller.
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Who's the Best Brick Seller?  —  A winner has been selected in a contest sponsored by OgilvyOne Worldwide to find “the world's greatest salesperson” — a person proficient enough in pitching to be able to sell a common brick.  —  The contest is also serving as the inspiration for a new online reality series.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
The Wrap Redesigns Its Website, Has A New ‘Major’ Hire; Nikki Finke Still Isn't Buying It  —  Back in April, when Hollywood news website announced it had secured $2 million in a second funding round, founder and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman told paidContent's Rafat Ali that the money …
Discussion: LA Observed
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Interior Designers Revive Domino Style With Lonny  —  NEW YORK — Die-hard do-it-yourself interior designers spend hours flipping through glossy magazines, carefully tearing out pages showing a pillow or paint color they like and filing them away for future inspiration.
Discussion: WebNewser
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Hacks/Hackers, Mozilla team up for Peer-to-Peer course  —  One of the standing features of Knight's Future of News and Civic Media conference is an award for collaborations that arise during the conference.  And one winner this year was Hacks/Hackers — the journalists-and-programmers Meetup …
Tom Acitelli / New York Observer:
American Media Relocating to 4 New York Plaza  —  American Media Inc., publisher of, among others, one-time Pulitzer favorite The National Enquirer, will relocate its New York City hub from One Park Avenue to 4 New York Plaza in downtown.  American Media will take 85,000 square feet in the skyscraper between Water and Pearl streets.
Discussion: MediaWire Daily and FishbowlNY
Joe Ciarallo / PRNewser:
Fake Press Releases Continue to Cause Problems for News Wires  —  Just last week, General Mills was affected by a fake press release issued on PRNewswire that said, “Obama Orders Full Investigation of General Mills Supply Chain Following Food Recalls.”  —  This past Friday …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and WebNewser
Reuters:   Business Wire bans email submissions after hoax
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