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9:45 PM ET, June 26, 2010

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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Sad, Bulls**t Story of Washington Post Blogger Dave Weigel's Resignation  —  The Sad Story of Dave Weigel's Resignation  —  Anti-Gay Activists Outed by Supreme Court  —  The Plight of the Single...  Eligible Bachelor Alert: Prince Harry Hits NYC  —  By Jen Doll  —  Second Chances
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Ross Douthat:
The Shame of JournoList  —  When the intra-liberal e-mail round-robin known as JournoList first attracted attention early last year, it seemed significant primarily as a milestone in the emergence of a kind of “movement liberal” mentality among certain media personalities — a team-player spirit …
Julian Sanchez / The Atlantic Online:
Weigel, WaPo, and the Tracy-Flickization of Public Life  —  Like Megan and most of my fellow guestbloggers, I'm fortunate to count Dave Weigel—until this morning a blogger covering the conservative movement for the Washington Post—as a friend.  Insofar as that probably renders real objectivity impossible …
MediaShift:
Magazine Writers Are Slow to Take Up Multimedia  —  An ideal pitch for a magazine story today would seem to require great possibilities for text and for multimedia.  Freelance magazine writers, one would think, would be honing their multimedia skills so they could pitch well-rounded stories …
Judith Thurman / The New Yorker Blog:
Debenedetti Confesses!  —  Last April, in a Talk of the Town piece, I broke the story of a literary hoax perpetrated by an Italian freelancer, Tommaso Debenedetti, who, it transpired, had published interviews invented from whole cloth with Philip Roth and John Grisham.
Discussion: The Book Bench
Meghan Keane / Capital New York:
AOL's Armstrong, ‘Content King,’ wears heavy crown  —  AOL turned 25 this Spring.  To celebrate, the internet giant has been throwing a series of diverse events.  In New York at the end of May, AOL's pop culture blog Urlesque threw a party on the Lower East Side at local bar Sweet and Vicious.
Discussion: news i/o
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. unloads Beliefnet  —  Website carried religious, spiritual content  —  News Corp. said Friday it has sold Beliefnet, a website it purchased three years ago that caters to a community seeking spiritual content based on a large number of religions and even atheism.
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Has Perez Lost His Touch?  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Just a year ago, the Perez Hilton brand was expanding—to a fashion site, a record label, and TV opportunities.  But his first two music acts have tanked.  Is his influence fading?  —  In the profile picture on his personal Facebook page …
New York Post:
Ex-Newsday editor Mancini makes tracks for NY1  —  HOPEFULLY, someone gave former Newsday Editor-in-Chief John Mancini a new pair of running shoes for Father's Day.  —  He has joined NY1, the Time Warner-owned cable station, as its new on-air correspondent covering transit.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Romenesko
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Plastic Logic Que E-Reader Turns Into Vaporware  —  Remember Que, Plastic Logic's large screen e-reader that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year?  It's increasingly looking like vaporware.  —  Plastic Logic isn't shipping the Que e-reader, though the company is officially calling it a “delay.”
Discussion: CrunchGear and TeleRead
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sports Illustrated's iPad App: Think Print, Not Web  —  Sports Illustrated's iPad app, which the company first started showing off in concept form last winter, is now in the iTunes store.  —  No point in going into detail about it when you can see it for yourself.
C-MONSTER.net:
On the Future of Freelancing: The Journalist as Marketer.  —  Pondering the future (and burritos) at Stanford.  (Photo by C-M.)  —  For two days last week, I traveled to Stanford to participate in a conference on The Future of Freelancing.  Needless to say, any gathering of journalists …
Joy Victory / WordPress.com News:
Overcome Writer's Block With Plinky Prompts  —  Do you ever think “Ugh, I'd totally write a new blog post, if I just had something to say?”  Or maybe, “I'm sick and tired of writer's block but I don't know what to do about it!”  —  We've all been there — those days when the light bulb seems dim, if not burned out.
Discussion: Erictric and Thing Labs, Inc.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Automattic Buys Up Thing Labs' Plinky To Help Bloggers Overcome Writer's Block
 
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Brian Easter / iMediaConnection Blog:
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Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
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Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Alison True Fired as Reader Editor
Discussion: Romenesko and Tower Ticker
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Wall Street Journal's iPad App Revenues So Far: $2.4 Million (NWS, AAPL)
Discussion: MediaPost, FishbowlNY and Strupp
Betsy Morais / Capital New York:
The Epoch Times doesn't like to brag
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Jose Antonio Vargas / The Huffington Post:
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Rolling Stone broke interview ground rules with McChrystal, military officials say
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
How Skimlinks can write a publisher a monthly $300,000 check
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Congress includes ban on boxoffice trading
Discussion: Media Money …, Speakeasy and The Wrap
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Traditional Media Is Having A Field Day On Tumblr