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8:15 AM ET, June 26, 2010

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Ezra Klein:
On Journolist, and Dave Weigel  —  I began Journolist in February of 2007.  It was an idea born from disagreement.  Weeks, or maybe months, earlier, I had criticized Time's Joe Klein over some comments he made about the Iraq War.  He e-mailed a long and searching reply, and the subsequent conversation was educational for us both.
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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 …
Matt Dornic / FishbowlDC:
BREAKING: Weigel Resigns
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Rolling Stone broke interview ground rules with McChrystal, military officials say  —  Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal has made no public comment since President Obama relieved him of his Afghan war command Wednesday, silently taking his lumps for disparaging remarks he and his aides …
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Rolling Stone writer blasts back at Brooks' column on McChrystal story
Discussion: Romenesko and The Nation
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: Thing Labs, Inc. and Erictric
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Automattic Buys Up Thing Labs' Plinky To Help Bloggers Overcome Writer's Block
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Alison True Fired as Reader Editor  —  Alison True was fired Friday morning by acting publisher Alison Draper as editor of the Reader, the paper which True joined as an editorial assistant in the early 1980s.  True's dismissal was announced by Draper at a staff meeting later in the morning attended …
Discussion: Romenesko and Tower Ticker
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Al Gore and the Enquirer's non-checkbook journalism  —  The executive editor of the National Enquirer says the Oregon masseuse who made a sexual allegation against Al Gore asked the tabloid for $1 million but that the Enquirer did not pay her or anyone else in reporting the story.
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 …
Discussion: Jezebel
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Wall Street Journal's iPad App Revenues So Far: $2.4 Million (NWS, AAPL)  —  The Wall Street Journal charged 6 advertisers $400,000 to get in on its iPad app launch, according to an internal memo sent to Dow Jones employees.  —  Quick math: The WSJ's iPad revenues so far are $2.4 million.
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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.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Traditional Media Is Having A Field Day On Tumblr  —  Tumblr, the innovative blogging platform created by young web entrepreneur David Karp in 2007, had a bit of a media moment on the afternoon of Thursday, June 24.  —  Around 1 p.m., we reported that The New York Times had recently created a Tumblr …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Romenesko
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 …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
How to optimize your news website for better Google AdSense revenue  —  By Robert Niles: A hot topic of discussion during last month's KDMC News Entrepreneur Boot Camp was online advertising networks, specifically Google's AdSense program for publishers.  More than one speaker cautioned the participants to not expect much from AdSense.
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
Brian Easter / iMediaConnection Blog:
Part I: “Google TV: Advertising's New Frontier”  —  Why Google TV Advertising is a Marketer's Dream  —  If you are reading this post and looking for confirmation that Google TV will ultimately be a failure, I suggest you stop now.  The discussion of whether or not Google TV will succeed in this …
Michael Lewittes / Gossip Cop:
How TMZ broke news of Michael Jackson's death one year ago  —  June 25, 2009 started off as an ordinary day in the L.A. offices of TMZ.  —  In fact, when TMZ got its first tip at around 1 p.m. PST that Michael Jackson was being taken to the hospital, “it was not that alarming,” …
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.
Discussion: BRANDING UNBOUND
 
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Jose Antonio Vargas / The Huffington Post:
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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
Newser:
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Kelly McBride / Poynter Online:
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Times confident of success in ‘leap in the dark’ paywall plan
Discussion: news:rewired …
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Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
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the nytpicker:
Trifecta!  Publicist Successfully Plants Three NYT Puff Pieces …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Economist reports success of mobile phone mag sales
Discussion: Poynter Online
Craig Silverman / CJR:
A Conversation with Andrew Alexander
Gillian Reagan / Capital New York:
Going public  —  Early this morning, a little more than a week …
Discussion: Romenesko