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4:15 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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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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
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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