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6:15 AM ET, June 28, 2010


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Heedlessly Hijacking Content  —  Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was not the only one who had a tough week at the office.  —  Last Monday, the word got out that Rolling Stone had a stunning piece about General McChrystal, in which he and his aides were critical of the White House.
David Carr / Media Decoder:
McChrystal's Quality Time With Rolling Stone: Impertinent?  Check.  Insubordinate?  Maybe Not.  —  You could say General Stanley A. McChrystal was a victim of his own hubris - the archetypal field commander who got too intemperate with the suits back at headquarters.  —  Then again, you might not.
Discussion: Guardian and The Huffington Post
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Rolling Stone Back on a Roll With Investigative Articles  —  In its early days in the 1960s and '70s, Rolling Stone was a chronicle of the counterculture where a generation of young people came to find political coverage that spoke to their disaffection.  —  Then those baby boomers grew up …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Step Back for Journalist, Two Steps Backward for Journalism  —  It's a bit tricky for me to write about David Weigel, whom the Washington Post parted ways with on Friday for disparaging comments he had made about some prominent Republican figures on Journolist, a self-avowedly off-the-record listserv.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Binary World of The Washington Post
Victoria Coren / Guardian:
Libel law: I said sorry, so why the lawyers?  |  Victoria Coren  —  People resort to the courts too quickly, making libel law a real danger to free speech  —  The death of Michael Jackson was the only piece of news I heard in the whole of June last year.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Touting Redesign, MSNBC Declares Pageviews ‘Dead’  —  The big idea behind just about every website redesign these days generally revolves around “less is more” minimalism.  But it looks like's redo actually means it: the new site, which just went fully live, promises to do an end with clicking on stories and on ads.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Playing Dodgeball With Gawker — and Other Cheap Thrills in the Big Blog Era  —  Why Major Brand Marketers Back Bloggy Mischief-Makers and Playground Bullies  —  Remember when all you had to worry about from blogs was excessive snark?  If you overdosed on the acid commentary …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Le Monde's escape velocity  —  In rocket scientist parlance, escape velocity is the speed needed to break free from Earth's gravitational field.  Last Friday, by an overwhelming majority, Le Monde's staff voted to escape the black hole of French politics — or, at least, to give their paper the best chance to do so.
Discussion: Guardian
Todd Wasserman / Brandweek:
Yahoo Site Takes Page From Print  —  It's not uncommon for a publisher of a print magazine to give advertisers a heads up about upcoming themed editorial sections, but that's still an unusual practice for an online-only site.  —  But Yahoo's Shine, an online hub aimed at women between 25 and 55 …
Zee / The Next Web:
DailyFail: Newspaper quotes (Fake) Steve Jobs tweet in story about iPhone 4 recall  —  Above is a screenshot of the opening to an article in the UK's DailyMail this morning (in case they pull it, which they have, here's a full screenshot) claiming that Steve Jobs had confirmed an iPhone 4 recall …
Greenville News:
A new business model for our journalism  —  Beginning July 1, we will introduce a new model for our subscribers to access and pay for our valuable content.  This new model reflects the advancements being made in the electronic world and the resulting redefinition of our news and information service.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
After six months as anchor, Diane Sawyer is bringing a sharper edge to ABC's ‘World News’  —  It is not yet 9 a.m. and Diane Sawyer is shaking her head in amazement.  —  “Unbelievable,” she says, having woken up to the news that Gen. Stanley McChrystal had denigrated President Obama's team in a Rolling Stone piece.
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