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6:35 PM ET, June 29, 2010


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Hulu Unveils Subscription Service For $9.99 a Month  —  Updated: 2:50 p.m.: Confirming what the entertainment world has been expecting for months, the online television Web site Hulu unveiled a subscription service on Tuesday, promising access to more episodes of TV shows to customers who pay $9.99 a month.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Interview: Hulu's Kilar: Hulu Plus Preview Progamming Is ‘Just Step One’  —  launch of Hulu Plus takes the online video joint venture started by News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) and NBCU more than three years ago into a new realm of complexity and potential.  CEO Jason Kilar spoke with paidContent …
Doug Aamoth / Techland:
Hulu Plus: Every Episode from Every Season for $10 Per Month
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent
Andrew Breitbart / Big Journalism:
Reward: $100,000 for Full ‘JournoList’ Archive; Source Fully Protected  —  I've had $100,000 burning in my pocket for the last three months and I'd really like to spend it on a worthy cause.  So how about this: in the interests of journalistic transparency, and to offer the American public …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
NewsLabs folds just months after launch, regrets big promises to journalists  —  E-mails regarding the demise of NewsLabs  —  From: [Chief technology officer] Nathan Chong  —  As I'm sure you've noticed not much has been happening with the site recently.  I'm very sorry to report that this is because NewsLabs is ending.
New Media, Old Media, David Weigel's Firing, and Why Everyone is S**tting on Drudge  —  It's all pretty FUBAR.  —  Last week, the blogosphere lit up over the firing of blogger-reporter David Weigel at the Washington Post.  Covering the conservative movement, Weigel was and is respected by partisans of all stripes.
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Jeff Bezos's mission: Compelling small publishers to think big  —  In the face of Kindle price cuts and wild iPad sales, Jeff Bezos is taking Amazon into new markets and onto every device he can.  Will it be enough?  —  Jeff Bezos has been dismissed before.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Former Publisher Jim Spanfeller Has VC Money; New Sites on the Way  —  Former publisher Jim Spanfeller has a new gig: A venture-backed Web publishing start-up.  —  Spanfeller Media Group, which plans to launch a series of new sites, is close to finishing a funding round that I'm told will total around $2 million.
Zach Gottlieb / Epicenter:
In Online Media, Consumer Is King  —  Call it the billion dollar question of today's digital revolution: When it comes to online media, who's in charge?  —  Looking back on the first phase of the digital revolution, when big media companies chose to give away their content for free online, their system of power started breaking down.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Digital Magazines Don't Encourage Socializing  —  You've got to hand it to the magazine publishers.  They continue to throw spaghetti against the iPad and other e-readers trying to see what will stick and what falls to the floor.  —  Most publishers are aggressively experimenting …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Sharron Angle, Camera-Shy Candidate, Shifts Coverage  —  RENO — There is a game in Nevada called “Where's Sharron Angle?” that the press is tired of playing.  —  Ms. Angle, a Nevada Senate candidate and Tea Party darling, has steadfastly refused to talk to reporters here …
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Alison Draper on Alison True  —  Alison Draper, publisher of the Reader, has talked a little with me about the decision she and Creative Loafing CEO Marty Petty came to to fire this paper's editor, Alison True.  “It was made with tremendous thought, and regardless of my personal feelings …
Apple's Jobs Due to Attend Sun Valley Media Executive Retreat  —  Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is due to attend the annual Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, giving him a chance to court executives he needs to add content to his company's products.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Asbury Park Press blog launches coffeehouse newsroom  —  Freehold InJersey & Asbury Park Press Launch Coffeeshop Newsroom  —  FREEHOLD, NJ — Freehold InJersey, a community news blog run by the Asbury Park Press and Gannett, has launched a coffeeshop newsroom in conjunction with Zebu Forno Cafe in Freehold, New Jersey.
Bob Warner /
Daily News, Inquirer sale plan OK'd by bankruptcy judge  —  A federal bankruptcy judge yesterday approved a plan to bring the Daily News and Inquirer out of Chapter 11 with a sale to a coalition of investment firms, willing to put up $105 million in cash for the newspapers and their Web site,
Discussion: Romenesko
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Newspapers Having Trouble Reporting On Their Own Paywalls  —  It appears that newspaper giant Gannett, owner of USA Today and a bunch of regional newspapers, is beginning to experiment with putting up some paywalls on many of its regional newspapers.  Jeff Sonderman has been pointing out …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Online Video News Consumption Doubles in 12 Months, comScore....The AP Nearing Half a Billion Views on YouTube  —  The consumption of online video news and information clips in the U.S. has doubled over the past 12 months, to 565 million video views in May, up from 277 million last May, according to comScore.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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