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12:00 AM ET, July 1, 2010

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Kevin Stolt / The Official Google Blog:
Extra!  Extra!  Google News redesigned to be more customizable and shareable  —  There's an old saying that all news is local.  But all news is personal too—we connect with it in different ways depending on our interests, where we live, what we do and a lot of other factors.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google News Has Major Redesign: Personalization, Sharing & “News Stream” Offered  —  Today, Google News is undergoing its first major redesign since being launched in 2002.  Gone is the default “section” view, replaced instead by a “news stream” view of stories.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
New study documents media's servitude to government  —  A newly released study from students at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government provides the latest evidence of how thoroughly devoted the American establishment media is to amplifying and serving (rather than checking) government officials.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Legacy Media And Torture  —  This blog, along with others, compiled some anecdotes and research to show how the New York Times had always called “waterboarding” torture - until the Bush-Cheney administration came along.  Instead of challenging this government lie, the NYT simply echoed it …
Discussion: Philly.com, Gawker and Mother Jones
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Tribune's Zell: Newspaper Home Delivery Likely To Be Replaced By ‘PDFs’  —  Tribune Chairman Sam Zell—whose company is still in bankruptcy proceedings—went on CNBC today and explained why the bankruptcy process has been so difficult.  His reasoning: “Big transaction,” “Lot of different players …
Discussion: Tower Ticker and Romenesko
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Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
The future of newspapers via Sam Zell
Discussion: Fitz & Jen and New York Observer
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar: We're No Cable Killer!  We Swear!  —  If you're planning on swapping out your expensive cable TV service for Hulu's $10 a month subscription offering, Jason Kilar has advice for you: Don't do it!  —  The Hulu CEO insists that his “Hulu Plus” service …
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Seventeen.com Relaunches With a Social Networking Push  —  Following the recent boom and bust of teen magazines like Teen People and Elle Girl, the remainder has less competition on newsstands.  But they also face new rivals for readers who have come of age amid social networks and other digital diversions.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
MSNBC Hires Mark Halperin  —  Adding to its roster of political boldface names ahead of the midterm elections, MSNBC said Wednesday that it had signed Mark Halperin as a senior political analyst.  —  Mr. Halperin holds the same position at Time magazine, where he is also an editor at large
Discussion: TVNewser, Salon, The Wire and WebNewser
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Huffington Post Pitches Itself as Social-Media Company  —  In Q&A, President Greg Coleman Says Advertisers Can Benefit From Site's Facebook, Twitter Distribution  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Five years ago Huffington Post launched as a left-leaning blog, featuring commentary from Hollywood heavyweights …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Police Torture Reporting Brings Verdict, But Who Will Do the Work Next Time Around?  —  Over two decades ago, John Conroy began investigating a case involving reports that Lt. Jon Burge and men under his command in the Chicago police department — they were called “The Midnight Crew” …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Warner Music Group Taps MTV For Content Partnership And Video Advertising Sales  —  Warner Music Group (WMG) has partnered with MTV's Music Group to give MTV exclusive rights to sell ad inventory around WMG's music video content in the U.S. across MTV Music Group digital properties and mobile services …
Telegraph:
Telegraph communities: the arrival of Disqus and BuddyPress  —  I have been very quiet on this blog for far too long - and in the last few weeks that has actually meant silent.  Many apologies, in particular to all the photographers who have missed the competition.  Normal service will resume as of now.
Reuters:
Google AdWords lacks transparency: French regulator  —  (Reuters) - France's antitrust regulator accused Google Inc of a lack of transparency over its keyword advertising service and ordered it to clarify conditions for the product within four months.  —  The Autorite de la Concurrence …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Viacom Fights YouTube in Court, but That Won't Stop It From Selling YouTube Ads  —  Google and Viacom are still fighting in court.  But in the real world, they're about to be partners, in a way: The cable network's MTV unit is going to start selling ads on Google's YouTube …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
The New York Times' Hyperlocal Jersey Experiment Is Dunzo  —  The New York Times has scrapped its hyperlocal blog covering the New Jersey towns Millburn, Maplewood and South Orange, and worked out an arrangement with the popular hyperlocal website Baristanet to take over its coverage of those areas.
Steve Spillman / The Big Money:
Introducing Re:Tweet  —  Why TBM needs a new blog on Twitter.  —  I'm not sure if you've realized, but there's no major blog dedicated to Twitter.  Crazy, right?  Someone called Ryan Star has a blog about him, and I don't even know who that is.  There's also one for singer Susan Boyle, and she's not even a major social network.
Discussion: The Awl, City Room, Romenesko and TechCrunch
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Movie Piracy Crackdown Begins, Internet Sites Seized  —  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just announced a major takedown of nine movie piracy sites that illegally offered first-run movies, some within just hours of their theatrical release.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Reuters makes executive changes as part of digital push  —  Thomson Reuters announced two changes to its management team as part of the transformation of Reuters into providing more content digitally.  —  Alisa Bowen has been appointed global head of business operations …
Discussion: paidContent
Michael Mechanic / Mother Jones:
Secrets of a Two-Time Pulitzer Winner  —  The Washington Post's Gene Weingarten talks about every parent's worst nightmare and how journalism saved him from smack.  —  Post Comment  —  What would a hit man charge to take out Gene Weingarten?  —  That's likely the first question …
Discussion: Romenesko
Simon / Bloggasm:
Dave Weigel and the rise of young libertarian journalists in DC  —  In the wake of Dave Weigel's resignation from the Washington Post after a number of his emails were leaked to online news outlets, dozens of bloggers and journalists penned posts honoring and defending Weigel's journalistic integrity.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Stores See Google as Ally in E-Book Market  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Independent bookstores were battered first by discount chains like Barnes & Noble, then by superefficient Web retailers like Amazon.com.  —  Now the electronic book age is dawning.  With this latest challenge …
Jason Fell / Folio:
Publishers Say New Products Go Beyond Digital Magazines  —  Bonnier, Interweave launch ‘interactive’ products for viewing on computers.  —  At a time when magazine publishers are racing to market with applications for tablets and smartphones, Bonnier Corp. and Interweave have launched …
 
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