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3:50 AM ET, May 8, 2011

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Tech Press: Screw Them All  —  Last week I wrote a post about my current investment policy at TechCrunch, and pointing out already disclosed financial conflicts of interest.  Our primary duty to readers, as I've said many times, is transparency.  To that end we will (as we always have) …
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
The White House's Bedtime Bombshell  —  As Helene Cooper, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, recalled it:  —  “I was in pajamas on my couch watching a DVR recording of the royal wedding a little before 10 p.m. when the Washington weekend editor, David Joachim …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google News “Osama Death” Sample Highlights Some News Coverage Woes  —  Today, Google News did a post about the death of Osama bin Laden.  Disappointingly, it offered no statistics on what was most read, shared, topics most covered.  The post did share a “sample” of 100 links to coverage …
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Krishna Bharat on the evolution of Google News and the many virtues of “trusting in the algorithm”  —  In a blog entry just posted to the Google News blog, Google News' founder, Krishna Bharat, offers a fascinating comparison between Google's “coverage” of 9/11 and the news it provided of Osama bin Laden's death earlier this week.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Media Cloud, relaunched  —  Today, the Berkman Center is relaunching Media Cloud, a platform designed to let scholars, journalists and anyone interested in the world of media ask and answer quantitative questions about media attention.  For more than a year, we've been collecting roughly 50 …
Discussion: Joho the Blog and Berkman Center
Michael Martin / The Business Insider:
How Social Media Is Affecting Investing And The Quality Of Financial Journalism … There were two great panels on social media and financial journalism that ran concurrently at the 2011 Milken Global Conference on Wednesday.  CNBC's John Carney was a panelist on “Financial Journalism: Watching the Watchdogs.”
Discussion: SAI, Talking Biz News and The Wire
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Righthaven, Hoping To Turn Tide In Court, Hires Top NYC Copyright Lawyer  —  Controversial copyright-enforcement company Righthaven—which has worked with newspapers to file more than 250 copyright lawsuits against small websites—has not been faring well in court lately, to say the least.
Discussion: PlagiarismToday, Techdirt and TeleRead
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds  —  Watchdog to consult on how tweets can be brought under its remit, asking each newspaper to draw up a ‘Twitter policy’  —  Reporter and newspaper Twitter feeds are expected to brought under the regulation of the Press Complaints Commission later this year …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and J-Source
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
What Warner Music Sale Means for the Music Business  —  After three months of bidding, Warner Music was finally sold to Access Industries' Len Blavatnik for $3.3 billion.  Blavatnik, a Russian billionaire with a taste for deal-making is paying a premium of about a third over WMG's average share price …
Discussion: Forbes.com and Rolling Stone
Kelefa Sanneh / New Yorker:
The rise and rise of reality television.  —  On January 6, 1973, the anthropologist Margaret Mead published a startling little essay in TV Guide.  Her contribution, which wasn't mentioned on the cover, appeared in the back of the magazine, after the listings, tucked between an advertisement …
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Why is social media still news?  —  It should no longer be surprising that social media plays a major part of every breaking news story, writes Emma Barnett.  —  During the last seven days, two huge events have dominated the media, both traditional and social alike: the royal wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Demand Media CEO Rosenblatt: We're Giving Writers a Raise  —  Things Are Getting Better Down On the Content Farm as Journalists Get Offered as Much as $0.41 a Word  —  In the wake of Demand Media's second public earnings reveal, in which it said Google's recent changes had lowered search traffic …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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