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2:00 AM ET, May 9, 2011


 Top News: 
Felix Salmon:
The hermetic and arrogant New York Times  —  The NYT employs some of the smartest and ablest users and analysts of social media: it's probably the most sophisticated newspaper in America on that front.  And then it has dinosaurs like Bill Keller and Arthur Brisbane, whose respective columns …
Discussion: Salon and SocialFlow Company Blog
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 …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Lessons from the Bin Laden coverage  —  One after the other, the newscycles of momentous events keep reshaping the digital information landscape.  The latest example of such alteration is the Bin Laden story, it just set a new reference point.  For traditional media, this raises …
Discussion: Mashable!, TUAW and The Atlantic Wire
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) …
David Carr / New York Times:
Now to Sell Advertisers on Tablets  —  If you wanted to get your message in front of a reader of The New Yorker, it would cost you $141,174 for a full-page ad in the magazine's glossy pages.  —  What would it be worth to reach the same reader if he or she were on an iPad?  More, less or the same?
Lewis DVorkin /
Who's Doing It Right?  How SBNation Marries Talent and Technology in Sports  —  I'm often asked, “Who's doing it right?”  Or, “Who do you watch?”  Or, “Who's doing things you wish you were doing?”  —  It's a simple answer: SBNation, the sports blogging network, and its CEO, Jim Bankoff.
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.”
Navigating News Online  —  WHERE PEOPLE GO, HOW THEY GET THERE AND WHAT LURES THEM AWAY  —  Whatever the future of journalism much of it depends on understanding the ways that people navigate the digital news environment—the behavior of what might be called the new news consumer.
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
AOL's Leader Undaunted in Overhaul Efforts  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — Tim Armstrong, AOL's chief executive, will tell just about anyone who will listen that AOL is not some washed-up tech company from another era.  —  He says AOL will “disrupt” the online industry this year.
Discussion: Gawker and
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Hold the front page - it's time US papers had a redesign  —  The Wall Street Journal looks fresh and modern, and circulation is rising.  For many other American newspapers, neither of those things is true  —  Here are three seemingly unrelated things you notice this only-in-America week.
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM:
How Do You Define Web Series Success?  —  In the independent web series world, success can be tough to define.  Sure, there are bootstrapping shows that are undeniably winners, but for every Guild there's the series that may have never reached mainstream success, but helped its creator land …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: Rachel Maddow Leads Video Consumption among NBC News Network Shows  —  The Rachel Maddow Show enjoys the highest degree of engagment, meaning minutes spent per month, among all the NBC News and MSNBC news programs, according to president Charles Tillinghast, in this inteview with Beet.TV
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google Loses Copyright Appeal Over Internet Links to Belgian Newspapers
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From Techmeme:

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q1 revenue up 262% YoY to $26.04B, vs. $24.65B est., forecasts Q2 revenue above est., and splits its stock 10-for-1; NVDA jumps 5%+

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