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3:30 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
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
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?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Brings Conde Nast Aboard the Subscription Bandwagon, Starting With the New Yorker  —  Apple is winning over the big publishers.  Last week, Hearst Corp. said it planned to start selling its magazines using Apple's new iTunes subscription service.  Now rival Conde Nast is actually doing it, via the publisher's New Yorker title.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Reuters and PC Magazine
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.
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) …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
A Changed Tune on Netflix  —  Some Media Firms Shift Stance on Video Service, Seeing a Potential to Help TV  —  Media chiefs are shifting their public stance toward Netflix Inc. and are now trying to convince investors that the video streaming service will expand their business rather than destroy it.
James Warren / Chicago News Cooperative:
Beyond the ‘Vast Wasteland’  —  Sitting high above the Loop with Newton Minow, I realized that history buried his lede—to his everlasting good fortune.  —  “Burying the lede” is newspaperese for sticking a story's main point too far down.  It partly explains why Monday brings the 50th anniversary …
Discussion: Kansas City Star
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 …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google Loses Copyright Appeal Over Internet Links to Belgian Newspapers
Discussion: TeleRead
Michael Martin / The Business Insider:
How Social Media Is Affecting Investing And The Quality Of Financial Journalism
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