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4:00 PM ET, May 16, 2011


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
How Drudge Has Stayed on Top  —  For most big news Web sites, about 60 percent of the traffic is homegrown, people who come directly to the site by dint of a bookmark or typing in or  The other critical 40 percent comes by referrals …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Drudge influence may remain, but numbers show his audience waxes and wanes  —  Among the findings of last week's Pew report on what drives traffic to — and from — news websites, David Carr today highlights the continuing influence of the Drudge Report.  —  As Carr noted, Nielsen numbers cited …
Discussion: @megan
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
Columbia Journalism School to launch The New York World  —  Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism is launching an ambitious digital project - The New York World - designed to provide New York City citizens with accountability journalism about government operations that affect their lives.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Gay CNN Anchor Sees Risk in Book  —  Don Lemon, the weekend prime-time anchor for CNN, was on the air on Sunday night this month when the news broke that President Obama would address the nation at the unusual hour of 10:30 p.m.  —  By the time the news network was confirming the reports …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Look Out Blogs: Google News Gains Options To Drop Blogs & Press Releases  —  Tired of seeing blogs or press releases in your Google News homepage?  Google's got a cure for that, new settings that allow you to see fewer results from these sources, or none at all.
Chase Hensel / The Official Google Blog:
Expanding Google News for more variety and multimedia  —  (Cross-posted from the Google News blog)  —  Everyday, Google News crawls through thousands of news articles to present you with the most relevant and recent stories.  For a long time, we've realized that bringing relevant news …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Many Formats, One Price  —  More Publications Begin Bundling Their Digital, Print and Mobile Subscriptions  —  Magazine and newspaper publishers are reorienting themselves around a business model that has taken hold in other media: the bundle.  —  The result is a new ecosystem of pricing …
Discussion: GigaOM and Adweek
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Four More Conde Nast Titles Begin Digital Subscriptions
Discussion: Gizmodo
Steve Grove / The Official Google Blog:
Remembering fallen journalists on video  —  We live in a world that feels smaller every day.  As we become accustomed to nearly ubiquitous coverage of the news and events unfolding around the world, it's easy to forget the price that is sometimes paid to obtain quality …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Forbes chief's digital approach should be mimicked  —  Steve Forbes, the billionaire chairman and editor-in chief of Forbes Media, has been able to launch a new European print edition, having made digital pay.  —  Forbes Media has launched an European version of its flagship title.
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state?  —  Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state?  —  Drake, a former senior executive at the National Security Agency, faces some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen.  Photograph by Martin Schoeller.
Discussion: MetaFilter
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
At Bloomberg, Twitter Grabs an Unlikely Convert  —  Twitter is old news to lots of journalists, but not all of them.  Last week, for instance, Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg News' editor in chief, sent out his very first tweet.  —  Straightforward stuff, but still enough to cause a minor stir among the Bloomberg ranks.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Moneyball and paywalls: Lessons on paid content from smaller papers  —  It's not that hard to find similarities between baseball and the newspaper industry.  On one side you've got the New York Yankees: big payroll, extensive resources, and a renowned line-up.
Game On!  The Untold Secrets and Furious Egos Behind the Rise of SportsCenter  —  ESPN wasn't truly the worldwide leader in sports until Keith Olbermann came along.  Brilliant, combustible, and allergic to authority, he revolutionized its flagship program—and started a countdown clock …
Discussion: The Wire and Deadspin
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
AP Stylebook has new Food Guidelines section  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  The 16-page food section offers an official AP Recipe Style, as well as answers to style questions of the kitchen and table, says the Associated Press.  Its release follows.  —  AP Press Release  —  Food is a focus in 2011 AP Stylebook
Discussion: PRNewser, Thanks:jspepper
Matt McAlister:
An open community news platform:  —  The last several weeks I've been working on a new project, a SoLoMo initiative, as John Doerr or Mary Meeker would call it.  Noticeboard photo by Jer*ry  —  It's a mobile publishing platform that resembles a community notice board.  It's called n0tice*: # #
Neal Mann / BBC College of Journalism Blog:
bbcsms: The new journalism is working with 2,000 sources  —  Since I started at Sky News in 2009, I've worked as a field producer and deputy news editor on a wide range of national and international stories.  Both roles need all of the traditional journalism skills: the ability to stand up and break stories …
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

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