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5:00 AM ET, May 17, 2011


 Top News: 
Chase Hensel / The Official Google Blog:
Expanding Google News for more variety and multimedia  —  (Cross-posted from the Google News blog)  —  Every day, 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 …
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.
Tech Summit Q&A, day 1: AOL's Tim Armstrong, Arianna Huffington  —  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington joined us Monday for the premiere of the 2011 Reuters Global Technology Summit.  —  Here's a clip of Tim Armstrong answering why he thinks …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Huffpo Goes Trade with Energy, Gov't and Defense Sites
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Disputes Study Touting Drudge's Influence  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post is pushing back against a much-discussed new study that claims the Drudge Report website drives 15 percent of the paper's online traffic.  —  A Post spokeswoman told The Huffington Post …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Drudge influence may remain, but numbers show his audience waxes and wanes
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and @megan
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Space Shuttle Twitpic Launches Woman to Tweeting Fame  —  When Stefanie Gordon boarded her plane in New York City to visit her parents in Palm Beach, the captain noted there was a chance passengers would witness the space shuttle Endeavour's last launch during the flight.
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.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Beyond TV, Marketers Look to ‘Earn’ Love for Video Ads  —  With Online Playing a Bigger Role in Today's Campaigns, Social-Sharing Becomes Coveted Metric for Web Efforts  —  Call it the Old Spice effect.  A year after “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” garnered more than 100 million views …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Ireland's love of print can survive the worst of recessions  —  This is a small country of 4.5 million but these are people who buy newspapers  —  Ireland will soon play host to the Queen and Barack Obama - like all good US presidents, Obama claims Irish descent.
Discussion: Adweek and Free Press
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.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and CJR
Peter Lattman / DealBook:
After 22 Years — 22 Years!  — K.K.R. Is Exiting Primedia  —  If you happened to stroll by the offices of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company on Monday, you might have seen Henry R. Kravis removing an albatross around his neck.  —  The albatross is Primedia …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Folio
Jim Rainey / The Big Picture:
‘Old Hacks’ relive coverage of Vietnam, future wars  —  The Vietnam “Old Hacks” had been gathering for years on major anniversaries of the 1975 collapse of South Vietnam.  Over the weekend they came together again, this time in Orange County's Little Saigon to recount old exploits …
Erin Schulte / Fast Company:
Sassy 2.0: Social Media Catches Up With Jane Pratt At  —  Jane Pratt, founding editor of Sassy, was social media before social media existed.  Today she's launching, her answer to Sassy for a constantly connected generation.  —  Sassy, the cool girl's anti-glossy …
Discussion: The Awl, The Atlantic Wire and Salon
Doc Searls Weblog:
Why not link to sources?  —  A few minutes ago I saw Stephen Hawking trending on Twitter, clicked on the link, and found myself on the Twitter Search page, where the two top tweets from news organizations were these:  —  HuffPo's link goes to a brief story with no links to any sources.
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Roseanne Barr / New York Magazine:
And I Should Know  —  Roseanne Barr was a sitcom star …
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John C Abell / Epicenter:
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Discussion: TUAW, GigaOM and Gizmodo
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
AP Stylebook has new Food Guidelines section
Discussion: PRNewser, Thanks:jspepper
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Forbes chief's digital approach should be mimicked
Discussion: MediaPost
Neal Mann / BBC College of Journalism Blog:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Emily Nussbaum / New York Magazine:
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Discussion: The Corsair
Steve Grove / The Official Google Blog:
Remembering fallen journalists on video
Discussion: Yahoo! News and ReadWriteWeb