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9:30 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
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 …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
With 1 Billion Views Per Quarter, Becomes A Video Destination (Demo)  — started five years ago with a focus on helping budding video producers manage and distribute their shows across the Web.  Slowly but surely, though, it's become a video destination in its own right …
Discussion: AdAge, Betabeat, Bits and GigaOM
New York Observer:
‘The New York Observer’ Hires Deputy Editor, Tech and Art Reporters  —  The New York Observer editor Elizabeth Spiers announced three new hires today.  Brian Gallagher will be the paper's deputy editor and Nitasha Tiku and Michael Miller will be staff writers, covering technology and the arts, respectively.
Roseanne Barr / New York Magazine:
And I Should Know  —  Roseanne Barr was a sitcom star, a creator and a product, the agitator and the abused, a domestic goddess and a feminist pioneer.  That was twenty years ago.  But as far as she's concerned, not much has changed.  —  (Photo: Robert Maxwell.  Hair by Campbell McAuley/Solo Artists.
Discussion: Jezebel
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 …
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.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Glamour Editor Reflects on Early Days of iPad Publishing  —  The June issue of Glamour hit the App Store Monday morning, as the tenth issue the magazine has specially formatted for the iPad and the first available via digital subscription.  —  The issue [iTunes link], replete with engaging …
Discussion: MediaPost
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
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
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: Free Press and Adweek
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 …
Tony Ortega / Runnin' Scared:
Graham Rayman's “NYPD Tapes” Series Wins Gold Keyboard, NY Press Club's Highest Award  —  ​The 2010 Village Voice series, “The NYPD Tapes,” has won the New York Press Club's Gold Keyboard award for outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.  The Gold Keyboard is the top honor the press club gives each year.
Discussion: AAN, Thanks:nitwitty
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