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10:45 PM ET, May 16, 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.
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  —  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: The Atlantic Wire and @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.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL HuffPo Media Group On Editorial Hiring Spree Following Layoffs  —  After a raft of layoffs and departures that followed AOL's $315 million acquisition of The Huffington Post in February, Arianna Huffington is hiring a bunch of new editors to reset the combined entities' newsroom …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Huffpo Goes Trade with Energy, Gov't and Defense Sites  —  It's war!  Except for the lady on the right.  She has no beef here.  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Don't ever accuse Arianna Huffington of lacking ambition.  For her next act, the AOL Huffington Post editor in chief …
Discussion: Reuters, Yahoo! News and MarketingVOX
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: CJR
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
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.
Discussion: MediaPost
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Four More Conde Nast Titles Begin Digital Subscriptions  —  Four more Conde Nast titles began digital subscriptions Monday — Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest and Allure — bringing to five the number now available via Apple's iTunes store.  —  “Today's rollout follows last Monday's successful debut …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Many Formats, One Price  —  More Publications Begin Bundling …
Discussion: GigaOM, TUAW and Adweek
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: Salon, Techdirt, Threat Level and MetaFilter
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.
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
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