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12:35 PM ET, May 17, 2011


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Will Bunch /
How Drudge “stays on top”?  Pandering on race, right-wing paranoia  —  It's been a noteworthy springtime for news here in my hometown of Philadelphia — a mayoral election, a fast start for the Phillies while the Flyers imploded in the NHL playoffs, the gruesome murder of a 9-year-old girl.
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 …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Tina Brown: Newsweek Daily Beast Co. will be profitable in ‘two to three years’  —  There was a moment during the chattery outset of Monday night's New York Deadline Club Awards dinner when Newsweek Daily Beast Company editor-in-chief Tina Brown appeared to be lost in thought.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
With 1 Billion Views Per Quarter, Becomes A Video Destination (Interview)  — 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: Bits, AdAge, Betabeat, PC Magazine, SAI and GigaOM
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Sam Feist Named CNN Washington Bureau Chief  —  CNN's EVP Ken Jautz has named Sam Feist as the new bureau chief in Washington, DC, effective immediately.  —  In a note to the staff, obtained by TVNewser, Jautz writes, “Sam has a unique combination of skills that will allow him to not only lead the bureau …
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 …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalist has vanished  —  Al-Jazeera English journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been disappeared.  Authorities in both Syria and Iran now deny that she is being held in their countries.  —  It is known that Parvaz, pictured here, flew from Doha to Damascus on assignment for the network, landing on 29 April.
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: Future of Journalism and MediaPost
Shea Bennett / AllTwitter:
Updated AP Stylebook Adds Geolocation, Link Shortener, Unfollow And Other Twitter Terms  —  The Associated Press Stylebook, aka “the journalist's bible”, have released their 2011 guide and have included some new social media terms, including Twitter-friendly words and phrases such as geolocation, stream, link Shortener and unfollow.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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
Discussion: Beyond Search and WebProNews
David Lieberman /
Upfronts: Fox Offers One-Stop Ad Shopping For TV And Digital  —  Fox executives told advertisers today during its upfront presentation that it will embrace digital platforms by offering opportunities to buy spots that will run on a TV show anywhere it airs — including digital sites such as Hulu.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Back to the Future!  NBC's Ignore-the-Web Ad Pitch  —  At the annual “upfront” presentations this week, the broadcast networks try to sell advertisers the shows they'll air next fall, using splashy presentations and cocktails.  —  Depending on the year and the network, you'll also hear some lip service paid to digital.
Discussion: Media Decoder
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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