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6:55 PM ET, May 19, 2011


 Top News: Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books  —  Kindle with Special Offers for only $114 is already the bestselling member of the Kindle family  —  (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995.  Twelve years later in November 2007 …
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Dick Ebersol to Leave NBC Sports  —  Dick Ebersol, who has run NBC Sports since 1989 and engineered the network's bids to acquire the rights to more Olympics than any other, resigned on Thursday when he said he could not come to an agreement on a new contract.
Alex Leo / MediaFile:
Bill Keller's war on the Internet keeps the Times down  —  It seems every time Bill Keller takes pen to paper (or hand to keyboard) these days it's to express displeasure with some aspect of the Internet.  Last week he tweeted “#TwitterMakesYouStupid. discuss.”
Scott Karp / Publish2 Blog:
How to Make It Easy for Newspapers to Link on the Web  —  There has been a great deal of debate in the last few days about why mainstream news organizations in general and newspapers in particular don't link out to sources from their stories.  Many participants in the debate have asserted …
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Thanks:p2chairman
Mathew Ingram / GigaOMGigaOM:
Why Is It Still So Hard to Get Some Media Outlets to Link?
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Linking and journalism: The Workflow issue
The Atlantic Wire:
What We've Learned So Far from Radical Transparency  —  The reason for our experiment in transparency, moving the editorial conversation that keeps the site running out into the open, was primarily that we couldn't think of a good reason not to do it.  If anything it would be interesting …
Don Babwin / Associated Press:
Playboy puts entire 57 years of magazines online  —  Good news for those who thought their copies of Playboy were gone forever when their moms found them and threw them away.  —  Playboy launched a Web-based subscription service Thursday called that allows viewers …
Tom Cleary / Westport News:
Tech writer David Pogue, wife, charged in Westport dispute  —  David Pogue, the New York Times technology columnist and CBS News correspondent, speaks at the Technology Today Business Forum at the Courtyard by Marriott in Shelton, Conn. Thursday, May 19th 2011.
Carol Marie Cropper / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Honolulu Says Aloha To Add-Free Experiment  —  Hawaii's palm trees and gentle breezes have given rise to one of the nation's boldest experiments in online news.  Honolulu Civil Beat, founded by eBay creator Pierre Omidyar, is vying to take its place among the usual newspaper and TV sites in the Honolulu online arena.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
The Atlantic Online:
Did the New York Public Library Just Build the Magazine App of the Future?  —  The new Biblion app could be a model for how to present information on the tablet  —  Silicon Valley watcher Tom Foremski likes to say that “every company is a media company” in the Internet age.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Why NPR's Andy Carvin moderated White House Twitter interview about Obama's Middle East speech  —  In 2007, the Bush administration offered NPR an interview on race relations with the president - but only if Juan Williams did the interview.  NPR said no because they didn't think the Bush administration …
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
New Condé Nast NYC HQ Will Be High-Tech, Green and Ultrasafe  —  One World Trade Center under construction, May 10, 2011.  Photo: Sam Gustin/  —  One World Trade Center, slated to become the new headquarters of Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue, The New Yorker …
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Conversation, the startup Australian news site, wants to bring academic expertise to breaking news  —  What would happen if you had close to 1,000 academics available to contribute to the breaking news cycle?  Would it change the course, and the discourse, of news?  —  Andrew Jaspan thinks it will.
Discussion: J-Source
Glamour Looking for New Publisher  —  Glamour is hanging out the help-wanted sign.  Condé Nast executive vice president and publishing director Bill Wackermann has had oversight of the fashion juggernaut since 2004, but with his duties expanding, he's looking for a full-time publisher …
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Chris Licht leaves MSNBC for CBS News  —  Chris Licht is leaving his job as EP of MSNBC's “Morning Joe” and heading to CBS News as Vice President of Programming.  Licht will oversee programming and development for CBS News broadcasts and platforms beginning Monday, June 6.
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