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3:20 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.”
Bill Keller's blind spots
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Steve Myers / Poynter:
What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries
Discussion: Felix
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Linking and journalism: The Workflow issue  —  There was an interesting discussion about linking and journalism amongst a number of journalists in North America.  Mathew Ingram of GigaOm and Alex Byers, a web producer for Politico in Washington, both collected the conversation using Storify.
Discussion: Publish2 Blog and Editors Weblog
Mathew Ingram / GigaOMGigaOM:
Why Is It Still So Hard to Get Some Media Outlets to Link?  —  You wouldn't think that in 2011, we would still be having debates about the value of linking to things, yet we are.  Blogging veteran Doc Searls of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society got the latest discussion …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Gingrich Spox Unloads On Political, Media Elite  —  NEW YORK — When Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sits down on âMeet the Pressâ this Sunday, he can expect to be asked about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich comparing his Medicare voucher plan to âright-wing social engineering.â
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 …
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 …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Why NPR's Andy Carvin moderated White House Twitter interview about 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 should pick who interviews the president.
Discussion: NPR, The Atlantic Wire and Guardian
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Gabriel Snyder / 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 …
Discussion: Mashable! and MediaMemo
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
TwitterAllowsYouTo. discuss. … For someone so disdainful of the Internet, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller sure fits the textbook definition of a troll.  His anti-aggregation screed “All the Aggregation That's Fit to Aggregate” and today's Twitter-bait “The Twitter Trap” …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
This Is Your Brain on Twitter  —  Updated Adding response from Bill Keller at the end.
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
All About Jane at Pratt's Launch Party  —  Courtney Love, Michael Stipe and Jane Pratt  —  The Jane Hotel played host to a Nineties-gothic tableau vivant last night: Courtney Love, Michael Stipe and Jane Pratt scrunched together laughing on a bench in front of a roaring fireplace …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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.
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
James Robinson / Guardian:
Daily Mirror takes on journalist adviser  —  Former National Enquirer executive assisting Richard Wallace  —  The Daily Mirror has drafted in a former journalist at the Mail on Sunday and National Enquirer to advise on the workings of its editorial operations.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Zephoria / danah boyd:
Publicity and the Culture of Celebritization  —  In this month's “Rolling Stone,” the magazine published an article called “Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire”.  The article tells the story of a 14-year-old teen in Florida who used MySpace to create a digital persona that attracted a lot of attention.
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