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9:00 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 …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the missing link  —  Picture Pre-Tablet Man (or Woman).  Let's go back to the time before Palm Pilots, at the dawn of consumer digital civilization itself, a time of AOL, Prodigy, and Compuserve.  Hunched heavily by the analog world on his shoulders …
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?
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Thanks:sue_anne
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Linking and journalism: The Workflow issue
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Future of Media: Brands Are Publishers Now Too
Discussion: TechCrunch and Adweek, Thanks:bamonaghan
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 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 …
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.
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
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Breaking: Liberty Media Offers Nearly $1 Billion For Barnes & Noble  —  Bankrupt Borders needs a sale the most but Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), which put itself in play last August, is the book retailer with a serious suitor—and they don't come much more serious than John Malone.
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 …
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 …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Wenner Media, Publisher of Rolling Stone, Names a New Chief Digital Officer  —  Michael Bloom Succeeds Steven Schwartz  —  Rolling Stone and Us Weekly publisher Wenner Media has named Michael Bloom its new chief digital officer, a role that's enjoying a bit of resurgence at media companies even as it evolves.
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