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2:20 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.
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
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” …
Discussion: Techland, The New Republic, Techdirt and SAI
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
New Condé Nast NYC HQ Will Be High-Tech, Green and Ultra-Safe  —  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 …
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, WebProNews and TechCrunch
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
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Harsh Light on Two Men, but Glare Falls on Women  —  A flotilla of TV news trucks was stationed outside a Bronx apartment building this week, as photographers scrambled to get a shot of the hotel cleaning woman who accused the managing director of the International Monetary Fund of sexually assaulting her.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
‘The New York Post’ and the victimization of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged victim
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
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Celebrity 100: Social Media Over- and Under-Achievers  —  He may be Lil', but Wayne is big on Twitter.  Image via Wikipedia  —  Spending time on Twitter and Facebook may or may not make you dumber, but it can sure help your standing on the Forbes Celebrity 100, which factors …
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
White House shuts out Herald scribe  —  The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama's Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper's front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.”
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
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Twitter is essential for journalists - but they still rely on the PR machine  —  A distinguished freelance journalist whose work I admire told me the other day that she is “not on Twitter” adding: “I don't see the point.”  —  We were in a radio studio at the time, so I didn't get the chance to explain why …
Bill Keller's blind spots  —  Bill Keller, who proposes that Twitter makes you stupid and says that allowing a 13-year-old onto Facebook is like passing her a pipe of crystal meth, has responded to my last post about him in an email to Steve Myers: … Keller's latest column …
Discussion: Poynter
Steve Myers / Poynter:
What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries
Discussion: Felix
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Comcast's Cohen on Baker Hiring: Nothing Inappropriate Happened  —  Says she was hired because she is a ‘rare talent’  —  Comcast EVP David Cohen says that the company hired FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker because she is a “rare talent,” in the telecom space; that both she and Comcast …
Noleary / Adweek:
Eric Schmidt Named Cannes' Media Person of the Year  —  Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has been named Media Person of the Year by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and will be honored June 22 in the Palais des Festivals.  —  Each year, the festival awards …
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