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4:15 PM ET, May 23, 2011

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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Elephant in the Green Room  —  The circus Roger Ailes created at Fox News made his network $900 million last year.  But it may have lost him something more important: the next election.  —  On Monday afternoon, March 28, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes summoned Glenn Beck to a meeting …
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Jim Rutenberg / The Caucus:
Fox News Executives Dispute Quote About Palin  —  Fox News Channel executives are disputing a quotation made by an unnamed Republican in the latest issue of New York magazine saying that the network's chairman, Roger Ailes, thinks former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is “an idiot.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Revealed: The Huffington Post Wanted To Buy TechCrunch Back In The Day  —  My boss, Michael Arrington, sat down with his boss (and my boss as well), Arianna Huffington for a brief chat at TechCrunch Disrupt, where Huffington revealed that she tried to ‘merge’ the Huffington Post' with TechCrunch before AOL bought us last September.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Using TechCrunch as ‘Petri Dish’ for Transparency
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Female Magazine Fans Flock to Nook Color  —  Even as the iPad remains the favorite son of the magazine business, publishers are discovering that the Barnes & Noble Nook Color is a very promising younger daughter.  —  The Nook Color has surprised publishers of women's magazines like O …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Conde Nast's New Marketing-Services Division Aims at Non-Advertising Budgets  —  Ideactive Will Offer Services Such as App Development  —  Conde Nast, the publisher of magazines such as Glamour and The New Yorker, is trying to move further beyond its core business of ad-page sales with a new marketing services division.
Discussion: MediaPost
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Amy Wicks / WWD Media Headlines:   Condé Nast Gets Digitally Active
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Tired, Testy, Even Rumpled: French Reporters on the Big Story  —  They're weary and disheveled, overworked, underrested and above all cranky — some say they haven't had a drop of red wine for days.  —  Legions of French journalists were imported at great haste last week to cover news …
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Really Bad Timing for Washingtonian
Eli Pariser / New York Times:
When the Internet Thinks It Knows You  —  ONCE upon a time, the story goes, we lived in a broadcast society.  In that dusty pre-Internet age, the tools for sharing information weren't widely available.  If you wanted to share your thoughts with the masses, you had to own a printing press …
Lauren A. E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal:
Glenn Beck to Offer Discount Deals  —  As he prepares to leave his daily Fox News talk show later this year, conservative television host Glenn Beck is entering the e-commerce business.  —  On Monday, Mercury Radio Arts, Mr. Beck's production company, plans to announce a new website called Markdown.com …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
By The Numbers: How Facebook Says Likes & Social Plugins Help Websites  —  Earlier this month, I wrote about how the promise of Facebook traffic has enticed millions of sites to use Facebook Like buttons and other Facebook social plugins.  But does following Facebook's socialist agenda really pay off?
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY and Bloggasm
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Li named Reuters.com editor as Ledbetter becomes op-ed editor  —  Kenneth Li has been editor-in-charge of Reuters' technology, media and telecoms reporting team.  In his role as op-ed editor, James Ledbetter “will create a stable of top thought leaders from around the world who will weigh …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @dylanbyers
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Frank Bruni Named Times Op-Ed Columnist  —  Frank Bruni, whose writing career at The New York Times has spanned two presidential campaigns, a pope and more than five years as chief restaurant critic, has been named an op-ed columnist.  —  Andrew M. Rosenthal, editor of the Opinion Pages …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Newsweek Adds Schama to Roster of Writers  —  If Tina Brown can't return Newsweek to profitability, it won't be for lack of ability to attract talent.  —  The magazine will Monday announce that the editor has grabbed another boldface name in Simon Schama, the U.K.-born historian …
Discussion: Adweek and Poynter
Wall Street Journal:
New Tools for Picking Hits TV Advertisers Consult Formulas That Weigh Social-Media Buzz, Economic Data  —  The animated series “South Park” on Viacom Inc.'s Comedy Central ranks 211 by number of TV viewers but, according to one ad firm's reckoning, it's really No. 4.
Discussion: Adweek
Adweek:
The National Magazine Award and Guantánamo: A Tall Tale Gets the Prize  —  Harper's Magazine and Scott Horton were not supposed to win the National Magazine Award for Reporting this year.  Of the five finalists in the category, there were three real contenders, and most people working …
Discussion: On Media's Blog and The Wire
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNBC Takes a Hollywood Turn  —  Every few minutes in “Too Big to Fail,” the film about the darkest days of the financial crisis in 2008 that will have its premiere Monday on HBO, something happens that once seemed unbelievable.  Banks collapse.  Balance sheets crumble.
Discussion: TVNewser and DealBook
 
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Reporting live from the scene of breaking news...on an iPhone
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
USA Network Buys New Yorker's Entire Newsstand-and-iPad Special Issue
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube Nabs a Few More Netflixers
Ashley Norris / paidContent:UK:
The Future Of iPad Publishing - The Indies Are Coming
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Jean-Louis Gassée / Guardian:
Shift happens: the new way to watch film and TV
Earl J. Wilkinson / INMA:
Surprise theme emerges from New York World Congress: culture trumps strategy
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
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 Earlier Picks: 
Richard Curtis / Publishing In the 21st Century:
Larry Kirshbaum to Run Amazon NYC
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone hacking: journalist's lawsuit against NoW revives ‘spying’ claims
Discussion: The First Post
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Seeking to Disrupt Protesters, Syria Cracks Down on Social Media
Discussion: Guardian
Agence France Presse:
AFP chairman talks media future with US counterparts
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Media & tech: Reconcilable Differences
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
The Gossip Machine, Churning Out Cash
Discussion: The Awl, Company Town and LA Observed