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2:55 PM ET, May 26, 2011


 Top News: 
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal and the Daily News Finding Revenue from Ashton Kutcher-backed SeatGeek  —  SeatGeek, the New York-based marketplace for premium tickets for sporting and entertainment events, is driving revenue for big publishers including Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal …
Podcast: Richard Tofel on the Future of News  —  ProPublica General Manager Richard Tofel joins the podcast this week to discuss the future of the news industry and where ProPublica's work fits in as a leading nonprofit outlet.  —  Although Tofel emphasizes that ProPublica alone cannot save …
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Takes Online Rivals' Technology for a Spin  —  Comcast Corp., facing a growing threat from online video services, is fighting fire with fire.  —  The country's largest cable-service provider soon will start testing a new way to deliver its television channels, co-opting …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
ABC Deal Close for Katie Couric  —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  The network is nearing an agreement with Katie Couric after upping the ante on a lucrative syndication offer.  Howard Kurtz reports on the behind-the-scenes bidding for Couric's daytime show.  —  When Katie Couric started looking …
Lauren Goode / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Groupon Founders Turn To Financial News With Benzinga Investment  —  In their latest investment through a separate seed fund, two Groupon founders are turning their attention towards a new area: financial news. … Lightbank, the seed fund created by Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell …
Discussion: and DailyDeal Media
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Zuckerberg: All Of Media Should Go Social Like Games Have  —  Facebook won't try to offer music, movie or book services - but CEO Mark Zuckerberg has grand pronouncements for those sectors nevertheless. … Whilst almost religiously celebrating internet users' ability to share …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Huffington-ization Of AOL Continues With Daily Finance Reset  —  AOL's Daily Finance channel has been one of its most highly trafficked over the past few years, but as the integration with Huffington Post continues apace, changes are coming.  The company is announcing several new hires for the site …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wire
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Ed Schultz Apologizes On The Ed Show For Calling Laura Ingraham A ‘Right-Wing Slut’  —  MSNBC's Ed Schultz, suspended by MSNBC Wednesday evening for calling conservative radio host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his nationally syndicated radio show, addressed his comments …
Noah Davis / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Magazine Editors Are 100% Sure Tumblrs Are Driving Subscriptions, But They Can't Prove It  —  The stunning success of Tumblr continues to filter its way across the internet landscape.  —  The rapidly maturing microblogging platform recently passed 250 million page views per day, shocking even founder David Karp.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Topolsky and Bankoff on Engadget, SB Nation, and the new tech site that's bringing them together  —  There can be a very real “through the looking glass” feel to working on a site that covers technology, especially when you start contemplating the technology of publishing.
Jessica Roy / 10,000 Words:
Humans vs. Cyborgs: Four Ways @NYTimes Has Changed This Week  —  On Monday, New York Times social media editors Lexi Mainland and Liz Heron announced from the @NYTimes account that all week long, they would be engaging in a social experiment: the automated @NYTimes Twitter account …
The Huffington Post:
Family Of Journalist Killed In Libya Trying To Get Body Home  —  JOHANNESBURG — The family of a South African photographer slain while covering turmoil in Libya is pleading with South Africa's president to help bring his remains home.  —  Bronwyn Friedlander, a spokeswoman for the family of Anton Hammerl …
Callum Borchers / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Online News Competition A Big Deal In Big D  —  Dallas-Fort Worth features a fragmented online news market, in which many outfits thrive in their chosen subjects, however narrow.  Even those that are part of Dallas-Fort Worth's “Big Six” — the major newspaper and TV sites — display penchants for local and niche content.
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
DMGT: Profits tumble in regions but rise for Daily Mail  —  Profits at Daily Mail and General Trust's Northcliffe regional newspapers division halved to £4m in the first half of this year.  —  But there was better news for Mail Online, the Daily Mail website, where its 66 million monthly browsers …
Discussion: Guardian and paidContent:UK
Jen Carlson / Gothamist:
SPIN Magazine Sends Cease & Desist To Twitter User @SPIN  —  SPIN Magazine has sent an Oregon man, Eric Rice, a cease & desist letter demanding that he give up his Twitter handle: @SPIN.  They write that his Twitter account is causing a significant amount of confusion among their client's customers …
Discussion: Betabeat and The Snitch, Thanks:spin
Les Luchter / MediaPost:
Study: Online Video Ads Beat TV Ads In Viewer Recall  —  Viewers pay more attention to online video ads than to traditional TV commercials and also recall them better, according to new research that utilized Affectiva's facial tracking algorithms and second-by-second biometric modeling of cognition, excitement and stress levels.
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Publishers turn to digital business services to offset declining ad revenue
Jason / Nokia Conversations:
CNN and Nokia announce plans to collaborate to deliver mobile news and rich mapping
Discussion: CNN
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Future of TV? ‘American Idol’ taps Facebook events
Kate Murphy / New York Times:
My Blog Is Also Paying My Bills
Financial Times:
Digital media need Oprah's tastemaking touch
Matt Silverman / Mashable!:
Can Modern Mobile Web Apps Loosen Apple's Grip on Tablet Publishing?
Discussion: Editors Weblog, Thanks:laureni
 Earlier Picks: 
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
‘Free’ New York Times Twitter feed appears to be shut down (The Cutline)
Discussion: Poynter and ReadWriteWeb
Eliot Van Buskirk /
Report: Facebook and Spotify Plan To Help Friends Listen Together
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY:
New York Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Huffington Post to Proceed
Discussion: paidContent