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11:35 AM ET, May 31, 2011


 Top News: 
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Jann Wenner: Magazines' Rush to iPad Is ‘Sheer Insanity and Insecurity and Fear’  —  Successful Migration to Tablet Editions Will Take ‘Decades,’ Rolling Stone Co-Founder Says in Interview  —  Nobody mistakes Jann Wenner — whose Wenner Media publishes Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal — for a digital fanboy.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
5 small steps journalists can take to build a bigger, more engaged audience  —  Traffic on news sites isn't just about page views and unique visits; it's about people.  To build an audience, you have to engage with your site's users and develop strategies to help you maintain your current audience …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
YouTube counting on former Netflix exec to help it turn a profit  —  Robert Kyncl negotiated the deals that gave Netflix subscribers access to thousands of movies and television shows.  Now he's hoping to repeat that feat as head of TV and film for Google and YouTube.
Discussion: Company Town
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
New Business Model in Vogue at Condé Nast  —  Condé Nast—the glitzy magazine empire that was brought to its knees by the advertising recession—is grappling with the fundamental challenge also facing many of its peers: how to preserve its print business while it also tries …
The Huffington Post:
AP Gets A New Politcs Chief  —  WASHINGTON — Liz Sidoti, the chief political writer for The Associated Press who led the news cooperative's coverage of the historic 2008 presidential contest, has been named AP's political editor as the 2012 race heats up between a still-evolving GOP field and President Barack Obama.
Alfred Hermida / Huffington Post Canada:
The Fundamental Problem With Newspaper Paywalls … Canadians living in the bustling metropolis of Montreal and the picturesque city of Victoria are getting a taste of what some media executives hope may be the future — paying for the news online.  The Gazette in Montreal and the Victoria Times-Colonist …
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Hacktivists Scorch PBS in Retaliation for WikiLeaks Documentary  —  Hackers posted a fake news story to the website of PBS's Newshour on Sunday.  —  A hacker group unhappy with PBS Frontline's hour-long documentary on WikiLeaks has hit back at the Public Broadcasting System by cracking its servers …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Metamarkets Raises $6 Million To Help Big Web Publishers Corral Big Data  —  Big web publishers sell lots and lots of ads, and that generates lots and lots of data.  It'd be pretty useful to keep track of all that information.  —  That's the basic premise behind Metamarkets, a 2-year old startup that just raised another $6 million.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
News Corp.'s Hulu Hope: To Add More Commercials  —  Plan Is to Beef Up Inventory so Fox Can Sell Advertisers Richer Cross-platform Deals  —  Coming soon to Hulu: More ads?  —  As it negotiates its next contract with Hulu, News Corp. is pushing for the ability to run a greater number of ads …
San Francisco Chronicle:
SF Chronicle introduces iPad app  —  The San Francisco Chronicle will release an app for the iPad today, bringing a daily edition of the newspaper to Apple's tablet computer along with breaking news and live updates throughout the day.  —  San Francisco Chronicle for iPad …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Michael Shmith / The Age:
Long way from hot metal: the changing face of newspapers  —  The composing room at the former Age building on Spencer Street, during the last days of hot metal in 1983.  —  ALTHOUGH there are many people, even of the iPad generation, who still automatically associate the word “qwerty” …
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
PBS Plans Promotional Breaks Within Programs  —  FOR decades, the uninterrupted programming on PBS has been one of its most distinctive selling points to audiences and philanthropic and corporate supporters alike.  —  But those leisurely stretches of break-free programs could be going away.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and Adweek
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The Value of Live Video Streaming at The Wall Street Journal is both the Audience and Process  —  In addition to connecting with a valued audience with live programming, the process of creating daily Webcasts is valuable to the news organization, explains Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor of the
Discussion: Future of Journalism
David Carr / New York Times:
An Outsider Making Waves in Hollywood  —  LOS ANGELES — On an unusually clear day in West Hollywood last week, Janice Min took a seat at the Soho House, the full expanse of the Hollywood Hills serving as a backdrop for lunch.  It was odd to see Ms. Min, a fixture of Manhattan magazine publishing …
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