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9:40 AM ET, June 2, 2011


 Top News: 
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Getting Away With Murder  —  CPJ's 2011 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free  —  Russia and Mexico, two of the world's most murderous countries for the press, are heading in different directions in combating deadly anti-press violence …
Jonathan Glick / The Wire:
The News Article Is Breaking Up  —  Mobile technology is pulling apart the centuries-old format of the article.  News and analysis are getting a divorce.  —  On smartphones, through which the vast majority of the world's population will get their news, people love succinct and scannable information.
Discussion: BuzzMachine, SAI and Cision
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Business Insider launches Europe site  —  Business Insider, the New York-based business news site, has launched a European version that will be edited by Gregory White.  —  White writes, “Here we'll be taking the best of what we already do covering Europe, such as breaking news on economic data …
Discussion: SAI
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Can Bill Simmons Win the Big One?  —  For Bill Simmons, the walk on Laker game days from his office at ESPN to the Staples Center — or “the Silicon Center,” as he once referred to it in a column — is an excruciating 250 yards, a nauseating gantlet of purple and yellow jerseys …
Discussion: Scocca, The Wire, SportsGrid and Deadspin
Steven Kurutz / New York Times:
The Thriving (Online) Shelter Magazine Industry  —  SINCE Domino, the beloved shelter magazine, folded in early 2009, its staff members have gone on to lucrative consulting jobs, top editing posts, even television gigs, but none have advanced as swiftly as Michelle Adams.
Discussion: New York Observer
Online NewsHour:
Woodruff: Calculating the Cost of an Attempt to Silence the Press  —  Senior correspondent Judy Woodruff writes about this week's hacking attacks on PBS websites and overcoming efforts to silence a free press.  —  The last time I felt something like my reaction now was when burglars broke into our home.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Newspaper sales crisis enters sixth year  —  Following an unexpectedly sharp decline in advertising demand in the first three months of this year, newspapers now appear to be entering the sixth year of an unprecedented collapse that has vaporized half of their principal revenues since 2006.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
In Lady Gaga's Album, Evidence of a New Order  —  A paradox of the new music industry: Albums sell less and less well every year, but as a marketing tool they are now more important than ever.  —  A case in point is Lady Gaga, whose new album, “Born This Way” (Interscope) …
Discussion: Heard Mentality and ArtsBeat, Thanks:steverubel
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Set to Land at NBC News  —  Former National Public Radio head Vivian Schiller, who left her last job under a political cloud, looks to have found a new position.  She's in talks to work at NBC News, where she'll oversee digital projects.
Jenn Webb / O'Reilly Radar:
News organizations still party like it's 1899  —  Ben Huh (@benhuh), CEO of the Cheezburger, Inc., loves his Cheezburger project, but he's also ready to have a fling with news.  In a recent blog post, Huh addressed the stagnant state of news presentation and consumption, which he's hoping to address with his new project Moby Dick.
Donald Mahoney / Some Blind Alleys:
What time does the Super Bowl start?  Or, internet journalism after content farms  —  On February 6, 2011, the Huffington Post published what has become one of the most infamous and emblematic stories of the internet journalism age.  The story concerned the starting time of Super Bowl XLV.
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!:
MTV Launches Tumblr As Part of Digital Expansion  —  MTV has just added another social media tool to its roster in the form of a new Tumblr blog featuring original and reblogged content.  —  In an ongoing effort to expand its platform into all areas of the digital sphere …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: Ex-Newsweek President Edmiston Launching Seven New iPad Mags  —  Nomad Editions, established to devise new magazines for tablet subscriptions, has seven or eight more titles in the pipeline, says CEO Mark Edmiston, a former Newsweek president.  —  Since its free iOS carousel app went live …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: Hearst Names Elle Publisher... Tiffany & Co. Gets Editorial...  DONE DEAL: On the same day that the U.S. portion of the $919 million Hearst and Lagardère deal closed, Hearst Magazines wasted no time naming Esquire publisher Kevin O'Malley the new publisher of Elle.
Discussion: MediaPost
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Cable, Competition and Company Culture  —  Netflix has turned itself from a DVD rental company into a Web video subscription service, and consumers love it: Millions are signing up each quarter.  —  Investors love it, too: They've pushed the stock up in an amazing run over the last couple years.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Main Street Connect's Most Ambitious Launch Yet
Tim Baysinger / Broadcasting & Cable:
Beth Roberts Named COO, UCP & EVP, NBCU Cable Ent & Cable
Discussion: Company Town and Multichannel
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Miramax brings ad-free films to Hulu Plus
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
The New York Times denies hacking Goldman Sachs trader's email account (The Cutline)
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How Facebook Leveraged Publishers' Desperation to Build a Web-Wide Tracking System
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
What's to Become of Condé Nast's Digital Orphans?
Discussion: and Press Gazette
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Bin Laden (and cats!) deliver record month for news sites
 Earlier Picks: 
Nat Ives / AdAge:
As Magazines' Print Demos Drift Wrong Way, Publishers Anticipate Tablet Metrics
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
5 reasons news organisations prefer in-house web publishing tools
Discussion: news:rewired
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Web Hackings Rattle Media Companies
Richard Blackden / Telegraph:
Time Out to fund ticket expansion with Oakley capital injection
Steve Rubel / The Next Web:
Why I adopted a scorched earth policy, dismantled two blogs and jumped to Tumblr
Discussion: @macloo, Thanks:martinsfp
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
THE ATLANTIC: Andrew Sullivan Who? We're Crushing It!
Discussion: @mathewi and @jayrosen_nyu