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8:10 PM ET, June 1, 2011

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Henry Blodget / The Wire:
THE ATLANTIC: Andrew Sullivan Who?  We're Crushing It!  —  A few months ago, when The Atlantic's biggest star, Andrew Sullivan, ran off with The Daily Beast, some folks worried that he would take The Atlantic's online business with him.  —  Nope!  —  Like a lot of other news sites …
Discussion: @mathewi and @jayrosen_nyu
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Bin Laden (and cats!) deliver record month for news sites  —  Jacob Weisberg, chairman of the Slate Group, tweeted an impressive statistic Tuesday afternoon: “Slate's biggest traffic month ever is ending with a sprint to 100m PVs.”  —  The final tally for May was 101 million pageviews …
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.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, TVNewser and Mediaite
Felix Salmon:
Did the NYT hack Fabrice Tourre's email?  —  Louise Story and Gretchen Morgenson have a long and rambling story about the court case against Goldman's Fabrice Tourre, which is mainly interesting for how it was sourced: … I'm sure this was extremely carefully formulated, but it does raise a lot of questions without answering them.
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Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
The New York Times denies hacking Goldman Sachs trader's email account (The Cutline)
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 …
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.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Web Hackings Rattle Media Companies  —  It might just be the most worrisome letter to the editor any news organization can receive.  —  PBS fought on Monday and Tuesday to restore the Web sites for two news programs on public television, “Frontline” and “PBS NewsHour,” …
Discussion: Company Town and eMedia Vitals
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Fox News Launches Its iPad App [EXCLUSIVE]  —  Fox News is announcing Wednesday the release of its official iPad application, a visually-focused news experience with a big-name sponsor.  —  The app, which is now available [iTunes Link] in the App Store , was built from the ground up.
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How Facebook Leveraged Publishers' Desperation to Build a Web-Wide Tracking System  —  Facebook's “Like” button isn't there for your convenience — it's crack rock for publishers in need of pageviews  —  Graph by Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land  —  We already know that Facebook …
Discussion: Digits
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
What's to Become of Condé Nast's Digital Orphans?  —  Whither Condé Nast Digital?  The division that comprised the company's magazine-branded websites has shrunk as those venues were handed to the individual publishers after executives decided that print and digital should be operated together.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes.com:
The Perfect Media Storm That Is ‘Weinergate’  —  Unless you unplugged during Memorial Day weekend, and never managed to plug back in, you've heard of ‘Weinergate.’ Back story for those that have been in the hospital with firework injuries: a conservative blog reported over the weekend …
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.
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: SAI and Cision
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Miramax brings ad-free films to Hulu Plus  —  Miramax and Hulu have signed a multiyear deal that will see some of the studio's top films come to the streaming-video service.  —  Starting today, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to hundreds of ad-free Miramax films.
 
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