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3:20 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: Bloggasm, @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 …
Discussion: Bloggasm
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.
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: Mediaite
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
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.
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 …
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.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
As Magazines' Print Demos Drift Wrong Way, Publishers Anticipate Tablet Metrics  —  Shifts in Reader Age, Income May Be Reflective of Media Platform Migration  —  Some say magazines are rushing toward the iPad at the risk of undermining their existing business, but here's one reason they might …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and AppleInsider
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.
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
5 reasons news organisations prefer in-house web publishing tools  —  At the end of the live blogging panel session at news:rewired, my colleague Matt Wells wanted to answer a question that had been posed on Twitter - if the PA can use ScribbleLive for their live blogging tools, why do the BBC feel the need to build their own?
Discussion: news:rewired
Steve Rubel / The Next Web:
Why I adopted a scorched earth policy, dismantled two blogs and jumped to Tumblr  —  In military circles, a ‘scorched earth policy’ - according to Wikipedia - is “A strategy which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through, or withdrawing from, a given theater of operations.”
Discussion: @macloo, Thanks:martinsfp
Richard Blackden / Telegraph:
Time Out to fund ticket expansion with Oakley capital injection  —  Time Out, the cultural listings guide that began in London in 1968, plans to accelerate its expansion online thanks to a fresh cash injection from a private equity firm.  —  Oakley Capital, a UK private equity firm …
Discussion: MediaPost and magCulture.com/blog
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Glenn Beck's Mercury Radio Arts Extends Book Publishing Deal With Simon & Schuster  —  Glenn Beck's Mercury Radio Arts production company is extending its publishing partnership with Simon & Schuster.  The companies, which have worked together since the 2003 publication of Beck's The Real America …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How to publish news and reach your audience when your website goes down  —  When the PBS website came under attack by hackers this weekend, the Newshour staff took to publishing its news transcripts and videos to Tumblr instead.  A month earlier, a TV station in Tallahassee, Fla. …
Richard M Kavuma / Guardian:
Mozambique's free newspaper becomes a tool for social transformation |  Richard M Kavuma  —  @Verdade's goal is to ‘feed the brain’ of people who barely manage to ‘feed the stomach’, proving information as a tool for development  —  When Jornal@Verdade hit the streets of the Mozambican capital …
 
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
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Lindsay Rubino / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBCU Promotes Schiller to EVP, Digital Media Sales
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Greg Masters / American Journalism Review:
Leaning Forward  —  The peripatetic John Solomon explains …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Men's & Women's Health Launch Search for Most Attractive Bodies on Facebook
Discussion: SocialTimes.com and Audience Development, Thanks:laureni
New York Times:
Retailers Offer Apps With a Catalog Feel
Thanks:jspepper
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Can Twitter Survive the British Privacy Onslaught?
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Piers Morgan Tackles Summer Double Duty as 'America's Got Talent' Judge and CNN Host (Q&A)
Discussion: TVNewser
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple still wants films, TV shows for iCloud