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4:40 AM ET, June 3, 2011


 Top News: 
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Abramson to Replace Keller as The Times's Executive Editor  —  Jill Abramson, a former investigative reporter and Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, will become the paper's executive editor, succeeding Bill Keller, who is stepping down to become a full-time writer for the paper.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Why Bill Keller Stepped Down As Times Executive Editor And How the Paper's Media Reporters Staged An Intervention Over His Column  —  Today's announcement that Jill Abramson is succeeding Bill Keller as New York Times executive editor was, in many ways, expected.
Discussion: LA Observed
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Editor Bill Keller: The Exit Interview  —  Bill Keller will have a lot more time for this sort of thing starting in September.  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Bill Keller, the executive editor of The New York Times, caught media watchers off guard today when he announced …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Scott Raab / Esquire:
Exclusive Q&A: Bill Keller on Leaving the Times, Fox & More  —  New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller announced his resignation this morning, to the surprise of even most of his colleagues.  Recently, Esquire writer at large Scott Raab sat down with Keller at Maialino restaurant …
Discussion: Gawker, Poynter and The Atlantic Wire
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Incoming New York Times Editor Ready To ‘Seize The Future’
Jill Geisler / Poynter:   What Jill Abramson's appointment as NY Times executive editor could mean for women in journalism
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
In Media Res: Tina dips into Graydon's talent pool; Schiller leads digital at NBC  —  Another new byline at Newsweek: Tina Brown continues her raid on the newsrooms of magazines she used to run.  The latest to be poached by the veteran British-born editor is Leslie Bennetts, who is leaving Vanity Fair …
VIVIAN SCHILLER JOINS NBC NEWS IN NEW ROLE AS CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER  —  New position will oversee the digital strategy for NBC News and MSNBC  —  Vivian Schiller will be joining NBC News as Chief Digital Officer.  The announcement was made today by NBC News President Steve Capus.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Is Twitter writing, or is it speech?  Why we need a new paradigm for our social media platforms  —  New tools are at their most powerful, Clay Shirky says, once they're ubiquitous enough to become invisible.  Twitter may be increasingly pervasive — a Pew study released yesterday shows …
Discussion: Mashable!
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Glenn Beck's Last Day On Fox News Will Be June 30th  —  Mediaite has learned that Glenn Beck's last day on Fox News is currently scheduled to be June 30th.  Fox News has confirmed this information to Mediaite.  —  In the past month, ratings for Beck's ratings saw a double digit decline …
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Online radio Pandora claims valuation of $1.3B  —  Online radio station Pandora has priced its shares between $7 and $9 in its upcoming initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) — giving the cloud music company a valuation of nearly $1.3 billion, according …
The Atlantic Wire:
Wait Over: Reporters Have Abandoned DSK's Townhouse  —  We noted earlier today that the scoops coming from Dominique Strauss-Kahn's TriBeCa townhouse-jail are getting smaller and smaller.  The press corps in residence seems to have realized that too and, for the most part …
Discussion: The New Yorker Blog
Cardiff Garcia / FT Alphaville:
“Groupon offers”, or, how to write about the Groupon IPO when you don't really care  —  1) Asinine joke about how this IPO isn't the kind of discount you'd find on the Groupon site itself.  Shoot yourself.  —  2) Discuss: bubble or no bubble?  Ponder the existential meaning of being in a “not-a-bubble”.
Robert Feder / Time Out Chicago:
Power in the Tower: Tribune Co. execs keep jockeying for position  —  Sure, Tribune Co. may be in its record-breaking third year of bankruptcy with legal fees topping $150 million and no end in sight to its financial turmoil.  But that's no reason you can't admire the way their folks still manage …
Discussion: TVSpy and Chicago Tribune
Alphonso Labs / The Pulse Blog:
Introducing An Easy Way to Save Stories on Your iPad, iPhone, Android device - or the Web!  —  We know that you don't always have time to read every piece of breaking news the moment you see it, so today we are debuting - an easy way to save stories for reading later.
Discussion: TUAW, The Next Web, MacStories and SAI
Bill Hartzer:
Big Reddit Changes Coming?  Conde Nast Purchases 285 Reddit Domain Names  —  As you may or may not know, I typically watch the domain name purchases of many of the web's biggest brands online.  And I do it on a regular basis.  Some of these purchases are interesting to see, and some notsomuch.
Discussion: VentureBeat, SAI and Betabeat
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: BBC Reports 10 Million Apps Downloaded Worldwide
Small Newspapers Erect Pay Walls
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
German Media Giant Burda Puts $5.6M In Twitter Application Developer UberMedia
Discussion: VentureBeat and Business Wire
Tom Scocca / Scocca:
Goodbye and See You Soon: Nothing Dies on the Internet
Has investigative journalism found its feet online? (final part)
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Now Lets You License Videos Under Creative Commons (Remixers, Rejoice)
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Steven Kurutz / New York Times:
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Discussion: New York Observer
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: Ex-Newsweek President Edmiston Launching Seven New iPad Mags
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Business Insider launches Europe site
Discussion: SAI