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8:55 AM ET, June 3, 2011

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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Why Bill Keller Stepped Down As Times Executive Editor And How the Paper's Staffers 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.  The handoff to Abramson …
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Abramson to Replace Keller as The Times's Executive Editor  —  Jill Abramson, a former investigative reporter who rose to prominence as a Washington correspondent and editor, will become the next executive editor of The New York Times, succeeding Bill Keller, who is stepping down to become a full-time writer for the paper.
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 …
Online NewsHour:
New York Times' Abramson on Role as First Female Top Editor, Challenges Ahead  —  Jill Abramson was named executive editor of the New York Times Thursday, becoming the first woman to hold the top editorial position at the newspaper of record.  Abramson speaks with Jim Lehrer about the milestone and the future of the news organization.
Scott Raab / Esquire:
Exclusive Q&A: Bill Keller on Leaving the Times, Fox & More
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
When Jill Abramson was the only grown-up in the Times building
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 …
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Janko Roettgers / gigaom.com:
Why YouTube Adopting Creative Commons Is a Big Deal  —  YouTube's new Creative Commons remix feature in its video editor.  —  Making legal YouTube mashups just got a whole lot easier.  The site's video editor is now allowing its users to remix existing YouTube videos without violating anyone's copyright.
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
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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: eMedia Vitals and Mashable!
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
In Their Own Words?  Maybe  —  ASPIRING fiction writers, don't take it too hard, but the Kardashian sisters, best known for their skill in cozying up to reality-show cameras, are about to publish their first novel.  —  “As wild as our real lives may seem on TV, just wait to read …
Discussion: Media Law Prof Blog
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 …
Alphonso Labs / The Pulse Blog:
Introducing Pulse.me: 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 Pulse.me - an easy way to save stories for reading later.
Discussion: TUAW, The Next Web, MacStories and SAI
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
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
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: BBC Reports 10 Million Apps Downloaded Worldwide  —  The iPad has “truly become the fourth screen,” says Daniel Heaf, Digital Diretor of the BBC Worldwide in this interview with Beet.TV  —  He says that session time on the device matches the time spent with traditional media such as periodicals and television.
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”.
 
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