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11:00 PM ET, June 3, 2011

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Emma Gilbey Keller / Vanity Fair:
A Family Life in News: Emma Gilbey Keller on Bill Keller's New York Times Resignation  —  They say your children grow up fast.  But I can tell you that it happens at warp speed when set against the backdrop of breaking news.  Eight years ago, when my husband, Bill Keller …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Couric, ABC to Announce New Syndicated Show as Early as Monday  —  Katie Couric is finalizing a deal with Walt Disney Co.'s ABC to create her own syndicated talk show, and is likely to announce the program as early as Monday, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The NYT rewards its paying users with subscriber-only content  —  Subscribers to The New York Times got a surprise in their inboxes this afternoon: a story-behind-the-story about the paper's coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden, penned by the weekend editor who'd been helming …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
No lack of candor from Steve Bornstein in new ESPN book  —  While the antics of Keith Olberman and Chris Berman and old stories of bad boy behavior are getting all the attention, there's a lot of good business dirt in the new book “Those Guys Have All The Fun” about the creation of the ESPN sports empire.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube's Payouts to “Channel” Partners Come With Strings  —  YouTube is trying to convince professional content makers to create stuff for the video site.  And it's offering some of them millions of dollars to make it happen.  —  But even though Google has plenty of money, it's not giving it away.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
New York Times Movie Hits Screens Amid Management Shakeup … NEW YORK — The New York Times made it onto page one of Friday's New York Times.  —  In a management shakeup the day before, the paper announced that Jill Abramson would succeed Bill Keller as executive editor in September …
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
What Twitter's changes mean for media companies  —  Twitter has managed to be in the news even more than usual over the past couple of weeks with a handful of developments big and small.  Content providers should take note of how they can use Twitter's new features, which range from a new Follow button to a new photo-sharing service.
New York Post:
Time Inc.'s digital veteran Quittner logs off  —  Josh Quittner, one of the pi oneering digital journalists at Time Inc., is shoving off to do what he has been writing about for most of the past two decades — joining an Internet start-up.  —  Quittner, a 15-year veteran of the nation's largest publisher …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
If Groupon Is Right, Hyperlocal Sites Are In Trouble  —  Groupon is taking a lot of flak today for a pre-IPO S-1 filing that wishes away several hundred million dollars in marketing costs in order to claim something like profitability.  My colleagues Brett Nelson and Eric Savitz …
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
NY Times columnist: 'I cannot believe it didn't leak out'  —  Lisa Belkin, author of the Times' parenting blog, The Motherlode, wasn't in the newsroom Thursday morning for the announcement that Jill Abramson would become the new executive editor of The New York Times.
Discussion: SAI and The Huffington Post
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David Zurawik / Z on TV:
Jim Lehrer on his last turn at PBS anchor desk tonight  —  I know where I'll be tonight at dinnertime: In front a TV set tuned to PBS to see Jim Lehrer's last broadcast as a regular anchor on public television.  —  Friday (June 3) is Lehrer's final turn as a regularly scheduled anchor on PBS after 36 years in the job.
Discussion: TVNewser
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
Cable Company Eyes ‘Single Play’  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. Chief Executive Glenn Britt said Wednesday his company has an opportunity to win more broadband-only customers as broadband replaces TV as the cable industry's anchor product.  —  At an investor conference in New York City hosted …
Discussion: MediaPost and Multichannel
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The news/analysis divorce: Who gets custody of the cash?  —  Editor's Note: Lab contributor Lois Beckett is a freelance journalist who focuses on meta-media reporting and the future of long-form journalism.  Here, in a response to a much-discussed article predicting a “divorce” …
Discussion: The Wire
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.
 
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