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6:25 AM ET, June 4, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
Hottest Olympic Event: Wrestling for TV Rights  —  The escalating fight over TV sports rights reaches its biggest battlefield next week, as NBCUniversal pushes to extend its track record of Olympic broadcasting wins, and ESPN and Fox aim to spoil it.  —  New York Times Names Abramson Top Editor
Discussion: Adweek, Forbes.com and Company Town
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.
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 …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Abramson tells Poynter: Completing digital transition ‘is probably the most important challenge that I face’  —  When Jill Abramson becomes The New York Times' first female executive editor in September, she takes over a more diverse staff than the average U.S. newsroom.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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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 …
Discussion: Poynter
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and Sysomos Blog
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 …
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” …
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 …
 
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