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6:50 PM ET, June 8, 2011


 Top News: 
In 2 Years Nearly All TV Content Will Be Online On mobile too, predict network execs By D.M. Levine  —  Executives from Disney, Turner, and Comcast were in unanimous agreement that we are only two years away from 75 percent of TV content being available online and on mobile devices.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Jill Abramson: 'I'm a battle-scarred veteran'  —  The first woman editor of the New York Times tells why she got the job, how she'll handle the crucial transition to digital - and why her tattoo is so important to her  —  Jill Abramson is congratulated by staff, including outgoing editor Bill Keller (centre).
Anna Peele / Esquire:   Times Director Saw Keller ‘About to Throw in the Towel’
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Backs Away From Aiding Media  —  WASHINGTON—Two years ago, the FCC and FTC launched reviews of the media industry with an eye toward changes in laws or tax code that could help struggling traditional media companies.  Since then, the federal government's interest in helping the newspaper industry appears to be waning.
Henry Blodget / SAI:
AOL's Newsroom Is Now Bigger Than The New York Times's  —  Here's a startling statistic about the enormous bet AOL is making on content:  —  AOL's newsroom is now bigger than the New York Times'.  —  Come again?  —  AOL's news and content operation now has three main parts: Huffington Post …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Familiar TV Anchors Move On, Hoping to Profit on Their Own  —  It's enough breaking news to make even an anchorman's head spin.  —  Television is undergoing a sea change this season as a dozen famous television anchors and celebrities — whose shows are watched by more than 40 million viewers every day …
Discussion: TVNewser, Company Town and Chickaboomer
John Sellers / The Wrap:
Bill Simmons on Grantland Launch: 'We're Not Going to Chase Page Views'  —  On Wednesday at precisely noon ET, longtime ESPN columnist and crazy successful podcaster Bill Simmons will throw the switch on, a hotly anticipated and already controversial new website he's built for his Bristol overlords.
Will Leitch / New York Magazine:
Tommy Craggs, Tom Scocca Talk Deadspin, Grantland, and Pink Gorillas
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and Deadspin
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Columbia Journalism Review starts search for editor-in-chief  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  The job description says: “The editor-in-chief provides the editorial vision and voice, supervises a professional editorial staff of nine plus a large team of freelancers, and manages an editorial budget …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Genachowski Plans to Delete Fairness Doctrine From Code of Federal Regs  —  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has told Congress he supports striking the so-called ‘fairness doctrine’ and a couple of its corollaries from the Code of Federal Regulations.  —  That came in a letter responding …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
A New Voice of America for the Age of Twitter  —  WASHINGTON — When Walter Isaacson championed Voice of America's decision to shut down its shortwave radio broadcasts to China — and shift those funds to the Internet, cellphones and other forms of digital media — he viewed it as the sensible updating …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Joe Flint / Company Town:
News Corp. general counsel Lon Jacobs to leave media giant [Updated]  —  Lawrence “Lon” Jacobs, the general counsel of media giant News Corp. and a close confidant to Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch, is leaving the company.  —  Jacobs, 56, has been with News Corp. for 15 years …
Discussion: Adweek
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
House Hunters, data edition: Meet Curbwise, the Omaha World-Herald's real-estate news app  —  The Omaha World-Herald wasn't looking for blockbuster traffic and wave upon wave of pageviews with the launch of Curbwise.  Rather, they were looking for a sustained audience, which would justify …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
The Lede:
After Report of Disappearance, Questions About Syrian-American Blogger  —  7:17 p.m. Update: After this post about the author of the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus was published, Andy Carvin, an NPR journalist and expert at debunking Internet rumors, pointed out that none of the reports of the arrest …
Solving the App Development Conundrum for Small Magazines  —  Even a small magazine can make a powerful impression with a well-designed mobile presence.  In some ways, digital platforms can level the playing field for small publishers wanting to attract readers' attention with innovative content and presentations.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
NBC finally ‘gets it,’ will kill the Olympic tape delay  —  The new-look NBC Universal, now owned by Comcast and helmed by Steve Burke, has kept one tradition from the previous regime intact by retaining rights to broadcasts of the Olympic games through 2020.
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
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Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Allen McDuffee / Washington Post:
Former NYT columnist Bob Herbert joins Demos
Discussion: Poynter and On Media's Blog
Simon Owens / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Pilates approach: How CNN is trouncing its competitors on the web