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2:15 AM ET, June 9, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
Confessions Of Patch Salesperson: “It's Been A Disaster”  —  AOL is betting $120 million this year on a network of local news Websites called Patch.  —  It's overseen by Arianna Huffington.  —  Clayton Moran of the Benchmark Group says AOL's fate will “hinge on the success or failure of Patch.”
Discussion: SAI and
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.
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.
Nielsen Wire:
Kids Today: How the Class of 2011 Engages with Media  —  1993 was a big year.  The Mosaic Internet Web browser was launched, NAFTA was signed, Seinfeld won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and the high school class of 2011 was born.  Nielsen congratulates the class of 2011 and takes look …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
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
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’
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Expects Half of Ad Spending to be Cost Per View by 2015  —  The conventional means of charging for online video on a cost per thousand impressions (CPM) for video ad is quickly changing.  —  By 2015, half of video ads will be charged on a cost per view basis, meaning advertisers …
Jon Slattery:
Jemima Khan joins Indy as new associate editor  —  Independent editor-in-chief Simon Kelner announced on Twitter today that Jemima Khan is joining the Independent and i as associate editor.  —  Khan generated masses of publicity when she guest editied the New Statesman earlier this year …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Big Pop Seen for Online Ads  —  Web Spending Expected to Rise 20%, Accounting for 20% of Marketers' Outlays  —  Marketers are poised to ramp up their spending on Web ads this year more quickly than previously expected, as advertisers allocate an increasing share of their budgets to the Internet …
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 …
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 …
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone-hacking scandal widens to include Kate Middleton and Tony Blair
Discussion: Media Law Prof Blog
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
House Hunters, data edition: Meet Curbwise, the Omaha World-Herald's real-estate news app
Washington Post:
New York Post columnist spares none when politicians fall from grace
Discussion: and The Awl
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Rogue Pogue: Times Gadget Guru Has Magic Staying Power
Discussion: Betabeat and The Wire
 Earlier Picks: 
Joe Flint / Company Town:
News Corp. general counsel Lon Jacobs to leave media giant [Updated]
Discussion: Adweek
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The Wall Street Journal has 200K Subscribers to Mobile Apps, Tablets and eReaders
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Applying the brakes on KNBC's California Nonstop
Andrew Crook / Crikey:
Kohler quits CEO gig to focus on journalism
Discussion: Naked Security
New York Times:
New TV Hit Hums Along Online, Too
The Lede:
After Report of Disappearance, Questions About Syrian-American Blogger