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3:10 PM ET, June 9, 2011

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New York Times:
A Federal Study Finds That Local Reporting Has Waned  —  An explosion of online news sources in recent years has not produced a corresponding increase in reporting, particularly quality local reporting, a federal study of the media has found.  —  Coverage of state governments and municipalities …
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fcc.gov:
Information Needs of Communities  —  The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age.  In culmination of its work over the last year, the FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities delivered a report on June 9, 2011 addressing the rapidly changing media landscape in a broadband age.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Reverses Course On In-App Subscriptions  —  Apple has quietly changed its guidelines on the pricing of In-App Subscriptions on the App Store.  There are no longer any requirements that a subscription be the “same price or less than it is offered outside the app”.
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Apple makes its subscription rules more friendly to news organizations; but were they really the target?  —  Interesting news on the Apple/news-biz front: Apple appears to have backed away from its requirement that subscriptions to content (such as a newspaper or magazine) …
Derek Willis / The Caucus:
Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records  —  On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin's e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska.  Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails …
Discussion: Poynter and USA Today
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Ryan Kellett / Washington Post:
Help analyze the Palin e-mails
Discussion: On Media's Blog and @mlcalderone
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Jill Abramson: Our Lady of Gray  —  The climb to Valhalla is treacherous—but lawyers, babies, Howell Raines and a barreling truck couldn't keep Jill Abramson down.  —  LAST THURSDAY, Jill Abramson compared her appointment to executive editor of The New York Times to “ascending to Valhalla …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:   Who'll Get The New York Times' Top Washington Job?
Clark Fredricksen / eMarketer:
Online Advertising Market Poised to Grow 20% in 2011  —  New Forecast Shows Display on Trajectory to Overtake Search  —  The US online advertising market is poised for rapid growth this year, with spending expected to exceed $31 billion, according to a new forecast by eMarketer.
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Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:   Big Pop Seen for Online Ads
Julie Moos / Poynter:
5 reasons broadcasters pay licensing fees for stories and why it corrupts journalism  —  When Ann Coulter congratulated ABC News for its reporting on the Anthony Weiner story, her high praise was this: “You guys own the Weiner story.”  She may not have meant it literally, but she could have.
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
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.”
Noah Davis / The Wire:
The New York Observer Wants To Pay Someone With No Experience $30,000 To Run Its New Magazine  —  We really enjoy the New York Observer's redesign (honest).  And we like what Elizabeth Spiers and her team are doing to bring back the Salmon-colored paper.  —  But we have less faith …
Discussion: New York Magazine and FishbowlNY
David Kaplan / paidContent:
CBS' Radio.com Gets A New Streaming Channel: Last.fm  —  Years after CBS Interactive (NYSE: CBS) acquired Last.fm, the personalized streaming music service will be added to Radio.com, the broadcaster's online player.  Radio.com, which already hosts AOL's and Yahoo's streaming music as part …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Twitter now charges $120,000 a day for promoted trends  —  Businesses are paying Twitter $120,000 to sponsor a promoted trending topic for a day, director of revenue Adam Bain told marketing news site ClickZ.  That's up from $25,000 to $30,000 when the feature was launched in April 2010.
Adweek:
Hearst Opens App Lab  —  Fresh from closing on the Hachette Filipacchi Media deal, Hearst Corp. this week opened the Hearst App Lab, a “think tank” for digital apps.  —  The lab, on the 41st floor of the Hearst Tower on Eighth Avenue and 57th Street, is a corporate initiative …
Discussion: Betabeat, FishbowlNY and Mashable!
The Atlantic Wire:
Ann Coulter: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  To find out, we regularly reach out to well-informed people to learn more about their media diets.  This is taken from a conversation …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wire
 
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Jon Slattery:
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Columbia Journalism Review starts search for editor-in-chief
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: Hit & Run and Future of Journalism
Mark Landler / New York Times:
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Discussion: On Media's Blog