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5:40 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.
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:   No Federal Bailout for Journalism
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Reverses Course On In-App Subscriptions [Apple Confirms]  —  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?
Discussion: TeleRead, TechCrunch and The Next Web
Derek Willis / The Caucus:
Help Us Review 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 …
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Ryan Kellett / Washington Post:
Help analyze the Palin e-mails  —  Over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday.  That's a lot of e-mail for us to review so we're looking for some help from Fix readers to analyze, contextualize …
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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Adweek:
All Together Now: NYT, HuffPo, Observer, Gawker, Newsweek/Daily Beast, and Facebook It's the future of media!
Discussion: The New York Observer and The Awl
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:   Who'll Get The New York Times' Top Washington Job?
The Atlantic Wire:
The Huffington Post Passes The New York Times in Traffic  —  According to a Huffington Post editor who asked not to be named, HuffingtonPost.com passed NYTimes.com in traffic last month.  The May numbers reflect a boost seen by a number of news sites—with over 10 million unique visitors …
Discussion: The Wire and FishbowlNY
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Which will save AOL: Huffington Post or Patch?
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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.
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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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Online advertising explodes to $31B, but publishers getting squeezed?
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:   Big Pop Seen for Online Ads
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Is The Federal Government Running Ads Secretly Created & Owned By NBC Universal?  —  We certainly suspected this when New York City first announced that it was running a series of silly and misleading videos as part of a media campaign to “Stop Piracy in NYC,” but now it's been confirmed …
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 …
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
David Carr Goes Hollywood in Page One  —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  New York Times media reporter David Carr may joke about “looking homeless,” but he's the breakout star of Page One, the new documentary about the paper.  He tells Lloyd Grove about his one stab at acting, troubles downloading The Daily, and new boss Jill Abramson.
Discussion: Gawker
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: Jacket Copy, The Wire and FishbowlNY
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
 
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