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2:10 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.
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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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Apple loosens grip on subscription terms for news publishers
Discussion: ZDNet and Future of Journalism
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?
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Jill Abramson: 'I'm a battle-scarred veteran'
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.”
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Henry Blodget / SAI:
AOL's Newsroom Is Now Bigger Than The New York Times's
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
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.
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:
IRE takes over DocumentCloud as Knight funding expires  —  DocumentCloud, the startup that works with news organizations to post troves of primary source documents online in a searchable, shareable format, becomes a project of Investigative Reporters and Editors today.
Discussion: DocumentCloud and IRE
Aaron Gell / The New York Observer:
The Adventures of Maer Roshan, Editorial Boy Wonder  —  The former Radar editor bounces back from rehab with a new website, The Fix, and a top-secret iPad project called Punch.  —  On or around April 5, a group of prominent New Yorkers—including Andre Balazs, Gwyneth Paltrow …
Lance Whitney / Technology News:
Google adds feature to link content to its author  —  Google users interested in the work of a particular author or writer should now find it easier to track down that person's articles, stories, and bio.  —  Starting yesterday, the search giant started supporting a feature in HTML5 …
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 at a cost per thousand impressions (CPM) for video ads is quickly changing.  —  By 2015, half of video ads will be charged on a cost per view basis, meaning advertisers …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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 …
 
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