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11:05 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
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 …
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?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires AdMeld For $400 Million  —  AdMeld, an advertising optimization platform for publishers, has been acquired by Google for around $400 million according to multiple sources.  The company, which launched in 2007, has raised just $30 million in venture capital from Foundry Group …
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 10 million unique visitors …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Which will save AOL: Huffington Post or Patch?  —  AOL, which is trying desperately to manufacture a new business model as its legacy businesses continue to collapse, has made two gigantic and potentially life-altering bets over the past year.  One is the $315 million it spent to buy …
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.
Bloomberg:
YouTube in Network Deal Talks With Operators, Manufacturers  —  Google Inc. (GOOG)'s YouTube division said it is in talks with all major mobile operators on an agreement to pool efforts to reduce the impact of video content on telecommunications networks.  —  YouTube, the world's …
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Next Web
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?
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 …
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 …
Rob Gurwitt / Stateline.org:
Can nonprofit news survive?  —  Only four years old, the nonprofit online news site MinnPost has yet to match its cross-town rival, the venerable Minneapolis Star Tribune, for size, budget or readership.  But it sure can bring out big names for a party.  —  At MinnPost's April 1 “MinnRoast” …
Jonathan Askin / The Huffington Post:
New Jersey's “Too Much Media” Opinion Might Mean Too Little New Media  —  New Jersey was the breeding ground for so many great advances in communications and media — from the phonograph to the movie camera, from the tape recorder to the transistor, from the first experiments with news …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Online advertising explodes to $31B, but publishers getting squeezed?  —  Advertisers are likely to spend $31.3 billion buying online ads this year, 20 percent more than last year.  That's according to the encouraging forecast from market researcher eMarketer — and it's almost twice …
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Adweek:
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Adweek:
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
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Steve Zeitchik / 24 Frames:
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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