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7:55 PM ET, June 10, 2011


 Top News: 
New York Post:
$1M hole in the wall  —  Conde Nast spent millions when it hired Frank Gehry to design its cafeteria in its current headquarters at 4 Times Square — but the big bucks spent on its upcoming move to 1 World Trade Center will be used for something a little bit different.
Dbyers / Adweek:
Gawker Hires New Head of Sales From Condé Nast  —  Gawker Media has hired Andrew Gorenstein, currently senior executive director of digital sales at Condé Nast, as its new chief advertising officer, according to an internal Gawker email.  —  Gorenstein has been at Condé …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
New York Times draws more “addicted” Web visitors than Huffington Post, which relies on “passers-by”  —  Early reports Thursday about Huffington Post surpassing The New York Times website in traffic illustrate a critical oversimplification: unique visitors do not equal page views.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo Tops NY Times in Traffic, But With a Huge Asterisk  —  Unique visitors, in thousands, for AOL, Huffpo and  Source: comScore  —  Arianna Huffington has The New York Times in her crosshairs, and she's packing some major artillery: Her site now has more traffic than the Times.
Alex Salkever / Street Fight:
Patch's Main Problem?  Paltry Pay  —  When I was working at AOL a few years back, the recruiter for came through the West Coast offices and I spoke to her a bit about building out the fast-growing hyperlocal news blog company that is something of a bet-the-future venture …
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
Confessions Of A Patch Editor: “The Model Isn't Sustainable”
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
The Atavist: How Multimedia Should Be Done in Digital Magazines  —  As media consumption devices evolve, so too does the form content takes on those devices.  A great example is a new iPad and iPhone app called The Atavist, which is changing the way nonfiction stories are created and sold.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian iPhone app attracts more than 400,000 downloads  —  Latest figures also reveal newspaper's mobile website accounts for more than 10% of total digital traffic  —  The Guardian's iPhone app has been downloaded more than 400,000 times since its launch in January …
Discussion: Media Week and
David Corn / Mother Jones:
The Sarah Palin Email Saga  —  Mother Jones requested Palin's gubernatorial emails during the 2008 election.  Almost three years later, the wait is over.  —  Today, at 9 a.m. local time in Juneau, the state of Alaska is scheduled to release 24,199 pages of emails Sarah Palin sent …
Maureen Farrell / Scaling Up:
Former Time Warner CEO on “delicious ironies” of AOL-HuffPo Merger  —  Don't expect former Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin to call up Tim Armstrong with advice on AOL's buyout of the Huffington Post.  “I've made it a practice recalling the time when I was CEO and calls that I would get not to talk …
The Atlantic Wire:
Austan Goolsbee: 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.  Austan Goolsbee is the chief White …
Discussion: Felix
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
FCC says news outlets could make money from online ad tracking  —  A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report released Thursday encourages policymakers to see the benefits in behavioral advertising as a debate rages in Washington on how to regulate online tracking to protect the personal data of consumers.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
‘A cautionary tale for anyone considering freelancing for The Daily’  —  Barbara Correa says she got an assignment from The Daily about the business implications of Oprah's final program and was offered 75 cents a word.  She wrote the story, turned it in and got an acknowledgement from an editor.
Maria Popova / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In a new world of informational abundance, content curation is a new kind of authorship  —  Editor's Note: Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings, a curation of “cross-disciplinary interestingness” that scours the world of the web and beyond for share-worthy tidbits.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and AdPulp
The Huffington Post:
Keith Olbermann Reveals What He Wants To Do With Current TV  —  NEW YORK — Keith Olbermann is showing off his office to a visitor.  —  His office is in the cozy production and editorial headquarters from where, starting June 20, he will originate “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” on Current TV every weeknight.
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