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6:55 PM ET, June 13, 2011


 Top News: 
New York Times:
For Instant Ratings, Interviews With a Checkbook  —  Before the subjects of headlining news stories agree to a television interview these days, some have one question: how much money can I make?  —  ABC and NBC, embroiled in a fight for viewers in the mornings, are increasingly in the news …
The Atlantic Wire:
Howard Kurtz, Media Critic vs. Howard Kurtz, Bureau Chief
Discussion: FishbowlDC, CNN and The Daily Beast
Julie Moos / Poynter:
ABC's Chris Cuomo defends checkbook journalism: ‘It is the state of play right now’
Discussion: Adweek, CNN and Chickaboomer
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
A New Kingdom: Gay Talese Sounds Off on The New York Times—Past, Present, and Future  —  The Kingdom and the Power, Gay Talese's 1969 masterwork describing the inner workings of The New York Times, opens with this description: “Most journalists are restless voyeurs who see the warts on the world …
Donya Blaze / FishbowlNY:
Andrew Rossi Goes Inside The New York Times
Neal Mohan / The Official Google Blog:
Helping publishers get the most from display advertising with Admeld  —  (Cross-posted on the DoubleClick Publisher Blog)  —  It's now clear that investments in new technologies, new ad formats and improved buying and selling processes are helping to grow the display advertising pie.
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Has the Internet “hamsterized” journalism?  —  Hey there newspaper reporter—has your broadband-powered job got you filing not only conventional stories, but blogging, video blogging, Facebooking, podcasting, picture posting, and Tweeting?  If so, you'll be happy to know that the Federal …
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Publisher Brings Digital Shopping to Its Magazines  —  The photos and quizzes in Hearst's online magazines are about to get a digital upgrade.  —  On Monday, Hearst Magazines Digital Media will announce two new features for its online publications that will make it easier for readers to buy the products they see on the page.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
AOL Raids Conde Nast For New Moviefone Editor  —  AOL has a new editor for movie ticket portal Moviefone: Vanity Fair web boss Michael Hogan.  —  Hogan will take the spot last occupied by Patricia Chui, who was fired by AOL in April.  —  Hogan, who starts his new job June 26 …
Matt Thompson / Poynter:
4 ways content management systems are evolving & why it matters to journalists  —  One byproduct of the digital media revolution is that most journalists today are techies, to a point.  It's increasingly rare to encounter reporters who don't covet the latest hyper-powered smartphone.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
New York Post:
AMI is on the block  —  National Enquirer owner American Media Inc. has been shopping itself in recent months and has managed to attract at least one potential buyer, The Post has learned.  —  Sources said private-equity giant Apollo Management had stalked AMI, which also owns Star …
Discussion: MediaPost, Adweek, MinOnline and The Wire
Bloomberg Strikes Again  —  Bloomberg Markets magazine has been flying under the radar—surprising, considering its readership consists of some of the country's richest CEOs and financiers.  But now it's introducing a new franchise and taking the fight right to bigger rival titles.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Eli Pariser: How do we recreate a front-page ethos for a digital world?  —  At the top of my summer reading list is The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser's new book that argues that the filters we rely on to make sense of the online world can do us as much harm as good.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
First Mover: Emily Bell  —  Adweek: You were doing cutting-edge journalism.  Why'd you pack it up for the musty old halls of academia?  —  Emily Bell: Somebody made the joke that the curriculum looks like it was written by Joseph Pulitzer.  But we have an incredible set of young faculty who are adjuncting.
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
Forbes Update: Our New Newsroom for the Digital Era Is Now Up and Running  —  I love the newsroom.  Yes, I keep saying that.  I can remember the exact layout of my first, when I was a cub reporter 40 years ago at The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa student newspaper.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
New Plaintiffs Join Class Action Suit Against Huffington Post  —  Jonathan Tasini.  Image via Wikipedia  —  The Huffington Post has been hiring like crazy since AOL bought it — Vanity Fair's Michael Hogan is the newest addition — but a legal antagonist has been doing some recruiting of his own.
Discussion: paidContent
Financial Times:
Reuters hires Harry Evans to widen its reach  —  Pressure from Bloomberg and print and online competitors has pushed the company to make several high-profile appointments in search for greater influence
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
What Not to Do When Being Profiled by the Media  —  Philippe Reines (pictured, at left) is Hillary Clinton's longtime adviser/ flack/ purse-toter.  He's an inveterate gossip-spreader, self-promoter, and berater of reporters on behalf of his boss.  And he loves to be recognized for his work!
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The orthodoxy of the article, part II  —  Frédéric Filoux willfully misrepresents me so that he may uphold the orthodoxy of the article.  He will be disappointed to learn that we agree more than he wishes.  Here is what I am really saying about the article.
Discussion: Guardian and eMedia Vitals
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Jazz Is not a Byproduct of Rap Music
Discussion: GigaOM and Guardian
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Erik Sherman / BNET:
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Discussion: Company Town
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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From Techmeme:

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

André Beganski / Decrypt:
The US House passes the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act, or FIT21, which would create a regulatory framework for digital assets

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

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