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8:55 AM ET, June 14, 2011

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Aaron Sorkin / Interview Magazine:
David CARR  —  THERE'S A SYSTEM AND RIGOR TO WHAT WE DO, AND YOU CAN LAUGH AT IT AS ARCHAIC AND SILLY IN THE 24-7 NEWS CYCLE, BUT I DO THINK IT HAS SIGNIFICANT VALUE TO HAVE A PRETTY BIG ORGANIZATION THAT IS A LOT OF TIMES SAYING, ‘HEY WAIT A MINUTE.’ —DAVID CARR Director Andrew Rossi's …
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and The Wire
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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
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What does the journalism of the future look like?  —  We've spent so long consuming the news in fairly predictable formats — the short story, the long feature, the four-part series designed to win awards, the TV documentary, and so on — that the new forms of journalism we're seeing can be confusing.
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.
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Understanding #amina  —  On Monday, June 6th, a post appeared on the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” announcing that Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari, the “girl” in question, had been kidnapped, possibly by Syrian authorities.  Bloggers, including my friend and colleague Jillian York …
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Now That Hearst Has Partnered With Buddy Media, You're Going to Have to Learn What a ‘Sapplet’ Is  —  “The days of, ‘Do we publish on Facebook?  Do we tweet?’ are over,” Buddy Media CEO Michael Lazerow told Betabeat.  “Either you do it, or you're crushed.  Do it or go out of business.”
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Comcast Bringing Skype To Some Of Your TVs, “Soon”  —  Interesting.  Comcast plans to let some of its customers use Skype on their TV sets.  —  The two companies say Comcast subscribers equipped with special gear will be able to use the Web video messaging service on their HD sets “soon.”
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Al-Jazeera English Looks to Build Audience Before Ads  —  Plans to Launch U.S. Ad Campaign With Intention to Grow Awareness and Respect Outside Its Home Market  —  Al-Jazeera English may be one of the only fast-growing networks that doesn't want to tell potential sponsors its growth story.
Discussion: TVNewser
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“The atomic element is the story”: This American Life navigates a future that goes beyond broadcast  —  This American Life has a big broadcast audience and a podcast that dominates iTunes, but Seth Lind is concerned about the next generation of listeners.  You know, the ones who don't have radios.
New York Times:
Movie Studios Reassess Comic-Con  —  LOS ANGELES — In summers past, Warner Brothers used Comic-Con International, the premiere convention for comic book, science fiction and fantasy fans, as a marketing platform for movies like “Sherlock Holmes,” “300” and “Sucker Punch.”
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
How CNN And YouTube Forged A Presidential-Debate Partnership  —  CNN runs one of the world's most advanced newsrooms: Holograms stream over the airwaves, touchscreens dot the walls, and reporters and producers practically have iPads attached to their hips.  Tonight, that forward-thinking …
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:
Jason Calacanis: “Blogging Is Dead” & Why “Stupid People Shouldn't Write”  —  “Blogging is largely dead.”  —  “There are a lot of stupid people out there ... and stupid people shouldn't write.”  —  “There needs to be a better system for tuning down the stupid people and tuning up the smart people.”
Discussion: WebProNews
Haaretz:
Let journalists do their work  —  Trying a journalist for fulfilling his professional mission would constitute a stain on Israeli democracy and do critical harm to freedom of expression.  —  The State Prosecutor's Office is due by Thursday to issue its decision on the subject …
Robert Marich / Variety:
Media upstarts dissed on the street  —  Analysts offer strategies for maximizing digital assets  —  Netflix, a relative newcomer to the media club, took in $2.2 billion last year — a puny sum compared with the $26.9 billion in revenues of media behemoth Time Warner.
 
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
What Not to Do When Being Profiled by the Media
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
FT editor: ‘Our print and online rivals are hiring (and poaching)’
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AOL Patch-Amex Deal Takes on Groupon — and Could Hurt It a Lot [Updates]
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New Plaintiffs Join Class Action Suit Against Huffington Post
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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First Mover: Emily Bell
Financial Times:
Reuters hires Harry Evans to widen its reach
Matt Thompson / Poynter:
4 ways content management systems are evolving & why it matters to journalists
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