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9:15 AM ET, June 15, 2011


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Joel Gunter /
BBC developing new iPhone app for field reporters  —  The BBC is developing an app that will allow its reporters in the field to file video, stills and audio directly into the BBC system from an iPhone or iPad.  —  The new app, due to be in use within a month or so, is also intended …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Digital Subscriptions Will Lift Magazines But Not Newspapers  —  Publishers of magazines and newspapers are investing millions in tablet-based editions and online paywalls in the hopes that digital subscriptions will offset the steady erosion they've been seeing in circulation revenues.
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Does Twitter have different standards than TV news?  —  This is a story that will make just about anyone in TV news shudder.  Last Thursday, news organizations across the world announced that 20 to 30 bodies — some of them children — had been discovered at a property outside Houston.
Lynn Cowan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Pandora IPO Prices At $16; Valued At $2.56 Billion  —  Interactive Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. continued the trend of hot Internet-related IPOs by pricing its shares at $16 apiece Tuesday night, above expectations. … The company sold 14.7 million initial public offering shares …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Hires Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart  —  Joe Lockhart, who served as White House press secretary during President Bill Clinton's eventful second term, will join Facebook as VP of global communications next month.  —  Lockhart, currently founding partner …
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Judge: Righthaven Has No Standing To File Lawsuits—Case Dismissed  —  The saga of controversial copyright-enforcement company Righthaven may be slowly drawing to a close.  A judge has dismissed its lawsuit against the Democratic Underground website, saying that the contract Righthaven struck …
Discussion: Techdirt and eMedia Vitals
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Fargo Kindle City: One small paper's experiment with publishing ebooks  —  When you are a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper in Fargo, North Dakota, it would be easy to leave trying new things to the big guys.  —  But that's not the attitude of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead …
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.
Discussion: The Buttry Diary and eMedia Vitals
Trevor Butterworth / The Daily:
Some stories need just a tweet — and some need real thought  —  Would you prefer to read this column as a string of tweets?  After a New York Times reporter forgot his pen and tweeted a report about tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., you might think that the future of storytelling had arrived, and that it came in increments.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Heavy Streaming Video Viewers Watch Less TV, Nielsen Says  —  The Nielsen Company now says streaming of Internet video may come at the expense of some traditional TV viewing, especially among young TV/video users.  —  According to Nielsen's new “State of the Media: Cross Platform Report” …
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Hearst's Digital Division Partners with Pixazza to Enhance E-Commerce Options  —  Hearst Magazines Digital Media looks to increase interactivity with partnership.  —  Hearst Digital Media has partnered with Pixazza Inc., in hopes to enhance user engagement with interactive images that offer e-commerce options.
The Atlantic Wire:
Ayelet Waldman: 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.  The following comes from a conversation …
Mark Briggs / Nieman Reports:
Start Spreading the News  —  'Word of link's power is like nothing we've experienced before.  It's about how we pass along information, share ideas, and expand business in our digital times.'  —  Information, news, recommendations and yes, gossip, have always been spread by word of mouth.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Wall Street Journal's Greater New York Wins Advertisers but Draw for Readers Remains Unclear  —  Local Ad Revenue Doubles but Print Circulation Declines  —  Over a year after Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal introduced Greater New York to better compete for New York Times advertisers and readers …
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Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
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Mike Fleming /
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