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4:50 AM ET, June 15, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Rockville Central drops website for Facebook, offers eight lessons on Facebook news publishing  —  A little over 100 days ago, a community news blog in Rockville, Md., took a big leap.  Founder and Publisher Brad Rourke and Editor Cindy Cotte Griffiths moved the entire operation of Rockville Central to a Facebook page.
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 …
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 …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Turner Discloses Tens Of Thousands Of Online Viewers Being Added To Its TV Ratings  —  Turner Broadcasting's cable TV networks are reaping tens of thousands of incremental viewers in their Nielsen ratings that are being ignored by the rest of the TV industry, a top research executive revealed Monday during …
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
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.
Mike Fleming /
ICM Signs To Rep New York Magazine Articles For Film And Television  —  EXCLUSIVE: After brokering over 30 film and TV option deals for articles from The New York Times since signing the daily as a client, ICM has just signed New York Magazine.  It will rep the magazine in all areas to broaden its reach in Hollywood.
Discussion: The New York Observer
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Al Cross / Nieman Reports:
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Fast Company:
The Onion's Digital Director Baratunde Thurston: News Is Absurd
McGraw-Hill hangs for sale sign on TV group
Paul Lashmar / openDemocracy:
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Discussion: Guardian and Editors Weblog
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Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
New York Times Takes a Preemptive Strike Against The Patent Trolls at Lodsys
Discussion: Electronista and FOSS Patents
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
How CNN And YouTube Forged A Presidential-Debate Partnership
Discussion: CJR
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“The atomic element is the story”: This American Life navigates a future that goes beyond broadcast