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10:25 PM ET, June 15, 2011

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David Carr / New York Times:
America's Favorite Talking Hot Head  —  Keith Olbermann likes looking into a camera.  The return of its gaze animates him and reminds him that he has a million friends on the other side of it.  But he doesn't picture those people.  He talks directly to the camera.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ready for His Digital Close-Up: The NYT's Media Dude, David Carr, Talks About “Page One”  —  While I was in Los Angeles recently, I was invited to a private screening of a documentary about the New York Times called “Page One: Inside the New York Times.”  —  The film, which debuted …
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Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:   Here's Why There Are (Almost) No Women In The Big NYT ‘Page One’ Documentary
Nielsen Wire:
Cross Platform Report: Americans Watching More TV, Mobile and Web Video  —  The average American today has more ways to watch video — whenever, however and wherever they choose.  In the Cross-Platform Report, Nielsen finds that the resounding trend is this: Americans are spending …
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Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Heavy Streaming Video Viewers Watch Less TV, Nielsen Says
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Duke Nukem's PR threatens to punish sites that run negative reviews  —  A large part of my job is dealing with people who work in public relations.  The vast majority of those whose do PR for video game companies are polite, well-intentioned, and extremely professional.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Does a new report mean doom and gloom for local online news?  Maybe, but here are a few balancing factors  —  Matthew Hindman's new paper showing miserably low levels of local online news consumption is a terrific addition to research on how journalism gets produced and consumed online.
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Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Less of less: FCC-commissioned report finds a “surprisingly small audience for local news traffic”
Tarini Parti / OpenSecrets.org:
News Companies Popular Investments Among Congressmen  —  As recent political fiascoes involving Rep. Anthony Weiner and ex-Sen. John Edwards have shown, the power of the press carries weight, especially in Washington.  Careers of high-rising politicos can be buried or propelled to new heights in a matter of minutes by the media.
Andrei Scheinkman / Open:
Using Twitter as Your Database  —  For the 2010 election, we built a continuously updated election guide that let readers explore data related to each of the 509 congressional and gubernatorial races.  —  After adding candidate information, race ratings, polls, election forecasts …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Future of media: Community is your new business model  —  As media companies try desperately to solve their revenue problems by launching paywalls and subscription iPad apps, too few are looking at how connecting with their community (or communities) can help.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Tumblr now has about the same number of bloggers as WordPress  —  WordPress has been around for eight years, and Tumblr just four.  In the past six months, the number of Tumblr users has nearly tripled, reports John Asante.  (There are more than 7 million Tumblr blogs.)
Discussion: NPR and FishbowlNY
Adweek:
Hearst Magazines President Carey, Times' Carr Face Off  —  When the New York Times' David Carr is in the interviewer's seat, it's hard to tell who's going to be the bigger attraction: The interviewee or Carr himself—especially now that he's a movie star, thanks to the new documentary Page One, about the Times' Media desk.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gawker Gets Into the TV Business — The Japanese Cult Hit Game Show TV Business  —  Gawker Media boss Nick Denton says he wants his blog empire to be more than a blog empire - he wants it to be like TV.  So here's the next logical step: He's going to start running a TV show on one of his blogs.
Discussion: The Wire
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
The Onion Signs First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios  —  After launching two Onion-branded cable series this year, the satiric news organization is setting its sights on broadcast next.  The Onion, best known for its fake-news newspaper and Web site, has signed a one-year first-look development deal with CBS Television Studios.
Jonathan A. Knee / The Atlantic Online:
Why Content Isn't King  —  How Netflix became America's biggest video service—much to the astonishment of media executives and investors  —  NETFLIX FAMOUSLY ENGENDERS fierce loyalty from its ever-growing customer base.  This year, it even beat out reigning champion Apple, among 528 other brands …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Chicago Tribune debuts ‘enhanced’ paper with at least 40 more news pages per week  —  The Tribune says total news space in the print edition is now greater than it was five years ago.  The paper's top execs tell readers that today's debut “enhanced” edition has eight additional full news pages …
 
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Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
That Chris Evans Profile In GQ, Or Why I Want Mac McClelland To Hang Out With Sean Bean
Discussion: FishbowlNY, GQ and The Awl
Renee Hobbs / Nieman Reports:
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