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2:30 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.
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
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 …
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”
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
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.
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Jamie Miles / New York Magazine:
Timesmen React to Their Portrayal in Page One Documentary  —  Bill Keller didn't seem to think it was so fun.  —  Page One: Inside the New York Times paints the Times' media section as a testosterone-driven machine composed of Bruce Headlam, David Carr, and Brian Stelter — a sort of nerd Hangover trio.
Discussion: Chickaboomer
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.
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” …
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:
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.)
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 …
Meg James / Company Town:
Media chiefs confront challenges facing cable TV industry  —  A sense of urgency surrounds the annual National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. convention in Chicago this week as big media firms grapple with a host of business challenges that threaten their livelihood.
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 …
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 …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
QR Codes on TV?  ‘Daily Show’ Counters CNN's With One of Its Own  —  'Don't Do It Now Though,' Stewart Says, 'Because, You Know, We're Doing a Show'  —  QR codes are proliferating quickly across print and outdoor advertising — promising extra info or content to readers who photograph …
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Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
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Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
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Mike Fleming / Deadline.com/hollywood:
ICM Signs To Rep New York Magazine Articles For Film And Television