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3:05 PM ET, June 16, 2011


 Top News: 
Guardian News & Media to be a digital-first organisation  —  Guardian News & Media (GNM), publisher of the Guardian, has revealed plans to become a digital-first organisation, placing open journalism on the web at the heart of its strategy.  —  Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of GNM …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Guardian staffs up planned U.S. website as ‘major’ digital ‘transformation’ begins  —  The Guardian is in the process of putting together the team that will steer its forthcoming U.S. website, which the U.K. broadsheet's parent company hopes to have up and running by the fall.
The Atlantic Wire:
Chris Matthews: 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.  This is drawn from a conversation …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt Shares His Plan to Rebuild the Network (Exclusive Q&A) … When Robert Greenblatt took over as NBC's chairman of entertainment in late January, many in Hollywood had high hopes for the executive who had previously transformed Showtime from an also-ran …
Discussion: MediaPost
Noah Davis / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
EXCLUSIVE: Sports Illustrated Proves Why Tablets Are Better Than Print  —  Sports Illustrated will publish twice this week.  —  For the first time ever, the magazine will update its tablet editions with new content on Thursday.  —  The NHL playoffs going to a seventh game gave editors the opportunity.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Wall Street Journal:
Regional Newspapers' Merger Talks Break Down  —  Buyout discussions between the publishers of the Denver Post and Orange County Register broke down recently amid disagreements over price, said people familiar with the matter, as regional newspapers grapple with consolidation efforts to shore up their finances.
Discussion: Gazette, The Latest Word and Poynter
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Bloggers Mull Legal Action Against Righthaven  —  Bloggers who paid thousands of dollars each to settle copyright-infringement allegations with Righthaven were mulling their legal options Wednesday, a day after a federal judge said the copyright troll had no legal standing to bring that kind of lawsuits.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Armstrong @ AOL Analyst Day: Critics Of HuffPo Deal Just Don't Understand  —  A month after AOL (NYSE: AOL) posted its first growth in display revenue after a more than three-year drought, the company is hosting an “analyst day” in New York's fashionable Soho district to further explain its strategy to Wall St. and the press.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
U.K. tabloids: Threat or menace?  —  Brian Cathcart performs a radical bit of professional taxonomy in his 3,900-word essay in the new issue of Index on Censorship that amounts to an expulsion order for the more unscrupulous elements in the British tabloid press.
Discussion: Free Press
Tom Groenfeldt /
Journalism, of a Sort, is Alive and Well in Financial Services  —  At the SIFMA securities industry conference in New York this week, Joe Lanza, the president of Dow Jones Financial Markets, had a startling bit of news.  The company employs more than 100 journalists just to cover the foreign exchange.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Comparing The Major Magazine Publishers' App Portfolios  —  Magazine publishers are putting a lot of faith in apps, building development teams and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars (in some cases, much more) to launch them.  Last week, Hearst unveiled its new app lab.
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Does More Internet Streaming and Web Video Mean Less Traditional TV Viewership?  —  Despite all the hullabaloo about the ascendancy of Web video and predictions about the demise of cable, Americans still watch a lot of television.  Those are the findings, at least, from the latest study by Nielsen.
Aaron Mackey / Reporters Committee News:
Federal law bars libel suit against New York bloggers  —  A federal law protects website publishers who add material to defamatory posts and attempt to elicit greater discussion on the topic, New York's highest court ruled earlier this week.  —  In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Reuters' Americanization  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  News quiz: Which company can claim the largest journalistic workforce in the world?
Discussion: Newsonomics
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Here's Why There Are (Almost) No Women In The Big NYT ‘Page One’ Documentary  —  It's not entirely true to say there are no women in Page One: Inside the New York Times, the new documentary that spends a year following the NYT media desk as they cover an imploding industry in which their paper plays a major role.
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