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12:45 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 …
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
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
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
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.
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 …
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
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
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ready for His Digital Close-Up: The NYT's Media Dude, David Carr, Talks About “Page One”
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.
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
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 …
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: FishbowlNY, eMedia Vitals and The Wire
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 …
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Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
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 Earlier Picks: 
Renee Hobbs / Nieman Reports:
Connecting Kids With News in Their Community
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
QR Codes on TV? ‘Daily Show’ Counters CNN's With One of Its Own
Discussion: Speakeasy
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
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