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12:40 PM ET, June 26, 2011


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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin's Twitter curation  —  On a busy day, Andy Carvin gets 2,000 Twitter @-replies.  Which, wow.  We all experience, in some way or another, information overload; Carvin experiences it on a whole different level.
Charlie Beckett:
WikiLeaks As Journalism  —  Journalist?  —  This is another small clip from an early draft of a book I am writing about the significance of WikiLeaks.  To be published by Polity in the autumn:  —  In this early phase we see how WikiLeaks is constantly evolving away from its pure ‘Wiki’ format …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Pcrossfield / Civil Eats:
Why Laying Off Ag Reporter Philip Brasher is Bad for Food  —  Well-known DC-based agriculture reporter Philip Brasher was just let go by the Des Moines Register.  His reporting also often appeared in USA Today; both papers are owned by the parent company Gannett.
Discussion: Gannett Blog and The Rural Blog
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
How misinformation spread about Delta, Jews and flights to Saudi Arabia  —  An incendiary news story about Delta Air Lines flew quickly around the Internet this week.  It left a vapor trail of misinformation and confusion as websites eagerly posted it without thoroughly checking the facts, while Delta was slow to adequately respond.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Front pages in NY feature historic passage of same-sex marriage law  —  Late Friday night, the New York State Senate passed by 33 to 29 a law that gives same-sex partners the right to marry.  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the law almost 90 minutes later, at 11:55 p.m. Thirty days from its passage …
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
On, Now You See It, Now You Don't  —  WHEN Jill Abramson takes over as the new executive editor at the end of the summer, The New York Times that she oversees will be a very different organization than it was when she joined it 14 years ago.  —  The Times's transition …
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
How The Food Network Suddenly Spiked In Popularity & Why comScore Isn't Buying It  —  In May 2011, the mantle of the most-trafficked food site according to comScore passed to Food Network from AllRecipes, who had held the position for over two years.  What was its secret recipe?
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Adding context to content”: Swift River gets Knight funding to tackle the problem of real-time verification  —  One of the biggest challenges news organizations face is the real-time aspect of newsgathering: the massive problem that is making sense of the torrent of information that floods in when breaking-news events take place.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Bonnier Revs Up Magazine Licensing Efforts  —  Bonnier Corp., publisher of Popular Science and Parenting, has been buying up print in recent years, absorbing Time Inc.'s enthusiast magazines and smaller acquisitions like Working Mother Media and then-Hachette Filipacchi Media's hobby titles.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Brian Kennedy Returns to ABC as Executive Director of Newsgathering Operations  —  CBS News executive Brian Kennedy is returning to ABC News as executive director of newsgathering operations.  Kennedy had been executive director of digital newsgathering for CBS News.
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Why did The Post deport Jose Antonio Vargas's story?  —  Journalists are not public officeholders, nor do they manage public funds.  But they do hold, precariously, a public trust.  And at the foundation of that trust is the pledge to tell the truth, or at least to get as close to it as they can.
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Comcast has to sit on its hands while Hulu drama plays out  —  Imagine owning a big chunk of a company and having no say in its operations or future.  —  That's the position Comcast Corp. finds itself in with regard to Hulu, the online video site that consists primarily of content from its owners who …
Discussion: MediaPost
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

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