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12:00 PM ET, June 27, 2011


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu's Owners Weigh Cons of a Possible Sale of the Site  —  Online-video pioneer Hulu LLC has been a headache for its Hollywood owners at times.  But now the owners who control Hulu's fate are asking themselves whether the website might be an even bigger nuisance to them in someone else's hands.
Discussion: CNET News, ZDNet and Electronista
Wall Street Journal:
Meredith Expands Its Menu  —  Meredith is adding two food magazines as it expands into a category the company says is ripe for targeting cost-conscious consumers.  —  LIVE NOW  — Markets Hub: Markets react ahead of a critical vote in Greece on an austerity program.  Plus, big banks fret over capital requirements.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, MediaPost and TechCrunch
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Politico Enters E-Book Venture With Random House  —  Politico, an accelerant to the news cycle like wind is to brushfire, is taking on the one realm of political news that it has not yet sped up: book publishing.  —  The all-things-politics Web site is teaming up with Random House …
David Carr / New York Times:
A Newsroom That Doesn't Need News  —  This is when TMZ punches in and goes to work making a television show that is beamed out five nights a week to the rest of us, mining our culture's need to know every single little thing about celebrities.  —  Syndicated by Fox Broadcasting for the past three years …
Discussion: The Wire and LA Observed
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
The Right's Blogger Provocateur  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Breitbart wasn't supposed to be sitting here in a television studio makeup chair.  But when he heard that Anthony Weiner was about to announce his resignation, he dropped everything.  —  Mr. Breitbart, the conservative author …
Discussion: The Wire and Poynter
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd: 'The media is flat; we're all sort of equal'  —  NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd used to be anti-Twitter.  He saw it as a site where people posted uninteresting tidbits about their daily lives, and he didn't think it had any news value.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:
Digital first: what it means for journalism  —  Journalists have roles to play in collaborating with and organising communities - and the article is just part of the mix  —  The article is no longer the atomic unit of news.  It's not dead.  I didn't kill it.
Discussion: martin cloake and BuzzMachine
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Can Time Out's Tony Elliott Weather the Storm?  —  Tony Elliott, founder and chairman of the Time Out empire, is not a man used to begging.  But in 2008, his company, which had already been battered by the digital revolution, was in dire straits thanks to the recession.
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
Journalists and Statistics: Paying Attention to the Data of a New Media World  —  I'm pretty obsessed with watching our traffic on  My preferred data enabler of the moment is my Android cell phone (somewhat sadly, I also have an iPhone, an iPad and a new Galaxy Tab for backup …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Hearst's Umbrella Ad Campaign  —  On Monday, Hearst Magazines is to begin an elaborate advertising campaign, aimed at advertisers and readers, to burnish its brand image rather than promote individual magazines like Esquire or Good Housekeeping.  The campaign, with the “Unbound” theme …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Adweek
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
James Murdoch warns over the new technology challenges facing News Corp  —  Competition from companies such as Google and Apple must be addressed, he tells Cannes festival  —  The shadows of “big beasts” such as Google and Apple hung over Cannes last week, and they were singled out by James Murdoch …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Paris Hilton Taps GroupMe for Her New TV Show  —  The Oxygen Network's new show “The World According to Paris” will soon start promoting tiny start-up GroupMe with an on-air TV spot to encourage private viewer conversations using the group texting service.  —  Getting a plug from Paris Hilton …
Discussion: The Wire
First Mover: Josh Quittner  —  Pardon the pun, but weren't you a Time lifer?  —  In a funny kind of way, I wanted to leave Time Inc. almost right away.  I guess I never considered myself a big company kind of a guy, but the amazing thing about Time Inc. is it's an entrepreneurial place.
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