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4:35 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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Will the NY Times Give David Pogue Another Pass on Ethics?  —  David Pogue.  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  David Pogue has weathered one mini-scandal after another in his years as the star technology columnist for The New York Times.
Discussion: The Wire
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:   Want to know which PR pitches tickled Pogue? It'll cost you!
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 …
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
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Note to media: We are all brands now, so get used to it  —  There's been a lot of talk about “branding” and new media lately, sparked in part by Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten's recent anti-branding rant, in which the veteran journalist said that branding is “ruining journalism.”
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, TVNewser and LA Observed
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Supreme Court to weigh FCC's indecency policy  —  The Supreme Court said Monday it will review a lower court ruling that struck down the Federal Communications Commission's ability to regulate broadcast airwaves for indecency.  —  The court granted the government's petition for a writ …
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.
Discussion: The Wire
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Marimow quits Philly Inquirer for ASU Cronkite School post  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Bill Marimow was removed as Philadelphia Inquirer executive editor last October because, according to the new owners, he didn't have the background in digital media necessary to lead the paper going forward.
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
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: Poynter, The Atlantic Wire and The Wire
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
More Awesome: News Challenge grantee Awesome Foundation wants to fund journalism at the micro level  —  There's something inherently meta about the Awesome Foundation winning a grant from the Knight Foundation in order to...give grants.  Also, something kinda awesome.
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
What I learned from the Facebook Page experiment - and what happens next  —  Cross-posted from the BBC College of Journalism blog:  —  Last week my experiment in running a blog entirely through a Facebook Page quietly came to the end of its allotted four weeks.
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 and Bloggasm
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Take that Netflix, HBO Go app sees big growth  —  If you don't believe cord cutting exists and that there isn't any competition between Netflix and cable programmers, then you needn't read on.  —  If on the other hand, you at least see the potential for Netflix to some day snatch customers away …
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Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
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Discussion: paidContent:UK
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Discussion: @1bobcohn
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Discussion: Guardian and Strange Attractor
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Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:
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Discussion: martin cloake
David Lieberman /
TV Stations To Reap 2012 Election Windfall
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
James Murdoch warns over the new technology challenges facing News Corp
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM:
A field guide to YouTube talent companies
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
It's all about accountability
Discussion: Guardian and Kirk LaPointe's …