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10:00 AM ET, June 28, 2011

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Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
E-reader ownership doubles in six months  —  e-Reader ownership surges since last November; tablet ownership grows more slowly  —  The share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010.  E-readers, such as a Kindle or Nook …
Lymari Morales / Gallup:
Americans Regain Some Confidence in Newspapers, TV News  —  Confidence still lags behind levels of trust seen through much of the 1990s and into 2003  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' confidence in newspapers and television news rebounded slightly in the past year, having been stuck at record lows since 2007.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter For Newsrooms!?  Twitter *Is* A Newsroom  —  Earlier this morning Twitter released “Twitter for Newsrooms,” its primer on how to use Twitter to gather and report news in the 21st century.  —  #TfN is Twitter's official nudge to old school reporters, a heavy handed reminder …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu Buyers Would Get Exclusive Content, With Strings Attached  —  A few days after the news first broke that Hulu is for sale, we know a bit more about what, exactly, that means.  Here's where things stand right now.  —  Hulu's owner/partners — Disney's ABC and News Corp.'s Fox …
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Distracted by Online Banner Ads?  Here's an Alternative  —  MANY consumers bypass Madison Avenue with software that filters out online advertising.  Adblock Plus, for example, averages about 13 million daily users on one browser, Firefox, alone.  —  Now a tech start-up, AdKeeper …
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
With 500 Million Views, TED Talks Provide Hope For Intelligent Internet Video  —  When Director of TED Media June Cohen shopped around the idea for a television show featuring lectures from the organization's famously elite conference, she was told the talks didn't have mainstream appeal.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AOL Consolidates 53 Brands Down To 20 “Power Brands;” The Huffington Post Gets Bigger  —  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong likes to streamline things.  And he is about to streamline AOL even more.  Somewhat reversing the anti-portal strategy he inherited, he will start to consolidate 53 different content brands into 20 “power brands.”
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Dan Balz staying at Washington Post  —  In the end, Washington Post political reporter Dan Balz decided to stay put.  —  “Yes, I'm staying at the Post,” Balz told POLITICO.  —  According to the Huffington Post's Michael Calderone, Balz had been in talks with Reuters about taking …
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
CNN takes a stand  —  In the U.S., CNN may be kicked around by everyone from Jon Stewart to Jay Rosen for tending to present both sides of the story and then just “leaving it there,” but on the international issue of human trafficking, the broadcaster has decided to make a stand.
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 Business Insider
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Want to know which PR pitches tickled Pogue? It'll cost you!
Discussion: CJR
The Atlantic Wire:
The Journalists Who Just Might Get Rich Off of WikiLeaks  —  “Whether the arrival of WikiLeaks has fundamentally changed the way journalism is made, I will leave to others and to history,” wrote Bill Keller in his sprawling account of working with Julian Assange that The New York Times Magazine published in January.
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.”
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Gov. Christie may join Allen & Co. mogulfest in Sun Valley  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be “100 percent certain” he won't be joining the 2012 presidential race, but it's a fair bet he'll be making his first trip to the much-watched Sun Valley mogulfest.
Discussion: The Wire
Mac McClelland / GOOD:
I'm Gonna Need You to Fight Me On This: How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD  —  It was my research editor who told me it was completely nuts to willingly get f**ked at gunpoint.  That's what she called me when I told her the story.  We were drunk and in a karaoke bar, so at the time I came …
 
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Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Not That New York Magazine Is Gloating About Poaching Frank Rich From The New York Times or Anything...
Discussion: Journalism.org and FishbowlNY
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
This Just In: How Your House Is Faring
Discussion: TVSpy
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
More Awesome: News Challenge grantee Awesome Foundation wants to fund journalism at the micro level
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
The Guardian in America Is Going to Be British This Time
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Marimow quits Philly Inquirer for ASU Cronkite School post
blogs.journalism.co.uk:
ScribbleLive: Four ways to make money from liveblogging
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Centaur Media axes print versions of New Media Age and Design Week
Discussion: paidContent:UK
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Steve Cohn / minonline.com:
The Atlantic to Launch TheAtlanticCities.Com in Sept.
Discussion: @1bobcohn
Suw / Strange Attractor:
The Guardian: Burning platform is burning
Discussion: Strange Attractor and Guardian
Adweek:
First Mover: Josh Quittner
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Paris Hilton Taps GroupMe for Her New TV Show
Discussion: The Wire
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Can Time Out's Tony Elliott Weather the Storm?
Discussion: The Wire
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Hearst's Umbrella Ad Campaign
Discussion: rbr.com, FishbowlNY and Adweek