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1:45 PM ET, June 28, 2011

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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.
MediaFile:
My response to Bill Keller: Trivialization makes you stupid  —  By Zeynep Tufekci  —  The opinions expressed are her own.  —  New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller has recently kicked up a lot of discussion with his comments about social media.  I hope to reply to some of the substantive questions he raised over time.
Discussion: Techland
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Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
CNN Names Jessica Yellin Chief White House Correspondent  —  CNN has named Jessica Yellin its new chief White House correspondent, replacing Ed Henry.  A CNN insider tells Mediaite Yellin has been the network's choice since Spring, when Henry was told his contract would not be renewed.
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 …
Johann Hari:
Interview etiquette  —  I've recently been asked to clarify something about a few of the interviews I've done in the past.  When I've interviewed a writer, it's quite common that they will express an idea or sentiment to me that they have expressed before in their writing - and, almost always …
Ed Yong / Discover Blogs:
Am I a science journalist?  —  I've just spoken at the opening plenary of the second day of the World Conference of Science Journalists at Doha, Qatar.  It's a panel called “Am I a science journalist?"with myself, my fellow Discover blogger Chris Mooney, Mo Costandi, Homayoun Kheyri, and Cristine Russell.
Discussion: Poynter and Adam Westbrook
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.”
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 …
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 …
Florence Pichon / Editors Weblog:
Sylvain Parasie investigates where data journalists fit in at a traditional paper  —  Where exactly does data journalism fit in a traditional press organization?  Sylvain Parasie from Paris-Est University conducted research on this question, taking the case of the Chicago Tribune.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Philip Bump / Mediaite:
Soup Of The Day: Anthony De Rosa Is The Most Influential Social Mediaite You've Never Heard Of  —  The game started late.  A passing rain shower meant that it didn't get underway for an hour-and-a-half, past 8:30.  A lot of fans didn't stick around to see the first pitch.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Atlantic Wire
Tom Hals / Reuters:
Tribune's creditors make final bankruptcy pitch  —  (Reuters) - Two years after real-estate mogul Sam Zell's brief control of Tribune Co ended in bankruptcy, warring creditors made their final pitches on Monday for the best way to get the owner of the Los Angeles Times out of Chapter 11.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why is The Washington Post's iPad app still free?  —  When The Washington Post released its iPad app in November, the company said it would be free until mid-February.  That date passed more than four months ago, yet the app and content are still available for free in the iTunes Store.
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.
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 …
 
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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
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Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
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