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5:10 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 …
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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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
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 …
Discussion: Betabeat, VentureBeat and Electronista
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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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.”
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 …
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.
blogs.journalism.co.uk:
ScribbleLive: Four ways to make money from liveblogging  —  Liveblogging platform ScribbleLive claims to have come up with four different ways that news organisations can make money from liveblogging, a form of reporting described by Matt Wells, blogs editor of the Guardian, as …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Not That New York Magazine Is Gloating About Poaching Frank Rich From The New York Times or Anything...  Former Star Times Columnist Gets His Own Mini Outdoor Campaign  —  Nearly four months ago, New York magazine rocked the Manhattan media world by poaching star op-ed columnist Frank Rich from The New York Times.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
This Just In: How Your House Is Faring  —  Many of the residents who have fled Minot, N.D., where thousands of buildings have been swallowed by the Souris River, have turned to a modest, family-run enterprise to check the status of their homes: the tiny local television station.
Discussion: Save the News Blog and TVSpy
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 …
 
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
What I learned from the Facebook Page experiment - and what happens next
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
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Centaur Media axes print versions of New Media Age and Design Week
Discussion: paidContent:UK
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
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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
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd: 'The media is flat; we're all sort of equal'
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
The Atlantic Wire:
Joan Walsh: What I Read
Wall Street Journal:
Meredith Expands Its Menu
 

 
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Simon Willison / Simon Willison's Weblog:
GPT-4o mini costs $0.15 per 1M input tokens and $0.60 per 1M output tokens, prices lower than those of Claude 3 Haiku and Gemini 1.5 Flash

Shashank Pathak / Entrackr:
Google cuts the Maps API pricing for Indian devs by ~70% and starts accepting payments in Indian rupee, after Ola unveiled one-year free dev access to Ola Maps

Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says its goo.gl URL shortener links will stop working after August 25, 2025, after it stopped generating new goo.gl URLs in March 2019

 
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