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2:50 PM ET, June 29, 2011


 Top News: 
Amanda Chang / Inside Search:
Highlighting content creators in search results  —  Many of you create great content on the web, and we work hard to make that content discoverable on Google.  Today, we will start highlighting the people creating this content in search results.  —  Why?
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google's Search Results Now Highlight Content Creators
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Jill Abramson's First Task: Stop the Times Defections  —  When Jill Abramson replaces Bill Keller at the end of the summer, she will not only be the first female executive editor to run the Grey Lady, but the first Times editor who will have to really sweat keeping the paper's talented journalists from jumping ship.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Chris Suellentrop joins Yahoo! News blog network from New York Times Magazine
su2011: New online open newsroom a hit for Swedish newspaper  —  A pioneering Swedish newspaper that involves its readers in the daily editorial decision-making process says the new approach has been a massive hit with users and advertisers.  —  Norran, a large regional daily in the north of Sweden …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Awl Publisher David Cho Heeds the Call of Grantland [Updated]  —  David Cho is stepping down from his position as publisher of The Awl.  He is relocating to Los Angeles on Sunday to work for Bill Simmons at Grantland, he told friends in a mass e-mail.  —  Mr. Cho did not specify whether the position is business side or editorial.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wire
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Fark creator: 'MSM is still in the driver's seat'  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  I recently noticed from Facebook status updates and Foursquare check-ins that Fark creator Drew Curtis was spending some time at UC Berkeley.  I asked him about his recent travels away from Fark's headquarters (Curtis' home) in Lexington, Kentucky.
su2011: Forget hyperlocal, the future's ‘hyperpersonal’  —  A new era of online publishing where readers are served ‘hyperpersonal’ news directly linked to their interests is taking shape, according to a consultant for world publishing body WAN-IFRA.  —  Stephan Minard told …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Confessions (strategies) of a branded journalist (or a journalist with a reputation, if you prefer)  —  Update: Joe Grimm is leading a workshop on building your personal brand.  —  Much of last week's discussion of journalistic “branding” focused on whether journalists should engage in something that sounds so much like marketing.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Daily News firings fuel white knight rumors  —  While the Daily News com pleted its move to new and nicer facilities downtown in recent weeks, that hasn't stopped some familiar themes from emerging: longtime executives are still getting whacked and the ever-present rumor mill is churning …
Discussion: Adweek
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
The Voice steps up social media for final shows  —  NBC's The Voice has been airing live episodes (East Coast) as it nears its season finale this Wednesday night, and the show is featuring a social media room to shine a spotlight on live Twitter reaction.  Hosted by “social media guru” …
Chris Schreiber / Mashable!:
5 Ways the Advertising Industry Is Preparing for a Digital Future  —  Chris Schreiber is director of marketing at social video advertising company Sharethrough.  A leading expert on social content strategy, Chris recently presented a two-hour workshop on viral video at the Cannes Lions festival …
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
The Gaga Effect Spreads to Tumblr  —  Is there any technology platform that Lady Gaga, the eccentric and entertaining pop songstress, can't dominate?  She's already appeared in a commercial for Google Chrome, debuted her own game on Farmville, crashed Amazon's servers and partnered with companies …
Discussion: Betabeat, Rolling Stone and
Susannah Breslin / Pink Slipped:
How to Be a Journalist in 2011  —  Earlier this month, I offered one young female journalist $100 to write a guest post for this blog.  Out of nearly 50 story pitches, I chose Lauren Rae Orsini, 24, a Washington, DC-based multimedia journalist, geek blogger, and web designer who covers anime, geekdom, and fandom.
Discussion: Kotaku
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
AOL Music Drops CBS Radio For Slacker  —  The popularity of online audio is matched only by the fleeting nature of deals in the space.  The AOL Huffington Post Media Group says AOL Music is parting ways with CBS Radio, its online streaming audio partner for the past three years …
Discussion: Company Town and Media Week
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Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
WSJ wins three Loebs; Bloomberg and NYTimes win two
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Chesapeake Energy fights bad PR by buying Promoted Tweets on Twitter
Discussion: Hot Air
Inside Higher Ed:
‘Times’ Ticks On  —  The New York Times Company plans to continue …
Discussion: LA Observed, Poynter and Forbes
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
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Discussion: Mixed Media
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google plans for “the second phase of the display ad revolution” with a focus on smartphones and tablets
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
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