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12:55 PM ET, June 29, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Confessions (strategies) of a branded journalist (or a journalist with a reputation, if you prefer)  —  Much of last week's discussion of journalistic “branding” focused on whether journalists should engage in something that sounds so much like marketing.  —  In this post, I want to address …
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 …
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” …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Awl Publisher David Cho Heeds the Call of Grantland  —  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 …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Chesapeake Energy fights bad PR by buying Promoted Tweets on Twitter  —  Chesapeake Energy was not pleased, to put it politely, with Sunday's New York Times story about the natural gas industry.  The piece quotes from company emails to suggest Chesapeake executives are overstating productivity and profitability.
Discussion: Hot Air
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
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Where Netflix streaming is thin, YouTube could rule  —  YouTube's video rental service is easy to use, offers high quality video and the quality in some categories is superior to Netflix.  The rub is the films are available for rent only on a per-film basis.
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
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
WSJ wins three Loebs; Bloomberg and NYTimes win two  —  The first two Loeb Awards — and three of the first four — announced Tuesday night went to Dow Jones & Co. news operations.  —  Julia Angwin, Emily Steel, Scott Thurm, Christina Tsuei, Paul Antonson, Jill Kirschenbaum and Jovi Juan …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Inside Higher Ed:
‘Times’ Ticks On  —  The New York Times Company plans to continue …
Discussion: LA Observed, Poynter and Forbes
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Rohde quits NYT to become Reuters columnist
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:
How you can use social machinery to power personalized news delivery
 Earlier Picks: 
David Weigel / Slate:
The RT network: Russia's answer to Fox News and MSNBC.
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
Journalists, take another look at Tumblr
Florence Pichon / Editors Weblog:
Sylvain Parasie investigates where data journalists fit in at a traditional paper
Discussion: Bloomberg