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12:05 PM ET, June 30, 2011

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Tim Mak / The Politico:
Mark Halperin apologizes for Obama gaffe  —  Mark Halperin, editor-at-large for Time, called President Obama “a dick” on Thursday on a popular MSNBC morning show and then quickly apologized.  —  “I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is a senior political analyst for MSNBC …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the British invasion  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  With the United Kingdom one of the countries suffering the economic doldrums …
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Could Twitter have saved Arrested Development?  —  If Twitter had been as popular in 2006 as it is today, would Arrested Development still be on the air?  That's one of the questions that came to mind today when I read a new report from eMarketer that shows how both TV viewers and broadcasters are using social media these days.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Birthers Sue Esquire Over Parody, Seeking More than $200 Million  —  Joseph Farah and Jerome Corsi have some pretty interesting beliefs.  They believe there's no proof Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.  * They also believe Hearst Corp. and a writer it employs ought to pay them hundreds …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Next Issue Media Works To Build The Storefront Before The Audience Arrives  —  Magazine joint venture Next Issue Media is adding six titles to its digital storefront on the Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android-powered Samsung Galaxy as it unveils an integrated app that allows users to keep their digital reads …
Discussion: CNET News
ap.org:
The Associated Press announces agreements to expand access in North Korea  —  The Associated Press today announced agreements with the Korea Central News Agency, including one to open an AP news bureau in Pyongyang.  —  Leaders of the two news organizations held discussions during …
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
Peter Perl: 'I haven't been fired or suspended or fined' for keeping Vargas secret  —  The Washington Post will reassign some of Peter Perl's duties, but won't demote or suspend the assistant managing editor, who knew that Jose Vargas was an undocumented immigrant, but kept it a secret for seven years.
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Editors as the new audience specialist  —  I recently met an audience development manager at a major B2B media company, who explained his job to this effect: “We're the ones who get the audience for those of you in editorial to write about.”  —  When you put it that way, it intrigued me.
Discussion: The Buttry Diary
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Village Voice Union: If We Strike, We're Starting a Competitor on Tumblr  —  When media workers go on strike, they know how to get the word out.  Village Voice employees are threatening a strike this week because of diminishing salaries and cuts to staff.  But here's an interesting twist!
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Curiosity made collaborative: Apture's “Hotspots” feature brings crowdsourcing to link generation  —  How many times has this happened to you?  You're reading an article online, and you come across a word or a reference you don't know — or a topic or term you want to learn more about — but it's not hyperlinked.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Flipboard 1.5 Integrates LinkedIn, Adds A Content Guide For Curated News Browsing  —  An update to social news viewing app Flipboard goes live in the app store today, with a new souped up 1.5 version that optimizes the reader experience even further.  Earlier this week we had the chance …
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
‘Anderson’ to Show Lighter Side of CNN Host  —  Cooper will continue to travel, tape three days a week to balance schedule  —  New York — Now that Anderson Cooper is launching a syndicated daytime talk show, he can finally reveal how much he likes the Real Housewives franchise.
Yahoo! News:
Glenn Beck's future, and Fox News Channel's without him  —  It was supposed to be a quaint summer evening outdoors with the family.  Green grass.  Golden sunset.  Picnic baskets.  Old Hitchcock movie under the stars.  —  But to hear Glenn Beck tell it, the scene at Manhattan's Bryant Park Monday evening was more like a lynching.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Caroline Little To Succeed John Sturm As Head Of Newspaper Association  —  Caroline Little, who stepped down as the head of paidContent parent ContentNext last March, will succeed John Sturm as president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America.  Sturm announced last week that he would be stepping down in September.
 
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