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9:00 PM ET, May 21, 2012


 Top News: 
Erik Wemple:
New York Times public editor to leave in September  —  New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane will leave his position on Sept. 1 of this year, completing a two-year term as in-house watchdog for the paper.  The departure means that Brisbane will not serve the one-year option on his contract …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
NPR creates news applications team as part of strategy for ‘multimedia audio’  —  NPR announced to staff Monday that it is creating a team to build news applications and has hired the Chicago Tribune's Brian Boyer to lead it.  —  The announcement represents a big bet on news applications …
Press Gazette:
Tessa Jowell suggests Daily Mail, Evening Standard and Sunday Times involved in hacking  —  Former cabinet minister Tessa Jowell attempted to drag the Daily Mail, Evening Standard and The Sunday Times into the phone-hacking scandal today.  —  Jowell claimed that stories appeared in the News …
Discussion: @rosschawkins and Guardian
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Phone hacking: 7/7 bombing victim sues News of the World publisher
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Getty photographer injured, journalists detained at NATO protests in Chicago  —  Getty photographer Scott Olson was hit on the head by a police baton while covering protests at NATO's summit in Chicago on Sunday.  A photo of Olson shows blood running down the side of his head and a gash at his crown.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Limbaugh takes post-Fluke ratings hit  —  Rush Limbaugh took a significant ratings hit in some key radio markets last month in the wake of the Sandra Fluke controversy.  —  The conservative radio host's ratings fell 27 percent in the key 25-54 demo in New York City, 31 percent in Houston-Galveston …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Huffington Post live video strategy takes shape with new hires, a new name  —  Huffington Post staffers got a progress report last week on the site's plans for live streaming video.  Originally billed during a splashy press event back in February as The Huffington Post Streaming Network …
Discussion: paidContent
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
New Biography of CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Dents His Halo  —  Junkets.  A liberal bias.  And unconscionable shading of a major story.  A new biography reveals how much has changed in America's news culture.  —  In the early 1970s, the most trusted man in America did a very untrustworthy thing.
David Carr / New York Times:
The Atavist Matures as a Publisher and a Platform  —  It sounds like the setup for a very old, stale joke.  Three guys walked into a bar in Brooklyn to complain about the state of journalism ... except by the time these guys were done chatting and plotting, they had come up with an actual business.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Are Things Finally Looking Up For Yahoo?  —  If Scott Thompson's five-month tenure as CEO of Yahoo is remembered at all, it will most likely be as a punch line.  But could it be that Thompson, pushed out last week after getting caught with a false degree on his resume, was exactly the CEO Yahoo needed at this particular moment?
Discussion: AdAge
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
The Financial Times predicts more digital subscribers than it sells print copies by end of year  —  By the end of the year, the Financial Times could have more digital subscribers than it sells print copies,'s managing director Rob Grimshaw predicted this week during an on-stage interview …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:@jmachats
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
comScore: 1 In 5 Videos Viewed Online Last Month Was An Ad  —  According to online analytics company comScore, Americans watched 37 billion online videos on sites like YouTube, Yahoo and Facebook in April.  In total, 181 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 1,307 minutes of online videos last month.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Hulu unveils lineup of original, exclusive shows  —  The online video site continues to expand its library of original content with three original shows and seven exclusive ones.  —  Follow @RogerWCheng  —  Hulu hopes summer reruns will have viewers tuning into its website for original shows.
Sarah Marshall /
Researchers developing ‘smart’ newspaper that responds to touch  —  University of Central Lancashire-led project aims to create 'the world's first internet-enabled newspaper'  —  A research project led by the University of Central Lancashire is creating what it believes to be the first internet-enabled newspaper.
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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Supreme Court to decide if journalists can sue over warrantless wiretaps
Discussion: New York Times
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Time Warner Cable Head Sides With TV Networks Over Ad-Erasing Technology
Discussion: Multichannel
Meghan Neal / NY Daily News:
‘Rocky’ producer to make Rebekah Brooks film about the famed news exec's downfall
Discussion: Washington Post
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Doug Frantz Becomes Washington Post National Security Editor
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Discussion: @edpilkington and Garcia Media