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11:45 AM ET, June 8, 2012


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Kevin Allman, editor of New Orleans alt-weekly ‘The Gambit,’ talks about ‘Times-Picayune’ troubles  —  Wherever there's big U.S. news, there's a small local paper that stands to enter the spotlight.  —  With the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal, it was The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Penn. …
Discussion: Fortune
Josh Stearns / CJR:
New Orleans and the future of news
Julie Moos / Poynter:
'I'm not going to read the paper online': New Orleans photographer documents locals reading the Times-Picayune
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Time Warner mulling leadership change at CNN  —  Time Warner brass is succession planning at CNN, but no one's walking the plank just yet.  —  Senior management is putting together a short list of potential candidates to run CNN Worldwide to end the ratings death spiral at the flagship news channel, several sources confirm.
Insight: Intel's plans for virtual TV come into focus  —  (Reuters) - Intel is counting on facial-recognition technology for targeted ads and a team of veteran entertainment dealmakers to win over reluctant media partners for its new virtual television service.
Discussion: VentureBeat, AllThingsD and Engadget
Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:
Bang the Trend Slowly  —  Several institutions exist to check the veracity of political statements:, PolitiFact, The Washington Post's Fact Checker, and the classic Snopes.  Now, The Atlantic Wire would like to inaugurate a fact-checking apparatus to cover the only assertions …
Discussion: @jeffjarvis and @jackshafer
Emma Gardner / Lean Back 2.0:
Quartz: The new digital-only publication with the tablet in mind  —  As we have noted on this blog before, a number of venerable magazines are inching toward existing primarily in the digital space.  Quartz, the new business publication from the Atlantic Media Company, is making the digital leap entirely.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
NewsBeast Loses Digital Honcho  —  The NewsBeast's Daniel Blackman, a Google vet who became chief digital officer a little over a year ago, has left the company.  Insiders said he was pushed out; Blackman couldn't be reached.  —  His departure comes at a time when the Daily Beast is experiencing …
Felix Salmon:
Blogonomics: Syndication  —  Last week, the Economist's Ryan Avent sparked a storm in a Twitter teacup with this tweet: … It turned out, over the course of the ensuing conversation, that Business Insider's material from the Economist — and from Reuters, for that matter …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
Chuck Klosterman Is The New York Times Magazine's New Ethicist  —  Update (2:04 p.m. EDT): Klosterman, a music and culture critic best known for his Esquire column Chuck Klosterman's America and the book Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, confirmed via email that he starts his new gig this weekend.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times' new Ethicist Chuck Klosterman: 'I always prefer discussing other people's problems'
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
One year in, Bloomberg View still ‘fairly fluid’  —  David Shipley's been Bloomberg View's top editor since last September, when Jamie Rubin left the organization after reportedly clashing with colleagues.  The opinion site, launched on May 25, 2011, earned its first Pulitzer Prize nominations this spring …
Reporters without orders  —  Can journalism funded by private generosity compensate for the decline of the commercial kind?  —  from the print edition  —  BANDITS, terrorists, clan rivalries, lawless security forces and corrupt officials make Russia's north Caucasus the murkiest part of an often opaque country.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The New York Times: Barack Obama's not leaking to us  —  Caught in the crosshairs of a contentious dispute between the White House and Congress, The New York Times is vowing to charge ahead with its coverage of developments in U.S. national security - and denying that the paper is on the receiving end …
The Huffington Post:
Dianne Feinstein, Saxby Chambliss Promise To Crack Down On National Security Leaks
Discussion: New York Times
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Sometimes, less is more in a world of information overload  —  From time to time I'll Gchat with general manager Jake Levine about future-of-news things.  Today I quizzed him about what he learned from Last Great Thing, a 20-day experiment in which Internet tastemakers shared one and only one great thing every day.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Ray Bradbury wasn't a digital dinosaur; e-backlist coming  —  Ray Bradbury was right about so many things and spellbinding about so many others that it almost hurts to write this: Ray Bradbury was wrong when it came to reading.  But then I also get to tell you this: he changed his mind.
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Why HBO is once again TV's most relevant network  —  It was just one more small step for TV Everywhere.  HBO Go will now be available on yet another tablet, the Kindle Fire, through eight out of the top 10 pay TV services in the U.S.  —  And it was just one more incremental move for HBO …
Discussion: GigaOM and The Corsair
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wilson Quarterly is ending print publication, moving to digital
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Slate doubles down on podcasts, courting niche audiences and happy advertisers
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
‘Entertainment Weekly’ Cuts Staff
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Don't just liquidate your newspapers — reinvent them
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Leonard Downie Jr / Washington Post:
Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The ‘Times’ shuffles the deck, again, on the education beat
Jim Romenesko:
Winners of Livingston Awards announced