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3:23 AM ET, June 10, 2012

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Rishad Tobaccowala / Lean Back 2.0:
Why the tablet worsens the magazine industry's headache  —  Many on this blog have proclaimed the tablet to be the publishing industry's savior; however, I'm skeptical as I have watched my own and others' usage of content on the tablet.  We now hear of Conde Nast slowing down on iPad development and …
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Economist:
The threat of the internet has forced magazines to get smarter  —  “PRINT is dead” was a common refrain a couple of years ago.  The costly print advertisements that kept magazines and newspapers alive were migrating to the web, where they earned only pennies on the dollar.
Nitya Rajan / Beet.TV:
WSJ Social Media Editor: Structured Use Of Twitter Puts Him One Step Ahead  —  Using Twitter in a structured way, puts him one step ahead of the game says The Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) new Social Media Editor Neal Mann, in this video interview with Beet.TV
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Comcast Is Said to Be Mulling Bid for BSkyB  —  Updated Comcast is exploring whether the British Sky Broadcasting Group, Britain's largest satellite broadcaster and a lucrative pay TV asset 39 percent owned by News Corporation, could become available for purchase, according to several people briefed on the company's strategic thinking.
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Deadline Hollywood:
Comcast CFO: Report That Comcast Pondering BSkyB Buy Is “Rubbish”  —  Comcast's CFO is slamming a New York Times report that the company is weighing a possible purchase of BSkyB.  “This is complete rubbish”, Michael Angelakis, Comcast's vice chairman and chief financial officer, told the Times today.
Antonio Jimenez / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In the Netherlands, a Patch-like hyperlocal network is making money and nearing profit  —  In the United States, there are any number of individual hyperlocal sites that are proving sustainable — Berkeleyside, West Seattle Blog, and the like.  What's proved more elusive …
Discussion: Street Fight and Sarah Hartley
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Murdoch's Australian news chief rejects beefed up regulation  —  A debate in Australia about the appropriate powers for a press regulator may be a pointer to News International's views on the outcome of the Leveson inquiry.  —  Campbell Reid, the editorial director of Rupert Murdoch's Australian outfit …
Associated Press:
Attorney General Holder appoints 2 US attorneys to lead leak probes  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday appointed two U.S. attorneys to lead a pair of criminal investigations into possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information.
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Steve Outing:
It's not a ‘paywall’ when it's ‘freemium’  —  The word “paywall” as applied to news websites sucks.  It's a negative word.  If a consumer hears that a favorite news site is putting up a “paywall,” the response is highly likely to be: avoid!  —  Some news-site user monetization systems truly are “paywalls.”
Discussion: Techdirt and @yurivictor
Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:
Newhouse: Staying the Course in New Orleans  —  Despite the public outcry against its plan to reduce publication of the Times-Picayune to three days a week, the company is not backing down.  Fri., June 8, 2012.  —  Michaelle Bond (mbond@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.
Discussion: Poynter
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Mashable Execs Are Preparing For A Sale To CNN, Auditing Financials And Discussing Integration  —  Over the past few days, Mashable executives have been busily preparing for an acquisition by CNN, two sources say.  —  One source tells us that Mashable has audited its finances and sent them to Turner.
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Europe Preparing to File Charges in Universal-E.M.I. Deal  —  PARIS — The European Commission intends to file an antitrust complaint against Universal Music Group's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of the E.M.I. music recording business, a top commissioner said Friday, citing concerns that the deal would reduce competition.
 
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A brief history of Car Talk: “They've changed the way people see public radio in America”
Discussion: NPR and Tampa Bay Times
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Tribune Judge May Rule On Bankruptcy Exit Plan By July
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Should the mainstream media see Twitter as competition?
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, Thanks:@mathewi