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6:40 PM ET, June 10, 2012

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC  —  Dylan Ratigan, the opinionated and sometimes hotheaded television host, is leaving MSNBC, the cable channel where he has worked for the last three years.  —  Mr. Ratigan, whose news analysis show is now broadcast at 4 p.m. Eastern time, said in a telephone interview …
Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:
For Newspapers, a Less than Daily Future  —  Experts see the reduced publishing schedule for Newhouse papers in New Orleans and Alabama as a precursor of things to come.  Thurs., June 7, 2012.  —  Michaelle Bond (mbond@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.
Discussion: TheLensNola.org and Save the News
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Dan Mitchell / Fortune:
Profits aren't the only consideration for newspapers  —  It might make sense for some newspapers in some cities to quickly switch to digital.  It doesn't make sense in New Orleans.  —  FORTUNE — One of the challenges of discussing the besieged newspaper business is that it's not like just any business, or it shouldn't be.
Discussion: Capital New York
Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:
Newhouse: Staying the Course in New Orleans
Discussion: Poynter
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.
Robin Bravender / Politico:
Woodward, Bernstein caution against ‘witch hunt’ on leaks  —  Famed investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on Sunday cautioned against creating a “witch hunt” for reporters and their sources amid the growing controversy surrounding national security leaks.
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
For U.S. Inquiries on Leaks, a Difficult Road to Prosecution  —  WASHINGTON — Anger over leaks of government secrets and calls for prosecution have once again engulfed the nation's capital.  Under bipartisan pressure for a crackdown, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday announced …
Associated Press:
Attorney General Holder appoints 2 US attorneys to lead leak probes
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Hill
Richard Ting / The Atlantic Online:
Why Mobile Will Dominate the Future of Media and Advertising  —  We're about to enter a world where there are more tablets and smart phones than PCs.  If you're in the mobile advertising business, your rocket ship takes off in five, four, three ...  This is the dawn of the smartphone age.
Discussion: Noted
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
WSJ Editorial Board Readies Live Video Show from D.C. Bureau  —  The Wall Street Journal, which has been expanding its daily live video programming to more than five hours, with a show from New York and a new one from Hong Kong, will debut a weekly live show from the paper's DC bureau featuring …
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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: Sarah Hartley and Street Fight
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”
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.
 
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