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9:00 AM ET, June 11, 2012

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Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Politico to Expand Its Subscription Service  —  Just as print publications across North America are cutting newsroom staff and daily publication schedules, Politico is expanding.  —  This week, the news outlet is starting to hire 20 more reporters and editors to help increase its coverage on the economy and military.
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 …
David Carr / New York Times:
San Diego Union-Tribune Open About Its Pro-Business Motives  —  There is a growing worry that the falling value and failing business models of many American newspapers could lead to a situation where moneyed interests buy papers and use them to prosecute a political and commercial agenda.
Discussion: @mathewi, @jayrosen_nyu and @jeffjarvis
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
A Sports Aggregator Finds a Home: Gannett Buys Quickish  —  The folks at Gannett, the newspaper publisher best known as the people who bring you USA Today, also want to be known for online sports.  Here's another move in that direction: The company's USA Today Sports Media Group has acquired Quickish …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
TV Content Ratings System Set to Expand to Web  —  The black labels that tell families what to expect from network television shows will start to appear on the Internet streams of those shows, too.  —  The expansion of the TV content ratings system is expected to be announced by the major broadcast networks on Monday morning.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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.
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Dan Mitchell / Fortune:   Profits aren't the only consideration for newspapers
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
Michael Wolf / GigaOM:
Introducing GigaOM Books  —  Here at GigaOM, we've followed the tectonic shifts happening in book publishing pretty closely.  From Laura Owen's great daily analysis of all things e-books to Mathew's thoughtful takes on how publishers are adapting, to the occasional analysis from yours truly …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why the Oregon Daily Emerald is transforming what it means to be a college newspaper  —  When newspapers cut back on their print product it's big news.  When the New Orleans Times-Picayune — not to mention three other Newhouse newspapers in Alabama — announced it was reducing its print production …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Beck Renews His Radio Deal  —  Glenn Beck, who departed Fox News last year and started his own Internet television network, is sticking with his radio network partner.  —  His company, Mercury Radio Arts, will announce on Monday that it has renewed its contract with Premiere Networks …
Discussion: Mediaite
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Forbes's Web Expansion Comes With Some Growing Pains  —  Forbes.com has expanded rapidly over the last two years, building up a network of 900 freelance contributors (some paid, some not) and increasing its story count by roughly 45%.  That growth has come with some measurable benefits …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Google Ends Legal Dispute With French Authors Over Book Scans  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the world's largest search engine, ended a legal dispute with a French authors' group over the U.S. company's scanning of books.  Google will financially support the SGDL Society of Authors' development …
Reuters:
Gordon Brown challenges Murdoch for misleading inquiry  —  (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Monday of misleading a government-sponsored inquiry into press ethics with incorrect testimony alleging Brown had threatened war against Murdoch's company.
Amanda Hess / Poynter:
Why 88% of books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white authors  —  Last week, The Rumpus published a piece by Roxane Gay titled “Where Things Stand,” in which Gay reported that nearly 90 percent of books reviewed in The New York Times are written by whites.
 
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