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7:10 AM ET, June 19, 2012

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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Android sensory data, streaming breaking news, and better real-time filters: The winners of the 2012 Knight News Challenge  —  At the 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference (livestream here), the winners of the latest round of the Knight News Challenge have just been announced.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The future of news: Mobile, video, data — and crowdsourced  —  The Knight Foundation, a non-profit entity that is one of the biggest funders of journalism and media-related projects in the United States, announced the winners of the first round of its Knight News Challenge on Monday in Massachusetts …
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Is it time to pull the plug on Web publishing pioneer Salon.com?  —  Way, way back in 1995, a group of publishing pioneers had the crazy idea that maybe they could start an online magazine that would revolutionize journalism.  Salon.com was born, drew enormous buzz, produced some stellar journalism and managed to hold an IPO.
Discussion: Guardian
Mark Harris / Vulture:
TV's Best Talker: Aaron Sorkin on The Newsroom, Sorkinism, and Sounding Smart  —  On June 24, HBO will air the debut of The Newsroom, the first cable series from Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and writer of The Social Network.
Steve Krakauer / CNN:
Glenn Beck drops his name from Web network, promises media ‘revolution’  —  (CNN) — Hugely successful and often controversial, Glenn Beck is a man full of complexities.  —  He points the finger in his new book “Cowards” but calls for “Restoring Love” in his upcoming rally.
Discussion: Adweek, Mediaite, TVNewser and Erik Wemple
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Study: Tablet users more likely to buy magazines, e-books than news, newspapers  —  New research published today answers some key questions about what kinds of content tablet users consume, and what they're willing to buy.  The survey, funded by the Online Publishers Association …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Social Olympic Ambition, Explore London 2012: A Dedicated Athlete Portal, But No Ads  —  A lot of Londoners (me included) haven't been able to get tickets to the London Olympics this summer.  But we'll all get something else, Facebook announced today.
New York Times:
Klein Returns Full Time to Education Work at News Corp., Leaving Investigative Role  —  Joel I. Klein, who had been heading up the committee at News Corporation charged with investigating its role in the phone-hacking scandal in Britain, is leaving that position to concentrate full time on the company's education division.
Discussion: Media & Entertainment
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:   News Corp top lawyer to oversee hacking committee
Rick Anderson / The Daily Weekly:
‘We Could Lose Crosscut’: David Brewster Says New Business Model is Needed to Save Website  —  Pay cuts, staff cuts, fewer stories, reduced production - it sounds a lot like the daily newspaper business, what's left of it.  But those are the sad words of David Brewster, publisher of the five-year-old electronic newspaper, Crosscut.com.
Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:
ASNE Retools for the Future  —  With a new executive director and a new home, the organization, like the industry it serves, is broadening its mission for the digital age.  Fri., June 15, 2012.  —  Michaelle Bond (mbond@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.
Charlotte Cowles / New York Magazine:
Cat Marnell on Jane Pratt, Her Book, and Splitting From xoJane.com  —  Talking to infamous editor Cat Marnell, known for ruthlessly honest, intelligent writing about beauty and, by proxy, her own drug addiction, is a surreal experience.  She's clever, candid, funny, and says that she's …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN Switches Up 12 PM Format, Launches ‘Newsroom International’  —  During the work day (9am-4pmET), CNN has long relied on “CNN Newsroom” to bridge the gap between its morning shows and “The Situation Room.”  Now the network seems to be switching it up a little bit, tweaking the long-running format.
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
NewsDiffs Shows Changes Made to New York Times Articles After They're Published  —  Back in October, the New York Times made substantial changes to a report about Occupy Wall Street protesters marching over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Version one opened with: “After allowing them onto the bridge …
Discussion: Melville House Books and Poynter
Dylan Byers / Politico:
TNR hires Julia Ioffe, Tablet's Marc Tracy  —  The New Republic is continuing ts hiring spree with three new hires, including a marquee steal from The New Yorker.  —  Julia Ioffe, a contributor to The New Yorker and Foreign Policy, and Tablet's Marc Tracy will both join the magazine as staff writers, POLITICO has learned.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:   Newsweek hires ex-TNR ed Richard Just
 
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Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
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John Cook / Gawker:
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Two more hacking files given to CPS
Discussion: The Independent
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Times-Picayune journalists to receive new job descriptions Monday
Jim Romenesko:
Martin Dickson named Financial Times U.S. managing editor
Discussion: The Corsair and Capital New York
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jill Abramson: Leak prosecutions threaten to ‘rob the public of vital information’
Discussion: Boston Globe
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Seth Godin's Kickstarter campaign for new book beats $40k goal in 3.5 hours
Discussion: Seth's Blog, TeleRead, Forbes and Mashable!
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Poor, Reclusive Publisher With No Viewpoint Would Be A First