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12:40 PM ET, July 1, 2011

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James Robinson / Guardian:
Guardian and Observer to stop publishing international editions  —  Move designed to save costs as GNM focuses more editorial resources on digital presence  —  Guardian News & Media, the owner of the Guardian and the Observer newspapers, will stop publishing international editions from October.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Village Voice strike averted  —  Just heard from Village Voice Editor in Chief Tony Ortega that management has reached an agreement with the union representing its workers.  As reported previously here, Voice employees were getting 100 percent of their monthly premium paid by management.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
E.W. Scripps Co. issues Social Media Policy  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  The publisher of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville News Sentinel, and other newspapers (it owns TV stations, too) tells employees that “while the use of social media enhances the company's commitment to providing …
Discussion: GigaOM and B2B Memes
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Beck Uses Last Show on Fox to Allude to His New Venture  —  Glenn Beck spent his final day at the Fox News Channel thanking his viewers and colleagues and promoting his new Internet channel, GBTV, to the best of his contractual ability.  —  Mr. Beck, 47, who reached an agreement with Fox …
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Fox News to debut ‘The Five’ in Glenn Beck Timeslot
Jessica Lum / Readers' Representative Journal:
Social Media Day: Times reporters in 140 characters  —  In case you haven't gotten the memo (or tweet, email, message, text, etc.) Thursday is Social Media Day.  Social websites Twitter and Facebook haven't been around for even a decade, yet the sites have had a significant effect — locally and abroad — on news in the last year.
Discussion: Mashable and Poynter
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Is Sending Us Far More Referral Traffic Than Twitter.com Now  —  If I asked you which of the major social sites you thought sent us the most traffic, you might think it was Twitter.  After all, the TechCrunch Twitter account has over 1.7 million followers.
Discussion: Poynter and Journalism.co.uk
The Marquee Blog:
Ashton Kutcher in Twitter war with Village Voice  —  Ashton Kutcher's seven million-plus followers no doubt have been keeping an eye on their Twitter feeds today as the actor seems to have found himself in the midst of a Twitter war.  —  The 33-year-old actor fired off a series of statements …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Tweeting from a La-Z-Boy, An Unfinished Book Hits No. 1  —  In a feat that even the best-selling writers might envy, young-adult author John Green's latest novel is No. 1 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com even though he's still working on it from his comfy La-Z-Boy in Indianapolis.
The Atlantic Wire:
Maria Popova: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers to these questions.
Janon Fisher / Adweek:
NY Post Fires Reporter For Leaking  —  Readers weren't the only ones hurt by the New York Post's newsstand price hike this week.  —  After Adweek broke the news that the tabloid would cost an extra quarter on Monday, editor-in-chief Col Allan went on a rampage to root out our newsroom sources.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wire
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Gannett layoffs accelerated demise of InJersey hyperlocal news sites  —  When Ted Mann started Gannett's InJersey hyperlocal news sites two years ago, he wanted them to become a nexus of community conversation.  He envisioned that about half of the sites' content would come from Gannett staffers …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Facebook Credits Will Fuel TV Reality Show Votes  —  Imagine a future in which Facebook, because it's amassed a massive network of people engaging with entertainment brands, becomes the payment platform of choice for those interactions.  —  That future is starting now …
Mike Sullivan / MediaPost:
Why Now Is The Time To Shift TV Ad Dollars To Online Video  —  The advertising industry's focus is dramatically shifting.  Just a few years ago, ad buyer options were limited to print, mail, radio and TV advertising.  Today, few campaigns can be considered even remotely relevant or complete …
Michelle Dean / The Awl:
Tina Brown, Fanfiction And Princess Diana: Nine Observations  —  1. Before we proceed, we might all need to take a moment to acknowledge that we've reached the point in our culture where former editors of the New Yorker are writing fanfiction.  Publicly, I mean; who knows what William Shawn scribbled …
Discussion: Mixed Media
 
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