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1:25 AM ET, April 22, 2010


 Top News: 
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Washington Post tool integrates Facebook with its site  —  In a move to create a more social experience on its site, The Washington Post has launched a new tool that integrates Facebook with how users navigate the site, allowing users to “like” any story and follow what their friends like or share …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Facebook to Kill Facebook Connect  —  Facebook Connect, the company's tool for bringing your social graph to third-party websites, will soon be no more.  —  During a press conference today at Facebook's F8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Facebook Connect brand …
Discussion: Soup and tag me with a spoon
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Mike Allen, the Man the White House Wakes Up To  —  Before he goes to sleep, between 11 and midnight, Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, typically checks in by e-mail with the same reporter: Mike Allen of Politico, who is also the first reporter Pfeiffer corresponds with after he wakes up at 4:20.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Politico announces hires from NYO, NYP, Newsweek, other news outlets
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
Guardian's Emily Bell named director of Tow Center for Digital Journalism  —  Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism today announces that Emily Bell, Director of Digital Content for Britain's Guardian News and Media, has been named the Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
Discussion: Romenesko, Guardian and paidContent
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
The Guardian's Emily Bell Splits to Head Columbia Journalism School's Digital Center  —  Emily Bell, appearing here at the Association of Online Publishers' Digital Publishing Summit 2008, will head Columbia University's new digital journalism program (photo courtesy of AOP).
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Student journalists need to learn SEO more than they need AP style  —  By Robert Niles: Last week, journalists reacting to the Associated Press's announcement that it would replace “Web site” with “website” in the AP Stylebook pushed the phrase “AP Stylebook” onto Twitter's trending topics list.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
MSNBC Pulls the Plug on Donny Deutsch's Weeklong Anchoring Stint  —  A week-long anchoring stint on MSNBC by Donny Deutsch ended abruptly on Wednesday, and four people briefed on the decision said the cancellation stemmed from an unflattering mention of that channel's No. 1 anchor, Keith Olbermann, a day earlier.
Choire / The Awl:
Gabriel Snyder Now Executive Editor of ‘Newsweek’ Digital  —  Oh, it's a tricky job—as Devin Gordon found out.  The former editor of Gawker, however, is yet just the latest victim of the hiring thaw in Manhattan media!
Discussion: Digits and Gawker
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Risky Business: Omidyar's Hawaiian News Startup Civil Beat Comes With Steep Price Tag  —  It sounds as idyllic as the scenery: an online civic square launching May 4 where Hawaiians can, as founder Pierre Omdiyar explains, “learn about and better understand our home, the challenges we face …
Pierre Omidyar /
Welcome to Honolulu Civil Beat
Discussion: Business Week
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Hulu pushes forward with $9.95 subscription service  —  Hulu, the popular online site for watching television shows, plans to begin testing a subscription service as soon as May 24, according to people with knowledge of the plans.  —  Under the proposal, Hulu would continue to provide …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
State Of Gadget Media: Gawker's ‘Lost’ iPhone Story: Denton Would Do It Again  —  The big device news this week was Gizmodo's post about the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) engineer who lost a prototype for the next generation iPhone.  Naturally, that was the lead topic kicking off paidContent parent ContentNext's State …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
8M iPhone Gawker(s)
Discussion: BNET, Media Maverick, PRNewser and Gizmodo
New York Post:
CBS wants to take on ‘The View’  —  CBS President Les Moonves' wife, Julie Chen, could soon be the face of a new daytime panel chat show for mothers.  Chen — who has a son, Charlie, with Moonves — and “Roseanne” star and lesbian mom Sara Gilbert are preparing to shoot a pilot for the network for a show to rival ABC's “The View.”
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Free advice on how to charge for content  —  This column originally was published in the April edition of Editor & Publisher Magazine and is being reprinted with permission.  To subscribe to the magazine so you can see the full array of industry coverage when it first appears in print, click here.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Study: Marketers Shifting Online Budgets to Content Sites  —  Expect Ad Dollars to Flow as Recession Loosens Grip  —  NEW YORK (AdAge) — With their ability to cheaply reach eyeballs, online ad networks have commanded more money and attention from marketers in the past few years …
Anil Dash:
Know Your S**t: Ten Years of Twitter Ads  —  Last week, Twitter announced its new advertising system, called promoted tweets.  I was at Twitter's Chirp conference as a speaker, so I got an up-close look at the reaction to the big news, along with the (frankly, more interesting to me) announcements for developers and media.
Discussion: Social Media Today
Jason Fell / Folio:
Hearst Rolls Onto In-House Digital Content Platform  —  How publisher's digital back-end helped sell 10 million print subs.  —  Hearst Magazines Digital Media recently relaunched Popular Mechanics' Web site, which now operates on a multi-component digital platform the company developed and built in-house.
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
Jeff Jarvis: Online comments should be more like Twitter  —  At the 140 Character Conference in New York this week, Jeff Jarvis had a bone to pick with the media industry (surprise!).  This time, his issue is with comments.  Namely, he thinks the process of commenting online is broken.
Discussion: BuzzMachine and NYConvergence
David Cohen / WebNewser:
The Florida Independent Names Editor for Its June 1 Launch  —  The American Independent News Network named an editor for The Florida Independent, which will launch June 1, tapping Cooper Levey-Baker, who is currently editor of an alternative weekly newspaper in Sarasota, Fla., Creative Loafing.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Rolling Stone Publisher Schenck Headed to Condé Nast  —  Will Schenck is leaving Wenner Media, where he was publisher of Rolling Stone, to become vp, chief revenue officer of Fairchild Fashion Group, Condé Nast's fashion B2B unit.  —  Schenck is a vet of Condé Nast …
Discussion: MinOnline and FishbowlNY
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Media Temple Raises $15 Million, Hungry For New Acquisitions  —  Virtualization provider Media Temple has raised $15 million from a group of investors led by Triangle Capital (also includes GMB Mezzanine Capital).  Founded in 1998, Media Temple is a web hosting and software service provider …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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Discussion: WebNewser and Gawker
John Koblin / New York Observer:
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Discussion: Romenesko, The Awl and FishbowlNY
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
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Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Biz News
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Carl DiOrio / Hollywood Reporter:
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Gibbs: I Love the Press
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
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Discussion: Company Town and Blogs and Stories