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6:30 PM ET, June 15, 2010

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Lauren Goode / Digits:
Internet Is Set to Overtake Newspapers in Ad Revenue  —  The Internet is poised to overtake newspapers as the second-largest U.S. advertising medium by revenue behind television, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2010 to 2014.
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Magazine Print Ad Revenue Will Ebb Until 2013, Outlook Says
Discussion: Strupp
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times Plans Public Beta Site for Its Experiments  —  A Place to Test Products Without Disrupting the Main Site  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The New York Times is building a public beta testing site where it will experiment with new ideas and applications before deciding whether they deserve to go live on NYTimes.com.
Joseph De Avila / Wall Street Journal:
City Launches New Effort to Aid Media Sector  —  The Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Columbia University and the city plan to open a new lab that will aim to stimulate the local media industry, city officials said Monday.  —  The NYC Media Lab is the latest of several steps …
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
48 HR Magazine: “CBS Is Being Unreasonable”  —  On Friday, June 11, Mat Honan, one of the creators of 48 HR—the new San Francisco-based experimental magazine that gets put together in literally two days—Tweeted the following:  —  “CBS is going to try to f*ck us pretty hard.
Discussion: Media Decoder
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/ Lindsay Robertson:
CBS vs 48 Hours Magazine: Team Goliath
Discussion: Emptyage
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Exclusive: ABC Has Doubled the Number of Ads in Its iPad App; ABC.com Will Be Next  —  Yesterday ABC began implementing a new ad policy for its popular iPad app, which up to doubles the number of ads included per episode.  ABC intends to apply the new ad policy to programs viewed on ABC.com soon as well.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Before Subsidizing Movies, States Scrutinize the Message  —  LOS ANGELES — When Andrew van den Houten got a letter two weeks ago rejecting his request for Michigan public money to help finance his latest horror movie, “The Woman,” it came with an admonition about the state's good name.
New York Post:
Shrinking CNN taps Spitzer, Morgan  —  Ted Turner must be flinging his remote at the wall in despair.  CNN, the cable network he founded, is poised to turn its prime-time schedule over to two disgraced public figures, ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former British tabloid editor Piers Morgan, in its desperate bid to restore lost ratings.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Hulu for Magazines” Gets a CEO: Good Luck, Morgan Guenther!  —  Remember Next Issue Media, the “Hulu for magazines” joint venture that was supposed to help the big publishers negotiate with the likes of Apple and Amazon in the e-reader market?  It has been awfully quiet for a long time …
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: On the Actual Ideology of the American Press  —  That it's easy to describe the ideology of the press is a point on which the left, the right and the profession of journalism converge.  I disagree.  I think it's tricky.
Discussion: Romenesko, Salon and Scripting News
The Times:
Welcome to thetimes.co.uk  —  Last month we launched thetimes.co.uk and thesundaytimes.co.uk.  If you haven't already, you can still register for a free trial of the websites before we soon start charging for access.  It's your chance to sample Times coverage of breaking news from all over the world …
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GordonMacMillan / The Wall Blog:
News International closes Times Online
Discussion: Techdirt
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
White House Will Answer Your Oil Spill Questions from YouTube Tonight  —  At 8pm ET tonight, President Obama plans to address the nation about the BP oil spill from the Oval Office.  In addition, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs will also answer questions from YouTube users right after the president's address.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Get Your Porn App Into iTunes: Wrap a Newspaper Around It  —  Steve Jobs wants to keep porn out of his iTunes App Store.  But not all porn.  At least if you define porn as “half-naked shots of unknown British models.”  —  Because that's what you get with the new iPad app from The Sun.
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
First Look & Gallery: The Sun Launches £4.99-A-Month iPad Edition
Jim Lynch:
The Safari Reader Arms Race  —  Last week I caught a lot of heat for my column about Apple's Weapon of Mass Destruction.  The column seemed to go a bit viral and I got quite a lot of visitors, many of whom were angry.  They felt that they were entitled to a quiet reading experience, totally free from web clutter and ads.
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Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
News Corp. picks up more bricks for pay wall  —  Rupert Murdoch-owned conglomerate buys the maker of electronic news delivery software and acquires a stake in a venture devising an online payment system for journalism sites.  —  Rupert Murdoch's quest to find a way to get people to pay …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Don't use my name: The anonymity game  —  You've heard the pledges before: We're going to swear off the stuff, really we are.  Or at least — hic! — reduce our consumption.  —  But journalists seem more addicted than ever to the elixir of anonymous sources.
Yahoo! News:
NYT reporter defends Afghani minerals piece, lashes out at critics  —  New York Times reporter James Risen is fighting back against critics who have cast a skeptical eye on his Page One story yesterday about Afghanistan's mineral deposits.  In an interview with Yahoo! News …
Philip B. Corbett / Times Topics:
The ‘Tweet’ Debate  —  Notes from the newsroom on grammar, usage and style.  (Some frequently asked questions are here.)  —  After I distributed the in-house version of After Deadline to my colleagues last week, word leaked out that I had supposedly “banned” use of the word “tweet” to refer to messages posted on Twitter.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Make no mistake: Newspapers are still in trouble  —  With newspaper share prices up some 380% in the last 12 months, even the ordinarily incisive Economist Magazine last week offered an upbeat appraisal for an industry that many had written off for dead a year ago.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
A Death Of A Thousand Hacks: New Forbes Editorial Genius In Bold Plan To Kill Forbes … This website uses IntenseDebate comments, but they are not currently loaded because either your browser doesn't support JavaScript, or they didn't load fast enough.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Gowalla Teams Up with USA Today for Travel Tips  —  USA Today has partnered with location-based social network Gowalla to bring its travel content to the network's users.  —  Gowalla users who follow USA Today and check in at major U.S. airports will receive airport and airline news …
Felix Gillette / New York Observer:
Investigative Reporter Murray Weiss Leaving The New York Post  —  Media Mob has learned that investigative reporter Murray Weiss is leaving The New York Post, where he currently serves as the criminal justice editor.  —  Sources at The Post describe Mr. Weiss' imminent departure as a major loss for the paper.
Discussion: Romenesko
Derrick Henry / Media Decoder:
Newsweek Rises From the Dead  —  Programmers for Newsweek's Web site, Newsweek.com, have apparently placed a hidden joke on the magazine's home page for readers who enter a special keyboard combination, triggering a page of headlines purporting to provide coverage of an uprising by the undead.
Elizabeth Guider / Hollywood Reporter:
Iger: Disney innovated by Pixar, Marvel  —  Chief says company had not been enough of ‘a wave maker’  —  The biggest challenge in running a company as big and varied as Disney is “to maintain the balance between heritage and innovation.”  Also tough is to resist those folks who want the company …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Sarkozy Is Rebuked for Interfering in the Sale of Le Monde  —  PARIS — A group of shareholders in the French newspaper Le Monde has denounced President Nicolas Sarkozy for interfering in the process of selling the struggling publication.  —  Mr. Sarkozy last week summoned Éric Fottorino …
Discussion: Guardian
 
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