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3:40 PM ET, June 23, 2010

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CNN:
Spitzer, Parker to host primetime CNN show  —  Washington (CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Kathleen Parker will co-host a new hour long CNN primetime news program starting in the fall as the nation prepares for the 2010 midterm election, the network announced Wednesday morning.
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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
A ‘Thankful’ Spitzer Anticipates Some Criticism  —  Eliot Spitzer described himself as “extremely thankful” to be getting an opportunity to revive his reputation as a television news host after the tawdry circumstances of his forced resignation as governor of New York.
Eric Deggans / blogs.tampabay.com:
Why aren't TV journalists landing top jobs at CNN and MSNBC?  —  Every day, it seems there's less news on TV's cable newschannels.  —  (UPDATE: CNN has confirmed that Elliott Spitzer and Kathleen Parker will host a new roundtable discussion show, debuting in the fall to replace Campbell Brown's 8 p.m. program.)
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Critics Bewildered By Spitzer's New Gig As Talking Head  —  Rumors have been swirling for a few weeks that CNN is close to signing former New York governor Eliot Spitzer to replace Campbell Brown in the network's 8 p.m. primetime slot.  —  In this week's New York Observer, Felix Gillette and Reid Pillifant pose the question:
Discussion: New York Observer
Clint Hendler / CJR:
A Politico Graf Goes Missing  —  Yesterday in one of Politico's write-ups of the furor that ensued as it became known that damaging quotes from General Stanley McChrystal and his staff would appear in an article by Michael Hastings in Rolling Stone, the following paragraphs appeared:
Discussion: The Daily Dish and The Politico
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Newsweek:
How ‘Rolling Stone’ Got Into McChrystal's Inner Circle  —  Reporter Michael Hastings explains the backstory to the piece that upended a general—and maybe even a war.  —  It's the kind of story that ricochets through Washington—and around the world—at lightning speed.
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …:
U.S. business journalists express confidence in journalism's future  —  Almost two-thirds of business journalists report that the amount of business coverage at their organization has stayed the same or increased in the past five years, according to a new survey commissioned …
Jim / Gannett Blog:
For USAT, surprise news ushers in a long summer; Hunke's team now hunts for paper's ‘future path’  —  Summer officially started yesterday, and today's forecast high in McLean, Va., home to USA Today, is a steamy 93 degrees.  —  But that's not the only reason working conditions have grown …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Digital helps C4 weather recession  —  Broadcaster's digital services and costcutting helped it to offset loss of advertising revenues on main channel  —  Channel 4 made a small profit of £300,000 in 2009 as a strong performance from digital TV and costcutting helped offset a £61.6m loss on its main network.
Discussion: Media Week
Jeff Sonderman / TBD:
TBD partners with CityShopGirl  —  We're very proud to announce that TBD is partnering with CityShopGirl to bring you exciting fashion and shopping coverage in the DC area, including discounts and events.  —  CityShopGirl will be part of TBD's Arts & Entertainment section and provide …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ben Stiller to create Yahoo web show  —  ‘Webisodes’ to feature star's parents commenting on news items - but brand's David Beckham sponsorship likely to be dropped  —  Yahoo has signed up Ben Stiller, star of films including Zoolander and Dodgeball, to create an online current affairs show starring his parents.
Melissa Grego / Broadcasting & Cable:
Ad Group Forms $10-Million Media Fund for Family Entertainment  —  ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment unveils plan to support scripted programming at annual symposium  —  The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Alliance for Family Entertainment has formed a $10 million media fund …
Irin / Jezebel:
The Daily Show's Woman Problem  —  The Daily Show is many things: progressive darling, alleged news source for America's youth, righteous media critique.  And it's also a boys' club where women's contributions are often ignored and dismissed.  —  If Olivia Munn, the former videogame show host introduced …
Ezra Klein:
Do the news media spend too much time on news?  —  The graph above comes from Pew's study of the media's coverage of health-care reform, and on first blush, it makes the media look, well, not great, but not awful.  There really were a lot of stories devoted to the substance of the plans.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Bloomberg:
Hulu Said in Talks With CBS, Viacom as Paid Service Nears  —  Hulu LLC is in talks with CBS Corp., Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Inc. to add their television shows to the video website's planned paid subscription service, people with direct knowledge of the discussions said.
Discussion: Company Town
Natalie Harrison / Apple:
Apple Sells Three Million iPads in 80 Days  —  Apple® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad™ yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet …
People-Press.org:
Public Reacts Positively To Extensive Gulf Coverage  —  Limited Interest in World Cup  —  While the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has accounted for an overwhelming proportion of recent news coverage, most Americans say the press is giving the right amount of attention to the still-unfolding disaster.
Discussion: Media Decoder
Ben Elowitz / Digital Quarters:
New Analysis: Old Media Magazines Losing Share Online Despite Their Great Brands  —  Despite their coveted value, the great brands of old media aren't proving out to be much of an asset online.  And to the extent old media is relying on the value of their brands to ensure a digital future, they are headed in the wrong direction.
Discussion: Romenesko and MinOnline
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
‘Hot News’ Doctrine Could Stifle Online Commentary and Criticism  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP), and Public Citizen Monday urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to consider the critical First Amendment questions …
Dan Kennedy / Guardian:
For paid content, talk is cheap |  Dan Kennedy  —  App aficionados say the end of the open web is nigh.  But for many news sites, large and small, free is still part of the plan  —  There's a certain changeless quality to the endless discussion over how to pay for journalism in the internet era.
Discussion: Media Nation
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Newspapers Are Still Dying, But the News Is Not Going Anywhere  —  Despite newspaper share prices seeing a 380% increase in the last year, don't be swayed by the perceived recovery.  The only way for newspapers to survive is by investing resources into innovation online.
Discussion: TeleRead and Guardian
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Trio of bidders close in on Le Monde  —  French newspaper's future hangs in the balance as three separate bidders seek to buy title  —  The future of French newspaper Le Monde hangs in the balance as three separate bidders are reported to be closing in on the 66-year-old title.
John Consoli / TheWrap.com:
NFL Coming to Telemundo on Sept. 26  —  The National Football League en espanol is coming to three Telemundo stations this fall as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.  —  The result of a unique deal between the league, NBC and its sister Hispanic network Telemundo, the Sept. 26 “Sunday Night Football” …
Discussion: MediaPost and TVWeek.com
Victoria Espinel / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Releasing the Joint Strategic Plan to Combat Intellectual Property Theft  —  To view this content, please download the Adobe Flash Player  —  I am pleased to announce that today we unveiled the Administration's first Joint Strategic Plan to combat intellectual property theft.
 
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Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
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Discussion: Online Video News