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7:25 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?
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Critics Bewildered By Spitzer's New Gig As Talking Head
Discussion: New York Observer
New York Observer:
It's Spitz-o-phrenia! …
Aaron / YouTube Blog:
YouTube wins case against Viacom  —  Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube.  This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Judge Throws Out Viacom Case Against YouTube (Court Document)
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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:
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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.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NBC reporter: McChrystal uproar produces ‘media blackout’ in Afghanistan military
Discussion: TVNewser and Associated Press
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.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Ron Fournier joins National Journal  —  Ron Fournier, Washington bureau chief of The Associated Press, reached an agreement Wednesday to join the Atlantic Media Company as editor in chief of the National Journal Group.  —  Fournier is one of Washington's best-known political journalists …
Discussion: Gawker
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Lois Beckett / The Snitch:
Dull DC Journal Seeks Young Thomas Friedmans
Discussion: Chickaboomer
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: WebNewser and Company Town
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 …
Matthew Lynch / WWD Media Headlines:
Rupert Murdoch Talks Media Predictions and the iPad  —  The topic of the opening night panel at this week's New York Forum on Tuesday was ostensibly corporate reinvention, and for a few moments the hour-plus discussion stuck to script.  —  Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black explained …
Discussion: MediaFile, Business Week and Noted
Joseph Plambeck / Media Decoder:
Clear Channel Chief Executive Stepping Down  —  Clear Channel Communications said on Wednesday that Mark P. Mays, its chief executive since 2004, would leave that post as soon as a replacement was found.  —  Mr. Mays's decision comes two years after two private equity firms …
Robert Sietsema / Fork in the Road:
An Open Letter to Josh Ozersky  —  Dear Josh:  —  You and I have known each other for years, and I've always regarded you as a knowledgeable and sometimes even scholarly observer of the culinary scene.  —  But I found your piece ("Great Wedding Food: Tips from a Newly Married Critic") …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
‘Time’ Magazine: The Last Of The Big Newsweeklies  —  The decision by the corporate owner of Newsweek to put the magazine up for sale has once more raised the question in journalism circles as to whether there's a role — or any future at all — for newsweekly magazines.
Discussion: Romenesko
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 …
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: FishbowlNY and Editors Weblog
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
How Reddit Controls the Internet News Cycle  —  Five years ago today, social news site Reddit, the brainchild of recent UVA grads Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, witnessed its first-ever post.  (The site would wrap up private internal alpha testing and open to the public five days later.)
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
Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Consumers say: “In tweets we trust”  —  (Reuters) - Brands that use microblogging sites like Twitter to provide real-time responses to the public are winning a higher degree of trust from consumers, according to a study by a leading public relations firm.  —  Some 75 percent of people surveyed …
Discussion: The Consumerist
Abby Brownback / American Journalism Review:
Tracking the Junkets  —  A new Web site will keep a close watch on government travel.  —  Abby Brownback is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  The nonprofit watchdog site BailoutSleuth.com and its for-profit sister, ShareSleuth.com, will add a nonprofit sibling to the family within the next month.
Discussion: Romenesko
 
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Greg Marx / CJR:
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Jim / Gannett Blog:
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