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6:50 PM ET, May 10, 2011

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Journalists, a Call to Rethink Their Online Models  —  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY has surveyed the state of digital journalism, and it has concluded that journalists must rethink their relationships — and their audiences' relationships — with advertisers.  —  That does not mean yielding editorial control …
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CJR:
Introduction  —  The story so far: what we know about the business of digital journalism  —  To download the complete version of “The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism,” a new report on digital news economics from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, click here.
Felix Salmon:
The business of digital journalism  —  CJR, in its worthy manner, has come out with a 146-page report entitled “The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism”.  It includes the story of Gabriel Sherman's 463-word story on nymag.com about Roger Ailes and Sarah Palin …
Discussion: Poynter, The Daily Dish, CJR and CJR
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Why integration can be a barrier to innovation in the digital world  —  Although some integrated news rooms and sales forces are effective, progress is often quicker where digital is kept apart  —  “Here's the problem,” says Randall Rothenberg, head of the US Interactive Advertising Bureau.
Discussion: paidContent and CJR
The Atlantic Wire:
The Associated Press's Case for Releasing the Bin Laden Photo  —  President Obama's decision to withhold the visual evidence of Osama bin Laden's death has created a fundamental disagreement between the White House and one of the largest journalism organizations in the world.
New York Post:
Huge Ellies upset  —  Harper's Magazine last night pulled an upset win for excellence in reporting over the heavily favored Rolling Stone and perennial winner The New Yorker at the National Magazine Awards in Manhattan.  —  The award was for “The Guantanamo Suicides” by Scott Horton, which appeared in the March issue of Harper's.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
HBO Go Gets It Right; More Than 1 Million Downloads On iOS, Android  —  HBO's best production this year may not be a program.  I had a few doubts at times with the browser version but HBO Go as an app is everything Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes promised with TV Everywhere and then some.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time Inc. EVP John Q. Griffin Exiting The Company  —  Barely six months into the job, former National Geographic Society publishing exec John Q. Griffin is leaving Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) by “mutual agreement” between him and the company.  Griffin, who was not related to ousted Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin …
Discussion: Adweek, AdAge, MediaPost and FishbowlNY
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Steve Kroft explains why he broke interviewing rules when questioning Obama about bin Laden death for ‘60 Minutes’  —  When Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama last week about the raid on Osama bin Laden's headquarters in Pakistan, the “60 Minutes” veteran violated many of the guidelines …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
About Group CEO Irvine Out; NYTCo's Nisenholtz Will Run Unit  —  After three years in the position—and three straight quarters of decline, Cella Irvine is no longer CEO of the New York Times (NYSE: NYT) Co.'s About Group.  She is being replaced by Martin Nisenholtz, the company's SVP of digital operations.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
The Sun may stay outside a paywall after all  —  Do I detect a change of policy at News International about paywalls?  If I read correctly between the lines of statements made last night by the publisher's chief marketing officer, Katie Vanneck-Smith, then The Sun is not going to follow …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
News Corp. Appears To Favour Softer Paid Model For Britain's Biggest Paper
Discussion: Press Gazette
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Google's Music Beta is official (update: details!)  —  Google has a page up at music.google.com/music for its brand spanking new “Music Beta” service.  You can request an invite already, but you'll have to wait until Google announces the service onstage at Google I/O to know exactly what you're signing up for.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
John Solomon to NewsBeast  —  John Solomon, the executive editor of the Center for Public Integrity, is leaving the nonprofit journalism organization to join Tina Brown's Newsweek and Daily Beast as its editor of news and investigations.  —  The news comes just days after the launch party …
Discussion: Poynter
Joseph Alexiou / The Wire:
Content Is Queen On These New Female-Focused Websites  —  How do we get people to read?  —  That is the question that drives media.  —  Increasingly, content providers are at the mercy of search engines that only get smarter.  —  But take a step back and remember that traditionally …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Survey Finds Huffpo Bloggers Want to Get Paid, But...  Jonathan Tasini, leader of a class action suit on behalf of bloggers against AOL and the Huffington Post.  Image via Wikipedia  —  The Huffington Post's hardest-working bloggers think they ought to be in line for some financial appreciation …
Discussion: Scocca, Poynter and Bloggasm
Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘Conflict Zone’ photo exhibit shows war through the lenses of conflict photographers  —  The deaths of Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington in Libya and the maiming of Joao Silva in Afghanistan have cast a light on the dangerous work of conflict photographers.
Discussion: Chicagoist
 
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John Cook / Gawker:
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: paidContent and VentureBeat
Daniel Libit / CJR:
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The Atlantic Wire:
Citizen Journalism in the Arab World: A Messy ‘First Draft of History’
Discussion: Future of Journalism