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12:15 AM ET, May 11, 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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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.
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Future of Media: Lots of Questions, But No Easy Answers  —  The Columbia School of Journalism released a massive report on Tuesday that looks at the current landscape of digital media — the small and the large, the mainstream and the alternative — and finds what will come as no surprise …
Felix Salmon:
The business of digital journalism
Discussion: The Daily Dish, CJR and CJR
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Pulitzer winner Stewart to join NYT biz desk  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  James Stewart, the Pulitzer Prize-winning business journalist, is joining the New York Times business desk to write a column in the Saturday business section, a source confirmed to Talking Biz News.
USA Today:
Google deflects PR firm's attack of Gmail privacy  —  It's not as if Google lacks privacy controversies to quell.  —  Yet Burson-Marsteller, a top-five public relations firm, is attempting to pile more on.  —  Burson last week stepped up a whisper campaign to get top-tier media outlets …
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
PR Firm's Attempt To Plant Anti-Google Privacy Story Backfires  —  Almost every technology company these days is starting to take some heat over privacy issues, and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is certainly no exception.  (Just this morning, its head of publicy policy was being interrogated by a Senate subcommittee.)
Discussion: SAI
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.
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.
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, Folio, AdAge and MediaPost
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
The news behind bars  —  Calvert Porter sits down behind the anchor desk and straightens his collar.  His co-anchor, Keith Williams, studies his script.  “Do you want a sound check?”  Porter asks.  14 Comments Weigh InCorrections?  Live Q&A, noon Yates: Broadcasting behind bars Ask Now “No, you're all right,” the cameraman says.
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 …
Discussion: The Grindstone
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.
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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Skype, Microsoft and the Fate of Music Start-Up Rdio  —  While you're debating what the Microsoft Skype deal means for investors and users, here's another one: What does it mean for Rdio?  —  It's not an entirely random question.  As a result of a complicated settlement …
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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