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11:10 AM ET, May 11, 2011

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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 public policy was being interrogated by a Senate subcommittee.)
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism  —  A new report by Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave and Lucas Graves  —  A recording of this event will be posted soon.  —  Can digital journalism be profitable?  What's making money, what isn't, and why?
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Emily Bell / Guardian:
Why integration can be a barrier to innovation in the digital world
Discussion: paidContent, CJR and Adweek
Aljazeera:
Missing Al Jazeera reporter deported to Iran  —  Al Jazeera's Dorothy Parvaz, missing since arriving in Damascus almost two weeks ago, is now understood to be in Tehran.  —  Missing Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been deported from Syria to Iran, the network has learned.
Discussion: Guardian and msnbc.com
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
Jason Fry / Poynter:
How valuable is your brand? 4 questions to determine whether to stay or go, plus how to keep your biggest stars happy  —  The age of the individual brand was inevitable, a natural consequence of the way digital media has remade our reading habits.  In print, columns have a home on a section front …
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Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
John Solomon to NewsBeast
Discussion: Poynter
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
5 big problems with ‘Navigating News Online’ study  —  You might find some valid research in the Navigating News Online study published Monday by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a project of the Pew Foundation.  —  But the study needed lots of context that an organization committed to excellence in journalism should provide.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Wenner Digital Chief Schwartz Returns To Reuters For Biz Dev Role  —  Steven Schwartz, who became Wenner Media's first chief digital officer about 2-and-a-half years ago, is leaving the Rolling Stone publisher to head up global business development for Reuters (NYSE: TRI) Media.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Wall Street Journal Deploying iPhone 4 Globally for News Gathering and Live Streaming  —  The Wall Street Journal is training its print reporters to use the iPhone 4 for video news gathering and live streaming via Skype Video, says Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor of the WSJ.com
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Helen Pidd / Guardian:
Celebrity scoop faker stars in biopic  —  Tom Kummer outdid his rivals with fabricated exclusives - now documentary tells how he fooled German media  —  The Hollywood press pack just couldn't understand it.  How was a Swiss young buck persuading the world's biggest stars to lay bare …
Discussion: Jezebel
Xan Rice / The Atlantic Online:
Death by Tabloid  —  Uganda's most infamous journalist makes no apologies.  —  IT'S MID-AFTERNOON when Giles Muhame, 23, finally arrives at the canteen of Kampala's Makerere University.  He first blames the traffic, and then suggests that he was observing me from a distance for some time.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Roku Owners are “Cutting the Cord” in Substantial Numbers  —  Some 15-20 percent of Roku owners are cancelling their cable or satellite services agreement and are relying solely on a broadband connection to get their television programming, said company VP Jim Funk in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and CJR
 
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