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9:50 PM ET, May 16, 2011

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Chase Hensel / The Official Google Blog:
Expanding Google News for more variety and multimedia  —  (Cross-posted from the Google News blog)  —  Every day, Google News crawls through thousands of news articles to present you with the most relevant and recent stories.  For a long time, we've realized that bringing relevant news …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Look Out Blogs: Google News Gains Options To Drop Blogs & Press Releases  —  Tired of seeing blogs or press releases in your Google News homepage?  Google's got a cure for that, new settings that allow you to see fewer results from these sources, or none at all.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
Columbia Journalism School to launch The New York World  —  Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism is launching an ambitious digital project - The New York World - designed to provide New York City citizens with accountability journalism about government operations that affect their lives.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Disputes Study Touting Drudge's Influence  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post is pushing back against a much-discussed new study that claims the Drudge Report website drives 15 percent of the paper's online traffic.  —  A Post spokeswoman told The Huffington Post …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Drudge influence may remain, but numbers show his audience waxes and wanes  —  Among the findings of last week's Pew report on what drives traffic to — and from — news websites, David Carr today highlights the continuing influence of the Drudge Report.  —  As Carr noted, Nielsen numbers cited …
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and @megan
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL HuffPo Media Group On Editorial Hiring Spree Following Layoffs  —  After a raft of layoffs and departures that followed AOL's $315 million acquisition of The Huffington Post in February, Arianna Huffington is hiring a bunch of new editors to reset the combined entities' newsroom …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Huffpo Goes Trade with Energy, Gov't and Defense Sites  —  It's war!  Except for the lady on the right.  She has no beef here.  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Don't ever accuse Arianna Huffington of lacking ambition.  For her next act, the AOL Huffington Post editor in chief …
Discussion: Reuters, Yahoo! News and MarketingVOX
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Moneyball and paywalls: Lessons on paid content from smaller papers  —  It's not that hard to find similarities between baseball and the newspaper industry.  On one side you've got the New York Yankees: big payroll, extensive resources, and a renowned line-up.
Discussion: CJR
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Forbes chief's digital approach should be mimicked  —  Steve Forbes, the billionaire chairman and editor-in chief of Forbes Media, has been able to launch a new European print edition, having made digital pay.  —  Forbes Media has launched an European version of its flagship title.
Discussion: MediaPost
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Four More Conde Nast Titles Begin Digital Subscriptions  —  Four more Conde Nast titles began digital subscriptions Monday — Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest and Allure — bringing to five the number now available via Apple's iTunes store.  —  “Today's rollout follows last Monday's successful debut …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Many Formats, One Price  —  More Publications Begin Bundling …
Discussion: GigaOM, TUAW and Adweek
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Ireland's love of print can survive the worst of recessions  —  This is a small country of 4.5 million but these are people who buy newspapers  —  Ireland will soon play host to the Queen and Barack Obama - like all good US presidents, Obama claims Irish descent.
Discussion: Adweek and Free Press
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state?  —  Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state?  —  Drake, a former senior executive at the National Security Agency, faces some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen.  Photograph by Martin Schoeller.
Discussion: Salon, Techdirt, Threat Level and MetaFilter
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Space Shuttle Twitpic Launches Woman to Tweeting Fame  —  When Stefanie Gordon boarded her plane in New York City to visit her parents in Palm Beach, the captain noted there was a chance passengers would witness the space shuttle Endeavour's last launch during the flight.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Gay CNN Anchor Sees Risk in Book  —  Don Lemon, the weekend prime-time anchor for CNN, was on the air on Sunday night this month when the news broke that President Obama would address the nation at the unusual hour of 10:30 p.m.  —  By the time the news network was confirming the reports …
Steve Grove / The Official Google Blog:
Remembering fallen journalists on video  —  We live in a world that feels smaller every day.  As we become accustomed to nearly ubiquitous coverage of the news and events unfolding around the world, it's easy to forget the price that is sometimes paid to obtain quality …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and ReadWriteWeb
Peter Lattman / DealBook:
After 22 Years — 22 Years!  — K.K.R. Is Exiting Primedia  —  If you happened to stroll by the offices of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company on Monday, you might have seen Henry R. Kravis removing an albatross around his neck.  —  The albatross is Primedia …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Folio
 
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Peter Preston / Guardian:
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Ad Pages Haven't Followed Tina Brown to the ‘NewsBeast’
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David Zax / Fast Company:
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