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9:25 AM ET, May 18, 2011

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Aljazeera:
Dorothy Parvaz is free  —  The Al Jazeera journalist, who disappeared in Syria 19 days ago, is back in Doha.  —  Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been released nearly three weeks after she went missing after arriving in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where she was to cover the protests.
Discussion: ProducerMatthew.com
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What Journalism Is Like Now: Working With 2,000 Sources  —  We've written many times at GigaOM about how the media industry is being disrupted, and how that is being caused in part by the “democratization of distribution” that social-media tools such as Twitter and Facebook allow.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:mathewi
Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
Condé Nast Will Be Anchor of 1 World Trade Center  —  Condé Nast Publications, whose stable of magazines chronicles the American zeitgeist as meticulously as any anthropologist, has reached an agreement to lease one million square feet at 1 World Trade Center …
ProPublica:
Schwarzenegger and DSK: When Powerful Men Cross Lines  —  The week's news about the sexual conduct of politically powerful men gives me a queasy feeling of déjà vu.  —  As the French agonize over whether Dominique Strauss-Kahn's star power quashed past allegations, I can respond cynically: Yes, that probably happened.
Discussion: LA Observed and The Wire
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Hulu For Magazines” Opens Its Android Newsstand  —  Apple has won over some of the big magazine publishers, who have reached deals to sell subscriptions via iTunes.  But it's not an exclusive arrangement: Now the magazine guys are starting to sell on Google's Android, too.
James Barron / City Room:
Elaine's to Close  —  Six months after the death of its legendary proprietor, Elaine's restaurant will close its doors next week.  —  On Tuesday, Elaine's longtime manager, who inherited the restaurant from Elaine Kaufman, said that the business was no longer viable.  She said that Elaine's last night would be May 26.
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Near Deal to Keep Shows Coming  —  Hulu LLC is close to renewing its deal for TV shows from its media-company owners in a move that would secure the future of the online-video site but could delay Hulu's access to some shows for its free service, people familiar with the matter said.
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Q&A: David Plotz, Editor of Slate, on Aggregation  —  “It was never simply an act of summarizing.”  —  Last week, CJR released a new report by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, entitled “The Story So Far: What we know about the business of journalism.”
virtualeconomics:
A citizen journalism model that really breaks news?  —  London-based citizen journalism start-up Blottr, which destealthed towards the end of February with a Techrunch write-up and recently announced a round of angel funding, led the news agenda for much of Monday by breaking the day's major UK news story.
INMA:
Satisfied with paid content strategy, Sulzberger turns bullish on social media  —  As the newsmedia industry fights to retain relevance in the digital age, many companies look to The New York Times as a bellwether for media trends.  In an exclusive question-and-answer session during INMA World Congress 2011 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Web Ad Pioneer Dave Morgan Adapts Simulmedia To TV's Reality  —  The TV networks are spending the week telling advertisers to keep buying TV ads.  —  Great idea, says Dave Morgan.  —  If you pay attention to Web advertising but haven't kept track of Morgan recently, his position might strike …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Daily Beast/Newsweek Profitable in 2-3 Years?  Hmmm.  —  Tina Brown says the merged entity comprising the Daily Beast and Newsweek is set to be profitable two to three years from now.  —  That sounds pretty good — until you consider that, last October, Daily Beast executives were telling …
Discussion: Media & Entertainment
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Righthaven Target Hits Back With Class Action Counter-Attack  —  Copyright enforcer Righthaven is on the ropes in its home state of Nevada, where defense lawyers are attacking its agreement with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, saying the flawed agreement doesn't give Righthaven the right to sue.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Slacker vs. Rdio vs. MOG: Which Streaming Music Service is Worth Your $10/Month?  —  Slacker Radio, an Internet radio service similar to streaming music giant Pandora, has just introduced a new tier to its subscription service: a $9.99 per month Premium version which offers music on-demand.
 
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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INMA:
Earl J. Wilkinson, INMA executive director and CEO: Newspaper isn't a dirty word
The Atlantic Online:
'What's Trending' Isn't Always What Matters
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Social TV Startup BeeTV Raises $1.5 Million, Releases iPad App
Discussion: GigaOM and Future of Journalism
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