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1:45 AM ET, May 18, 2011

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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: Future of Journalism, 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 …
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 …
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Tina Brown: Newsweek Daily Beast Co. will be profitable in ‘two to three years’  —  There was a moment during the chattery outset of Monday night's New York Deadline Club Awards dinner when Newsweek Daily Beast Company editor-in-chief Tina Brown appeared to be lost in thought.
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: The Wire
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Wall Street Journal:
French Watchdog Reins In Media Coverage of IMF Chief  —  PARIS—France's broadcasting watchdog called Tuesday on the country's television channels to be extremely cautious in showing footage of International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn in handcuffs, a practice that contravenes French law.
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.
Discussion: Movieline, The Book Bench and Gothamist
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.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Conor Friedersdorf created a magazine-club experience through his “Best of Journalism” list  —  Several years ago, when Conor Friedersdorf was working at the startup (and soon-to-be-departed) web magazine Culture 11, he and a few friends would gather regularly at Kramerbooks near Dupont Circle …
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
How Drudge “stays on top”?  Pandering on race, right-wing paranoia  —  It's been a noteworthy springtime for news here in my hometown of Philadelphia — a mayoral election, a fast start for the Phillies while the Flyers imploded in the NHL playoffs, the gruesome murder of a 9-year-old girl.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Eventually, One Of These Updates Will Make Google News Not Suck At Tech News, Right?  —  For as long as I can remember, there has been one constant in tech news: Google News sucks at it.  —  Now, that's not entirely fair since Google News doesn't actually provide any of their own content.
 
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Mike Shields / DIGIDAY:DAILY:
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Discussion: SAI, FishbowlNY and NYConvergence.com
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
Discussion: Lost Remote and Cision, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Social TV Startup BeeTV Raises $1.5 Million, Releases iPad App
Discussion: GigaOM and Future of Journalism
Elissa Lerner / The Book Bench:
Biblion Roars to Life on the iPad
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Upfronts: Fox Offers One-Stop Ad Shopping For TV And Digital
Shea Bennett / AllTwitter:
Updated AP Stylebook Adds Geolocation, Link Shortener, Unfollow And Other Twitter Terms
Discussion: PRNewser and Gawker
 Earlier Picks: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Back to the Future! NBC's Ignore-the-Web Ad Pitch
Discussion: Media Decoder
Tony Ortega / Runnin' Scared:
Graham Rayman's ‘NYPD Tapes’ Series Wins Gold Keyboard, NY Press Club's Highest Award
Discussion: AAN, Thanks:nitwitty
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Glamour Editor Reflects on Early Days of iPad Publishing
New York Observer:
‘The New York Observer’ Hires Deputy Editor, Tech and Art Reporters
Discussion: The Fix, FishbowlNY and GalleyCat
Roseanne Barr / New York Magazine:
And I Should Know  —  Roseanne Barr was a sitcom star …
Discussion: Splitsider and Jezebel