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3:10 AM ET, May 25, 2011

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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Times Reporter Served With Subpoena in Leak Case  —  WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors, with the approval of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., are trying to force a reporter at The New York Times to testify at a criminal trial about who leaked information to him about a C.I.A. effort …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why The New York Times replaced its Twitter ‘cyborg’ with people this week  —  The New York Times is turning off the automatic feed for its main Twitter account this week in an experiment to determine if a human-run, interactive approach will be more effective.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Barnes & Noble goes after Kindle with Nook Simple Touch Reader  —  Barnes & Noble has decided to expand its Nook line by offering a new device that is... less capable than its previous offerings?  The company announced the simplified Nook during a media event in New York on Tuesday …
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Paul Wakely / BBC:
Moderation and ‘superinjunctions’  —  I'm the Editor, Moderation Services for BBC Online, which means I oversee moderation of your comments across the BBC website.  —  I wanted to respond to some interesting discussions about the moderation we've applied to comments about the 'footballer injunction …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
BBC Global Digital Chief: The “ROI from Facebook is Staggering”  —  Social media is not a marketing solution but a “profit center” for the BBC's commercial Web sites, says Daniel Heaf, Director of Digital for BBC Worldwide, in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Dick Ebsersol's exit from NBC sends signal to rest of company  —  The abrupt departure of Dick Ebersol as chairman of NBC Sports Group last Thursday sent shockwaves through the network and the media industry.  —  It also sent a not-so-subtle message to other top NBCUniversal executives: Get with the program or hit the road.
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
The Rise of Political Fact Checking  —  Two good examples of news outlets holding candidates accountable.  Posted: Tues.  May 24, 2011  —  Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  One of the more encouraging developments in journalism in recent years …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
From radio reporter to graphic novelist, how Brooke Gladstone became a character in ‘The Influencing Machine’  —  “On the Media” reporter Brooke Gladstone has long been identified by her voice on the radio.  Now, readers can see her voice in a new graphic novel that comes out today.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oprah Calls and Reflects on 25 Years  —  “Hi, it's Oprah.”  —  A week ago, with only a few more episodes of her show left to tape and to promote, Oprah Winfrey picked up the phone herself to call The New York Times for a scheduled interview.  —  Having dialed a number that was one digit away …
Discussion: Forbes.com
Dbyers / Adweek:
Bloomberg View to Launch on Wednesday  —  Bloomberg View, the new opinion section of Bloomberg News, will launch on Wednesday, a company source told Adweek.  —  “Columns will start appearing overnight on Tuesday night” at Bloomberg.com/view, the source said, adding that the launch was part of a redesign …
Discussion: Mediaite, Yahoo! News and FishbowlNY
Foster Kamer / New York Observer:
Closely Held Company: Is the Author of ‘Too Big to Fail’ Too Schmoozy With Wall Street?  —  A few hours after HBO's Too Big to Fail, the star-studded adaptation of New York Times financial reporting wunderkind Andrew Ross Sorkin's best-selling account of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers …
Michael Paterniti / GQ:
Inside Al Jazeera  —  Nothing prepared us for what we saw happening across the Arab world this year.  One network knew damn well how to report a revolution.  Michael Paterniti takes us behind the cameras at Al Jazeera  —  On a cold March evening in Manhattan, Ayman Mohyeldin rode …
Discussion: TVNewser and The Wire
Nieman Foundation News:
Nieman Foundation announces Class of 2012  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has selected 24 journalists from the United States and abroad to become the 74th class of Nieman Fellows.  The group includes journalists who work for newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online news organizations.
Marci Windsheimer / Open:
NYTWrites: Exploring Topics and Bylines  —  Irene Ros, a research developer at the IBM Visual Communication Lab, has created a visualization that explores New York Times bylines and topics.  NYTWrites uses the Article Search API to show the diversity of topics covered by individual reporters.
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Wired, GQ announce iPad subscriptions
Discussion: paidContent, Wired and GigaOM
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
USA Network's Chatter Aggregates Conversations About TV Shows From Facebook and More
Discussion: Lost Remote
Stephanie Miles / Street Fight:
Case Study: N.Y. Bookstore Finds Value in Hyperlocal Ads
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
VentureBeat hires Wired's Dylan Tweney, and still looking for more awesome team members
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
AOL Seeks Heidi Klum's Advice in Million-Dollar Content Deal
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Curbed National
Fortune:
Facebook: Journalists' friend or foe?
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Jeff Jarvis: When It Comes To New Journalism, ‘Transparency Is The New Objectivity’
Discussion: The Corsair and mediabistro.com
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Reuters strikes deal to syndicate third-party investigative journalism
Discussion: Poynter
ProPublica:
Inside the Campaign to Release Al-Jazeera English Journalist Dorothy Parvaz
Thanks:propublica
Nate Freeman / New York Observer:
Fate of Elaine's Out of Graydon Carter's Hands
Discussion: Media Decoder and FishbowlNY
Paige Albiniak / Variety:
Media moguls don't heir plans
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
What Is It With Adweek and Lady Editors?
Discussion: FishbowlNY and PSFK, Thanks:laureni