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1:50 PM ET, May 25, 2011

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Om Malik / gigaom.com:
Reed Elsevier Leads $6M Investment in GigaOM  —  Reed Elsevier Ventures — the London-based venture arm of Reed Elsevier, one of the largest publishing companies — is leading a $6 million investment in the parent company behind GigaOM, GigaOM.tv, GigaOM Events and GigaOM Pro.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Bloomberg's Tyrangiel: Website Revamp Represents Best Bid For Influence  —  The remaking of Bloomberg.com into a more appealing news site for a general business professional and major brand advertisers is being fully rolled out this morning with a heavy dose of opinion.
Zeke Turner / WWD:
E-commerce Luring Top Editorial Talent  —  Susan Lyne, Ruth Reichl and Kevin Ryan  —  Photo By Jimi Celeste/PatrickMcMullan.com  —  Last week, Ruth Reichl got herself into a sticky situation.  —  It was Wednesday night on West 26th Street and the former Gourmet editor in chief …
Thanks:laureni
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Will Publishers Choose the Open Web Over Apple's Walled Garden?  —  More and more magazine publishers are signing up with Apple to offer subscriptions through their iPad apps, including Conde Nast — which rolled out in-app subscriptions for Wired and GQ today — and Hearst.
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:mathewi
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
‘The Daily’ Is About To Hit A Million Downloads  —  This next panel I'm very excited about, tablet publishing.  We've got the publisher of The Daily, Greg Clayme and CEO of Betaworks, John Borthwick, who until recently was also the CEO of one of the Betaworks ' companies, bitly …
Discussion: MacStories
CNBC:
CNBC Anchor Mark Haines Dies Unexpectedly at Age 65  —  Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening.  He was 65 years old.  —  Haines, founding anchor of CNBC's morning show “Squawk Box,” was co-anchor of the network's “Squawk on the Street” …
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.
Thanks:steverubel
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 …
Eben Harrell / Time:
The Great British Battle Between Privacy and the Press  —  Manchester United's Ryan Giggs, on May 24, 2011  —  It was the final act in what Britain's Daily Mail called “one of the biggest acts of civil disobedience in modern times.”  Chafing under a court order that barred the press …
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Paul Wakely / BBC:
Moderation and ‘superinjunctions’
Discussion: BBC, Future of Journalism and Telegraph
Noreen Malone / Slate:
Em dashes—why writers should use them more sparingly.  —  According to the Associated Press Stylebook—Slate's bible for all things punctuation- and grammar-related—there are two main prose uses—the abrupt change and the series within a phrase—for the em dash.
Discussion: Change of Subject
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Duke 'Reporter's Lab' aims to bring new tools to investigative reporting  —  Duke University's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy has launched The Reporter's Lab to modernize the difficult, often drudging work of deep-dive investigations.  “For professional and pro-am journalists …
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 …
Jenna Schnuer / Entrepreneur.com:
How Zite's iPad Magazine Is Bringing Browsing Back  —  A hit from the start, this Vancouver, B.C.-based company delivers an (increasingly) personal reading experience for tablet-toters.  Plus, a look at other ground-breaking businesses in the media space.  —  Extra!  Read all around it: Zite founder Ali Davar.
Discussion: Poynter and currybetdotnet
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory  —  The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history.  Inside America's Unfair and Imbalanced Network  —  By  —  At the Fox News holiday party the year the network overtook archrival CNN in the cable ratings …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Tom Acitelli / New York Observer:
Sulzberger on The Times' Print Lifers.... Dueling Water Analogies for Web Media  —  It's Day Two at the e-G8 tech summit in Paris, and the main event is a standing-room-only panel going on now (8:52 a.m. New York time) about disintermediation ("Is the Internet Relaunching or Killing the Media? …
Discussion: Betabeat and Editors Weblog
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 …
Discussion: Marco.org and CrunchGear
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Paul Miller / This is my next:
Barnes & Noble's new Nook goes back to basics
Discussion: The Next Web and Daring Fireball
 
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