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4:50 PM ET, June 7, 2011

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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
FT Bypasses Apple's iTunes, Launches HTML5 Web App (Free Access First Week)  —  The Financial Times would rather not have Apple take a 30 percent cut of in-app subscriptions for its iOS publications, and has launched a HTML5 Web app that enables readers to access content across tablets and smartphones.
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Financial Times:
The new FT app for iPad and iPhone  —  We have launched a new, faster, more complete app for the iPad and iPhone which is available via your browser rather than from an app store.  —  We're encouraging our readers to switch immediately to the new FT web app, as many new features and sections will be added over the coming weeks.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Financial Times shuns the App Store, but not the iPad  —  The Financial Times has launched a new, subscription-based iPad app, but you won't find it in Apple's App Store.  The app is a touch-optimized, HTML5-powered newspaper that runs in the browser.  —  And it's slick.
Discussion: PadGadget and TUAW
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL After the Honeymoon  —  Arianna Huffington.  Image by Getty Images for AOL via @daylife  —  What happens when you mix the ambition of Arianna Huffington with the desperation of Tim Armstrong?  AOL shareholders will soon find out.  —  AOL Chairman Tim Armstrong seemed to find his ideal mate in Arianna Huffington.
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Implosion of the Huffington Post-AOL Merger  —  Arianna Huffington was controversial back when she only oversaw 70 or so employees.  Now that she's riding herd over 1,300 AOL journalists, the Huffington Post founder faces an army of disgruntled enemies.  And they're leaking to the press.
Discussion: Co.Design
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Online, Beck Will Impose a Fee Model  —  Glenn Beck is planning to charge his fans a monthly subscription for his daily talk show online starting this summer, as he makes the move from being a Fox News host to the owner of his own Internet network.  —  On Tuesday, Mr. Beck will announce …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Why the Web Could Make Glenn Beck Richer Than TV Ever Did  —  For a guy who always seems to think the apocalypse is just around the corner, Glenn Beck has been doing some pretty keen thinking about the digital future.  His next venture, announced this morning, has a business model …
New York Times:
A Conservative Blogger Looks for Legitimacy  —  When Meagan Broussard asked one of her friends what she should do about an intimate online relationship she had been having with Representative Anthony D. Weiner, the friend, a Republican, told her to go to Andrew Breitbart.
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Chris Cuomo / ABCNEWS:
Rep. Anthony Weiner: ‘The Picture Was of Me and I Sent It’
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
When crime victims tweet, new and old dilemmas meet for news organizations  —  Soon after a young woman in Tampa, Fla., was allegedly raped, she tweeted about the crime.  “6'2 black man w scruffy beard blue shirt tan shorts driving commercial truck ... raped me,” she tweeted.  “Glad im alive.”
Discussion: GigaOM
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
The silencing crime: Sexual violence and journalists  —  Few cases of sexual assault against journalists have ever been documented, a product of powerful cultural and professional stigmas.  But now dozens of journalists are coming forward to say they have been sexually abused in the course of their work.
Discussion: Poynter and Jon Slattery
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why newspaper paywalls are still a bad idea  —  Media industry research shows that more and more newspapers are implementing paywalls, possibly inspired by the launch of a “metered” wall at the New York Times earlier this year.  Frederic Filloux argues in a blog post at The Monday Note …
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Adweek:
Media Buyers Don't Know Jack About Jill
Discussion: MediaPost
mirrorawards.syr.edu:
Newhouse School Announces Winners In Fifth Annual Mirror Awards  —  The Newhouse School today presented seven awards at the fifth annual Mirror Awards luncheon honoring excellence in media industry reporting.  The event, emceed by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC's …
Marco.org:
What Safari's Reading List means for Instapaper  —  Before today, I knew that a reading-list feature similar to Instapaper's core bookmark-saving purpose was being added to Safari in Lion, and wrote a big blog post about its potential impact on Instapaper.  —  I speculated that they wouldn't add …
Nieman Journalism Lab:
Newsstand, Reader, iCloud: 3 takeaways for the news business from today's Apple announcement  —  Today's new-product announcement at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference was, overall, a doozy.  In addition to introducing the long-awaited OS X Lion and announcing noteworthy Twitter integration …
James Robinson / Guardian:
Phone hacking: News of the World apologises to Sienna Miller  —  Paper offers ‘sincere apologies’ in high court for intercepting voicemail messages intended for actor  —  The News of the World on Tuesday issued a detailed formal apology for phone hacking for the first time, to actor Sienna Miller.
Discussion: Press Gazette and PopEater
 
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