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5:30 PM ET, June 12, 2011

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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
How blogging gives student journalists an edge in the job market  —  At an event in London late last year, three young journalists discussed how blogging helped to kickstart their careers.  As reported at the time by Journalism.co.uk, Guardian technology and media reporter Josh Halliday stated that …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Egyptian Filmmaker Uses Twitter to Gather 300 GB of Revolution Video  —  Amr Salama, an Egyptian fillmaker and a central figure in creating the alternative media universe during the revolution in Egypt, is finishing a documentary about the historic events.  —  Through an appeal on his Twitter account …
Ali Abunimah / The Electronic Intifada:
New evidence about Amina, the “Gay Girl in Damascus” hoax  —  Ali Abunimah and Benjamin Doherty write:  —  We have gathered compelling new evidence regarding the “Gay Girl in Damascus” blogger hoax.  —  Those responsible for this hoax have caused a great deal of concern and anguish …
B. Bonin Bough / Forbes.com:
PepsiCo10 Europe: Tapping the Next Wave of Digital Talent  —  “Learn, rinse, repeat.”  It's become somewhat of a mantra for the digital team at PepsiCo, where sharing best practices and building on our experiments is a way of life.  It's also the driving force behind our recent launch of the PepsiCo10 program in Europe.
New York Post:
Scarborough fair game  —  MSNBC's morning duo of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski wasted no time buttonholing Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes at the Newhouse School journalism awards lunch earlier this week.  —  The “Morning Joe” hosts, who just lost their executive producer, Chris Licht …
Discussion: Mediaite
Kaj Larsen / CNN:
How WikiLeaks has changed today's media  —  CNN takes you inside the private world of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.  Watch “WikiWars: The Mission of Julian Assange,” Sunday night at 8/11 ET on CNN.  —  (CNN) — While investigating a recent story about the geopolitical battle …
Discussion: The Nation
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Glamour Gains a Digital Chief, Freshens Up Online Strategy  —  Glamour magazine announced the appointment of Mike Hofman, the former editor of Inc.com, as its new Digital Managing Director Thursday.  The announcement came on the heels of less than stellar newsstand sales, down 17% in the first quarter …
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
‘LAT is committed to allowing an online discussion,’ but...  On Thursday afternoon, comments on an article about Israel firing on pro-Palestinian protesters were “restricted” — meaning they're only posted with a moderator's approval.  “As with many stories about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict …
Raju Narisetti / Forbes:
Why Free is Very Expensive  —  The business model of quality journalism is broken.  Readers are moving online—and they want their news for free.  Revenues from online advertising too haven't really caught up.  Cost cutting and trying to make online readers pay, may not be the answer.
Discussion: GigaOM and Future of Journalism
 
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