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12:20 PM ET, June 14, 2011

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Aaron Sorkin / Interview Magazine:
David CARR  —  THERE'S A SYSTEM AND RIGOR TO WHAT WE DO, AND YOU CAN LAUGH AT IT AS ARCHAIC AND SILLY IN THE 24-7 NEWS CYCLE, BUT I DO THINK IT HAS SIGNIFICANT VALUE TO HAVE A PRETTY BIG ORGANIZATION THAT IS A LOT OF TIMES SAYING, ‘HEY WAIT A MINUTE.’ —DAVID CARR Director Andrew Rossi's …
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Donya Blaze / FishbowlNY:
Andrew Rossi Goes Inside The New York Times
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What does the journalism of the future look like?  —  We've spent so long consuming the news in fairly predictable formats — the short story, the long feature, the four-part series designed to win awards, the TV documentary, and so on — that the new forms of journalism we're seeing can be confusing.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Rockville Central drops website for Facebook, offers eight lessons on Facebook news publishing  —  A little over 100 days ago, a community news blog in Rockville, Md., took a big leap.  Founder and Publisher Brad Rourke and Editor Cindy Cotte Griffiths moved the entire operation of Rockville Central to a Facebook page.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Comcast Bringing Skype To Some Of Your TVs, “Soon”  —  Interesting.  Comcast plans to let some of its customers use Skype on their TV sets.  —  The two companies say Comcast subscribers equipped with special gear will be able to use the Web video messaging service on their HD sets “soon.”
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Understanding #amina  —  On Monday, June 6th, a post appeared on the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” announcing that Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari, the “girl” in question, had been kidnapped, possibly by Syrian authorities.  Bloggers, including my friend and colleague Jillian York …
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Now That Hearst Has Partnered With Buddy Media, You're Going to Have to Learn What a ‘Sapplet’ Is  —  “The days of, ‘Do we publish on Facebook?  Do we tweet?’ are over,” Buddy Media CEO Michael Lazerow told Betabeat.  “Either you do it, or you're crushed.  Do it or go out of business.”
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
How Quora Recruited “Super 8” Director J.J. Abrams  —  The filmmaker J.J. Abrams appeared for a seven-minute stint on the Q&A site Quora on Friday afternoon, the day his new science fiction movie “Super 8″ was released.  He answered a total of four questions on general topics like breaking …
Discussion: Quora
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
New York Times Takes a Preemptive Strike Against The Patent Trolls at Lodsys  —  From the fake Lodsys Twitter page.  —  Woo boy, the normally dry and wonky world of patent law is getting interesting.  The New York Times has filed suit against Lodsys, a patent firm (some might say troll) that has been targeting Apple developers.
Neal Mohan / The Official Google Blog:
Helping publishers get the most from display advertising with Admeld  —  (Cross-posted on the DoubleClick Publisher Blog)  —  It's now clear that investments in new technologies, new ad formats and improved buying and selling processes are helping to grow the display advertising pie.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
News Corp's Project Alesia Team Releasing An iPad Product After All  —  Some of the thinking behind News Corp.'s attempt at aggregating its rivals' news publications on tablets devices will live on despite being partially aborted by the publisher.  —  The development team which had led …
Discussion: FT Tech Hub
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:
Jason Calacanis: “Blogging Is Dead” & Why “Stupid People Shouldn't Write”  —  “Blogging is largely dead.”  —  “There are a lot of stupid people out there ... and stupid people shouldn't write.”  —  “There needs to be a better system for tuning down the stupid people and tuning up the smart people.”
Discussion: WebProNews
Noah Davis / The Wire:
Meet The Man Who Turned A Print Magazine Into A High-End Online Ad Network  —  Rich Antoniello started with a magazine and built an online advertising giant.  —  The former national sales director at National Geographic Adventure joined Complex Media, the company founded by Marc Ecko, as CEO in 2002.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“The atomic element is the story”: This American Life navigates a future that goes beyond broadcast  —  This American Life has a big broadcast audience and a podcast that dominates iTunes, but Seth Lind is concerned about the next generation of listeners.  You know, the ones who don't have radios.
 
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