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12:25 PM ET, June 15, 2011

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David Carr / New York Times:
America's Favorite Talking Hot Head  —  Keith Olbermann likes looking into a camera.  The return of its gaze animates him and reminds him that he has a million friends on the other side of it.  But he doesn't picture those people.  He talks directly to the camera.
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
BBC developing new iPhone app for field reporters  —  The BBC is developing an app that will allow its reporters in the field to file video, stills and audio directly into the BBC system from an iPhone or iPad.  —  The new app, due to be in use within a month or so, is also intended …
Tarini Parti / OpenSecrets.org:
News Companies Popular Investments Among Congressmen  —  As recent political fiascoes involving Rep. Anthony Weiner and ex-Sen. John Edwards have shown, the power of the press carries weight, especially in Washington.  Careers of high-rising politicos can be buried or propelled to new heights in a matter of minutes by the media.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Hires Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart  —  Joe Lockhart, who served as White House press secretary during President Bill Clinton's eventful second term, will join Facebook as VP of global communications next month.  —  Lockhart, currently founding partner …
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Heavy Streaming Video Viewers Watch Less TV, Nielsen Says  —  The Nielsen Company now says streaming of Internet video may come at the expense of some traditional TV viewing, especially among young TV/video users.  —  According to Nielsen's new “State of the Media: Cross Platform Report” …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Lynn Cowan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Pandora IPO Prices At $16; Valued At $2.56 Billion  —  Interactive Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. continued the trend of hot Internet-related IPOs by pricing its shares at $16 apiece Tuesday night, above expectations. … The company sold 14.7 million initial public offering shares …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Digital Subscriptions Will Lift Magazines But Not Newspapers  —  Publishers of magazines and newspapers are investing millions in tablet-based editions and online paywalls in the hopes that digital subscriptions will offset the steady erosion they've been seeing in circulation revenues.
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Judge: Righthaven Has No Standing To File Lawsuits—Case Dismissed  —  The saga of controversial copyright-enforcement company Righthaven may be slowly drawing to a close.  A judge has dismissed its lawsuit against the Democratic Underground website, saying that the contract Righthaven struck …
Discussion: Techdirt, Gametime IP and eMedia Vitals
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Less of less: FCC-commissioned report finds a “surprisingly small audience for local news traffic”  —  Local news outlets get less than one half of one percent of all pageviews in a typical market, according to a new report (pdf) called “Less of the Same: The Lack of Local News on the Internet.”
Meg James / Company Town:
Media chiefs confront challenges facing cable TV industry  —  A sense of urgency surrounds the annual National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. convention in Chicago this week as big media firms grapple with a host of business challenges that threaten their livelihood.
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Does Twitter have different standards than TV news?  —  This is a story that will make just about anyone in TV news shudder.  Last Thursday, news organizations across the world announced that 20 to 30 bodies — some of them children — had been discovered at a property outside Houston.
New York Post:
Kicking back at Newsweek  —  The partners behind Newsweek Daily Beast Company appear to be holding down the flow of red ink this summer by cutting back on the number of Newsweek issues.  —  This past Monday started a dark week for the newsweekly.  It now appears that it will be one of four dark weeks …
Discussion: The Wire and FishbowlNY
Trevor Butterworth / The Daily:
Some stories need just a tweet — and some need real thought  —  Would you prefer to read this column as a string of tweets?  After a New York Times reporter forgot his pen and tweeted a report about tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., you might think that the future of storytelling had arrived, and that it came in increments.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Fargo Kindle City: One small paper's experiment with publishing ebooks  —  When you are a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper in Fargo, North Dakota, it would be easy to leave trying new things to the big guys.  —  But that's not the attitude of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead …
 
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