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9:15 PM ET, June 16, 2011

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Guardian:
Guardian News & Media to be a digital-first organisation  —  Guardian News & Media (GNM), publisher of the Guardian, has revealed plans to become a digital-first organisation, placing open journalism on the web at the heart of its strategy.  —  Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of GNM …
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Guardian staffs up planned U.S. website as ‘major’ digital ‘transformation’ begins
Discussion: Guardian
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Meredith Shutters DIY Darling ReadyMade Magazine, Eliminates 75 Jobs Companywide  —  Acquired the Brand in 2006 in Bid for Younger Readers  —  Meredith is closing the hip, DIY darling ReadyMade magazine and eliminating 75 positions from the company as a whole, incurring a $10 million …
Philip Bump / Mediaite:
Where Does Local News Fit If National And Social Media Take Up All Your Time?  —  Most cities don't have politicians who send pictures of their genitalia to porn stars.  Very few do; at last count, the number totaled one.  —  Most cities don't have a President who gets into debates on policy …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Who clicks more on local news, New York or Omaha?  Surprising data from the FCC on local online news  —  While one can argue with some of the interpretations, Matthew Hindman's new study on how local online news is consumed gives us interesting data on reader behavior.
Discussion: TVSpy
Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
A Hyperactive Fly on a Newsroom Wall  —  “Page One: Inside The New York Times” is a documentary about this newspaper and the people who put it out.  All of these people know far more than I do about The Times and are better positioned to judge the movie.  But what might strike nonjournalists …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Norah O'Donnell moves to CBS  —  Norah O'Donnell, one of NBC's best-known Washington bureau reporters, is moving to CBS News to be chief White House correspondent, CBS announced.  —  It's a stunning shakeup for both the front row of the White House briefing room and for Washington's intensely competitive network news bureaus.
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Arianna Taps Actress Rita Wilson To Head New ‘Boomer’ Vertical Huff/Post 40  —  Arianna has not lost her knack for splashy name-dropping.  —  The AOL Huffington Post Media Group announced today they have tapped actress (and wife of Tom Hanks) Rita Wilson to be editor-at-large of a new Boomer vertical Huff/Post 40.
Discussion: Media & Entertainment
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Armstrong @ AOL Analyst Day: Critics Of HuffPo Deal Just Don't Understand  —  A month after AOL (NYSE: AOL) posted its first growth in display revenue after a more than three-year drought, the company is hosting an “analyst day” in New York's fashionable Soho district to further explain its strategy to Wall St. and the press.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
The Atlantic Wire:
Chris Matthews: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  To find out, we regularly reach out to well-informed people to learn more about their media diets.  This is drawn from a conversation …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Yahoo! News:
How Weinergate became a media circus  —  Anthony Weiner's press conference Thursday afternoon to announce his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives in the wake of a sexting scandal gave new meaning to the phrase “media circus.”  —  Though brief, the announcement …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Reuters' Americanization  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  News quiz: Which company can claim the largest journalistic workforce in the world?
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
ChicagoTribune.com redesign will feature real-time ads  —  In redesigning their website, the Chicago Tribune staff focused on what they could take out of the homepage, not what they could add in.  So when you go to the new Chicagotribune.com today, it's not hard to notice how simple the design appears …
Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt Shares His Plan to Rebuild the Network (Exclusive Q&A) … When Robert Greenblatt took over as NBC's chairman of entertainment in late January, many in Hollywood had high hopes for the executive who had previously transformed Showtime from an also-ran …
Discussion: MediaPost
 
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
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