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3:35 PM ET, June 17, 2011

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Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
The kingdom and the power of David Carr  —  New York Times media reporter David Carr had a bad feeling during a photo shoot he was doing for Interview magazine early last month.  —  The photographer for the notoriously fashiony celebrity-on-celebrity Q-and-A magazine had taken a number …
Discussion: The Wire
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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 …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Olbermann Wants to Make Current a 24-Hour News Network  —  With three days to go before the debut of his new show on Current TV, Keith Olbermann is simultaneously trying to lower and raise expectations.  In the short term, he'd like to lower them, particularly when it comes to ratings.
Discussion: The Wire, TVNewser and On Media's Blog
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Cable after Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann
Discussion: Poynter, TVNewser and On Media's Blog
John Cook / Gawker:
Gov. Chris Christie Claims Fox News Chief as Confidential Adviser  —  The office of Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is claiming that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is a confidential adviser whose interactions with the governor should remain secret under New Jersey's executive privilege.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify, Gearing Up for U.S. Launch, Closes Its $1 Billion Round  —  More momentum for Spotify: The streaming music service has finalized a huge funding round that gives it a valuation of about $1 billion.  —  The European company has raised around $100 million from DST, Kleiner Perkins and Accel.
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
The Guardian needs an intervention  —  The Guardian and its Sunday title, The Observer have just announced a “digital-first” strategy.  However, this is not a triumphant announcement.  This is a burning platform admission.  —  Guardian News & Media, the parent company for both newspapers …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Senate Committee Votes to Make Illegal Streaming of Movies, TV a Felony … Moving to close a possible loophole in the laws against the pirating of movies, TV shows and other intellectual property, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved making illegal streaming of video over the Internet a felony in most cases.
Soo Youn / The Daily:
Dave planning new show - for a paid subscription service  —  Dave Chappelle is back, bitches!  —  The beloved comic is planning a new TV show with a paid subscription service like Netflix, Sony's Crackle, or Hulu, which are now competing in the original programming game, a plugged-in source told Flash.
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Financial Times Sees 100,000 Downloads In Week After HTML Launch  —  With digital subs up 50 percent in 2010, FT enters app world through the Web.  —  Financial Times has decided to go another way for their digital subscription offering, opting out of the Apple sub model and creating an app through HTML 5 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Devil Made Me Do It.  AOL's Regrouped Advertising.com Is A $500 Million Business  —  AOL's advertising platforms, which are grouped under the Advertising.com business, is now a $500 million business, the company revealed today at its Investor Day in New York City.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Thrillist Brings Discount Lap Dances to ‘Deals’ Party  —  Building a New Kind of Media Company With Less Media, More Commerce, Deals and Advertising  —  How's this for a daily deal: half off a steak dinner at Roberts', the steak house inside the Scores gentlemen's club on Manhattan's West Side …
Noah Davis / The Wire:
Meet Hearst's Secret Weapon Who's Making Magazine iPad Apps Pay  —  If Hearst Corporation figures out how to make magazine subscriptions pay on the iPad and other tablets, Jim Meigs will deserve plenty of the credit.  —  The editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics is one of the leaders …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Rebecca Black Pulls Infamous ‘Friday’ Video From YouTube  —  It's Thursday, Thursday, and Rebecca Black's memetastic “Friday” video is no longer available on YouTube, due to a copyright claim filed by Rebecca Black apparently.  It's not clear what exactly happened to the video …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
NPR Pushes Digital Initiative  —  Public Broadcaster Seeks to Sell Affiliates on New Services for Websites  —  NPR has kicked off a 10-week, 18-city “road show” to sell its affiliates on a new digital plan it hopes will help secure public radio's long-term health at a time when some of its chief sources …
Discussion: Poynter
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: Future of Journalism
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Philip Bump / Mediaite:
Where Does Local News Fit If National And Social Media Take Up All Your Time?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 
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