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1:55 PM ET, June 17, 2011

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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 …
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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
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
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 …
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Guardian staffs up planned U.S. website as ‘major’ digital ‘transformation’ begins
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Arianna Huffington: 'I'm Living Within My Means' at AOL  —  Arianna Huffington: “This is my last act.”  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Do Arianna Huffington and Tim Armstrong truly share a vision, or is it a marriage of convenience?  Will Huffington's hunger for an ever-bigger newsroom derail AOL's quest for earnings growth?
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Armstrong @ AOL Analyst Day: Critics Of HuffPo Deal Just Don't Understand
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
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 …
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 …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC launches news app for TV  —  News app is first to deliver corporation's content direct to internet-connected TVs  —  The BBC has launched an app to allow the delivery of the corporation's news content direct to Samsung televisions in an attempt to position itself for the rise of internet-connected TV viewing.
Discussion: Pocket-lint
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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