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8:25 AM ET, June 17, 2011

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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.
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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
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Armstrong @ AOL Analyst Day: Critics Of HuffPo Deal Just Don't Understand
Discussion: Adweek and Future of Journalism
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 …
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.
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: Future of Journalism
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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
Discussion: Future of Journalism and TVSpy
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.
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.
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 …
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
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS Interactive Picks Marc DeBevoise to Oversee Entertainment Sites … NEW YORK - CBS Corp.'s CBS Interactive unit has named Marc DeBevoise, who most recently worked at premium TV firm Starz where he oversaw digital strategy, distribution and content, to run its entertainment Web sites.
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 …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Vancouver Rioters Hunted On Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr  —  There's little anonymity left in rioting these days.  Thanks to cameraphones and tagging, police will be able to identify some of the Vancouver hooligans who set fires, smashed storefronts and overturned cars in Stanley Cup related rioting.
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 …
Jonathan Van Meter / Vogue.com:
Bold Type: Tina Brown  —  At home in New York with daughter Isabel  —  There is something deeply old-fashioned about the so-called power-breakfast scene at the Regency Hotel, at Sixty-first Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan.  Indeed, it is the very place where the phrase was coined in the mid-seventies …
 
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
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Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
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Tom Groenfeldt / Forbes.com:
Journalism, of a Sort, is Alive and Well in Financial Services
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Bloggers Mull Legal Action Against Righthaven
Discussion: Techdirt and Righthaven Victims
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Reuters' Americanization
Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt Shares His Plan to Rebuild the Network (Exclusive Q&A)
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Comparing The Major Magazine Publishers' App Portfolios
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Noah Davis / The Business Insider:
EXCLUSIVE: Sports Illustrated Proves Why Tablets Are Better Than Print
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Does More Internet Streaming and Web Video Mean Less Traditional TV Viewership?