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11:15 AM ET, June 20, 2011

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David Carr / New York Times:
Ugly Details in Selling Newspapers  —  Any look behind the curtain of Wall Street is not going to be pretty.  But there is not pretty and then there is plain ugly.  —  James O'Shea, the former editor in chief of The Los Angeles Times, found a classic of the genre in the course of reporting out …
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and The Wire
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Revealed: Facebook's music plans involve Spotify, others  —  For the past few months, I have been hearing about Facebook and Spotify getting a lot closer as companies, with a much tighter integration between the two services.  However, Facebook's musical ambitions go beyond Spotify and include other music services and applications.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At New Network, Olbermann Sets Sights on MSNBC  —  Starting on Monday, there will be new competition for progressive attention spans on television.  —  Challenging MSNBC, which has a stable lineup of left-leaning hosts, will be Current TV, where Keith Olbermann will start anchoring the 8 p.m. hour, his former time slot on MSNBC.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu Plays Along With Apple's New Rules.  Who's Next?  —  Apple's new subscription rules could have posed a problem for services like Hulu.  But when Steve Jobs changed his mind earlier this month, life got a lot easier.  —  Here's the old version of the Hulu Plus subscription app for the iPad:
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors and eBookNewser
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
The Onion Is Seeking a Pulitzer, Any Pulitzer  —  Despite a professed designation as “America's Finest News Source,” The Onion has never actually won the highest honor in American journalism: the Pulitzer Prize.  —  Not that it hasn't tried.  Editors at the satirical newspaper have submitted …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Hit & Run
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Reinventing the article with Storify  —  Storify is one of the most exciting journalism tools of the year.  The mission of the platform is to make social media the story not just the distribution tool, explained Xavier Damman, co-founder of the site.  —  “Storytelling has to be reinvented …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Have newsrooms relaxed standards, sanctions for fabrication and plagiarism?  —  When the Chicago Sun-Times fired Paige Wiser for fabricating earlier this month, readers shared mixed reactions about whether the punishment was too harsh.  —  Wiser, who had been at the paper for 17 years …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Display's New Kingpin: Facebook's No. 1  —  Social Network's $2.19 Billion Puts It at Top of the Digital Heap, Leaping Google, Yahoo — but It's Still a Bit Player When Compared to TV  —  Facebook doesn't really have to try to become the biggest player in digital media; it simply is.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Will Scan 250,000 Out-Of-Copyright Books For The British Library  —  Turns out libraries and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) can work together on books - as long as copyright is no longer an issue.  —  The British Library is handing 250,000 out-of-copyright titles from 1700 to 1870 …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Google's SageTV acquisition: It's not about the DVR  —  SageTV's announcement that it's been acquired by Google this weekend has many speculating about DVR functionality soon coming to Google TV.  But one of the few dissenters, interestingly enough, is the founder of one of SageTV's competitors: SnapStream Media founder Rakesh Agrawal.
Shirley Halperin / Hollywood Reporter:
How ‘The Voice’ Uses Twitter to Raise Ratings … If The Voice twisted the TV talent show formula, it damn near revolutionized the use of social media in the live viewing experience.  —  For every participant in the process — contestant to coach to couch potato — the show provides engagement …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists in exile 2011: Iran, Cuba drive out critics  —  Two of the world's most repressive nations each forced at least 18 journalists to flee their homes in the past year.  In exile, these journalists face enormous challenges.  A CPJ special report by Elisabeth Witchel.  —  LONDON
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Guardian
 
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