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8:20 AM ET, June 21, 2011

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Upending Anonymity, These Days the Web Unmasks Everyone  —  Not too long ago, theorists fretted that the Internet was a place where anonymity thrived.  —  Now, it seems, it is the place where anonymity dies.  —  A commuter in the New York area who verbally tangled with a conductor last Tuesday …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why We Often Blindside Companies  —  A couple of weeks ago I apologized to the CEO of AdMeld for writing about their acquisition without even contacting him to let him know beforehand or ask for a comment.  He wrote back “the call would have been nice.”  —  I know how frustrating …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Van Jones Considers Legal Action Against Fox News  —  NEW YORK âÂ"- After challenging Glenn Beck to a debate over the weekend at Netroots Nation and in a MoveOn.org-sponsored ad Monday, Van Jones may have taken his beef with Beck a step further.  —  Jones, a senior fellow …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, TVNewser and Mediaite
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Future of media: The rise of the million-selling Kindle author  —  Amazon's Kindle platform doesn't just allow people to read millions of e-books, it also allows them to publish millions of them: the company announced on Monday that John Locke, who self-publishes his work through Kindle's …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Techdirt and The Rumpus.net, Thanks:mathewi
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Deutsche Welle:
World needs journalists now more than ever, says expert  —  Joel Simon is executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an international non-profit organization run by journalists for journalists.  Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York, the CPJ campaigns for freedom …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Spotlight on exiled journalists as foreign press crackdowns persist
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists in exile 2011: Iran, Cuba drive out critics
Discussion: Media News and Jon Slattery
John Sellers / The Wrap:
New York Times Cuts Reader Chat: '5,000 Words Isn't a Comment, That's an Article'  —  You can still comment on New York Times articles — just be more succinct about it.  —  With only a cryptic explanation, the paper announced Monday on its homepage that it would be cutting the character limit …
Discussion: Adweek and FishbowlNY
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
The NBC News/CNBC Exodus, Why Is So Much Top Talent Leaving The Network?  —  With the announcement last week that long time MSNBC star Norah O'Donnell is jumping ship to CBS, many insiders are now asking what is going on over at the Peacock network?  On air talent jumping between networks …
Discussion: Chickaboomer
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Bloomberg TV Pushes for a Wider Audience  —  Bloomberg has begun a major marketing effort for its television operation in a bid to persuade business executives to see the company as more than just a maker of the terminals that are popular on trading floors.  —  “We want to be the most …
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Olbermann's return  —  Keith Olbermann resumed his old position as host of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” at 8 p.m. tonight, albeit on a cable network that with only about two thirds of the reach of his former perch, and brought enough of his show with him for his fans to feel at home.
Discussion: Gawker
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
How MSNBC is surviving after Olbermann
Discussion: Mediaite, Gawker and New York Times
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
CNN's Ed Henry Jumps To Fox News To Become Chief White House Correspondent  —  EXCLUSIVE: CNN's Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry is jumping ship.  Fox News Channel is expected to announce later today that they have signed Henry as their Chief White House correspondent.
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
‘Hot News’ Doctrine Not Looking So Hot After Apppeals Court Ruling  —  In the past couple years, media companies doing battle with news aggregators—or competitors—began to turn to the little-known legal doctrine of “hot news.”  It stems from a 1918 Supreme Court case that found news organizations might …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Prominent Mexican columnist, wife, son shot to death  —  A prominent Mexican newspaper columnist, his wife, and a son were shot to death in their home in Veracruz, according to state investigators, a shocking assault that underscores the country's ongoing crisis.
Discussion: BBC and Journalism.co.uk
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAB: 5 Changes That Would Get Brand Advertisers To Spend More Online  —  When it comes to the gap between the amount large brand advertisers spend offline compared to offline, the usual answer is that there aren't any simple agreed-upon ways of measuring penetration with online ads, in the way that you can with, say, TV ratings.
Discussion: Street Fight and eMedia Vitals
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
‘Wake Up Call’ With Ali Velshi To Launch Next Week  —  CNN is launching its new 5 AM program anchored by Ali Velshi next week.  —  Called “Wake up Call,” the show will run from 5-6 AM ET Monday-Friday starting June 27.  CNN has committed to the program through September 23, 2011.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spin Magazine Fires Publisher and Editor  —  Spin, the alternative-music magazine founded in 1985, has fired its editor and publisher, a move that may be part of a larger transformation that will expand the publication's presence online.  —  On Friday the magazine, owned by Spin Media …
Katy Culver / Poynter:
How class wikis can help journalism students collaborate, stay organized  —  A few semesters ago, a student stopped by my office with her laptop because she had broken the links between a slideshow file and the images in it.  —  Easy fix, I thought.  Locate the folder of images and relink it.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Daily's Launch Exec Picton Joins Mail Online  —  Former Sun Online editor Pete Picton, who we revealed in September was called up to help launch News Corp.'s The Daily in New York, has now joined A&N Media's Mail Online as deputy publisher.  —  Picton was the managing editor of News Corp.'s iPad-only title.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Noah Davis / The Wire:
LOVE: New York Magazine Launches Personals Site  —  Back in the pre-internet days, New York made millions on personal ads.  Then the web arrived, and sucked that revenue stream dry.  —  On Monday, the magazine is venturing back into the personals territory in a big way.
Discussion: MinOnline, FishbowlNY and MediaPost
The Politico:
Don Graham's family sells $10 million in Washington Post Company stock  —  Washington Post Co. Chairman Don Graham sold off about $10 million in company stock days after successfully lobbying to loosen regulations on the for-profit higher education firm that is its most lucrative business.
Discussion: City Desk
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Boston investigative nonprofit NECIR finds its path through thinking like a business  —  It's telling that when Joe Bergantino talks about his job as co-director of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, he often references the time his father ran a restaurant.
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
Al Jazeera at Home on a Former PBS Outlet  —  Even as Al Jazeera English continues its battle for broader cable distribution in the United States, it is reaping a growing audience in Los Angeles on a broadcast channel.  —  KCET-TV, the public broadcaster that quit carrying PBS programming …
Discussion: TVWeek.com
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
The Many Killers Of The Music Industry: The Digital Era  —  Welcome to the second half of our rather longwinded look at the attempted industriacide committed by various music formats over the years.  Part two concerns itself with the Digital Era, an era that started with the introduction of the CD …
 
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Nat Ives / @natives:
Miguel Helft joins Fortune, as sr writer in San Fran, from NYT, where he covered Google, Apple, and Facebook etc
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Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY:
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Wall Street Journal:
Armstrong Says AOL Undervalued in Light of IPOs
Discussion: Speakeasy
Adweek:
Q&A: The Loneliest Admen  —  The Lonely Island—SNL's Andy Samberg …
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J. Max Robins / The Business Insider:
Getting Reporters Off The Hamster Wheel: The FCC And The Future Of Media
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
False comparisons between New York Times and Huffington Post obscure true difference
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The NYT promises to intermingle news and opinion
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Shirley Halperin / Hollywood Reporter:
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Have newsrooms relaxed standards, sanctions for fabrication and plagiarism?
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Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Reinventing the article with Storify
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Will Scan 250,000 Out-Of-Copyright Books For The British Library
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Revealed: Facebook's music plans involve Spotify, others
David Carr / New York Times:
Ugly Details in Selling Newspapers