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4:00 PM 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 …
Matthew Campbell / Bloomberg:
AOL Considering Paid Content, International Acquisitions in Company Revamp  —  AOL Inc. (AOL) may introduce premium versions of its online content and make international acquisitions as Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong works to turn around the struggling Internet pioneer.
Jim / Gannett Blog:
Bulletin: Gannett announces 700 newspaper layoffs  —  U.S. newspapers division President Bob Dickey distributed the following memo today:  —  CONFIDENTIAL CONTAINS PROPRIETARY BUSINESS INFORMATION - NOT FOR PUBLIC DISSEMINATION  —  June 21, 2011  —  To: All US Community Publishing employees
Discussion: paidContent, Poynter and Adweek
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Righthaven Loss: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article Is Fair Use  —  A federal judge ruled Monday that publishing an entire article without the rights holder's authorization was a fair use of the work, in yet another blow to newspaper copyright troll Righthaven.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
6 reasons to consider Onswipe for tablet-friendly websites  —  A new product launching today, Onswipe, helps news publishers easily set up a tablet-friendly version of their websites for iPad users and will help sell premium ads on those sites.  —  You may have come across the Onswipe interface already …
Discussion: The Next Web and Betabeat
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can OnSwipe convince media to go web instead of app?  —  OnSwipe, the New York-based startup that we wrote about awhile back, is launching the full version of its mobile web-publishing service today: a platform that allows websites and media companies to create tablet-friendly views …
Discussion: TechCrunch and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:mirkolorenz
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
I Call This Blackmail  —  Aol employee Mike Arrington is angry!  The TechCrunch founder and co-editor fired off a histrionic screed yesterday directed at Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr and Hunch, with an explicit threat aimed at anyone who doesn't kowtow to him.
Discussion: Quora and SAI, more at Techmeme »
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why We Often Blindside Companies
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A discovery engine for narrative nonfiction: Byliner.com launches with high hopes and a sleek site  —  It's a nonfiction nerd's fantasy: a database of nearly 30,000 feature stories, meticulously organized, sleekly presented, and fully searchable — by author, by publication, by topic.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Economist group defies gloomy media trend with upbeat results  —  Almost all British-based newspaper and magazine publishers are contemplating losses or declining profits.  But the Economist group, as it does on a regular basis, is telling a very different story today.
Discussion: Adweek and Press Gazette
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.
Adweek:
First Mover: Vivian Schiller  —  Adweek: What's your favorite NBC News program?  —  Vivian Schiller: You're not really going to ask me that question are you?  I know better than to pick one.  —  So how do you represent a giant brand like NBC News, which is a bunch of shows, across different digital platforms?
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
The rise of the journalist as publisher  —  The rise of the journalist as publisher  —  Journalists can be their own publishers — able to produce, distribute, market and monetize their own content.  It's not a new concept, but it continues to gain traction on new platforms like the iPad.
Diane Cardwell / New York Times:
Legal Battles Are Woven Over Tangled Web Gossip  —  A Web site purporting to expose “the under-belly of the Manhattan Real Estate Market” by reporting on bad broker behavior, lousy landlords and run-down apartments quickly became a bitter forum for accusations against landlords, brokers …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gannett Blog
 
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Why Does Google Want AdMeld So Badly? High Frequency Trading for Online Ads
Discussion: The New York Observer
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Report: Men Respond Differently Than Women To ‘Paid’ vs. ‘Earned’ Media
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
Everyblock hires new president
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
SAY Media Acquires Digital Agency Sideshow
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-Tribune CEO Michaels is back in radio
Media Week:
Heineken and i launch co-branded app
Discussion: New Media Age and paidContent:UK
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Prominent Mexican columnist, wife, son shot to death
Discussion: Press Gazette, BBC and Journalism.co.uk
Katy Culver / Poynter:
How class wikis can help journalism students collaborate, stay organized
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Van Jones Considers Legal Action Against Fox News
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
‘Wake Up Call’ With Ali Velshi To Launch Next Week
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
The NBC News/CNBC Exodus, Why Is So Much Top Talent Leaving The Network?
Discussion: Chickaboomer
The Politico:
Don Graham's family sells $10 million in Washington Post Company stock
Discussion: City Desk and Runnin' Scared
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAB: 5 Changes That Would Get Brand Advertisers To Spend More Online
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Street Fight