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1:25 PM ET, June 22, 2011

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Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Yahoo approaches Hulu about possible acquisition  —  Yahoo Inc. recently approached Hulu to discuss a possible acquisition of the popular online video service, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.  —  Hulu, which streams television shows on the Internet, has been the subject of intense speculation about its future.
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Wall Street Journal:
Website Hulu Considers Sale  —  Web-video site Hulu LLC is weighing whether to sell itself after a potential buyer for the company approached it with an offer, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The identity of the buyer couldn't be learned.  The offer has spurred Hulu's board to study its options …
Anthony DeRosa:
An interview with New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller  —  Bill Keller has spent the last eight years as executive editor of the New York Times.  He recently announced he will step down from his post in September and hand it over to Jill Abramson, who will become the first female executive editor in the history of the paper.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Adweek:
New York Post to Raise Newsstand Price  —  The New York Post is raising its newsstand price to 75 cents beginning Monday, according to sources at the newspaper.  —  Editor-in-chief Col Allan did not respond to calls about the hike.  Memos sent to reporters on Tuesday demanded better stories …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, ReveNews and The Awl
Nicholas White / MediaShift:
The Necessity of Data Journalism in the New Digital Community  —  This is the second post in a series from Nicholas White, the co-founder and CEO of The Daily Dot.  —  It used to be, to be a good reporter, all you had to do was get drunk with the right people.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New commitment, new boss, new name: Knight to invest nearly $4m in MIT's Center for Civic Media  —  The Knight Foundation today will announce a major commitment to MIT's Center for Future Civic Media: a three-year, $3.76 million investment, a new boss, and a newly refined mission.
The Atlantic Wire:
Margaret Atwood: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers to these questions.
The Atlantic Online:
What Big Media Can Learn From the New York Public Library  —  Despite looming budget cuts, the library is flourishing and putting out some of the most innovative online projects in the country  —  NEW YORK — Two massive lions flank the steps of the New York Public Library's flagship building on Fifth Avenue.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
How to sell content by making it easy to buy  —  A resolute consortium of media companies in, of all places, Slovakia appears to be proving that you can charge for digital content, so long as you (a) hang together as a group and (b) make it simple for the consumer to pay.
New York Post:
Time Warner to US OK! magazine: No thanks  —  Time Warner's interest in acquiring the struggling US edition of celebrity magazine OK! appears to be fading.  That's thanks to the latest financial results from the title's parent company, Northern & Shell, which suggest the mag was still bleeding money …
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Power Shift: Convention Augurs Design Revolution  —  Dirk Barnett, Arem Duplessis and Florian Bachleda  —  A couple of weeks ago, the magazine industry's latest bunch of supernovas gathered in Portland, Maine — 314 miles from Broadway.  It wasn't the usual gathering of publishers clinking martini glasses …
Michael Cervieri / ScribeMedia.org:
The lifespan of online content is nasty, brutish and short … An ugly truth about online media is the incredibly fast decay rates of content objects.  Even the most compelling content once published experiences a quick drop off in engagement relative to its perceived value.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Dan Harris / ABCNEWS:
Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Comes Out as Illegal Immigrant to Fight for DREAM Act  —  For the past decade, Jose Antonio Vargas has pursued success in journalism.  In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize with the Washington Post for his coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Current TV watching Comcast-Bloomberg fight closely  —  Bloomberg and Comcast are not the only interested parties watching to see how the Federal Communications Commission resolves their feud over where Bloomberg's business news channel should be placed on Comcast's cable systems.
 
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Daniel Schuman / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Moving Congress Online: Modernizing Information Delivery in the House
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Nightcrawlers! Party Reporting and the Paper of Record
Jake Weinraub / The Wrap:
Former NYT Staffer David Cay Johnston Joins Reuters
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Meet Engine28, an arts-focused pop-up newsroom
Discussion: LA Observed and Editors Weblog
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
The Washington Post is making money the new-fashioned way, by playing roulette
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Comcast CEO: ‘Jury is Out’ on Netflix's Impact
Discussion: Online Video News
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
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Discussion: The New York Observer
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Report: Men Respond Differently Than Women To ‘Paid’ vs. ‘Earned’ Media
Adweek:
First Mover: Vivian Schiller
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