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5:20 PM ET, June 22, 2011

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Jose Antonio Vargas / New York Times:
My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant  —  One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab.  She handed me a jacket.  “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said.  ("It might be cold there.")  When I arrived at the Philippines' Ninoy Aquino International Airport …
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Chris Suellentrop / The 6th Floor:
My (Legal) Editor's Dream  —  Last week, at 11:54 p.m. on Monday night, June 13, an e-mail from Jose Antonio Vargas landed in my inbox.  “Hi Chris,” Jose wrote.  “Hope you are well.  Any chance we can chat on the phone tomorrow?  It's rather urgent and personal — and a possible story for you.”
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and Poynter
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and mediabistro.com
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Passed On Journalist's ‘Undocumented Immigrant’ Revelation  —  NEW YORK âÂ"- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas shocked the media world Wednesday by revealing that heâs an undocumented immigrant in an upcoming New York Times magazine story splashed across the paperâs homepage.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Salon Chief Executive Steps Down  —  Richard Gingras, a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has been chief executive of the Salon Media Group for the last two years, is stepping down.  —  Mr. Gingras has a long history with the company, going back to its founding when he helped gather the seed money to start Salon.com in 1995.
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David Weir / 7x7.com:
Salon CEO Gingras Resigns to Become Global Head of News Products at Google
Discussion: The Business Insider
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
LinkedIn Connects With Fortune's Dan Roth  —  LinkedIn wants to become more than a networking site for professionals: It has ambitions to become a sort of media company, too.  —  Now it's bringing in someone to help them pull that off.  The service has hired Time Inc.'s Dan Roth, Fortune magazine's digital editor.
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 …
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Yahoo approaches Hulu about possible acquisition [Updated]  —  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 …
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Wall Street Journal:
Website Hulu Considers Sale
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Brian Lam Leaves Gizmodo  —  Brian Lam, editor of Gizmodo, is leaving Gawker's popular gadget and technology blog.  —  Mr. Lam, a journo-technologist with the soul of an artist — his ocean-centric sideline site is called The Scuttlefish - is not precisely sure what he is going to do next …
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.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett layoffs are a leading indicator of a permanently shrinking newspaper business  —  The 700 layoffs Gannett announced at its community newspapers Tuesday can rightly be read as a vote of no confidence in the future of print by America's largest newspaper company.
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.
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.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Knight News Challenge winners announced  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Sixteen projects that push the future of news and information will receive a total of $4.7 million in funding.  The 2011 Knight News Challenge winners are:  —  * Adaptive Path (San Francisco) for iWitness; $360,000; Jesse James Garrett, project lead
 
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Discussion: The Wire, Yahoo! News and Noted
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
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Discussion: The Business Insider and bbc.co.uk
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