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6:55 PM ET, July 1, 2011

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Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Google Inc. in preliminary talks to buy Hulu  —  Google Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu, people familiar with the situation said.  —  Hulu has begun meeting with potential buyers including Google, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. to drum up interest in a sale …
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Doug Aamoth / Techland:
Google and Microsoft Reportedly Both Kicking Hulu's Tires
James Robinson / Guardian:
Guardian and Observer to stop publishing international editions  —  Move designed to save costs as GNM focuses more editorial resources on digital presence  —  Guardian News & Media, the owner of the Guardian and the Observer newspapers, will stop publishing international editions from October.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Gannett layoffs accelerated demise of InJersey hyperlocal news sites  —  When Ted Mann started Gannett's InJersey hyperlocal news sites two years ago, he wanted them to become a nexus of community conversation.  He envisioned that about half of the sites' content would come from Gannett staffers …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
New CNN News Chief Takes Stock … It's pretty easy to see the winning formula for Fox News and MSNBC.  They spend their evening hours stoking outrage from the political right and left, respectively.  —  But it's not as clear what the missing secret sauce should be for CNN.
Discussion: Inside Cable News and TVNewser
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Is Sending Us Far More Referral Traffic Than Twitter.com Now  —  If I asked you which of the major social sites you thought sent us the most traffic, you might think it was Twitter.  After all, the TechCrunch Twitter account has over 1.7 million followers.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Poynter
Kelvin MacKenzie / Guardian:
Thank God for Rupert Murdoch |  Kelvin MacKenzie  —  Twenty years after flirting with disaster, the News Corp chief is on the verge of his biggest deal.  We need more like him  —  Two decades ago Rupert Murdoch was sitting at his desk in Wapping as a financial firestorm engulfed his company.
Jessica Lum / Readers' Representative Journal:
Social Media Day: Times reporters in 140 characters  —  In case you haven't gotten the memo (or tweet, email, message, text, etc.) Thursday is Social Media Day.  Social websites Twitter and Facebook haven't been around for even a decade, yet the sites have had a significant effect — locally and abroad — on news in the last year.
Discussion: Mashable and Poynter
Amie Parnes / The Politico:
White House press pool losing scoops to Twitter  —  The temptations of Twitter are clashing with a White House press corps tradition: the pool report.  —  Some reporters in the rotating pool of journalists who chronicle the president's movements are sending TwitPics, revealing factoids …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
The Atlantic Wire:
Maria Popova: 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.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
AllThingsD Plans Expansion of Reviews Section: Kara Swisher Wants “Little Walt Mossbergs Everywhere”  —  All Things Digital, the fast-growing events and publishing unit of Dow Jones, headed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, plans to expand its reviews section, says Swisher in this video interview with Beet.TV
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
ProPublica's newest news app uses education data to get more social  —  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights released a data set — the most comprehensive to date — documenting student access to advanced classes and special programs in public high schools.
Rick Sanchez / Mediaite:
Rick Sanchez On Jon Stewart Vs. Fox News: When It Comes To Bias There Is A Double Standard  —  Editor's Note: This is the first column published on Mediaite by Rick Sanchez.  It was originally published on his own site, and is repurposed here with his agreement.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Village Voice strike averted  —  Just heard from Village Voice Editor in Chief Tony Ortega that management has reached an agreement with the union representing its workers.  As reported previously here, Voice employees were getting 100 percent of their monthly premium paid by management.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Facebook Credits Will Fuel TV Reality Show Votes  —  Imagine a future in which Facebook, because it's amassed a massive network of people engaging with entertainment brands, becomes the payment platform of choice for those interactions.  —  That future is starting now …
 
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