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11:20 AM ET, July 6, 2011

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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Does Turnover Signal Tumult at The Huffington Post Business Desk?  —  Since merging with AOL, the Huffington Post has been on an ostentatious hiring spree, luring editors away from The New York Times with big paychecks and grabbing young reporters while the ink on their diplomas is still wet.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Seeking Alpha On Track To Pay Its Bloggers $1.2 Million This Year  —  Financial analysis and earnings transcription site Seeking Alpha expects to pay its “premium bloggers” a collective $1.2 million by the end of this year, says CEO David Jackson.  While most of the site's 4,000 contributors write …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
HuffPo UK 'We're The Only Independent Digital Destination For News'  —  Today, Arianna Huffington's online news phenomenon The Huffington Post is making its European debut, with the launch of Huffington Post UK, the third site in what AOL (NYSE: AOL) hopes will become a rapidly-growing franchise by the end of this year.
The Independent:
Wapping in turmoil as hacking saga hits Murdoch where it hurts  —  Oliver Wright and Ian Burrell test the mood in News International's London fortress  —  Tuesday is normally a quiet day for reporters and editors of the News of the World.  Because the paper comes out on a Sunday …
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Kevin Cochrane / Media Week:
Ford pulls News of the World advertising following Milly Dowler allegations
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
New hacking allegation piles pressure on Murdoch
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Glenn Mulcaire blames ‘relentless pressure’ by NoW for actions
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Media moguls focus on digital dollars at Sun Valley  —  (Reuters) - Media and technology moguls gather in Idaho this week to once more debate a shift to a digital world, but the talk this year will finally focus on how to make money off it.  —  Unlike in years past, this year's attendees …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Rebecca Meany / mtexpress.com:
Valley greets, but doesn't meet, heavy hitters  —  Allen & Co. attendees come to Sun Valley for annual retreat, possible business deals  —  Telltale signs of the much-discussed but always secretive Allen & Co. conference create tantalizing images of business deals taking place in Sun Valley.
Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
Sun Valley Moguls Shift From Acquisitions to Sales to Refine Media Models
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
5 ways to turn traffic spikes from major news stories into return visits  —  Many news sites have seen traffic spikes this year following major news events.  But as website editors are learning, just because readers come to a site once for news doesn't mean they're going to come back later.
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New York Times:
Watching a Trial on TV, Discussing It on Twitter  —  As the lawyers for Casey Anthony gathered at a restaurant in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday afternoon, two hours after a jury found their client not guilty of killing her daughter, Caylee, the television host Nancy Grace was sequestered in a studio …
David Zurawik / Baltimore Sun:
Casey Anthony attorney blasts TV ‘talking heads’ in verdict wake
NPR Topics: World:
Al Jazeera Reporter Reflects on Detainment in Iran … Dorothy Parvaz was detained in Syria when she tried entering the country to cover uprisings.  She spent three days in Syrian detention, then was handed over to Iranian authorities.  Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with Parvaz about her detainment in Syria and Iran.
Florence Pichon / Editors Weblog:
Press releases in journalism: friend or foe?  —  These days, PR is everything.  —  Companies, governments, and organizations use press releases to communicate with the media.  By releasing their own official version of events, a press release helps companies maintain an image for the general public and …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
NY Times: No Longer A Sell, Says UBS; Paywall Brightens  —  Prospects for The New York Times's (NYT) electronic paywall, introduced in May, are looking better, writes UBS's Jon Janedis, who today raised his rating on Times shares to Neutral from Sell, and raised his price target to $9 from $7.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
New York Times:
Pakistan's Spies Tied to Slaying of a Journalist  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Obama administration officials believe that Pakistan's powerful spy agency ordered the killing of a Pakistani journalist who had written scathing reports about the infiltration of militants in the country's military, according to American officials.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Lodsys sues The New York Times Company and five other companies who previously sued Lodsys — UPDATED  —  [Updated on July 6 to reflect Lodsys's motions to dismiss 5 of the 6 declaratory judgment complaints]  —  Lodsys filed a patent infringement lawsuit today in East Texas …
Alertbox:
Why WSJ Mobile App Gets ** Customer Reviews … The Wall Street Journal's iPhone app had just 2 stars in Apple's App Store at the time of this writing.  Averaged across 68,418 consumer reviews, the rating is not just a reflection of a few irate users.  —  As a rough estimate …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and MacStories
Emily Bell / CJR:
Signal and Noise  —  Trying to follow global news in America, a newcomer finds that something is missing  —  If you wished to see a vivid illustration of how the broadcast news media in the US are perceived in 2011, you could do worse than watch President Obama tell jokes.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
The Great Glossy Sell-Out  —  Jacket by General Pants, via Svpply  —  It was Fourth of July weekend and The Observer didn't have a denim jacket.  This situation became especially irksome when, standing in line at Duane Reade, we skimmed the August issue of Glamour.  It was a denim-themed issue.
 
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Daniel D'Addario / The New York Observer:
Emily Gould to Launch Book-Selling Site, Emily Books
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Newsweek's “Diana” Issue Sells Just 13.8 Ad Pages?
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New York Times iPad app doesn't work after update, subscribers complain
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
When's Prime Time in Mobile? Same as TV
Steve Myers / Poynter:
How news sites could improve accountability by tracking story changes, but probably won't
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Reuters:
DSK accuser sues NY Post for “prostitute” report
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
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