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5:30 PM ET, May 16, 2012


 Top News: 
Barry Petchesky / Deadspin:   Laurie Fine To Sue ESPN For Libel
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Reporters Blocked At Romney Event  —  Several reporters covering Mitt Romney described being blocked from a rope line on Wednesday and prevented from asking the candidate questions at a St. Petersburg, Fla., event.  —  “Romney campaign and Secret Service attempted to keep press off ropeline …
President Obama and Mitt Romney's common enemy  —  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spend a lot of time trumpeting their differences, but they do share at least one common conviction: disdain for a political news media they see as eager to vaporize them for the sheer sport of it.
Discussion: Politico and Capital New York
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
Exclusive: LA Times Magazine is Shutting Down  —  Nearly three years after the LA Times Magazine was removed from control of the business end of the paper and put back under the LA Times' editorial umbrella, the monthly pub is being shut down.  FishbowlLA spoke with the mag's editor …
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:   LA Times Developing Quarterly Fashion Pub
Ned Simons / Huffington Post UK:
Jack Straw Tells Leveson Rupert Murdoch Likes To ‘Play’ With Political Leaders  —  Rupert Murdoch liked to “play with political leaders” by tempting them with the possibility that his newspapers would support them, Jack Straw has said.  Giving evidence to the Leveson inquiry into press ethics …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Leveson inquiry: Adam Boulton says Brown's pyjama party was ‘bonkers’
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flipboard Expands: Adds Audio From NPR, Public Radio & SoundCloud; Introduces Japanese Version  —  “Social magazine” Flipboard may have to think up a new tagline for itself, as tonight the company is rolling out an update which greatly expands its focus beyond text-based content to also include audio.
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Turner Broadcasting invests in social video site Funny or Die  —  When Funny Or Die launched in April 2007 — a startup co-founded by Will Ferrell — it enjoyed an early-mover advantage in jumping on the wave of socially-shared video.  Today, it sports 1.7 million Facebook fans …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Larry Kramer's vision for USA Today  —  Larry Kramer, media consultant and MarketWatch founder, was named president and publisher of USA Today yesterday, putting him at the helm of the most widely circulated print newspaper in the country.  In an interview this morning …
Discussion: @romenesko and Poynter
Nick Pinto / Village Voice:
In The First Occupy Wall Street Protest Trial, Acquittal  —  The NYPD has arrested protesters and journalists thousands of times since Occupy Wall Street first began in September, but the case of Alexander Arbuckle was the first of them to actually go to trial.
Jonathan Stray:
The hard part of solution journalism is agreeing on the problems  —  The only editorial mantra that ever made any sense to me comes from the Voice of San Diego new reporter guidelines: “Our bent: Reform.  Things can always be better.”  It's been said that the role of journalism is to inform …
Discussion: Groundswell
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Viacom Gives Up Fight Against Time Warner Cable, Adds Channels to TWC iPad App  —  Customers of Time Warner Cable have some reason to rejoice today, as the cable company has gotten the go-ahead to add channels like MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central to its live streaming iPad app.
Discussion: Media Decoder and Bloomberg
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For its 2012 elections coverage, MTV swaps out citizen journalism for gamification  —  Nearly 17 million Americans have reached voting age in the four years since the last presidential election cycle.  This year's pool of youth voters includes 46 million people in the United States …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends:
Internet radio on the rise thanks to social media and tablets, says study  —  A new study shows that Internet radio usage is up by huge margins all across the board, especially among those with a lot of money.  Suspiciously, this study is funded by an Internet radio advertising agency.
Discussion: WebProNews, VatorNews and Mashable!
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Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
ESPN: No talks yet about Apple TV authentication
Discussion: MacRumors, CNET and 9to5Mac
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
Storify working with Middle Eastern initiative Taghreedat to translate the site into Arabic
Rembert Browne / Grantland:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Video reveal: BBC super-sizing “the first truly digital Olympics”
Discussion: and Guardian
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
In Evolving Media Landscape, Television Holds Sway
Richard Sandomir / Media Decoder:
ESPN Doubles Up on ‘30 for 30’ Documentary Series
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
How not to retract a falsehood  —  MSNBC last week did the world …