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7:30 AM ET, May 26, 2012

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Janko Roettgers / paidContent:
Financial Times exec: iOS apps don't work for publishers  —  It's been close to a year since the Financial Times left the iTunes app store to launch a a web app for its paid content, and FT.com Managing Director Rob Grimshaw told the audience at GigaOM's paidContent 2012 conference that this move has more than paid off.
Discussion: Beet.TV
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Get over it, haters - apps really are the future, says Wired publisher  —  There has been a growing revolt in the publishing community against the idea that iPhone and iPad apps are the best route to digital dollars.  The Financial Times shuttered its apps this month, while a popular essay …
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
TPM Interview: New York Times Media Columnist David Carr  —  TPM Interview: New York Times Media Columnist David Carr  —  What is your writing/reporting day like?  —  Today, I spent far too much time on email and Twitter, and far too little time reporting a story I'm working on.
Discussion: CJR, @dkthomp and @rafat
Jack Shafer:
The cable news audience has peaked  —  CNN's rotten ratings have grown only rottener.  The Time Warner-owned news network drew fewer prime-time viewers last week than any week since September 1991, the New York Times just reported.  But CNN isn't the only network riding the down escalator when it comes to ratings.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Forbes.com contributor deletes post about Sheryl Sandberg after people call it sexist  —  On Wednesday, Forbes.com contributor Eric Jackson wrote a controversial post comparing the media attention that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gets to that of former Marimba CEO Kim Polese 15 years ago.
Discussion: Social Medea and Forbes
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Lawsuits Over Dish Network's Ad-Skipper Reveal Networks' Hypocrisy  —  Free?  No. Over the air?  Sort of.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)  —  As you read this, the owners of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox are marching off to war against the Dish Network, saying the satellite TV provider's new “Auto Hop” …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Dish Network Doesn't Want to Blow Up TV. It Wants to Pay Less for It.
Emily T. Metzgar / CJR:
Repealing a ban on showing international broadcasts is not the same as allowing propaganda  —  Repealing a ban on showing international broadcasts is not the same as allowing propaganda  —  I frequently teach a large introductory class titled “Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communication.”
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Denver Post, Contra Costa Times revamp story editing with fewer copy editors  —  In some ways, the Denver Post and Contra Costa Times' cutbacks in copyediting, announced last month and now final, is a common story these days.  Less common are the other changes they're making in how they handle print stories.
Voice of America:
VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia  —  A Voice of America reporter has been detained in the Ethiopian capital while trying to cover a demonstration Friday.  —  Witnesses to the arrest said that reporter Peter Heinlein and his translator Simegineh Yekoye were detained while seeking …
Daniel Roberts / Fortune:
Will NBC's Olympic investment pay off?  —  The Peacock stands to lose money on the big games, but small victories will help ease the pain.  —  FORTUNE — Last June NBC spent a reported $4.38 billion to secure Olympic broadcast rights through 2020.  That's a hefty windfall for the IOC …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Journalist asks: Why do we need editors?  —  Why do we need editors?  —  It's a provocative question to pose publicly if you're a journalist, and that's exactly what GigaOM's Mathew Ingram did today on Twitter:
Discussion: GigaOM
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Yahoo Kills Livestand After Just Six Months  —  Mobile Newstand App Had Trouble Gaining Traction  —  Has Ross Levinsohn put his first stamp on Yahoo as CEO?  Yahoo is shutting down Livestand, its mobile newsstand app, only a little more than six months after it launched, the company just announced.
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
The Indianapolis 500: a remarkable test-case in the future of transmedia programming  —  Sports and sports media compose a gigantic global business.  Neither are untouched by technology.  In many respects, sports are leading the way in bringing live video and information to alternate computing devices both inside and outside the home.
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Press-Register editor on ‘Exciting changes’ headline: ‘Perhaps I got carried away’
Discussion: Charles Apple and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NY Times updates iPhone/iPad apps for customized reading
Journalism.co.uk:
NUJ may cut one fifth of staff in face of ‘severe financial crisis’
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Press Gazette
Alicia Shepard / Poynter:
Largest German newspaper rejects prestigious prize it would have shared with tabloid
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