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2:25 PM ET, May 26, 2012

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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
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon, Publisher Settle Digital Books Dispute  —  A three month long dispute over the sale of digital books between Amazon.com Inc. and a leading independent book distributor has been resolved, both parties said Friday.  —  Amazon in late February stopped selling the e-books …
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
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
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Looks to Buy Bleacher Report  —  Time Warner Inc.'s Turner cable networks division is in talks to acquire sports-news website Bleacher Report, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  “There have been back-and-forth discussions,” one of the people said, adding that a deal isn't certain.
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
Reparative journalism  —  Reporter sinks a controversial paper on “ex-gay” therapy  —  It's not often that a journalist convinces a prominent scientist to recant a controversial study that he has tenaciously defended for 11 years, but that's just what Gabriel Arana did last month.
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.
Discussion: @rafat and Inside Cable News
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.”
Voice of America:
VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released, Charges Dropped  —  A VOA correspondent and his translator are safe at home with their families Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.”  —  Veteran correspondent Peter Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye …
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.
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
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.
 
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Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Yahoo Kills Livestand After Just Six Months
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
Discussion: Capital New York
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
The Indianapolis 500: a remarkable test-case in the future of transmedia programming
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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