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12:00 PM ET, May 27, 2012


 Top News: 
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
The New York Times's Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and the Demise of Janet Robinson  —  Who slew Times CEO Janet Robinson?  Was it Arthur Sulzberger's new lady friend?  The advertising market?  The frustrated web guru?  Or the ambitious Sulzberger cousin?  —  (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty …
Discussion: Poynter, @moorehn and @romenesko
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Feel the Pinch!  Sans CEO, New York Times Stock Slumps, Labor Battle Grinds On  —  While newsroom angst and stockholder discontent fester, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., takes a hike.  —  Last Friday, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson addressed the newsroom troops in a town hall meeting.
Discussion: Gawker
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
News articles as assets and paths  —  This is the start of a new project I'm working on to brainstorm new forms, relationships, and (business) models for news.  Responding to a current discussion on Twitter among @AntDeRosa, @felixsalmon, @jayrosn_nyu & @davewiner about the form of articles, I'm posting it here.
Kevin Fitchard / paidContent:
HTML5 is a newspaper's best friend - even if it has a mobile app  —  Updated: Apparently The Boston Globe didn't get the memo that it's an app-only world when it comes to mobile.  According to VP of digital products Jeff Moriarty, the Globe's website,, is doing quite …
Janko Roettgers / paidContent:
Financial Times exec: iOS apps don't work for publishers
Discussion: Beet.TV
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Get over it, haters - apps really are the future, says Wired publisher
Simon Rogers / Guardian:
Anyone can do it.  Data journalism is the new punk  —  Can anyone be a data journalist?  Simon Rogers on what we can learn from a 1977 diagram … So went the first issue of British punk fanzine Sideburns in 1977 in the “first and last part in a series”.
John C Abell / MediaFile:
Less TV?  Go ahead.  Make my day.  —  The other day Glenn Britt, the chief executive of Time Warner Cable, got on the wrong side of history.  He stuck with the television networks.  On Monday he spoke out against Dish Network's “Auto Hop,” which allows viewers to avoid the lifeblood of the TV ecosystem: ads.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon, Publisher Settle Digital Books Dispute  —  A three month long dispute over the sale of digital books between Inc. and a leading independent book distributor has been resolved, both parties said Friday.  —  Amazon in late February stopped selling the e-books …
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
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.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter: contributor deletes post about Sheryl Sandberg after people call it sexist  —  On Wednesday, 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
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.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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.”
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Daniel Roberts / Fortune:
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Voice of America:
VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released, Charges Dropped
Discussion: Reuters
Jack Shafer:
The cable news audience has peaked
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Journalist asks: Why do we need editors?
Discussion: GigaOM
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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
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Denver Post, Contra Costa Times revamp story editing with fewer copy editors
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NY Times updates iPhone/iPad apps for customized reading
Discussion: Softpedia News