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2:25 PM ET, May 27, 2012

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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 …
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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, Bostonglobe.com, is doing quite …
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Get over it, haters - apps really are the future, says Wired publisher
Janko Roettgers / paidContent:
Financial Times exec: iOS apps don't work for publishers
Discussion: Beet.TV
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.
Reporters Without Borders:
Reviving hopes, FARC rebels say they will free French journalist on 30 May  —  After holding French journalist Roméo Langlois for a one month, the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have announced that that he will be released unconditionally on 30 May.
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Stop the press: half of self-published authors earn less than $500  —  Comprehensive survey of DIY writers suggests that despite a few high-profile successes most authors struggle to sell  —  Despite the splash caused by self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and EL James …
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”.
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 …
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.
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
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
 
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Curtis Brainard / CJR:
Reparative journalism  —  Reporter sinks a controversial paper on “ex-gay” therapy
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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