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9:00 AM ET, May 28, 2012


 Top News: 
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
The real reason for the firing of the New York Times chief executive  —  The Guardian reported in December that the New York Times's chief executive, Janet Robinson, was to step down.  There were no clues as to why she was going.  But, if a New York magazine article is to be believed …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Feel the Pinch! Sans CEO, New York Times Stock Slumps, Labor Battle Grinds On
Discussion: Gawker
David Carr / New York Times:
A Doomed Romance With a New Orleans Newspaper  —  If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break — “When the Levee Breaks,” Led Zeppelin  —  Newsprint sentimentalists are part of a shrinking club.  Plenty of people care about news, but the fetishists who want it to be imprisoned on paper?
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The (not so) daily news  —  I have more conflicts than a Louisiana politician when it comes to the news of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reducing its frequency from seven to three days a week: I was in charge of digital content in the parent-company division that started its sister site …
Tony Blair accused of war crimes by protester at Leveson inquiry  —  Lord Justice Leveson has ordered an investigation into security procedures at his inquiry into the media after a protester burst into the courtroom to shout at Tony Blair while the former prime minister gave evidence.
Discussion: @skynewsbreak
Associated Press:
U.K.'s Tony Blair Grilled At Hacking Inquiry  —  Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was questioned Monday by an inquiry into media ethics set up to deal with the fallout from the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. media empire.  Blair, who served as prime minister between 1997 …
Discussion: @hackinginquiry
John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
Newspaper paywalls: using a Band-Aid on a bullet wound  —  As more newspapers move to paywalls, it comes clearer to me that publishers are attempting to use a Band-Aid to cover a bullet hole.  I share an anecdote:  —  I asked my class of 20-year-old Elon University students how many were on Facebook.
Discussion: One Man & His Blog
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.
Richard Jones / Guardian:
Local newspapers' crisis: my hyperlocal site was fine, but it didn't pay  —  I set up Saddleworth News for two main reasons.  The first was pure selfishness.  I didn't want to leave journalism for ever, and... I also thought my brain would appreciate something to think about every …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Slovakia's news payment system going large in July  —  Piano Media, the joint web news payment system operating in Slovakia and Slovenia, is preparing to launch in a third, larger market this summer, after recently taking funding for globalisation. … Piano claimed first-month sales of €40,000 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human  —  By now, many people are familiar with the story of how NPR editor Andy Carvin used Twitter to create a kind of crowdsourced newswire during the Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East last year, inventing a brand-new kind of journalism on the fly and in full public view.
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