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11:35 AM ET, May 29, 2012

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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
DEAR JOURNALISM STUDENTS: Don't Mean To Intrude, But Your Professor Doesn't Get It  —  We had a good laugh in the (virtual) newsroom this weekend when folks started passing around this letter-to-students from a journalism professor at the University of Tampa.
Discussion: College Media Matters
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Atlantic Media business website, Quartz, staffs up and strategizes  —  Atlantic Media's forthcoming digital business title is taking shape with new hires and a clear editorial strategy.  —  Two months ago, Chris Batty, the former Gawker sales boss who'd just been tapped as publisher …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Amid Tweets and Slide Shows, the Longform Still Thrives  —  In the age of 140-character tweets, aggregated blog posts and throwaway slide shows, common sense says you can't expect the Web generation's ADD-addled minds to spend more than a few minutes with any sort of content.
Discussion: Free Press and eMedia Vitals
Jay Rosen / Quote and Comment:
Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, made up a story about his victimization by the New York Times.  —  Seriously.  “Made it up” is not too strong a term.  As best we can determine, it never happened.  But it's important to understand that he thinks it happened.  Because this expresses so well what Fox sells: resentment news.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN Poaches Anthony Bourdain From Travel Channel To Host New Weekend Program  —  We can't say anyone saw this coming: celebrity chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain-who has hosted “No Reservations” on Travel Channel since 2005-is joining CNN and CNN International to host a new weekend program …
Discussion: The Wrap
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Analysts: Globe may be for sale soon  —  The blow-by-blow details of the ouster of top New York Times [NYT] honcho Janet Robinson for defending The Boston Globe — reported in a behind-the-scenes expose in this week's New York magazine — raise the odds that the local broadsheet may soon be put up for sale, media analysts said.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Promising writer, Yale grad Marina Keegan dies in weekend car accident  —  Marina Keegan died Saturday in a car accident in Dennis, Mass. She was 22.  Keegan had just graduated from Yale University and was due to start a job at The New Yorker in early June.
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Guardian journalist and police officer not charged over ‘phone-hacking leak’  —  The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute a police officer alleged to have passed information about the phone-hacking scandal to the Guardian during early stages of the inquiry.
Frank Appleyard / Huffington Post Canada:
Postmedia Cuts: Layoffs Expected As Sunday Editions Nixed, National Post Reduces Publication  —  Postmedia Network, the owner of Canada's largest newspaper chain, has announced drastic cutbacks that will see three major city dailies lose their Sunday editions amid an expected wave of layoffs.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How a New York Times developer reverse engineered @Horse_ebooks -An Interesting  —  Jacob Harris, a senior software architect at The New York Times, shares my obsession with @Horse_ebooks, the wise and mysterious Twitter spambot.  @Horse_ebooks tweets nonsensical phrases …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Harry Shearer / The Huffington Post:
Could New York Be Wronger About New Orleans?  —  LOS ANGELES — As most anybody knows who cares about newspapers, the absentee owners of the New Orleans Times-Picayune have announced plans to quit daily print publication of the paper, turning to a Wednesday-Friday-Sunday schedule …
Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Blair says newspapers used as ‘instruments of political power’  —  Tony Blair has told the Leveson inquiry that Rupert Murdoch and other proprietors use their newspapers “as instruments of political power”, with the Sun and Daily Mail being the two most powerful.
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