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7:10 PM ET, May 31, 2012


 Top News: 
To GOP, blatant bias in vetting  —  On the front page of its Sunday edition, the New York Times gave a big spread to Ann Romney spending lots of time and tons of money on an exotic genre of horse-riding.  The clear implication: The Romneys are silly rich, move in rarefied and exotic circles, and are perhaps a tad shady.
Devin Gordon / GQ:
Five Points About Politico's Hatchet Job On NYT and WaPo  —  Here's the piece, published this morning.  The upshot: The political coverage of The New York Times and The Washington Post is “blatantly biased” in their vetting of Romney versus Obama.  (Guess which way they supposedly lean.)
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times, Washington Post Defend Against Politico's Media Bias Claims  —  NEW YORK — Politico's executive editor, Jim VandeHei, and chief White House correspondent, Mike Allen, suggested Thursday that The New York Times and Washington Post are biased in favor of President Barack Obama …
Oliver Burkeman / Guardian:
Perhaps I'm biased, but can we please stop talking about ‘media bias’?  —  No human can adopt a position of perfect neutrality.  Can we at least agree on that?  —  There is something brain-stretchingly confusing about today's article on media bias in Politico, headlined “To GOP, Blatant Bias In Vetting”.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Producer of Obama Video on Fox News Loses CNN Job Offer  —  The Fox News producer behind a provocative four-minute anti-Obama video that aired Wednesday and caused the network considerable embarrassment has found his career on ice.  —  The producer, Chris White, had been offered a job by CNN before the video was broadcast.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Cable News Ratings Fall Across the Board, From Fox to MSNBC  —  Is a presidential election a turnoff to news viewers, even those who generally like to hear political opinions reflected in cable news shows?  —  In what seems an incongruous development, the month of May …
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
MSNBC Produced Its Own Anti-Romney Video in February
Jim Romenesko:
Times-Picayune editor on reporting ambitions, salary rumors  —  New Orleans Times-Picayune editor's memo to staff, sent this morning: From: Jim Amoss Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:18 AM To: Newsroom Staff Subject: some facts Dear colleagues, In our meetings at Howard Avenue and the East Jefferson bureau …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Will other Advance newspapers face cuts like Times-Picayune, Alabama papers?
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Judge gives OK to authors, photographers to sue Google over book scanning (Updated)  —  In a major development in the long-running case over Google's unauthorized book-scanning, a federal judge ruled today that groups representing authors and photographers could go forward with a class action.
Discussion: Media Decoder and Jacket Copy
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Now playing: The New York Times signs on to Hulu to reach a new audience for its long videos  —  You can now find videos from The New York Times on Hulu, thanks to a content licensing agreement between the paper and the popular video site.  —  Video produced for …
Discussion: New York Times
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Mike Daisey: Perhaps tech writers 'aren't actually journalists either?'  —  KQED |  Mike Daisey, back with more media criticism, casts a steely eye at AllThingsD's D10 (or is that DX?) conference, currently teching it up in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Daisey thought AllThingsD's co-executive …
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Digital news pioneer Michael Bloomberg reads 8 newspapers a day  —  New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who made billions of dollars as the founder of the disruptive digital news and data service that bears his name, prefers to get his news the old-fashioned way: On dead trees.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Sorkin On ‘The Newsroom’: ‘None of the characters are inspired by real people, not even a little bit’  —  TV and film writer Aaron Sorkin appeared at the All Things D conference, where he talked about writing the Steve Jobs biopic, and of course “The Newsroom,” his upcoming cable news-centric show on HBO.
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Amazon nabs Dilbert and Doonesbury digital comics anthologies as a Kindle Fire exclusive  —  Two anthologies of Doonesbury and Dilbert comic strips will be available in digital format for the first time as a Kindle Fire exclusive, Amazon announced today.  This is the result of a deal between the company and Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google, Facebook vie for stake in Vevo  —  Vevo — a joint venture of Universal Music Group and Sony Music along with the Abu Dhabi Media Co. — is valued at about $1 billion on revenue of $150 million, according to industry sources.  Vevo licenses its content to a number of partners …
Discussion: The Next Web, VentureBeat and CNET
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Letters to the DOJ: Public speaks out on e-book pricing case  —  As the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five big publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices moves forward, the public has the chance to respond with their take on the allegations.
Discussion: paidContent
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