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9:55 AM ET, June 1, 2012


 Top News: 
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 …
Daniel Bentley /
CoveritLive switches to paid-only service  —  Popular liveblogging platform CoverItLive has announced the end of its free usage tier, becoming an entirely paid for subscription service.  —  In an email to current subscribers the company wrote: … CoveritLive's ‘Starter’ subscription costs $9.99 per month …
Discussion: Examiner and 10,000 Words
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Kickstarting a Soccer Magazine: An Old Medium Finds A New Way Of Funding  —  To launch a print magazine in 2012, you almost by definition have to be something of a nostalgist.  But when it came time for George Quraishi and Mark Kirby to raise money for Howler, their new magazine for American soccer fans …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Could Face 500 Phone-Hacking Claims  —  LONDON—Lawyers for both News Corp. and phone-hacking victims on Friday estimated in court that the media company will ultimately face about 500 civil claims related to illegal voice-mail interception by the now-closed News of the World tabloid.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
What the Forbes model of contributed content means for journalism  —  Two years ago, was a news website like most others.  —  Today, it is less website, more operating system — an underlying layer of technology that hundreds of contributors use to publish independently.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Tim J. McGuire / McGuire on Media:
This I believe about journalism, newspapers and the future of media  —  I believe it's important to pause every now and then to write down my values and thoughts.  That's especially true in the ever-fluid media world where nothing is standing still.  This missive will attempt to take stock …
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.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Pew: 8% Of U.S. Online Adults Now Use Twitter Daily  —  According to the latest data from the Pew Internet & American Life project, 15% of online adults in the U.S. now say that they have used Twitter in the past and 8% told Pew that they do so on a typical day.
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why we need to blow the article up in order to save it  —  Many media outlets — and not just traditional players like newspapers or magazines, but even some newer and more digital-savvy ones — still think of the article or the story as the bedrock foundation of news and journalism.
Rachel McAthy /
Wadar Khanfar: Social media content from Syria proved vital and accurate  —  Wadar Khanfar, the former general manager of Al Jazeera Wadar, warned news outlets today about embracing “the narrative of the government” as he accused international society of failing to “address the issue of Syria”.
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
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Amy Wicks / WWD:
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Discussion: Forbes and Digital Book World
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
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