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10:15 AM ET, June 12, 2012


 Top News: 
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Why the World's Most Perfect News Tweet Is Kind of Boring  —  Researchers have found a way to predict a tweet's popularity — with an astounding 84 percent accuracy.  —  Here, per one algorithm, is the Platonic version of the news tweet: … If that seems a little dull for Twitter Perfection ... well, that's the point.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Biggest news sources on Google News aren't shared the most on Twitter  —  Researchers who tried to figure out what factors influence a news story's popularity on Twitter found that the news sources which are shared the most aren't the ones featured most prominently on Google News.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
New Orleans, Alabama journalists to start learning today about their futures with Advance  —  Starting this morning, employees at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and Advance Publications' papers in Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville, Ala., will learn if they'll have jobs when the papers stop printing every …
Jaquetta White / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Times-Picayune advertisers voice opposition to newspaper's planned changes
DirecTV could also deploy ad skip technology  —  DirecTV Group (DTV.O), the largest U.S. satellite TV operator, could deploy technology that would enable its millions of subscribers to automatically skip television advertising, its top executive said on Monday.
Discussion: CNET and VentureBeat
Dan Barry / New York Times:
All the News That's Fit to Screen: Movies About Journalism  —  BACK when paper and ink still mattered, I fell into a job as a nightside reporter at The Providence Journal, in the habitually newsworthy state of Rhode Island.  This was many years ago, before exercise, sobriety and good hygiene …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Looking for the Apple TV?  Look in Front of You.  —  Nope, still no Apple TV.  —  Apple's WWDC presentation took nearly two hours, and none of that time was devoted to the product lots of smart people insist is going to show up one day, someday.  —  Still, look a little closer …
Discussion: MediaNama and Forbes
Press Gazette:
Murdoch ‘asked Major to change policy on Europe’  —  Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch asked former Tory prime minister John Major to change policy on Europe, he told the Leveson Inquiry into press standards today.  Murdoch - owner of The Sun and The Times - warned that without change his newspapers …
Jack Shafer:
What happens to Tribune after bankruptcy?  —  Choking softly on the wad of debt “rescuer” Sam Zell fed it, Tribune Co checked into a Wilmington, Delaware, bankruptcy court at the end of 2008.  Now newly slimmed, especially after the payment of $410 million in legal and other professional fees …
Discussion: LA Observed
Jon Henley / Guardian:
Greek journalists return to work unpaid for what may be paper's last edition  —  Eleftherotypia was Greece's second-biggest newspaper, a centre-left daily with a proud tradition of independent reporting and opinion.  Founded after the fall of the military dictatorship in 1974, its name means “freedom of the press”.
Discussion: Media Decoder
Jim Romenesko:
Ed Wasserman is the new dean of Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism  —  UC Berkeley hasn't made the announcement yet, but the head of Washington and Lee's journalism and mass communication department has told colleagues that Ed Wasserman is the new dean of Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What makes something go viral?  The Internet according to Gawker's Neetzan Zimmerman  —  In March, I wrote about Gawker's new quantity-over-quality experiment.  Each day, one Gawker staffer was tasked with pageview-chasing duty, a quest to post enough cat videos, Miley Cyrus pics …
Discussion: Gawker
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Watergate Remembered Four Decades Later at Washington Post Party  —  It was a cultural event, a class reunion, a celebration—not just of the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, but of journalism itself, of that brief moment when newspapering was hailed as a noble profession.
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Discussion: Reuters
Will Sommer / Washington City Paper:
TBD Loses Its Last Employee
Discussion: Street Fight
Edward Helmore / Guardian:
Vogue editor helps Obama campaign as rumours grow of plum diplomatic post
Discussion: PAPERMAG, Fashionista and ABCNEWS
Amy Davidson / The New Yorker:
The President's Press Problem
Discussion: Mediaite
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why the Oregon Daily Emerald is transforming what it means to be a college newspaper
Discussion: GigaOM