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3:30 PM ET, June 22, 2012


 Top News: 
New York Times:
NBC News Faces Shift in Television Dominance  —  NBC News has long been a dominant presence on network television, regularly winning the ratings competition against its evening news and Sunday morning political show competitors, and reveling in the “Today” show's 16-year winning streak in morning television …
Wall Street Journal:
‘Today’ Is Just Part of Slip In the Stature of NBC News  —  When news broke that NBC was in talks to replace Ann Curry on the “Today” show, much was made of the fact that the morning program had briefly slipped out of its No. 1 spot in the morning-show ratings recently for the first time in 16 years.
Jack Shafer:
Turning the morning news into soap opera
Dylan Byers / Politico:
POLITICO reporter suspended for remarks  —  POLITICO reporter Joe Williams has been suspended pending review of recent controversial comments he made on television and Twitter, POLITICO editors informed staff late Thursday night.  —  On MSNBC today, Williams made a remark suggesting Mitt Romney …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Library ebook lending stalls due to confusion, despite widespread interest  —  More than half of Americans have a library card, and many library systems offer ebook lending.  But among people who read ebooks, only 12 percent have borrowed one from the library in the past year, found a Pew Internet and American Life study.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Nearly 40% of libraries will let you check out an e-reader, as ebook penetration soars
Discussion: Media Decoder
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Managing ed Liz Spayd to exit WashPost  —  Washington Post managing editor Elizabeth Spayd is eyeing the exits.  —  Sources familiar with the matter tell POLITICO that Spayd, who became the Post's first female managing editor in 2009, recently accepted a buyout from the paper and intends to leave sometime after the 2012 election.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Politico is at an editorial ‘crossroads,’ gets a huge CPM inside the Beltway  —  The Lineup collects the media stories, big and small, that are on our radar each day.  —  The official first issue of The Huffington Post's new iPad magazine, Huffington, landed in the iTunes store this morning.
Politico Is Making Money With Subscriptions The site's sub service boasts a 96% renewal rate By Charlie Warzel
Discussion: @joepompeo
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube's Gigantic Year Is Already Here, Citi Says  —  Is Google making money off of YouTube?  You betcha, Google execs told shareholders today, without offering the slightest bit of detail.  Par for the course.  —  So, in lieu of real numbers from Google, here's a Wall Street estimate: Google is making a ton of money from YouTube.
Discussion: Fortune
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Flipboard launches on Android phones, no plans for a tablet app  —  Flipboard, Apple's 2010 iPad app of the year, is finally launching on Android phones worldwide, and will also be available on the Kindle Fire and on Nook tablets.  The personalized news magazine app will incorporate Google+ and YouTube for the first time.
Jim Romenesko:
Jim Schachter leaves New York Times for WNYC Radio  —  New York Times associate managing editor Jim Schachter has been named WNYC radio vice president for news — a newly created position.  “He will oversee its strategic vision and planning, as well as editorial decisions related to production and operations,” says a release.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Phone hacking: 20 more alleged victims expected to sue News International  —  High court told more alleged hacking victims will file civil claims, while News Corporation has accepted another 64 cases into its compensation scheme  —  A further 20 alleged victims of phone hacking are expected …
Discussion: Guardian
Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘Fox Mole’ Joe Muto leaves Gawker, reviews ‘The Newsroom’ for Slate as two media narratives converge  —  Congratulations to the person who thought of this: Joe Muto, whose short run as the “Fox Mole” gripped New York media for a workweek, has reviewed “The Newsroom” for Slate.
Discussion: New York Magazine, The Week and Slate
Steve Jordon / Omaha World-Herald:
Buffett adds Waco to growing paper network  —  The Omaha World-Herald Co. said Friday it is buying the Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald, the second Texas newspaper to be acquired as part of Omaha investor Warren Buffett's plan to build a network of community newspapers.
Discussion: Poynter and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Keith Jenkins / Poynter:
The benefits, drawbacks of using camera phones as a photojournalist  —  The mind can sometimes play tricks on you.  —  After returning from a trip to Europe several months ago, I viewed some of the photos I had taken and was disappointed by how they turned out.  I resolved (no pun intended) that it was time to get a new camera.
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
The Times Co. Names 2 Directors, Including Joi Ito, Internet Entrepreneur  —  The New York Times Company, continuing its efforts to move forward in a more digitally focused news media industry, has added two members with extensive technology backgrounds to its board.
Business Wire:   Joichi Ito and Brian McAndrews Join The New York Times Company Board of Directors
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
The Atlantic Merges Digital, Print With QR Code-Like Extras  —  Quick-response codes are making their way into the next three issues of The Atlantic.  Using a smartphone app, print readers will be able to scan select pages of the magazine, giving them access to video interviews …
Discussion: The Awl
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   Atlantic adds revenue exec for global business bet
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
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Inside Forbes: We're Breaking Free of the Time Warp the News Industry Is Trapped In
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