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Happy Birthday to Malie Krauss– hope you’re still reading out on the West Coast! What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…



Cell phone smackdown at the NYT. NYO: New York Times editors are now strongly encouraging staffers to quit texting on their company cell phones, avoid using the phones entirely when overseas on assignment and never, ever to call 411 with a company phone.

AP reports bids are due this week for the Boston Globe.


Washington Whispers reports CBS’ Bob Schieffer is playing host to a particularly special Russian student Dariya this summer. Read their story here.


VF‘s Todd Purdum will appear on Air America today at 2:30pm for an interview with Jack Rice. Hard to believe, but his buzzed about Sarah Palin article in VF only hits newstands today.

Casey Kasem is retiring.


TechCrunch reports investor Marc Andreessen is putting money into TalkingPointsMemo.

Clean Skies News- a web-based news group reporting on energy and the environment- will launch an on-demand platform next Wednesday, giving reporters and bloggers a sneak peek inside the newsroom and studio. You can also check out their newly redesigned website here.


Speaking of Purdum’s Palin article- it is a hit for VF, generating just under two million page views in six days, according to Peter Kafka‘s MediaMemo.


In the latest round of Levi vs. Sarah, as described by the NY Post, Levi Johnston may be looking to write a Palin tell-all. According to Page Six: “Until the tell-all is released, though, Johnston is considering “a leading role” in a movie and a possible upcoming TV “docu-drama.”


Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari will face trial in Iran, accused of “acting against national security.” More at Breitbart and a plea from his mother in Newsweek.


More on Kal Penn‘s gig at the White House in TWT… turns out he took the bus to work yesterday and is going by his legal name Kalpen Modi.

From Accuracy in Media: The Cost of Controlling The Press.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro

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