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Revolving Door: Trust in Media, Perez Hilton, Meredith, and More

We omitted last week’s usual Thursday Revolving Door column, so we present a special Monday edition. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled articles this Thursday.

A Gallup poll found that 55 percent of Americans have little or no trust in the media, and 77 percent of respondents to a Pew survey said media outlets “tend to favor one side.” But the Pew poll found that only 39 percent of Americans have little or no trust for media. Pew also recently found that local news is a major info source for many.

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has already launched a new blog, Uncrunched, where he says he’ll be doing “the same thing I’ve been doing since 2005.” His first post, which simply read “Here I am,” has 512 comments. You’ll remember that Arrington ran into issues when his venture capital fund Crunchfund was announced. He officially left AOL a couple of weeks ago.

Speaking of TechCrunch, Paul Carr, the TC writer who fired off a resignation post recently, is launching a new company backed by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Michael Arrington, Business Insider reports. Sources tell BI that the company will focus on media and technology.

Perez Hilton’s family-focused blog (reallyPerezitos has launched.

Staffers from both editorial and marketing have left Meredith.

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Publicist Request Leads to AOL Drama

TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis wrote a post about a Facebook game tied to Jake Gyllenhaal‘s new flick The Source Code. Her story says the game isn’t that great, but goes on to talk about how it’s another example of the interactive marketing that films are doing. (An interview on this subject with Gyllenhaal above.)

Summit Pictures, the company behind the movie, didn’t like the “snarky” tone of the post. So a Summit publicist contacted Moviefone, another AOL site. Moviefone relayed the message to TechCrunch. “Let me know if you’re able to take another look at it and make any edits,” said the emailed request, which Tsotsis reprinted in its entirety.

The EIC of Moviefone, Patricia Chui, defended the email in a post of her own.

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