The Morning Lowdown 05-12-11


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»  Four months after the FCC approved the merger between Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) and NBC Universal, *Meredith* Attwell Baker, one of the commissioners who approved the deal, is leaving the regulator to join Comcast’s Washington lobbying office. (paidContent, NYT)

»  Facebook Security Flaw Exposed User Accounts (WSJ)

»  The New York Times’ share of total page views to newspaper websites dropped by its largest margin in more than a year in April, the first full month that it had its paywall up. (paidContent)

»  Erik Wemple, who left his post at Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) local rival City Paper, is stepping down as editor of DC-area hyperlocal TBD to join WaPo as a media blogger. (Politico)

»  Music sales are indeed up in the U.S. this year, and that’s because digital sales have new life again. That can’t be because the Beatles are on iTunes. Right? (MediaMemo)

»  The New York Times’s Bill Keller Riles Up Twitter (The Atlantic Wire, Thomas Gounley/Storify)

»  Facebook Busted in Clumsy Smear on Google (NSDQ: GOOG) (Dan Lyons/The Daily Beast)

»  Gawker sites see page views begin to return as Jezebel’s April traffic bests last year’s (Romenesko)

» to debut social show ‘What’s Trending’ (Lost Remote)

»  How The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) Will Shake Up Its Weekly Section (Michael Calderone/HuffPo)

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