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* Conde Nast insiders say Si Newhouse’s presence is less common and his day-to-day influence quickly waning. The place is changing, too. “According to some male editorial employees, even the elevator eye candy isn’t what it used to be,” writes Kat Stoeffel. “As one put it, ‘You do sense that maybe one of the weird by-products of the ‘Death of Print’ is that girls in sundresses don’t all flock here quite as much.’” (An Observer employee notes: “This is our last story from media writer Kat Stoeffel, who moved on to New York magazine’s The Cut.”) (observer.com) || NYO in 2009: The Si Way (observer.com)

ALSO IN THE NEWS:
* Twitter’s heaviest users choose to tweet while on vacation. (WSJ.com) | Earlier: Bloggers struggle with what to do about vacation. (WSJ.com)
* Team Breitbart is determined to make their site “the Huffington Post of the right.” (Los Angeles Times)
* Dumenco: “There’s something insanely white-collar elitist media circle-jerkish about all this whining about Olympics tape delays.” (AdAge.com)
* LA City Hall workers are told to stop watching the Olympics on the Internet. (LAObserved.com)
* Up-and-coming Middle East commentators include several alums of Columbia’s quarterly journal, The Current. (Forward.com) | (The Current)
* Many journalists aren’t so sure that newspapers should go to the mat to protect anonymous commenters. (NPR.org)
* “NBC Nightly News” starts strong in London. (TVNewser)
* Sports Illustrated plans to end the division between print and digital. (New York Post)
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