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6:10 PM ET, July 21, 2010

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Pablo Chavez / Google Public Policy Blog:
Business problems need business solutions  —  Today we submitted comments with the Federal Trade Commission in reaction to the Staff Discussion Draft about the future of journalism in the age of the Internet.  —  We agree that the Internet has posed challenges as well as opportunities for publishers.
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Chris Crum / WebProNews:
Google Tells FTC a Hot News Doctrine Would Hurt Journalism  —  Google Submits Comments on FTC's Potential Policy Recommendations  —  Last month the Federal Trade Commission published its staff discussion draft of potential policy recommendations to “support the reinvention of journalism.”
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
The Breitbart Circus  —  Awhile back, particularly during the Clinton administration, the media would flagellate itself every so often for rushing, lemming-like, to cover some story or other that was being touted on the Drudge Report, and then, after a period of reflection, deciding that it shouldn't be.
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David Frum / The Week Magazine:
Shirley Sherrod and the shame of conservative media  —  When Andrew Breitbart unveils a selectively edited tape to defame a federal employee, conservatives blame Barack Obama  —  You want to see media bias in action?  Okay — look at the conservative media reaction to the firing of Shirley Sherrod.
MediaShift:
Writers Explain What It's Like Toiling on the Content Farm  —  “We are going to be the largest net hirer of journalists in the world next year,” AOL's media and studios division president David Eun said last month in an interview with Michael Learmonth of Ad Age.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Demand Studios / Journalism.co.uk:   Advertorial: The new web order, where entrepreneurial journalists …
New York Post:
CNN got Spitzer cheap  —  Eliot Spitzer was so desperate to be on TV, he accepted a contract from CNN for less than $1 million to host a prime-time, 8 p.m. show.  A source says he's making closer to $500,000 than $1 million, as is his co-host, Kathleen Parker.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Couric's Future Questioned at CBS  —  This past spring, CBS News president Sean McManus and executive vice-president Paul Friedman discussed how to bring an end to what may be the last great experiment in network news: Katie Couric, anchorwoman.  Though her reported $15 million annual contract …
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
Paul Ford / Ftrain.com:
Real Editors Ship  —  tl;dr: needs editing.  —  There's a useful dialogue making the rounds.  A man named Tom Taylor wrote about shipping product (I picked that up off Waxy Links).  He's shipped good work himself, and makes the point that getting stuff out the door is a noble thing.  I agree with that.
Discussion: bojo and rc3.org
Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
What Is Google Editions?  —  Someday soon—later this summer perhaps—there will be a major new development in the evolution of e-books: the launch of Google Editions.  The initial success of Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad, and the e-book runners-up like Barnes & Noble's Nook and the Sony Reader …
Discussion: Go Rumors, TeleRead and The Next Web
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Intrigue at The Times Magazine: Marzorati's Departure Followed Soured Morale and a Controversial Deputy  —  Just over four years ago, The New York Times' magazine empire was getting bigger and richer, and a reward was in order.  In March 2006, executive editor Bill Keller announced …
Discussion: Romenesko, Gawker and The Awl
Michael Koretzky / The Huffington Post:
College Journalists Are Good at Consuming Multimedia but Bad at Making It.  Why?  —  Earlier this year, I judged a prestigious national contest that chose the best college newspaper website in the country.  It was a tough decision.  —  Usually, when a judge says he had trouble selecting a winner …
Discussion: Romenesko
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Heads Up, Apple and Hulu: Netflix Pushing Hard Into Streaming TV Shows  —  Netflix (NFLX) has always offered plenty of TV shows to its subscribers, but over the years it has primarily marketed itself as a movie company.  That's going to start changing, the company announced today …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Times Gives iPad Readers Another Free Month  —  Times Newspapers in the UK is giving its early iPad customers a free one-month subscription for the second time in as many months, in an attempt to migrate readers to a more stable version of the app.  —  In an email to customers …
Discussion: Poynter Online and WebNewser
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Meet Flipboard: Mike McCue Talks About Stealth “Social Magazine” Start-Up That Just Nabbed $10.5 Million in Funding  —  Today, BoomTown gassed up the MINI and headed down to see one of the more innovative new start-ups I have encountered of late.  —  That would be a new social magazine …
Jeremy Singer-Vine / Slate:
What the politics Web site deletes from its articles without telling anyone. … - Pause and Shed a Tear for the Investment Banker- Why Is Mel Gibson Still Allowed To See His Daughter?  - A Review of the Droid X,  —  Wr item on the D rod X- What's the Best Way to Smuggle an Endangered Species?
Jolie O'Dell / jolieodell.wordpress.com:
HOW TO TELL A JOURNALIST FROM A BLOGGER  —  I only touched on this subject briefly: … The aftermath of that post suggests I definitely need to outline what makes a journalist a journalist.  —  You see, it doesn't really matter what medium you use.  You can be a print journalist …
Lacey Rose / The Biz Blog:
Yahoo! Media Chief Says Content Farms Won't Kill Journalism As We Know It  —  In a quest for page views, advertisers and identity, Yahoo! plunked down nearly $100 million in May to buy Associated Content, a heavily trafficked and highly controversial start-up that uses search data and user contributions to build content.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
St. Louis Globe-Democrat sports staff walks out  —  Staffers haven't been paid since May 15 and left “to pursue other opportunities,” says former Globe-Democrat sports editor Rob Rains.  Reaction from Post-Dispatch readers.
Discussion: SB Nation St Louis
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
HuffPo Inches Closer to Goal of Becoming Internet Newspaper  —  Last summer, when the Huffington Post was prepping the launches of its sports, tech and books sections, Arianna Huffington told me - and anyone who would listen - that her goal for HuffPo all along had been to create an Internet newspaper.
Discussion: New York Observer and LA Observed
Adweek:
Online Ad Spend Resumes Rapid Growth  —  Online advertising spending will resume double-digit growth in 2010, reaching $61.8 billion worldwide, according to eMarketer.  —  Unlike other major media, online advertising spending increased in 2009, growing 2 percent to $55.2 billion, the research firm reported.
Chris Wheal:
The death knock  —  My nine-year-old nephew Jamie Bray died in a tragic accident last week, getting caught in a rope swing in his garden, breaking his neck in the fall and ending up hung by the rope.  —  Since then I have had to deal with the press.  Being a journalist on the receiving end of journalism is an eye-opener.
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
LETTERS TO BUSINESS INSIDER: Oh, Boy, Do Newspaper People Hate To Hear That They're Lazy — But It's True  —  Our post a couple of days ago on the New York Times's obsession with how hard people in online media companies work got a lot of comments and emails.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
ProPublica:
Stealing Our Stories Just Got Easier  —  With the redesign of our site, we've made it even easier for you to reprint our stories for free.  Now all you have to do is click the “Republish” button below each story headline and follow the instructions.  —  When you click on the button …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Who Will Replace Bill Baldwin As Forbes Editor?  —  In the wake of yesterday's news that longtime Forbes editor Bill Baldwin will step down from his top-of-the-masthead role on Sept. 1 to become a columnist and features writer for the magazine, the question of who will replace him lingers.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Corruption Of Journo-list  —  The latest revelations from Journo-list are deeply depressing to me.  What's depressing is the way in which liberal journalists are not responding to events in order to find out the truth, but playing strategic games to cover or not cover events and controversies in order to win a media/political war.
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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David Teicher / AdAge:
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
PBS Ombudsman Criticizes Shultz Series
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
The State of Internet Music on YouTube, Pandora, iTunes, and Facebook
Discussion: hypebot
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Ideology of Journalists: A Response to Jay Rosen
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: How many more Bells are out there?
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Marine Corps drops PR rep for referring to RIMPAC as SNOOZEPAC on blog
Discussion: Battle Rattle
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
4chan Hackers Attack Gawker Again
Sam Whiting / San Francisco Chronicle:
KQED expands local news, integrates media
malcolm coles:
Behind the Times paywall: 46,154 readers a day
Discussion: The Evolving Newsroom