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10:25 PM ET, August 12, 2010

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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Dan Abrams's Mediaite.com Tests the Limits of Fair Use  —  The boundaries of fair use — the legal doctrine that allows for the republishing and rebroadcasting of copyrighted material in order to encourage free speech — are awfully hazy when it comes to the Internet.
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
AOL Hypocrisy: When It Comes To Video Curation “Mediaite Has A Better Argument Than AOL”  —  Today AOL Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici attacked Mediaite for the way we aggregate, curate and publish video clips from various television networks.  The piece claimed that Mediaite “test(s) …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
With Off-the-Record Lunch, Obama Extends a Hand  —  It may seem odd, but the journalists assigned to cover President Obama on a daily basis often have less access to him than the columnists, television personalities and feature writers who cover the president less frequently.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Coupons Come to The Wall Street Journal  —  News Corp.'s SmartSource Moves Insert From Sunday Times to WSJ Weekend Edition  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The Wall Street Journal will start delivering coupons inside its Weekend Edition this Saturday, furthering its push to become a full-service newspaper …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
As E-Books Gain, Barnes & Noble Tries to Stay Ahead  —  In the movie “You've Got Mail,” Tom Hanks played the aggressive big-box retailer Joe Fox driving the little bookshop owner played by Meg Ryan out of business.  —  Twelve years later, it may be Joe Fox's turn to worry.
Discussion: DailyFinance and DealBook
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Newsday going on the offensive  —  Newsday is going on a hiring spree, pledging to add nearly 40 new editorial jobs and dramatically increase the amount of space devoted to local news.  —  “In a big step forward on boosting our local coverage, during the next six months we will hire 34 …
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BrauBlog:
Why did Jim Dolan and Lynn Casey invest a million bucks in BringMeTheNews?  —  It's not every day a year-old local news aggregator gets $1 million from investors — much less when it has just 100,000 monthly page views and three advertisers.  —  But that didn't stop Dolan Media president Jim Dolan …
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Source: Publishers Are Shelling Out More Than $50K For The New York Times' iPad/iPhone App Platform  —  On August 2, The New York Times announced it is launching a new platform called Press Engine that other publishers can use to create their own iPhone and iPad apps based on templates developed by The Times.
Bill Grueskin / CJR:
The Write Stuff  —  Has Yahoo created an AP stylebook for the digital age?  —  The Yahoo Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World |  St. Martin's Griffin |  528 pages, $21.99  —  If you strolled by a copy editor's desk …
Discussion: Romenesko
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Digg's Kevin Rose Talks About New Look, New CEO and How to Turbocharge an Old Web 1.9 Company!  —  Yesterday, BoomTown drove over to Digg's San Francisco HQ to pay founder Kevin Rose a visit.  —  The 33-year-old Rose is one of the iconic entrepreneurs of recent years, since Digg's founding in 2004 …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
EMarketer: Facebook Ad Sales to Hit $1.2 Billion This Year  —  Biggest New Driver?  Self-Serve Ads Now Account for 50% of Social Network's Ad Revenue  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — With its more than half billion users and privately-held status, Facebook's revenue has long been a favorite guessing game …
Andrew M. Harris / Bloomberg:
Zell Can't Be Made to Pay for Tribune Pension Losses  —  Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) — Sam Zell can't be made to pay for Tribune Co. retirement fund losses, a judge ruled, rebuffing workers who claim the billionaire caused the company's employee stock ownership plan to lose value.
Discussion: MediaPost and Romenesko
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The Tabloidy Goodness of TBD.com … - Donald Duck Groped a Woman?  Don't Forget the Bum Sex-Abuse Rap Against Tigger.- The Four Most Common Clichés in Movies About Divorcées- Should I Let My Kid Volunteer at an Animal Shelter?  - The Awesome Comic Book That Gave Us Scott Pilgrim …
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Dyyno debuts turnkey streaming video service to Roku for businesses  —  Video portal provider Dyyno today rolled out a turnkey streaming video service to Roku for businesses and individuals, allowing them to stream live, VOD or linear TV channels to the living room.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and FierceTelecom
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Internet Content Syndication Council Propose Content Guidelines  —  A group of Web content syndicators, which include the Associated Press, The Tribune Company and Procter & Gamble, believe that content quality—not to mention the actual utility of the Internet—is being seriously threatened.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
John Gorenfeld / New York Observer:
With Its Horrifying Cover Story, Time Gave the War a Boost.  Did Its Reporter Profit?  —  The maimed face of 18-year-old Aisha, her nose and ears cut off as punishment by her Afghan husband for fleeing his home, made the cover of Time magazine last week and changed the debate over the country's military involvement in Afghanistan.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Data-visualization duo turns down Knight funding over open source  —  Normally when you win a Knight News Challenge grant, there's not much of a question about what to do.  You take the money!  But for Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg of Flowing Media, winning in the 2010 competition prompted a tough decision.
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Bloomberg posts 20 editorial jobs in D.C. for new government-info product, BGOV
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Cable Firms Eye Tablet Space
Tawny Tipples / Washington Post:
Is the pen name mightier than the sword, or just a modern writer's flimsy foil?
Discussion: New York Observer
Byrne Hobart / Silicon Alley Insider:
Demand Media's IPO: Everything You Need To Know
Media Week:
MTV to launch first digital-only programme
Discussion: paidContent:UK and Guardian
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Did Thinking Like a Media Company Spell Doom For Yahoo?
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog and Paul Graham
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNBC Names First ‘Chief Revenue Officer’
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Michael Schneider / Variety:
TV Land's generational experiment
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Los Angeles Times:
It's a message as clear as Bell
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
This is How Your Page Six Gossip Battles Are Fought: Chris Albrecht Edition
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Dirty Apps? How Magazines Are Handling Apple's Erratic Censorship
Discussion: Poynter Online
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Pete Hamill, Patriarch of Print, Goes Direct to Digital
Discussion: New York Observer
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
MySpace Chooses Pereira & O'Dell to Help Relaunch Site
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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple granted comprehensive ‘iTime’ smartwatch patent with in-strap circuitry, arm gesture support

Wall Street Journal:
Apple asks manufacturers to supply between 70M-80M 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones by December 30

 
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