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10:30 PM ET, August 21, 2010

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Facebook Feeling Unfriendly Toward ‘Social Network’  —  LOS ANGELES — At the New York Film Festival next month, Hollywood will unleash “The Social Network,” a biting tale of the Silicon Valley giant Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Now Facebook must decide whether to bite back.
Hal Espen / New York Times:
Book Review - Morning Miracle - Inside the Washington Post - By Dave Kindred  —  Reading about the mass unemployment of tens of thousands of reporters and editors in the unfolding print apocalypse, or talking with nervous, demoralized friends and former colleagues in various newsrooms and magazine offices …
Lou Dubois / Inc.com:
The Evolution of Sports Blog Nation  —  Jim Bankoff has long believed that web-only programming and products were the future of the Internet, particularly those with extreme specificity.  The longtime AOL executive helped launch AOL.com, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and plenty of other properties …
DigiDave:
Generations in the Desert - Thoughts from Aspen  —  Much like FooCamp, the Knight Focus event in Aspen was very invigorating.  FooCamp had a “FrieNDA” policy about blogging (I went ahead and assumed things were off the record).  This event was the opposite and while I could never fully …
Discussion: The Buttry Diary
Standupkid / LocalNewser:
“I” Reporters vs. “It” Reporters  —  A passing quote in a story today by St. Pete Times TV writer Eric Deggans caught my eye: in writing about Sunday's NBC documentary on New Orleans five years after Katrina, Deggans quotes anchor Brian Williams as saying, “I'm going to make you sad, and I'm going to make you angry.”
Discussion: blogs.tampabay.com
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Forecast: More Digital-Media IPOs Coming  —  In an eye-catching report earlier this week, New York investment bank Peachtree Media Advisors said there had been a surge in digital media deal-making during the first half of the year; the volume of transactions was up 68 percent, the bank said …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Figuring out magazine subscriptions in the iPad age  —  After being actively courted by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, several magazine publishers have launched digital versions of titles like Wired, Popular Science, Time, and People targeted toward iPad owners.  Most of these digital versions include …
Discussion: TechCrunch and TUAW
Michael Shain / New York Post:
Not so fast  —  CNN is asking Larry King to postpone his final show — slated for fall — and stick around until the end of the year, The Post has learned.  —  British journalist and “America's Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan, who is widely thought to be King's replacement …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Pitchfork POV Series Demonstrates Power of Slow Growth  —  Pitchfork continues its expansion into video with the recent launch of its Pitchfork POV Concert Series — a six-camera operation that lets viewers toggle between views as they enjoy the high-fidelity sound so sadly lacking from most online footage of live music shows.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Should We Be Interested In ‘Saving’ Any Industry?  —  We hear it all the time, whenever anyone talks about an industry being “destroyed” by new technologies: “how do we save x industry?” where “x” can stand for “recording” or “news” or “movies” or whatever.  We saw it just recently …
Latoya Peterson / Poynter Online:
Humorous News ‘Warning Labels’ Hint at Serious Challenges for Media  —  Last week, Boing Boing, the popular technology and culture blog, trained its spotlight on a hilarious and painful project by British comedian Tom Scott.  He created a set of printable warning labels meant to alert consumers …
Discussion: Strupp
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Chat Replay: Why Do We Need Female Journalists with Technical Expertise?  —  When reading my list of 20 South by Southwest Interactive panels that journalists should vote for, some people wondered: Where are all the women?  Only two of the 20 panelists I mentioned are women.
 
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