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Longshot!:
and the Issue Two theme is...  The moment has arrived.  Here's how this works: Starting right now, you have 24 hours to produce and submit your work.  We'll take the next 24 to select, edit, design and lay everything out.  The end result will be a beautiful glossy paper magazine.
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The Almost-Free Toolkit We Use to Make Longshot Magazine  —  At 3 pm today, the Longshot Magazine team will begin work on our third issue. 48 hours later, we'll close the 60-page book.  —  Longshot is a crazy project that I cofounded with Sarah Rich and Mat Honan about a year and a half ago.
John Morton / American Journalism Review:
In Love with Newspapers  —  Rupert Murdoch's lifelong devotion to newsprint.  Fri.  July 29, 2011  —  John Morton (mortoninc@msn.com), a former newspaper reporter, is president of a consulting firm that analyzes newspapers and other media properties.  —  Every journalistic scandal …
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
News Corp. tells New York Post: Save any phone hacking information  —  News Corp. has told staffers at its New York Post tabloid to “preserve and maintain” any information related to phone hacking or government payoffs in exchange for scoops.  —  The memo comes in response to an ongoing probe …
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Vanity Fair is first out of the gate with phone-hacking e-book  —  Where are all the rapid-turnaround e-books on the U.K. phone-hacking scandal?, we wondered earlier this week.  —  The saga has so far produced two print book deals, including one for Guardian reporter and resident champion …
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Why Hyperlocals Are Making Anonymity Obsolete  —  I don't ordinarily read anonymous comments, but “patriotmommy” stopped my browsing eyes recently on Patch's Reston, Va., site.  I was reading an upbeat story about graduation at the high school where my two daughters were educated.
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Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
A false choice — and an excuse — for journalists: Better to be first or right?  —  An editor asks by email a question I hear often as journalists address the challenges of digital journalism: “Is it better to be first, or be right?”  —  Three times recently, the editor said, his staff was beaten …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Seattle PostGlobe:
Goodbye and thank you from Seattle PostGlobe  —  It's been an eventful two years - sometimes fun, sometimes a mountain of work, but always worthwhile.  And now it's time for the PostGlobe to say goodbye and thank you.  It's time for us to move on.  —  We started as a nonprofit news site created …
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Questions for Baratunde Thurston: What The Onion can teach real news organizations about social media  —  The Onion is funny because it looks and feels like real news.  To do that well, The Onion has to act like a real news organization.  —  So when Baratunde Thurston …
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Anthony DeRosa:
Getting it right is platform agnostic  —  Yesterday, in the rush to be first, what appeared to be a legitimate breaking news story from a reliable source spread like wildfire in the Twitter-verse, only to have it turn out to be completely false.  I happened to be one of the people who saw Jon Snow …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In Deal With NBC, Amazon Seeks to Widen Its Video Streaming Service  —  Amazon, the online retailing giant, announced a deal with NBCUniversal for access to part of Universal Pictures' film library on Thursday, its second such pact in the streaming video space in as many weeks.
Steve Smith / MinOnline:
The Economist Gives iPhones a Welcome Data Dump  —  If you are a policy wonk with a jones for statistics, then The Economist has the iPhone app for you.  The highly regarded international magazine of economics and policy has turned its franchise World in Figures book series into a highly usable …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and eMedia Vitals
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Does Apple have any interest in buying Barnes & Noble?  —  We received a tip from an unproven source claiming to have knowledge of discussions within Apple to possibly purchase Barnes & Noble.  While this might seem like a strange move at first, it actually makes a whole lot of sense.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
FT Has Attracted A Third More Digital Subs In The Last Year  —  iPad and mobile are becoming of increasing importance to The Financial Times, accounting for 22 percent of web traffic and 15 percent of new subscriptions during the first half of this year.  —  Last year, iPad had been responsible …
New York Times:
2007 Letter Clearing Tabloid Is Under Scrutiny  —  LONDON — When a Parliamentary committee first confronted The News of the World with charges of phone hacking in 2007, the paper's owners produced a reassuring, one-paragraph letter from a prominent London law firm named Harbottle and Lewis.
 
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