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4:05 AM ET, August 3, 2011

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Joanna Geary:
Privacy and social media investigation: how I tracked down an entire family from one tweet  —  Last Saturday I presented to students taking part in the brilliant Young Journalist Academy.  —  The topic was “New Media” (not my title) and the primary aim was to get them up and running with their own blog and learn to publish online.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
EXCLUSIVE: Halperin Reinstated at MSNBC  —  Will return to network this week  —  MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin will be returning to the network this week, according to an MSNBC spokesperson, saying it had been a one-month suspension.  —  Halperin was suspended …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Rachel Maddow Extends MSNBC Contract (Exclusive) … MSNBC has extended Rachel Maddow's contract in a new multi-year deal that will keep the primetime host at the cable news network well beyond the 2012 presidential election.  —  The announcement is expected to come Tuesday at the network's portion …
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Facebook snaps up e-book startup Push Pop Press  —  Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, a San Francisco-based digital publishing platform startup purportedly aimed at “redefining the way we publish and experience books.”  Terms of the deal have not been released.
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Big media rings up sales as advertisers keep coming  —  (Reuters) - U.S. media giants are set to report quarterly revenue gains on the back of a booming advertising market that shows little sign of retreating.  —  Thanks largely to the strongest advertising spending in years …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Boston Globe creates a Twitter board for the newsroom  —  There once was a time (cue the piano music, sepia tones, and Ken Burns effect) when one of the major components of newsrooms was the Teletype machine, a novel technology that delivered dispatches from the tiniest reaches of the United States and the farthest corners of the globe.
Alphonso Labs / The Pulse Blog:
Pulse Gets Sporty with a Revamped Sports Category  —  Yes, the dog days of summer can be rough on sports fans, but as baseball season turns the corner, and with the NFL's glorious return finally imminent, hope is on the horizon.  Pulse is here to add to this budding sense of optimism …
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Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Phone-hacking scandal: Stuart Kuttner is latest NoW exec to be arrested  —  Former managing editor and one-time public face of the News of the World taken into custody  —  Stuart Kuttner, the public face of the News of the World and its most vocal public defender for 22 years …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Economist Launches Android App, All-Access Subscriptions  —  The Economist rolled out both an Android tablet edition and all-access subscription options Tuesday.  —  The newsweekly joins Sports Illustrated and Time in its multi-platform subscription offering, which enables readers to access …
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
The Latest Front in the Developer Talent Wars: Newspapers  —  Hopefully not how developers think of newsrooms.  —  News media have joined the great engineering talent grab.  The Washington Post is looking for an iPhone developer; the Boston Globe needs a front-end developer for boston.com and bostonglobe.com.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Poynter
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Spanfeller Media Group Raises $6 Million Second Round  —  Spanfeller Media Group, which runs foodie site The Daily Meal has secured a $6 million second round funding led by VantagePoint Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors.  The company plans to use the funds to expand the site …
SocialFlow Blog:
Engaging News Hungry Audiences Tweet by Tweet: An audience analysis of prominent mainstream media news accounts on Twitter  —  Back in May, when we analyzed the viral spread of news about Osama Bin Laden's death, we were impressed by the speed and scale at which news could break on Twitter.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Breaking Down Condé Nast's Digital Sales  —  Magazine subscriptions became available on the iPad this spring, and the first meaningful set of results are out, with Condé Nast announcing that it's drawn 242,000 digital customers through Apple's iTunes store in the six weeks since it introduced iPad subs.
Discussion: Folio and NetNewsCheck Latest
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Arianna Huffington: How HuffPo Got to 100 Million Comments  —  Readers of The Huffington Post like to share their opinions: That much is obvious from the comment counts on its stories, which can frequently number more than 10,000.  —  HuffPo recently celebrated a testament to the large …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
Brains And Bots Deep Inside Yahoo's CORE Grab A Billion Clicks  —  A sophisticated personalization algorithm—combined with ever-savvier editors—has helped boost the Today box on Yahoo's home page to the tune of a 270% increase in clicks since 2009.  Here's what they're doing right.
Discussion: Poynter and MediaPost
 
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
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Star Time Inc. Designer Defects for ESPN
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Media ‘must be forewarned’ of injunctions
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Glamour Looks To Mobile And Social For September Print Promotion
Julie Moos / Poynter:
New paywall charges print subscribers for digital access to 6 Lee papers
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Dow Jones circulation chief calculates, by platform, the news people will pay for
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
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CNN Readies “Social Network for News”
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
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One On 1: Journalist Wayne Barrett Turns A New Page
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A Rift Divides Members of Journalism Groups
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