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3:55 PM ET, August 8, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
Investors Await News Corp. Meeting  —  News Corp. executives will try to use an important board meeting and full-year earnings this week to steer attention away from the scandal at the media giant's U.K. newspapers unit and refocus investors on the company's core operations, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: Poynter, Guardian, Betabeat and Deadline.com
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David Carr / New York Times:
News Corp.'s Soft Power in the U.S.  —  Over the last month, many Americans watched from a distance in horror or amusement as it became evident that the News Corporation regarded Britain's legal and political institutions as its own private club.  —  That could never happen in the United States, right?
Michael Wolff / Adweek:
How Bad Is News Corp.?  —  In my biography of Rupert Murdoch, I referred to News Corporation as Mafia-like, provoking the annoyance of my publisher's libel lawyers.  I explained to them that I did not mean to suggest this was an organized crime family, but instead was using “mafia” …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
AOL iPad Mag “Editions” Missed The Memo About The AOL Way  —  The iPad magazine looks gorgeous and works about as well as Zite, Flipboard, et. al.  It even understands if you're not into AOL content.  And it's cool with that.  Why?  Its creators, David Temkin and Sol Lipman explain.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:   Why Huffpo Would Be Better Off Without ‘Zombie’ AOL
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France  —  PARIS — France has caused plenty of headaches for Google.  Its politicians have denounced the U.S. Internet giant as a cultural imperialist; its publishers have called it a copyright cheat.  —  Yet France is suddenly the only country …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Current TV Taps David Bohrman as President  —  Former CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman has been named president of Current TV, the cable TV channel founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt.  Current has switched its focus in recent months from non-fiction and user-generated content towards news …
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
The New Yorker Under the Microscope  —  Last week, The New Yorker ran a play-by-play about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  It was quickly accepted as one of the most impressive pieces of magazine journalism so far this year — ASME bait and bound to be a major motion picture screenplay.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times Introduces Beta620, a Public Site for its Experimental Projects  —  Consumers Can Test Smarter Search Bar, New Crossword App and Other Ideas  —  The New York Times has introduced its long-delayed Beta620, a public beta testing site where web surfers can experiment with new products …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
What journalists need to know about libelous tweets  —  Rumors that CNN had suspended Piers Morgan due to the News of the World phone hacking scandal spread on Twitter earlier this month, sparking an important discussion about whether journalists need to verify information before tweeting.
Discussion: The Awl
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Another Cool New Yorker App.  And This One's Free.  —  Like the New Yorker's iPad app, but don't want to pay for it?  Here's a sort-of alternative: The magazine's new entertainment listings app.  —  It's not the New Yorker, but it's built using the magazine's intellectual DNA.
Adweek:
First Mover: Frank Rich  —  How is it being back with New York editor Adam Moss?  —  It's great.  Our editorial relationship dates back to when he was essentially a kid at Esquire in 1987, when he called me up out of the blue.  I didn't want to do the assignment; he convinced me to do it.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Why 500 Channels Means 19 Shows About Pawnshops  —  As the FCC Considers New Rules to Grant Access, Networks Stick With What Works: Stealing Their Competitors' Shows  —  Five hundred channels and nothing to watch, unless of course you're into pawnshops, weddings, cupcakes or guys rummaging through attics, barns or storage units.
Discussion: Multichannel, Thanks:learmonth
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: Digital's Second Age Begins Now, FT CEO Says  —  Financial Times chief executive John Ridding tells paidContent that data and mobile will fuel digital publishing in to a 2.0 phase.  But he may need to score a victory against Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) to get there.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
New York Times:
Ad Money Reliably Goes to Television  —  The economy is faltering and consumers are scared, but you wouldn't know it by watching television, where advertisers are still pouring in money.  —  Last week, companies like Viacom, CBS and Time Warner reported windfalls in television revenue, much of it from growing ad spending.
Discussion: Adweek
 
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Steve Outing:
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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Magazine Publishers Cast Wide Tablet Net
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Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
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Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Tottenham riots: Data journalists and social scientists should join forces
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Guardian