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2:15 PM ET, August 19, 2011

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Mulcaire told to reveal who ordered hacking  —  Steve Coogan leads battle to reveal whether News of the World ordered hacking of Elle Macpherson and five other public figures  —  Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal …
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Jack Shafer / Slate:
Will Rupert Murdoch's editorialists at the Wall Street Journal revisit the phone-hacking scandal?  —  Unless you're an ombudsman, it's dang difficult to write about the publication or the company that employees you.  First, you've got to worry about getting fired if you write too critically about your boss …
Lindsay Fortado / Bloomberg:
Ex-Investigator Mulcaire Said to Sue News Corp. Over Legal Fees
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Ashton Kutcher Could Face Questions About Disclosure  —  Ashton Kutcher may not have much of a future in journalism.  When he served as guest editor of an online-only version of Details magazine, he failed to fully disclose his investments in Internet companies profiled in the issue.
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
F.T.C. Says It Will Not Investigate Ashton Kutcher  —  It looks like Ashton Kutcher is in the clear.  —  Mr. Kutcher drew criticism this week after the release of an online-only version of Details magazine that he guest-edited.  In the issue, Mr. Kutcher failed to fully disclose his investments …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Ashton Kutcher and the Absurdity of Policing Endorsements  —  Here's the deal, in case you haven't been keeping up: Ashton Kutcher, the dumb guy from “That '70s Show,” is a big-time tech investor on the side.  Details magazine asked him to guest-edit a special digital issue about …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News sites using Facebook Comments see higher quality discussion, more referrals  —  News organizations that have turned to Facebook to power their website comments say they are seeing a higher quality of discussion and a significant increase in referral traffic.
Dan Archer / Poynter:
An introduction to comics journalism, in the form of comics journalism  —  To some, the only connection between comics and newspapers is in the funny pages, or a single panel editorial cartoon.  However, a new breed of journalist is emerging: one that is as comfortable conducting interviews …
Discussion: One Man & His Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The truth about scoops  —  In the wake of Motorola-Google deal, Felix Salmon, one of the finest bloggers in New York, penned a piece, Whither the M&A Scoop?  Felix points out that “scoops are the most basic currency of business journalism” and they are what helped folks like Andrew Ross Sorkin become media …
Discussion: Epicenter and Future of Journalism
Alexandra Alter / Wall Street Journal:
Conjuring the Next Harry Potter  —  To fill the void left by the blockbuster series, publishers are making big bets on new authors.  The global marketing push behind a tale of young magicians in love.  —  Erin Morgenstern, an elfin painter with ink-black hair and a fondness for bowler hats …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Western Europe Sees Huge Shift Toward E-Books  —  Europe has lagged behind the U.S. in widespread adoption of e-books, but a new report suggests that they are finally taking off.  The e-book market in Western Europe grew by 400 percent in 2010, a new report finds.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
How Yahoo! Sports broke the Univ. of Miami college football story  —  Even if you're not a sports fan, you've probably heard the explosive news this week that Nevin Shapiro, the University of Miami booster jailed for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme, told Yahoo! Sports he provided millions …
AdAge:
Fewer Magazines to Read in Doctors' Offices and Hair Salons — With Some Exceptions  —  Magazines have pulled back sharply on the copies they send to doctors' offices and hair salons.  But a few titles — such as Details, Ebony and Reader's Digest — are giving public-place copies a bigger role.
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
The Economist Hits Highest North American Circulation in Its History  —  First half 2011's increase marks pub's 60th consecutive rise in ABC figures.  —  Weekly international news publication The Economist continued to see growth in circulation for the first half of 2011 …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Reader's Digest Subscriptions Come To The iPad  —  As part of its ongoing efforts to adapt its 89-year-old flagship to the digital age, Reader's Digest subscriptions are now available through the magazine's iPad app, for $1.99 per month or $14.99 per year.  —  Print subscribers can read …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, GigaOM and Medacity
Reuters:
News Corp reporter at centre of Pitt/Jolie lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - James Desborough, a News Corp reporter arrested on Thursday in a spreading phone hacking scandal, was no stranger to controversy when he led News of the World's Hollywood bureau.  —  Police said they had arrested a 38-year-old man …
Steve Smith / MinOnline:
Kiplinger.com Fortunes Rise as Markets Decline  —  It used to be common to see traffic at financial news sites slump during rough market periods.  Conventional wisdom among publishers held that people didn't like checking on their financial status and portfolios when values declined …
 
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Kristen Daum / INFORUM:
Valley City editor uses newspaper to blast owners
Robert Patrick / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Federal judge dismisses teen's sex trafficking lawsuit against website
Discussion: The New York Observer
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Denver Post Unveils ‘New’ YourHub. But Is It New Enough?
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-WPer Morley named Salon Washington editor
Discussion: mediabistro.com and FishbowlDC
Alysia Santo / CJR:
Web First, Print Later
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Bloomberg:
Guardian Loses Fight for Web Readers Even After Taking Out Murdoch Tabloid
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Soraya Darabi Steps Back at Foodspotting, Eyes Bigger Role at ABC
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
NYTimes names deputy tech editor
Discussion: @qhardy
Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY:
Revenge of the TV Buyers