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12:10 AM ET, August 25, 2011

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
EXCLUSIVE: Media Pioneer Jim Romenesko To ‘Semi-Retire’  —  NEW YORK — When Jim Romenesko attended an annual Poynter Institute board meeting in 2002, a few years after bringing his pioneering brand of media blogging and aggregation to the journalism school's site, some of the country's top editors complained …
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Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
How the Romenesko Years have changed journalism and Poynter  —  It was the summer of 1999, still early days on the Web, and former Poynter president Jim Naughton and I were scheming ways of creating a site that journalists would find useful to the point of habit-forming.
Discussion: New York Times
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Slate Lays Off Jack Shafer, Several Others  —  Slate, the online news magazine owned by the Washington Post Company, has laid off a number of employees, including editor-at-large Jack Shafer, Adweek has learned.  —  “We have made some editorial changes, including a small reduction in our full …
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Mark Lisheron / American Journalism Review:
A Fearless Media Critic  —  Slate's Jack Shafer has distinguished himself with his uncompromising approach to his craft.  Fri.  August 26, 2011  —  Senior Contributing Writer Mark Lisheron (mark@texaswatchdog.org) is Austin bureau chief for Texas Watchdog, a government accountability news Web site.
Discussion: On Media's Blog and LA Observed
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
Let's train journalists for the future, not for the past  —  I'll be speaking tonight at the London Hacks/Hackers meeting, and one of the points I'll be making is that the digital publishing revolution is a perpetual revolution, one that requires constant learning.
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Adam / One Man & His Blog:
Nostalgia is not a viable approach to journalism (part 267)  —  Yesterday, a rather depressing story about journalism training appeared on the Press Gazette site.  It wasn't depressing because of the headline finding: … As Joanna Geary pointed out in the comments, that has a definite “Pope revealed to be Catholic” element.
David Higgerson:   How the NCTJ proved that asking the wrong question is one of the most basic fact-finding failings
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Journalists freed from Rixos hotel in Tripoli  —  After being held at the Rixos hotel in what increasingly seemed like a hostage situation, about three dozen people, including journalists and foreign diplomats, were released Wednesday.  CNN Senior International Correspondent Matthew Chance …
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: A front-row seat to Libyan rebellion
Discussion: Future of Journalism
New York Times:   Times Journalists Briefly Held by Loyalists in Tripoli
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Time Warner to Subsidize Subscribers' TV Device  —  Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's top cable and Internet providers, said on Tuesday that it would subsidize some purchases of a set-top box called Slingbox that allows users to watch their home television programming from anywhere, like a vacation home or a mobile phone.
Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:
Aggregating Without Aggravating  —  What are the best practices when it comes to collecting the material of other news outlets?  Wed.  August 24, 2011  —  Michaelle Bond (mbond@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  The day after media columnist Simon Dumenco wrote a post commenting …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
D.M. Levine / Adweek:
Hulu Buyer May Be Getting a Network, Not a Video Platform  —  Hulu's network partners—ABC, NBC and Fox—have had a famously ambivalent relationship with the video venture since its launch in 2008.  Now, as Hulu readies itself for a sale with initial bids due on Wednesday …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC foreign editor defends Libya coverage  —  News chief admits corporation was scooped by Sky's Alex Crawford in race to Tripoli, but says ‘war is not a competition’  —  Jon Williams, the BBC's foreign editor, has defended the corporation's coverage of the battle for Tripoli after it was beaten …
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk
David Weigel / Slate:
The Krugman Google+ Saga: Or, Why Fact-Checking is Important … - Completely Implausible Republican Candidates Who May Still Join the Race!  - Why Patricia Marx Made the Heroine of Her New Novel a Lingerie Designer - Are East-Coast Buildings as Earthquake Proof as West-Coast Buildings?
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
As Football Season Kicks Off, Bleacher Report Raises $22 Million More  —  Bleacher Report may have spent much of its life quietly climbing the rankings of top sports destinations, but it's not being bashful or patient anymore.  —  In a little more than a year, it has hired Brian Grey as its new CEO …
Discussion: The Business Insider
National Post:
Graeme Hamilton: Quebec seeks special status for select journalists  —  MONTREAL — Who hasn't experienced the mild annoyance of being passed over in favour of someone whose credit card is shinier or whose airline ticket is pricier?  —  Soon, if a Quebec government proposal to award professional status …
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Interview: Anthony Shadid  —  Anthony Shadid is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times.  Over his fifteeen year career he has won numerous awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes, for his coverage across the Middle East.  Shadid's fluency in Arabic and his deep understanding of the region …
 
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