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2:35 PM ET, August 29, 2011

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Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
How NY1 won the Irene-hits-New York story, and what national cable news could learn from them  —  Somewhere around midmorning on the day Hurricane Irene landed in New York City, I switched from NY1 to CNN.  This was a mistake.  —  Things had been calming down in the city …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Hurricane Coverage Is Ratings Driver for Weather Channel  —  NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Standing where he warned others not to tread, the beach on the Outer Banks during Hurricane Irene's landfall, Mike Seidel had sand in his teeth, his pockets and his ears.  He was soaking wet, barely able to hear — and he was beaming.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
A Hurricane of Hype  —  Irene fell far short of the media's …
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Condé Nast Deepens Its Social Connections  —  Readers of the online versions of Condé Nast publications will have to look no further than the bottom of their screens to see what content other readers have deemed worthy of a “Tweet” on Twitter or a “like” on Facebook.
Kenneth Lovett / NY Daily News:
Chalk it up to the hacks: New York scraps $27 million education contract with Murdoch firm  —  ALBANY - The Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal has prompted the state to kill a controversial $27 million contract with one of the media mogul's subsidiary companies.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NYT business editor responds to ombud's ‘absurd’ column  —  Times business editor Larry Ingrassia tells his staff that public editor Art Brisbane's Aug. 28 column on DealBook “was so absurd and so poorly reasoned that I felt compelled to write a response.”  Ingrassia tells Brisbane that …
Wall Street Journal:
For Wal-Mart, a Rare Online Success  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has stumbled often in Internet retailing, but the big-box granddad has been surprisingly successful in one online venture: digital movie downloads.  —  A year after buying streaming service Vudu, which lets customers rent …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: In Times of Unrest, Social Networks Can Be a Distraction  —  THE mass media, including interactive social-networking tools, make you passive, can sap your initiative, leave you content to watch the spectacle of life from your couch or smartphone.  —  Apparently even during a revolution.
Discussion: Poynter and Future of Journalism
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
Anchor to Leave PBS's ‘Need to Know’  —  PBS's Friday newsmagazine “Need to Know” is losing Alison Stewart, the second of its original co-anchors to depart, when it switches to a half-hour format on Sept. 16.  —  Ms. Stewart has been anchoring the hour-long show on her own since Jon Meacham became …
Discussion: TVWeek.com and The Huffington Post
Polly Curtis / Guardian:
Labour seeks law change to stop News Corp renewing BSkyB bid  —  Fears that Rupert Murdoch could reopen bid prompts ‘public interest test’ motion by shadow culture secretary Ivan Lewis  —  Labour is trying to secure cross-party support for an emergency change in the law to prevent News Corporation …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Product Placements Find Fresh Territory in Telenovelas  —  Viewers who tuned in to watch the Telemundo telenovela “Mi Corazón Insiste” last week may have seen a new type of cliffhanger, one that directed them to a Web site with exclusive content sponsored by JPMorgan Chase.
Discussion: MediaPost
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
ScrollMotion: A Revolution in Motion Graphics, Defining a New Form of Video for Apps  —  ScrollMotion, a 100-person, fast-growing New York City start-up, has developed an enterprise solution for publishers and companies to create unique, video-rich Apps for the Apple iOS and Android platforms.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sony TV Aims for Prime Time  —  CULVER CITY, Calif. — In October 2001, an exasperated Howard Stringer, the chief executive of Sony, ordered a dramatic downsizing at the company's studio here.  —  Moviemaking would continue apace, but the production of new television shows …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Shaun Sutner / Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
T&G building to be sold  —  Part of ambitious downtown redevelopment plan  —  Timothy McGourthy, Worcester's development officer, with the T&G building in background.  (T&G Staff/RICK CINCLAIR)  —  ssutner@telegram.com  —  WORCESTER — The New York Times Co., owner of the Telegram & Gazette …
Lifehacker Australia:
The Onion's Digital Guru Explains How To Use Tech (And Why Chaos Is Great)  —  Baratunde Thurston is the director of digital for everyone's favourite satirical news source The Onion, but being funny is easier when you're organised, technically proficient and open to inspiration.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Unredacted Wikileaks Cables Found Online?  Probably, Depressingly  —  “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”  - George Orwell, Animal Farm  —  “Leck bei Wikileaks”.
 
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