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5:55 AM ET, August 6, 2012

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Erin Geiger Smith / Reuters:
Analysis: Why Twitter apologized over NBC Olympics flap  —  (Reuters) - The microblogging site Twitter has been so abuzz about NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the Olympics that the #nbcfail hashtag was created last week as a way to consolidate criticism of the network.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Succès De Scandale: Olympics Suspension Fiasco Drove Signups  —  There's no such thing as bad publicity.  A source tells TechCrunch that mainstream news mentions of the temporary suspension of an NBC Olympics coverage tweeter / hater gave Twitter's signup rate a boost.
Discussion: Forbes
New York Times:
Robert Stolarik, Times Photographer, Is Arrested While On Assignment in the Bronx  —  A freelance photographer for The New York Times was arrested on Saturday night while on assignment with two reporters who were conducting street interviews in the Bronx.  —  The photographer, Robert Stolarik …
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Reuters suffers second hack, as Twitter account posts pro-Syrian government messages  —  New agency Thomson Reuters suffered its second Web security breach in 48 hours after hackers took control of its Twitter account dedicated to technology news, changing the focus to the Middle East and posting …
Knight Foundation:
An Open Letter to America's University Presidents  —  We represent foundations making grants in journalism education and innovation.  In this new digital age, we believe the “teaching hospital” model offers great potential.  At its root, this model requires top professionals in residence at universities.
Hazel Sheffield / CJR:
The AP's North Korea bureau  —  Yep, they've had one, based in the country's capital, for seven months  —  North Korea was just two weeks out of a national period of mourning the death of Kim Jong-il in January when two Associated Press journalists, Korea bureau chief Jean H. Lee …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
You can thank Ralph Lauren for free access to The New York Times' iPad app (well, some of it)  —  Good news for Olympics fans and New York Times readers: Much of the Times' iPad app will be free to access for almost two weeks.  For the second year in a row, Ralph Lauren is doing an ad takeover of the app.
Edith Zimmerman / New York Times:
How Cosmo Conquered the World  —  The Cosmo universe now includes 64 international editions distributed in more than 100 countries in 35 languages.  —  A few months ago, at the Tablao Villa Rosa, a tourist-friendly restaurant in Madrid, dozens of beautifully dressed women from all over the world …
Tracie Powell / Poynter:
New Yahoo News editor-in-chief: 'I'm always looking for a great story'  —  Last month, Hillary Frey became the first ever editor-in-chief of Yahoo News.  —  In a telephone interview, Frey told Poynter her primary goal is to showcase original content produced by Yahoo's team of reporters …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
A case study in online journalism: investigating the Olympic torch relay  —  For the last two months I've been involved in an investigation which has used almost every technique in the online journalism toolbox.  From its beginnings in data journalism, through collaboration …
Richard Prince / The Maynard Institute …:
New NAHJ Board Kills No-Tweet Policy  —  Vote in Tied Secretary's Race Extended Two Weeks  —  Levaldo to Lead Native Journalists for Another Term  —  Asian American Journalists Seek to Head Off Deficit  —  On their first day on the job, the new leaders of the National Association …
Discussion: TVNewser
Cait O'Riordan / BBC:
Digital Olympics: week one in numbers  —  It's the end of the first week of London 2012, a week that's seen record numbers of people accessing the BBC's Games coverage online and across mobile, tablet, connected TV and Red-Button.  As data flows in, my team and I have been looking at exactly …
 
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