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7:20 PM ET, August 5, 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.
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Syndication 3.0, from NewsCred and NewsLook to Ok.com and Upworthy  —  Of the many failed digital news dreams, digital syndication is one of the greatest enigmas.  We've seen companies like Contentville, Screaming Media, and iSyndicate (Syndication 1.0) …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Crossing the newspaper chasm: Is it better to be funded by readers?  —  Both the Financial Times and the New York Times have either already crossed or are close to crossing an important threshold: namely, the point at which revenue from reader subscriptions exceeds the revenue they get from advertising.
Discussion: Guardian
Rani Molla / The Content Strategist:
How The Huffington Post Keeps All Those Tweets Flying  —  This post is part of the Social Media Editor Series, featuring interviews with social media editors from news organizations about what they do and where they see social media in journalism going.  —  The Huffington Post is a social media beast.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Streaming the Olympics: How CNTV and Neulion do it  —  China always wins: What's true for Olympic disciplines like diving also holds true for the online video coverage of the games — or any other worldwide sporting event, for that matter.  Broadcasters like the BBC and NBC may clock record numbers …
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Christopher Daly's “Covering America” brings journalism and technology full circle  —  Mark Twain's latter-day career as a public speaker had its origins in a hulking mass of metal and wood.  The Paige Compositor, as it was known, set type 60 percent faster than the Linotype machines of the 1880s.
Felix Salmon:
Jonah Lehrer, TED, and the narrative dark arts  —  One of the most interesting takes on l'affaire Jonah Lehrer comes in a book review which was almost certainly written before any of the latest revelations: Evgeny Morozov's hilarious and masterful dismantling of Parag Khanna in particular and the whole TED mindset in general.
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