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11:50 AM ET, August 8, 2012

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The New York Times Is About to Say Goodbye to About.com  —  The New York Times' time with About.com may be coming to an end.  The paper has been looking to get rid of the struggling Web site, which produces high-volume, low-cost content, and has a deal in place to sell it to Answers.com.
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Obama Is an Avid Reader, and Critic, of the News  —  WASHINGTON — A few months after President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus package passed, he began to notice news reports, but not about the jobs the bill might create or how much of the country's infrastructure it would repair.
James Poniewozik / Time:
Politifact, Harry Reid's Pants, and the Limits of Fact-Checking  —  Fact: I do not know whether Mitt Romney paid federal income taxes, when, or how much, in any year before 2010, for which he publicly released his tax returns.  Fact: You probably do not either, unless you are among …
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Brendan Nyhan / CJR:
Another factchecking fiasco
Linda Holmes / NPR:
Good Business, Bad Quality: How NBC Is Both Right And Wrong On The Olympics  —  The following exchange has played out over and over in the last ten days:  —  Point: “NBC's coverage of the Olympics stinks, because everything is tape-delayed and cut to shreds, and also the announcers are awful …
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
BBC's Olympics Broadcasts Focus on Live Coverage
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Mayer Will Extend Free Food to NYC Too, While “What Is Yahoo?”  Question Is Hereby Banish'd  —  New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer descended on two of its New York offices today, declaring that she would summarily be granting free food to all there as she had recently done to much acclaim at its Silicon Valley HQ.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
70 journalists killed in six months  —  At least 70 journalists and support staff were killed while on assignment in the first half of this year, making it one of the bloodiest periods of recent times.  —  Fifteen were confirmed dead in Syria alone between January and June …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Big Data is a big deal for newspapers  —  Just when you thought you had a handle on digital publishing, here comes a paradigm shift that will be more counterintuitive and more disconcerting for newspapers than all the technological innovations that have come before.
Discussion: Digiday and eMedia Vitals
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Two years after the tipping point, papers' web readership is booming  —  As newspapers' print circulation continues to decline, publishers now get the majority of their readers online.  But what does that look like in practise?  —  I crunched ABC and ABCe (UK) data for the last 12 years to discover the long view.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Judge orders Oracle, Google to disclose paid journalists and bloggers  —  In a surprise order, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said “the court is concerned” that Oracle and Google may have hired authors to comment about their ongoing court case.  Now, Judge Alsup wants the parties to submit a list of their paid propagandists.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Romney's VP Selection Process Prompts Memories Of Veepstakes Past  —  NEW YORK — In July 1988, CNN's John King was camped outside the home of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis when he got a sign the Democratic presidential nominee had just picked a running mate.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Digital-only Financial Times would still be a difficult trick to perform  —  As digital FT subscriptions outstrip its newspaper circulation, the printed version seems doomed, but the numbers don't add up  —  There's a predictable buzz of futurology as the FT announces that its digital …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
On a hiring jag, ‘Businessweek’ brings in a new tech editor, Doug Cantor  —  Bloomberg Businessweek appears to be on a hiring tear.  —  The latest addition to its masthead is Doug Cantor, who began a new job as Businessweek's technology editor on Monday.  He replaces Barrett Sheridan …
 
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Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
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Tanveer Ali / CJR:
Breaking news: This minority group is different
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Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Newsweek's Suggestive Food Cover Turns Heads (PHOTO)
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Demand Media Beats Q2 Expectations, With Revenue Up Strongly; Also Names New President
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Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Women's Magazines Lead Overall Decline in Newsstand Sales
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Kiss of the Trampire? ‘Daily News’ to overhaul its gossip beat
Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
CNN Sinks To 20-Year Weekly Primetime Low
Guardian:
News International chief aggrieved at manner of journalist arrests
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Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Mayor Bloomberg Gets Confrontational with WPIX Reporter Mary Murphy
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