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2:49 AM ET, August 10, 2012

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Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Lolo Jones Article Is Too Harsh  —  Readers have weighed in to complain about The New York Times's Aug. 5 piece on U.S. Olympics hurdler Lolo Jones.  Below is the response I have sent to those who emailed me about this:
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
How The Media Made The Priorities USA Attack Ad Matter  —  Cable news is giving a controversial new ad attacking Romney an unintentional bump in visibility.  Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting Barack Obama, released “Understands” on Tuesday in just five battleground states: Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio.
Discussion: New York Times, The Page and Mediaite
Caity Weaver / Gawker:
Beloved Children's Troubadour Raffi Is Losing It At Journalists on Twitter  —  Everyone's childhood is currently going up in flames, as Raffi, the iconic Canadian ancestor of the modern-day Wiggle, is sort of losing it on Twitter.  —  A couple days ago, the Vancouver Aquarium reported that Kavna …
Los Angeles Times:
Marc Duvoisin named L.A. Times managing editor  —  A message to the newsroom from Editor Davan Maharaj:  —  I'm pleased to announce that Marc Duvoisin is the new managing editor of the Los Angeles Times.  —  As you know, this announcement is a long time coming.
Journalism.org:
For Communication Grads, a Modest Job Recovery  —  For the second year in a row, the employment situation for recent journalism and mass communication graduates has improved, according to a new survey from the University of Georgia.  But placed in the context of a “terrible” job market in recent years …
Discussion: Poynter and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
How to Make a Dead Cat Bounce on Twitter  —  I've been told that in the olden days, reporters would write articles on these things called “typewriters.”  And get this: These machines weren't even connected to the Internet!  —  The tools have since changed.  We have blogs, smartphones, digital cameras and Wi-Fi.
Howard Finberg / Poynter:
Knight report on training shows journalists want technology, multimedia, data skills  —  A new study by the Knight Foundation released today summarizes the state of journalism training.  Some findings from “Digital Training Comes of Age”: … The report was authored by Eric Newton …
Discussion: Knight Foundation
Lymari Morales / Gallup:
Americans, Viewers Want Top Olympics Events Televised Live  —  More educated, higher-income Americans watching the most, want more live coverage  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans who say they are watching the Olympics “a lot” are most likely to want the most popular events televised …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Startup Togather thinks crowdsourcing is key to profitable author book tours  —  It has never been clear whether author book tours are a worthwhile investment.  Fewer publishers are shelling out to send their authors across the country these days — what's the point if you're going to sit …
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Deadline And Hollywood Life Owner Arrested And Accused Of Breaking Into Nantucket Home  —  Jay Penske, owner of Deadline Hollywood, HollywoodLife.com, and the Dragon Racing IndyCar team, and his brother Mark were arrested around 2 a.m. ET this morning after reportedly trying to break into a Nantucket Yacht Club house.
Emma Hall / AdAge:
U.K. Viewers Flock to BBC's Ad-Free Airing of Olympics  —  Almost Half the Population Watched Opening Ceremony, and Up to Two-Thirds of Audience Share Is Going to Games  —  The BBC's live, multi-layered Olympic coverage is dominating viewing figures in the U.K., with audience share up to 64.5% …
Vulture:
Aaron Sorkin Doesn't Think We Can Handle The Truth About The Newsroom ‘Firings’  —  If we've learned anything from The Newsroom, it's that hindsight is 20/20.  (And that the Japanese words for four and seven totally sound the same!)  So, if we had it to do over again, we would have asked Aaron Sorkin …
 
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