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2:30 PM ET, August 9, 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:
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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Editor Fired Following Harassment Accusation  —  CONWAY, Ark. — The gathering, Marc Smirnoff said, was intended as a morale-boosting retreat for his staff at The Oxford American magazine, a July 4 overnight party at a mountain cabin that would fuel the creative intellect.
Victor Fiorillo / Philly Magazine:
$28 Million In Cuts Proposed at Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News  —  Today, the leadership of the Newspaper Guild, the union that represents many employees of the Inquirer, Daily News, and philly.com, sent the following email to its members, making it clear that recent slashes to personnel were just the beginning:
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Jim Romenesko:
Philadelphia newspapers CEO's message to employees  —  Here's what CEO Bob Hall sent to Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News employees today:  —  To All employees:  —  This is my periodic update to keep you informed about your company and our future.  As you heard me say many times …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Borrowing from Google, Yahoo CEO Begins Makeover  —  Yahoo Inc.'s rookie chief executive Marissa Mayer has made one thing clear to employees at the outset of her bid to revive the Internet company: Product comes first.  —  Since taking over Yahoo three weeks ago, the former Google Inc. executive …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Two years after TBD launched, the #TBDiaspora are doing OK  —  Two years ago, I was working with Jim Brady, right, Mandy Jenkins, left, and Julie Westfall to launch TBD.  Now we're still trying to change the news business at Digital First Media.  We're together this week at the Thunderdome newsroom.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
News Corp writes $2.8 billion off its publishing activities  —  Suddenly, you can see why News Corp is eager to split its news, TV and movie businesses in two...  Operating income in the group's existing “publishing” division - comprising Dow Jones, WSJ, The Daily, New York Post …
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   In earnings call, News Corp. executive says they are ‘on course’ with breakup plan
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
News Corp. Takes $2.8 Billion Charge
Reuters:
News Corp posts higher profit on cable, movies
Discussion: Bloomberg
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Hosts Bill O'Reilly, Greta Van Susteren Sued for Defamation by New York Business Owner  —  Aviva Nash, owner of the Drum Cafe, says that when the hosts spoke about a federal agency that took taxpayer money for an awards ceremony with drums, her business was falsely implicated.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Poll: ‘Political media’ viewed unfavorably by 78 percent of people  —  Only 10 percent of the 1,000 registered voters polled by Daily Kos/SEIU have a favorable view of the “political media.”  That's a lower approval rating than Congress has.  Other things that poll higher …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
How Buzzfeed Won Over Madison Avenue  —  For a site that's been around for six years, Buzzfeed's had quite a run recently, thanks to skyrocketing traffic growth, a knack for knowing that the world wants to watch a 31-year-old video of a man try to perform the uneven bars …
Paula Froelich / The Daily Beast:
You're Worth How Much?  TV Anchors, by the Numbers  —  Cooper.  Sawyer.  Blitzer.  They have multimillion-dollar contracts and perfect hair.  But which newsmakers deliver the most bang for their boss's bucks?  Paula Froelich does the math.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and PopWatch
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 …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Bloomberg News Doubles Staff For 2012 Political Conventions  —  NEW YORK — Al Hunt, Washington editor of Bloomberg News, said he still gets “excited” heading to the political conventions — even after covering 19 previous Republican and Democratic gatherings over the past 40 years.
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Al Gore to host conventions for CurrentTV
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