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7:00 PM ET, August 14, 2012

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Times Co. Names Mark Thompson Chief Executive  —  The New York Times Company has named Mark Thompson, the outgoing director general of the British Broadcasting Corporation, as its new president and chief executive.  —  Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the chairman of the Times Company and the newspaper's publisher …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
More questions raised about Fareed Zakaria's work  —  Columnist and TV host Fareed Zakaria, who acknowledged plagiarizing parts of a magazine article last week, appears to have also published without attribution a passage from a 2005 book.  —  Zakaria's 2008 book, “The Post-American World …
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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Fareed Zakaria Responds to the Charge of Quote-Stealing  —  In my previous post, I discussed an incident from 2009 (an incident I had completely forgotten about until it was resurrected by The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, among others) in which Fareed Zakaria …
Discussion: Poynter and The Daily Beast
Michael Barthel / Salon:
Cut, paste, plagiarize  —  Major media organizations had faith in Fareed Zakaria.  CNN gave him 60 minutes each week — several million dollars' worth of time — to say whatever the hell he wanted, more or less.  Time gave him a column, too, the one in which (as reported …
Irene Caselli / Guardian:
Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official  —  Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, according to an official in Quito  —  Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador's government have said.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
NY photojournalist gets cameras back after arrest, but not press credentials  —  Robert Stolarik's cameras were confiscated when he was arrested on Aug. 4 while photographing police on a public street.  He has them back now, but he still hasn't received his press credentials.
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney Campaign Bars Press From Ryan, Adelson Event  —  LAKEWOOD, Colorado — Presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's first major fundraiser will be closed to the press, in apparent violation of the Romney-Ryan campaign's oft-strained agreement with the reporters who cover the campaign.
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Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Is Paul Ryan a Ticking Time Bomb as Mitt Romney's Running Mate?  —  The congressman is getting glowing press, but journalists are just starting to examine his record.  Howard Kurtz on the long paper trail that could alienate moderate swing-state voters just getting to know Paul Ryan.
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Leading Variety bidder is owner of National Enquirer  —  An owner of the National Enquirer's parent company is now the leading bidder for Hollywood trade paper Variety.  (Variety website / August 13, 2012)  —  Avenue Capital, a New York hedge fund whose holdings include the parent company …
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Life on variety avenue
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
After a deal falls apart, Homicide Watch D.C. is going on hiatus  —  The Internet famously enabled anyone to become a publisher.  A tiny outfit of one or two people can, when the stars align, have the same claim on your attention as a major media company with thousands of employees.
Discussion: DCist and NetNewsCheck Latest
Eric Goldman / Ars Technica:
Heavy dose of hyperlinks gets defamation lawsuit against Gizmodo tossed  —  Judge: links allow readers to decide ultimate truth for themselves.  —  Eric Goldman is an associate professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law and directs that school's High Tech Law Institute.
Bloomberg:
NBC Wonders if It Should Have Actually Tape-Delayed the Olympics More  —  Games Drew 219.4 Million Viewers, Becoming Most-Watched TV Event  —  The London Olympics drew 219.4 million U.S. viewers as gold-medal performances by Americans bolstered ratings, according to NBC …
Discussion: Poynter and Media Decoder
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter co-founder tweets out preview of his new project at Obvious: publishing platform Medium  —  Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has tweeted out a preview post with information about the upcoming publishing platform he's building with fellow co-founder Biz Stone, former VP of Product …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Breaking: Google can appeal class certification in Books case  —  The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this morning allowed Google to appeal a ruling that granted the Authors Guild permission to go forward with a copyright class action over Google's unauthorized book scanning.
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