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11:50 PM ET, August 17, 2012

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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Twitter's API changes will have a real impact on news developers  —  Twitter's newly fortified mission to “deliver a consistent Twitter experience,” which is FREAKING OUT the tech world right now, will also force some news organizations to re-examine their code.
Discussion: Techland, BBC, TUAW and GigaOM
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Board member of University of Georgia paper steps down after call for resignation  —  Ed Stamper has resigned from the board of the University of Georgia's student newspaper, The Red & Black, following a dispute about the paper's independence.  At a meeting Thursday, student journalists had called for his resignation.
Discussion: Red and Dead
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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Layoffs Hit Editorial Staff at The Village Voice  —  Layoffs are hitting the editorial staff at The Village Voice today, and they're hitting some of the most widely-read staff writers in the office.  The Observer has heard from multiple sources familiar with the situation that the bad news …
Discussion: AAN
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
News Corp.'s IGN Head Roy Bahat Leaves  —  Roy Bahat, who heads up News Corp.'s IGN Web unit, is leaving the company.  —  Bahat had spent more than a year trying to engineer a spinoff of the business, which publishes Web sites that cater to dudes who like video games and other stuff dudes like.
Discussion: The Wrap
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Because That's Where The Content Is  —  When asked why he robbed banks, legend has it that Willie Sutton said, “because that's where the money is.”  —  I'm reminded of this quote today when reading the reports that Apple is in talks with the cable operators about their television plans.
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Amanda Holpuch / Guardian:
Media take a prim view of Pussy Riot  —  News organizations pussy out of using controversial Russian punk rock band's name in coverage of their convictions  —  The conviction of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot has caused consternation throughout the world - and a dilemma for prudish news organizations.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook Passed Yahoo To Become The Second Largest Video Site In The U.S. In July  —  comScore's monthly online video data is in and it looks Facebook passed Yahoo in July to become the second largest video site in the U.S. behind Google/YouTube.  According to comScore …
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
For Female Journalists, Another Significant ‘First’ This Election Season On PBS  —  When CNN's Candy Crowley on Monday was named moderator for one of the Presidential debates, it drew headlines.  Breaking a 20-year dry spell for women will do that.  —  So why the underwhelming response …
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Tess Vigeland Steps Down as Host of ‘Marketplace Money’  —  Fans of “Marketplace Money” will have to get used to a new voice guiding them through the tangle of financial news.  —  Tess Vigeland will step down as host of the show at the end of November, American Public Media (APM), which funds the program, said Friday.
Discussion: LA Observed
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Oracle, Google file list of paid journalists  —  A federal judge last week wrote that he was “concerned” Oracle and Google had paid journalists and bloggers to comment on their highly-publicized intellectual property trial and ordered them to provide a list of names.  The responses are now in.
Discussion: AllThingsD and CNET
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
UPI shirks responsibility  —  The plagiarism, or problematic paraphrasing, parade continued on Thursday as several reporters from Science News complained on Facebook that the wire service UPI had cribbed their stories.  —  Reporting on the charges, the Knight Science Journalism Tracker's Paul Raeburn laid …
Discussion: MIT and Poynter
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Phil Griffin Talks MSNBC Convention Coverage, Says CNN Is ‘Desperate’  —  The 2012 presidential election has already become a heated battle.  It's no surprise, then, that the fight between rival cable news networks to capture viewer eyeballs is getting just as intense.
Discussion: Erik Wemple, Mediaite and Forbes
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ralston leaving Vegas ‘Sun’, launching site  —  Some big news out of Nevada: Jon Ralston, the state's top political commentator, is leaving the Las Vegas Sun.  —  Ralston now plans to launch his own political commentary site.  “There's about to be a new site in Nevada to get political info …
 
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Discussion: The Lede and CJR