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4:15 PM ET, August 5, 2013

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The Last Temptation of Tina Brown  —  On Nov. 12, 2010, Tina Brown gathered the staff of her Web site The Daily Beast in the third-floor conference room at its Chelsea offices with its commanding views of the Hudson.  Brimming with the fervor she has brought to all her endeavors …
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Tina Brown to Howard Kurtz: 'Didn't I Fire You for Serial Inaccuracy?'  —  Howard Kurtz and Tina Brown took to Twitter to share their innermost hostilities toward one another on Monday, with the Daily Beast editor responding to Kurtz's criticism with the remark: “Didn't I fire you for serial inaccuracy?”
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Time Warner Cable: We'll End Blackout If We Can Offer CBS A La Carte  —  In a letter, TWC CEO Glenn Britt asks to resume negotiations immediately, and wants the network to stop blocking CBS.com content from its broadband customers.  —  Time Warner Cable's CEO Glenn Britt on Monday sent …
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
Viewers Wait for CBS and Time Warner to Make Up  —  The two sides in the fee dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable stayed in their respective corners Sunday, and may not engage in further direct confrontation for some time.  —  As a result, CBS's stations, and cable networks owned by CBS …
Bloomberg:
Time Warner's blackout of CBS enters third day  —  Time Warner Cable Inc.'s blackout of CBS Corp. networks entered its third day, cutting off audiences in the largest TV markets from seeing tonight's “Under the Dome,” the highest-rated scripted series of the summer.
Beth Healy / The Boston Globe:
3 groups say they topped Henry's bid for Globe  —  Three of the groups that lost out in the bidding for The Boston Globe say their offers were higher than Red Sox owner John W. Henry's winning $70 million bid — prompting them to question the New York Times Co.'s sales process.
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Tim McLaughlin / Reuters:   From Boston hero to goat, billionaire John Henry takes on Globe challenge
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Al Jazeera America sets own course  —  Weeks ahead of its debut, Al Jazeera America is doing things the old-fashioned way.  —  AJAM, as it's referred to by staff, is investing heavily in investigative journalism.  It is opening bureaus in cities across the country.
David Carr / New York Times:
Parodying Cable News With a Talk About Race  —  On Tuesday night on MSNBC's “All In,” Chris Hayes had a very direct conversation about race with the Gawker writer Cord Jefferson.  Prompted by a news report of a group of young people in Huntington Beach, Calif., who looted and vandalized property …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Native Ads: The Digg Way  —  For most publishers entering the world of sponsored content the concern is keeping editorial separated from the creation of the advertising content.  —  Not so much at Digg, the social-news platform bought and revived by digital media holding company Betaworks.
Discussion: @bmorrissey and eMedia Vitals
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
For Twitter, Free Speech Is a High-Wire Act  —  As Micro-Blogging Site Expands Globally, It Gets Flak From Many Sides  —  Twitter Inc.'s growing ambitions are making it harder to carry the Internet's free-speech banner.  —  Chief Executive Dick Costolo promotes Twitter as a protector …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Meet The Mysterious Duo Who Just Bought Newsweek  —  The news that Newsweek had been sold to IBT Media was received by most of the media world over the weekend as the final, clinching evidence of the magazine's abasement.  To be handed off to a publisher that even most people in the news business …
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Scripps Newspaper Rev Down 4% For Q2  —  Total revenue from newspapers in the second quarter was $93.5 million, down 3.8% from the second quarter of 2012, but an improvement over the first-quarter decline of 4.7%.  Digital advertising rose 6.6% during the quarter.
 
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