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2:34 AM ET, June 28, 2010


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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Step Back for Journalist, Two Steps Backward for Journalism  —  It's a bit tricky for me to write about David Weigel, whom the Washington Post parted ways with on Friday for disparaging comments he had made about some prominent Republican figures on Journolist, a self-avowedly off-the-record listserv.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Binary World of The Washington Post  —  Over at The Washington Post, ombudsman Andrew Alexander opines on the resignation of blogger Dave Weigel.  The piece is so perfect a distillation of the flawed value system that governs newspaper journalism that it is worth a close read.  —  Let's jump right in:
Ross Douthat:
The Shame of JournoList  —  When the intra-liberal e-mail round …
Discussion: Hot Air, BuzzMachine and Mediaite
David Carr / New York Times:
Heedlessly Hijacking Content  —  Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was not the only one who had a tough week at the office.  —  Last Monday, the word got out that Rolling Stone had a stunning piece about General McChrystal, in which he and his aides were critical of the White House.
Discussion: Media Decoder
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The 36 Hours That Shook Washington  —  THE moment he pulled the trigger, there was near-universal agreement that President Obama had done the inevitable thing, the right thing and, best of all, the bold thing.  But before we get carried away with relief and elation, let's not forget what we saw …
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Playing Dodgeball With Gawker — and Other Cheap Thrills in the Big Blog Era  —  Why Major Brand Marketers Back Bloggy Mischief-Makers and Playground Bullies  —  Remember when all you had to worry about from blogs was excessive snark?  If you overdosed on the acid commentary …
Zee / The Next Web:
DailyFail: Newspaper quotes (Fake) Steve Jobs tweet in story about iPhone 4 recall  —  Above is a screenshot of the opening to an article in the UK's DailyMail this morning (in case they pull it, which they have, here's a full screenshot) claiming that Steve Jobs had confirmed an iPhone 4 recall …
Victoria Coren / Guardian:
Libel law: I said sorry, so why the lawyers?  |  Victoria Coren  —  People resort to the courts too quickly, making libel law a real danger to free speech  —  The death of Michael Jackson was the only piece of news I heard in the whole of June last year.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Le Monde's escape velocity  —  In rocket scientist parlance, escape velocity is the speed needed to break free from Earth's gravitational field.  Last Friday, by an overwhelming majority, Le Monde's staff voted to escape the black hole of French politics — or, at least, to give their paper the best chance to do so.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Pursuit of Newsweek a real page-turner  —  They are heading into the homestretch.  Bids for Newsweek are due in at Allen & Co. by 5 p.m. on Thursday.  —  So far, five bidders have been identified, although the rumor mill continues to hum with the expectation that one or two potential bidders …
Greenville News:
A new business model for our journalism  —  Beginning July 1, we will introduce a new model for our subscribers to access and pay for our valuable content.  This new model reflects the advancements being made in the electronic world and the resulting redefinition of our news and information service.
Daniel Tencer / Raw Story:
Report: Toronto police rough up journalists, arrest peaceful protesters at G20  —  Reporters covering the G20 summit in Toronto say they were the target of police violence overnight, as riots blamed on anarchist groups left four police cars burning in the financial district and resulted in the arrests of some 150 people.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Globe and Mail
Thomas Erdbrink / Washington Post:
In Iran, what's forbidden is in — and on Rupert Murdoch's Farsi1 TV channel  —  TEHRAN — A satellite TV station co-owned by Rupert Murdoch is pulling in Iranian viewers with sizzling soaps and sitcoms but has incensed the Islamic republic's clerics and state television executives.
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