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8:00 AM ET, June 29, 2010


 Top News: 
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
There is no hot news.  All news is hot news.  —  The most dangerous defensive tactic parried by legacy news organizations today is their attempt to claim ownership of “hot news” and prevent others from repeating what they gather at their expense for as long as they determine that news is still hot.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Rolling Stone and the Plight of the Not-Quite-Good-Enough Magazine  —  Rolling Stone got its nice big “Dominate the news cycle” turn last week with Michael Hastings' Gen. McChrystal story.  Will this revive Rolling Stone as a culturally relevant touchstone?  Not a chance.
Discussion: B&C, Romenesko, CJR and New York Magazine
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
Journalists win payout after police prevent them filming London demo  —  Two journalists win out of court settlement after police refuse to let them report protest at Greek embassy in London  —  Two journalists have won an out-of-court settlement after the Metropolitan police admitted failing …
Judith Townend /
Met Police apologises and pays damages to journalists over Greek Embassy protest incident  —  The Metropolitan Police has apologised and agreed to pay damages to two journalists, after an incident in which the force ‘failed to respect press freedom’.  —  In December 2008 …
Tom Folkes / Poynter Online:
Digital Journalist Survival Guide: A Glossary of Tech Terms You Should Know  —  Back in January, we asked Jennifer 8.  Lee (a former member of Poynter's National Advisory Board) to write a short glossary for journalists on “how to talk tech.”  She wisely enlisted the Hacks/Hackers group …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
From Washington Post To NBCU: Dave Weigel Joins MSNBC As Paid Contributor  —  Team Weigel rejoice - it didn't take Dave Weigel very long to land on his feet after he resigned last week from The Washington Post.  —  Tonight at the end of Countdown, Keith Olbermann introduced new “MSNBC contributor” Dave Weigel.
John Koblin / New York Observer:
David Carey on His New Job at Hearst: 'It's Tailor-Made For Me'  —  Condé Nast group president David Carey met with Chuck Townsend at 9 a.m. this morning to tell him he was replacing Cathie Black as president of Hearst magazines.  —  “Five minutes into the conversation today …
Discussion: Romenesko and
A Look at Who's Getting What on Apple's IAds  —  Though Complexity, Delays Mean Most Won't Hit July 1 Rollout, Marketers Appear Excited by the Prospects  —  NEW YORK ( — The first of Apple's iAds are expected to start popping up on iPhones later this week, but don't expect …
Seth C. Lewis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Opening up journalism's boundaries to bring change back in: How Knight and its News Challenge have evolved  —  It was with considerable irony that I found myself last week missing much of the action surrounding the announcement of the latest winners of the Knight News Challenge …
Discussion: MediaShift
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Meet the guy who's written 500 articles for — all for free  —  “I'm sensitive to writers who say, ‘What are you doing giving your writing away for free?’” says Andrew Brining, who after failing the bar exam three times decided writing was more than a hobby.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:   The ‘Craigslist Effect’ Spreads to Content as Free Work Fills Supply
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Email... Not “E-mail”: Yahoo Creates Style Guide for Web Content  —  Yahoo has thrown its hat into the ring when it comes to offering an authoritative source on all things digital publishing, launching “The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World.”
Discussion: Editors Weblog
PR inside:
Yahoo! Publishes First Comprehensive Guide for Creating Web Content
Discussion: paidContent, WebNewser and The Awl
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch TV Launches... Now.  —  It's finally here.  After months of planning and building and learning and fixing and hiring and spending, TechCrunch TV goes live right... NOW.  —  Broadcasting daily from our fully-featured San Francisco studio, TechCrunch TV will be packed …
Carolinebeaven / Online Journalism Blog:
Video interview: The Times: safeguarding journalism?  —  Currently running as a registration service, The Times plan to launch their paid-for site in the next few weeks.  So far they are reluctant to release initial registration figures and the demographic audience they are attracting.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Growing pains afflict HTML5 standardization  —  Listening to marketing messages from companies such as Apple and Google, one might think HTML5, the next-generation Web page standard, is ready to take the Net by storm.  —  But the words of those producing the specification show …
Discussion: Rebooting The News and Beet.TV
Jodi Enda / American Journalism Review:
Abandoned Agencies  —  The number of news organizations covering federal agencies has fallen since 2003.  —  Enda ( is a Washington writer and former White House correspondent for Knight Ridder's Washington bureau.  —  In the late 1990s, AJR began to systematically track coverage …
Tim Adler /
Viewers Must Know When They're Watching Product Placement, Says UK Regulator  —  Broadcasters must let TV viewers know which programmes contain product placement, according to new rules published today.  A symbol will appear at the start and end of programmes, says communications regulator Ofcom.
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight News Challenge: Connecting the world is great, but Front Porch Forum wants to connect neighbors  —  The Internet connects people around the country and around the world.  But what about the people right next door?  One of this year's Knight News Challenge winners, Front Porch Forum …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Randall Lane Nails Dykstra, Claims Pay-For-Stock-Plug Scandal  —  In 2008, Randall Lane, then-publisher of a handful of glossy magazines targeting day traders, partnered with Lenny Dykstra — the chaw-spewing former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star turned unlikely stock-picking …
Best Blogs of 2010  —  From the savvy to the satirical, the eye-opening to the jaw-dropping, TIME makes its annual picks of the blogs we can't live without
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 More News: 
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
NBC's Dan Abrams And CBS's Scott Pelley To Host Two New Discovery ID Series
Discussion: New York Magazine
Craig Lambert / Harvard Magazine:
Profile of literary agent Andrew Wylie
Jesse Singal / Boston Globe:
Freedom of screech  —  Anonymous online comment boards …
Discussion: Romenesko
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
PolitiFact, Providence Journal launch PolitiFact Rhode Island
Discussion: PolitiFact
Felix Salmon:
Holding corporate tweets to a higher standard
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Reuters
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Here's What Fox, NBC and Hulu are Doing with Increased Online Ad Loads
John Lichfield / The Independent:
‘Le Monde’ to be taken over by tycoon who built fortune on porn
Discussion: Guardian and The First Post
Mallary Jean Tenore / Mobile Media:
5 Reasons the Sentinel, CNN and have added mobile jobs
Discussion: Lost Remote
 Earlier Picks: 
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Craig Kilborn breaks his silence
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interactive Chart: Where UK Newspaper Websites Get Their Traffic
Discussion: The Wire