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1:20 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.
David Weigel / Big Government:
Hubris and Humility: David Weigel Comes Clean on Washington Post, the D.C. Bubble, & the ‘Journolist’  —  In the first (and still best) “Austin Powers” film, a United Nations representative makes a faux pas and calls the film's villain “Mr. Evil.”  —  “It's Dr. Evil,” he huffs.
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:   From Washington Post To NBCU: Dave Weigel Joins MSNBC As Paid Contributor
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 …
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
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Awl, Deadline Hollywood and Gawker Make Time's Annual Best Blogs List
Discussion: Time
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
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
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.”
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 …
Media Decoder:
Marzorati to Leave Magazine for New Post at The Times  —  The search for a new editor for The New York Times Magazine is on.  In a memo to the staff on Monday, Bill Keller, the paper's executive editor, announced that Gerry Marzorati will be taking on a new role overseeing new initiatives at The Times.
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 …
John Lichfield / The Independent:
‘Le Monde’ to be taken over by tycoon who built fortune on porn  —  The journalists of Le Monde, the most prestigious French-language publication in the world, have contemptuously defeated an attempt by President Nicolas Sarkozy to intervene in the sale of their struggling newspaper.
Discussion: Guardian and The First Post
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 …
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: Beet.TV and Rebooting The News
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 …
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
NBC's Dan Abrams And CBS's Scott Pelley To Host Two New Discovery ID Series  —  Investigation Discovery is adding to its stable of big name TV news personalities, with the announcement of two new shows beginning next month.  —  Dan Abrams of NBC (and, of course, Mediaite) …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Craig Lambert / Harvard Magazine:
Profile of literary agent Andrew Wylie  —  in 1979, andrew wylie '70 was trying to get a job as a book editor.  “They would ask what I was reading,” Wylie says, “and I would say, ‘Thucydides.’ They would say, ‘Huh?  What about James Michener, James Clavell?’
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Hearst Sites Launch Disruptive HD Ads  —  Gillette signs on as sponsor  —  Web Surfers, prepare for more disruptions.  —  As consumers ignore traditional online banner ads, Web publishers have tried to replace them with higher-impact and more lucrative ads.
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Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Randall Lane Nails Dykstra, Claims Pay-For-Stock-Plug Scandal
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
Mallary Jean Tenore / Mobile Media:
5 Reasons the Sentinel, CNN and have added mobile jobs
Discussion: Lost Remote
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Craig Kilborn breaks his silence
 Earlier Picks: 
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interactive Chart: Where UK Newspaper Websites Get Their Traffic
Discussion: The Wire
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
Rumblefish to Offer Music for YouTube Users
Discussion: Silicon Forest
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Mounting Web Woes Pummel Newspapers