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11:10 AM ET, June 29, 2010


 Top News: 
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.
Greg Marx / CJR:
Look at Us!  —  Lessons from the response to the David Weigel flap  —  It's been three days since David Weigel, the reporter and blogger best known for his coverage of the conservative movement, resigned from The Washington Post after intemperate remarks he'd made on a private e-mail list about some of his subjects were made public.
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
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 …
Paul Lewis / Guardian:   Journalists win payout after police prevent them filming London demo
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
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
NBC sweatbox  —  It's going to be a long, hot summer at 30 Rock as NBC Universal senior staff sweat out who gets to stay with the company — and on what terms — as Comcast pushes for a possible fourth-quarter close on its purchase of NBC Universal.  —  While NBC Universal management …
Discussion: Company Town
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 …
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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Former Publisher Jim Spanfeller Has VC Money; New Sites On the Way  —  Former publisher Jim Spanfeller has a new gig: A venture-backed Web publishing startup.  —  Spanfeller Media Group, which plans to launch a series of new sites, is close to finishing a funding round that I'm told will total around $2 million.
Discussion: paidContent
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Showtime Makes It Official: Nevins to Replace Greenblatt  —  Showtime has made it official: Imagine TV President David Nevins this summer will replace Robert Greenblatt as the network's president of entertainment.  TheWrap first reported the move on Thursday.
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.
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
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
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?’
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
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.
Discussion: AdAge
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 …
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 and WebNewser
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Tim Adler /
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Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
NBC's Dan Abrams And CBS's Scott Pelley To Host Two New Discovery ID Series
Discussion: New York Magazine
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight News Challenge: Connecting the world is great, but Front …
Jesse Singal / Boston Globe:
Freedom of screech  —  Anonymous online comment boards …
Discussion: Romenesko
Felix Salmon:
Holding corporate tweets to a higher standard
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Reuters
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
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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
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Craig Kilborn breaks his silence
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