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4:40 PM ET, July 14, 2010

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Lee C. Bollinger / Wall Street Journal:
Journalism Needs Government Help  —  Media budgets have been decimated as the Internet facilitates a communications revolution.  More public funding for news-gathering is the answer.  —  We have entered a momentous period in the history of the American press.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
No American BBC  —  I just don't understand Columbia University's …
Discussion: Reason and The Progress & …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Smart editorial, smart readers, and smart ad solutions”: Slate makes a case for long-form on the web  —  Via blogs, or, more likely, Twitter, you might have come across the breezy term “tl;dr.” Which is short — appropriately — for “too long; didn't read.”  —  Yes.
Ricky Van Veen's GET EXCITED:
RUPERT MURDOCH, NEEL SHAH, AND THE SHORT PANTS  —  Last month, my friend Neel Shah left his job at the New York Post's “Page Six” and moved to LA to write for a network sitcom.  Neel's new gig marked not only the end of his time in New York, but the end of a year-long fascination …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Washington Post launches co-branded online business section with Bloomberg  —  The Post's business section partnership with Bloomberg comes after the January 2010 launch of a global news service, The Washington Post Service with Bloomberg News, which provides daily stories to newspapers, websites and other subscribers.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   Washington Post-Bloomberg Co-Branded Biz Section Goes Live; Worth The Wait?
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Peter Kaplan is Named Editorial Director of Fairchild  —  Former Observer editor Peter Kaplan is replacing Patrick McCarthy as the editorial director of Fairchild.  In the role he will oversee Women's Wear Daily, Footwear News, Menswear, Fairchild Summits and Fairchild Books.
Discussion: Media Decoder, WWD, The Wire and Romenesko
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John Koblin / New York Observer:
Kaplan Talks Fairchild: ‘They Want Apps!’
Discussion: Romenesko and The Wrap
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
'Darth D'Vorkin' Arrives at Forbes  —  Highlander V was the last and largest of Malcolm Forbes' yachts.  In the '80s, Mr. Forbes would throw parties on the boat for potential advertisers, his friends, captains of industry and politicians.  Much like the galleries on the first floor …
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
New Fox News App Shows Big Media Investing In Google's Android  —  Back in April, when Fox News Channel showed up to the iPhone party a bit later than most major news organizations, Jeremy Steinberg, FNC's VP for digital sales & business development, told paidContent's David Kaplan …
Discussion: WebNewser and Shelly Palmer
Felix Salmon:
How to build a paywall  —  If you're going to put a paywall on your website, this is a very sensible way to do it: … David Brauer seems to be of the opinion that any new paywall should be “robust” and shouldn't be able to be defeated by means of a plugin (or by using multiple browsers …
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Magazine
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Steinbrenner's Death Gives Sports Illustrated a Chance to Flex an iPad Muscle  —  So far, most magazine publishers have tried hard to make their iPad editions a faithful translation of their paper-and-ink copies: What you pay for at the newsstand is the same thing you get from Apple's …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
‘Media Evangelist’ Explains How Tumblr Fits into News Organizations' Publishing Options  —  Mark Coatney, also known as “Newsweek Tumblr guy,” announced Monday that he had accepted a job as Tumblr's “media evangelist.”  The position, he said, will allow him to teach other journalists …
Michael Wolff / Newser:
What's Really Going on Behind Murdoch's Paywall?  —  Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWolffNYC  —  Rupert Murdoch is trying to make news at the Times and Sunday Times in London—but he's not reporting on it.  Will his paywall work is the biggest story in the media business …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Nicole Sperling / Hollywood Insider:
‘Tron: Legacy’ exclusive: Disney looks to Pixar for help; hires screenwriters Michael Arndt and Brad Bird to beef up script  —  Joe Kosinski's Tron: Legacy is getting a little help from above.  EW.com has learned that the CG-extravaganza due out at the end of the year received some key input …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Oprah Magazine's iPad Edition Will Sell and Display E-Books  —  Hearst Magazines Readies App Editions from Esquire to Cosmo, Plus Fun and Utility Apps Not Tied to Issues  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Hearst Magazines sold more than 12,000 downloads of its Popular Mechanics iPad edition since …
Discussion: New York Observer
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NPD: iTunes Users Have A ‘Strong Interest’ In Paid Subscription Services  —  But how much are they willing to pay to access music from iTunes via the cloud?  A survey by marketing researcher NPD Group estimates that a base subscription rate of $10 a month would attract 13- to 15 million customers out of roughly 50 million iTunes users.
Discussion: NPD Group
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
OVP Sorenson lands Shutterfly Video amid tough competition  —  Score a big win for Sorenson Media, which today announced it had landed Shutterfly as a customer for its Sorenson 360 platform.  —  Sorenson will power video services such as upload, transcoding, standard and high-definition playback …
Discussion: FierceTelecom
Rachel Dodes / Wall Street Journal:
The 80-Year Hunt For ‘It’ Fashions  —  Stores from Penney's to Bloomingdale's Read It.  How the Original Trend Spotter Got Trendy Again  —  Catherine Moellering, at the Tobe Report's headquarters in New York's garment district.  —  On a recent Friday, Catherine Moellering had a fashion flash.
Discussion: Gawker
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Brazil newspaper gives up print to go online only  —  The Rio de Janeiro-based Jornal do Brasil is to stop circulating its 119-year-old print edition and appear only online.  —  Its owner, Nelson Tanure, took the decision after failing to sell the once-influential daily newspaper …
Discussion: Journalism in the …
Jim / Gannett Blog:
Urgent: GCI confirms five new page design hubs at Asbury, Des Moines, Louisville, Nashville, Phoenix; new CMS system, too, with rollout starting in 2011  —  Following is a note Executive Editor Tom Callinan sent to employees at The Cincinnati Enquirer about an hour ago.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
A Brief Defense of Writing Things  —  The Village Voice's Rosie Gray thinks our recent harping on American Apparel's misdeeds is “getting old.”  She's not alone!  Often we hear complaints that one story or another is just too much.  Allow us to explain why we write stuff.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Soup
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
AdMob CEO: Apple not enforcing ad restrictions  —  Omar Hamoui (right), CEO of Google's AdMob, tells new CNBC reporter Jon Fortt at MobileBeat 2010 that Apple has not yet enforced new iPhone rules that could have shut his ad network out of the iPhone.  —  (Credit: Tom Krazit/CNET )
Steve Herrmann / BBC:
BBC News website redesign (2)  —  Welcome to the new-look BBC News website.  As previewed last week on this blog, we're introducing a number of improvements from today to our design and layout.  —  This video gives a 90-second tour of the new features:  —  In order to see this content …
Lionel Beehner / New York Times:
Up Close: A New-Media Mogul and Social Butterfly  —  IT was a rainy Tuesday night and Rex Sorgatz, a rail-thin man with spiky red hair and Sol Moscot glasses, walked into a birthday party held at Tom & Jerry's, a bar in NoHo that has become a go-to place for New York's Twitter class.
Steve Buttry / Pursuing the Complete Community …:
A possible new business model for obituaries  —  Monday night I criticized a Pennsylvania newspaper's plan to charge loyal online readers to read the obituaries.  Today I want to suggest a more innovative, future-focused approach to obituaries.  —  I was interested that Ernie Schreiber …
Discussion: jeffsonderman
EditorandPublisher.com:
Good News On the Way from Gannett This Week?  —  McLEAN, Va.  —  (AP) Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings before the stock market opens Friday.  —  WHAT TO WATCH FOR: This quarter could be Gannett's most encouraging performance …
Discussion: Fitz & Jen
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Who Is Gawker Trying to Stalke(r) Now?  College Students, Available Stalkers: Find Out!  —  For a while, infamous Manhattan media gossip site Gawker was synonymous with Gawker Stalker: A trademark real-time map of bitchy celebrity sightings reported to the site.
Oyl Miller / McSweeney's:
Tweet (7/13/10)  —  I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by brevity, over-connectedness, emotionally starving for attention, dragging themselves through virtual communities at 3 am, surrounded by stale pizza and neglected dreams, looking for angry meaning, any meaning …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: A reporter's vigilance in the Grim Sleeper case  —  LA Weekly's Christine Pelisek got hesitant detectives to drop the veil of secrecy in the serial-killing case and alerted South L.A. to a menace in the community.  —  How deep did reporter Christine Pelisek get into the Grim Sleeper serial killer case?
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Squarespace Gets $38M to Compete With WordPress and Six Apart  —  Updated: Squarespace, a hosted content service that competes with companies such as WordPress (see disclosure below) has closed a $38-million financing round from two leading technology VCs — Accel Partners and Index Ventures …
 
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Hearst tells senior staff to get out of Town
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Adam Langer / Publishers Weekly:
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Dennis Kneale / CNBC:
Rupert Murdoch Should Break Up News Corp
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Anatomy of a Zombie Lie
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