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6:05 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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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
BBC Unveils Original U.S. News Site  —  U.K. Broadcaster Plans to Grab More Media Dollars, Not Pounds  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — At a time when many newsrooms are contracting or consolidating, the BBC is growing its editorial operations with an original news site aimed at the American audience.
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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.
Rosie Gray / Runnin' Scared:
A Brief Defense of Writing Different Things  —  ​Yesterday, we ran a little item by this blogger defending American Apparel.  Today, Gawker's Hamilton Nolan [and Voice boxing correspondent] responded with a retort entitled “A Brief Defense of Writing Things.”  Ah, but Hamilton!
Discussion: Gawker
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
A Brief Defense of Writing Things
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Soup
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 and The Wire
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John Koblin / New York Observer:
Kaplan Talks Fairchild: ‘They Want Apps!’
Discussion: Romenesko and The Wrap
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 …
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 …
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?
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 …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Malone: 'Murdoch's not afraid of the Hail Mary pass'  —  Bloomberg Television release on its interview with Liberty Media chairman John Malone  —  Video available for viewing and embedding.  —  MANDATORY CREDIT: BLOOMBERG TELEVISION  —  **HIGHLIGHTS BELOW**  —  On odds of Comcast/NBCU deal being approved:
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
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
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
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 …
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.
Joe Ciarallo / PRNewser:
Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thomson's Secret Twitter Feed  —  Is The Wall Street Journal's managing editor Robert Thomson on Twitter?  That's what we asked Thomson at Dow Jones' summer social event last night in New York, hosted by the company's PR team.
Discussion: GalleyCat and FishbowlNY
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
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
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.
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
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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
It's Summer Rerun Time!  As Time Warner Cable and Disney Face Off, a Refresher Course On Cord Cutting  —  The newest battle between a cable company and a TV network is so boring, and so repetitive, that it doesn't even merit a new lede.  So I'm going to just reuse the one I wrote in March.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Wall Street Journal
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.
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
 
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
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