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12:40 PM ET, July 16, 2010


 Top News: 
Business Wire:
Gannett and Yahoo! Announce Local Advertising Partnership  —  Related Quotes  —  MCLEAN, Va. & SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Gannett (NYSE: GCI - News) and Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO - News) today announced a local advertising partnership that brings together Gannett's strong local media …
Discussion: paidContent and Lost Remote
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
No, seriously: What the Old Spice ads can teach us about news' future  —  BrandFlakesforBreakfast might have put it best: “...If you live in a cave, you need to be aware of the fact that Old Spice owned the internet yesterday.”  —  Indeed.  How the brand did that owning is fascinating …
Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket:
Why Old Spice matters
comScore, Inc.:
comScore Launches Video Metrix 2.0 to Measure Evolving Web Video Landscape  —  Next Generation Online Video Measurement Service Features Video Ad Reporting  —  New Metrics Enable Cross-Media Comparability and Help Improve Monetization of the Online Video Medium
Chris Beckmann / Google News Blog:
Google News changes reflect your feedback  —  Two weeks ago we gave the Google News homepage a new look and feel with enhanced customization, discovery and sharing.  This redesign was our biggest since Google News launched in beta in 2002.  —  Some of you told us that you really liked it …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Ex-Google News, Bing Engineers Set Out To Build ‘Newspaper Of The Future’  —  Delivering news digitally in a personalized manner is a nut many a startup - as well as many established Internet companies and publishers - are desperately trying to crack.  —  A newly-founded Palo Alto startup called Hawthorne Labs is one of them.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Rick Edmonds / The Biz Blog:
Are Newspapers Sticking to a Premium Strategy Amid Digital Disruption?  —  Six months into 2010, this is shaping up to be a better year for newspapers.  One might be cheered simply by the pace and scope of experimentation in 2010: digital futurism headlining the Newspaper Association …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of the dead cat bounce
Discussion: and Gannett Blog
Kris Viesselman / The Society for News Design:
An open letter on the value of Design  —  Like many of our colleagues, we read with concern this week's announcement of Gannett's plans for regional hubs to build pages for many of their newspapers.  This plan is similar to others that have sought to template publications and centralize parts …
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ushahidi in 3G: How media outlets could extend the mapping platform beyond crisis communications  —  Since its launch in early 2008, the crowdsourced mapping platform Ushahidi has been used to monitor elections in Burundi, to track violence in Pakistan, to coordinate aid in Haiti.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
New Data Shows Hulu Serves More Video Ads Than Google  —  More Than 566 Million Video Ads in June, According to New Numbers From ComScore  —  NEW YORK ( — Hulu is far from the biggest video site on the web; YouTube holds that distinction by a wide margin.
Discussion: MediaPost and
“Experts” misunderestimate our traffic, and we don't know why  —  In today's installment of “reddit needs moar money”, we visit the topic of our traffic numbers.  Here's a screenshot of our Google Analytics page: (Note to the Photoshop Gimp Police: The screenshots in this blog post …
Molly Fischer / New York Observer:
Karp Cleans House: Amanda Murray Out at Simon & Schuster  —  Jonathan Karp replaced David Rosenthal last month, and he's now begun to assemble his own editorial team at Simon & Schuster.  Senior editor Amanda Murray has been fired, she confirmed today.  Karp could not be reached for comment.
Discussion: GalleyCat
Trevon Milliard / Idaho Mountain Express & Guide:
For valley, it's Christmas in July  —  Rising tide of Allen & Co. conference lifts boats of all businesses  —  The week following the Fourth of July isn't of much significance for most people.  But for anyone in the Wood River Valley service industry—restaurant workers, fly-fishing guides …
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
Twitter, Twitter, Little Stars  —  As customers make or break brands online, companies rush to hire social media directors...and figure out what they do  —  Natalie Malaszenko has always loved pets.  A 31-year-old resident of San Diego, Calif., she has a dog named Sarge and a cat named Leo. Reynolds Center …:
New Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellows include entrepreneurs, journalists  —  The just announced 2010-2011 class of Donald W. Reynolds Fellows includes “entrepreneurs, digital game and Smartphone developers, and leaders in civic and print journalism,” according to the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.
Don Terry / CJR:
Justice for John Conroy  —  John Conroy spent years exposing police torture in Chicago.  Now the alleged leader is on trial, and the reporter is laid off.  —  If life were fair and the gods of journalism just, I would be able to report to you that when John Conroy was laid off …
Alan Allnutt / Montreal Gazette:
Gazette to go Web only on Sundays  —  The Sunday Edition of The Montreal Gazette  —  MONTREAL - After long and serious consideration, we have decided that The Gazette will cease publishing a print version of the paper on Sundays as of Aug. 8.  —  However, The Gazette will continue …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
New York Times:
The Google Algorithm  —  Google handles nearly two-thirds of Internet search queries worldwide.  Analysts reckon that most Web sites rely on the search engine for half of their traffic.  When Google engineers tweak its supersecret algorithm — as they do hundreds of times a year …
Matea Gold / Show Tracker:
PBS dominates News and Documentary Emmy nominations, but CBS also scores big  —  PBS flexed its usual strength when the News and Documentary Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, racking up 37 nods for its coverage of Taliban youth, the death of Iranian protester Neda Agha-Soltan …
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Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
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Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
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Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Jarvis Coffin / Burst Media Company Blog:
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Discussion: WHAT'S NEXT, MediaPost and VentureBeat
Emma Hall / AdAge:
Virgin Plans New Magazine as IPad App if Advertisers Sign Up
Discussion: TechCrunch
Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog:
Post online strategy: Grow audience, and engagement
Steve Buttry / Pursuing the Complete Community …:
Academics measure new media (again) by old-media yardstick