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7:50 AM ET, July 19, 2010

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In a World of Online News, Burnout Starts Younger  —  ARLINGTON, Va. — In most newsrooms, the joke would have been obvious.  —  It was April Fools' Day last year, and Politico's top two editors sent an e-mail message to their staff advising of a new 5 a.m. start time for all reporters.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Why Web host shut down 73,000 blogs a mystery  —  Note: For more recent news on this issue, read “Mystery shrouds closures of blog, forum platforms.”  —  Blogetery.com, a little-known WordPress platform used by more than 70,000 blogs, was shut down by its Web hosting company more than a week ago …
Dan Sabbagh / Beehive City:
Times paywall: the numbers are out (should we charge for this?)  —  How's The Times/Sunday Times paywall thing doing?  —  Well, Beehive City said we didn't believe that the endless graphs about the levels of web traffic to The Times homepage told you anything.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Conan O'Brien's Love/Hate Relationship with the Internet  —  Back in January Conan O'Brien was supposed to come to San Francisco for a SF Sketchfest Tribute and Q&A about his career.  And then, he lost his dream job as he said, “s**t really hit the fan” and he had to cancel.
David Carr / New York Times:
Post-Mortem: No Hair Shirt for Steve Jobs  —  By now, most people know what happens when your fingers come in contact with the lower left-hand corner of the iPhone 4 — are you there? — but it took the touch of an old-line, nontech tester of technology to get Apple to admit as much.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Online, a Journalist Adds a Business Role  —  Kelly Wallace's move from television to the Internet embodies the lingering differences between the forms.  —  Ms. Wallace spent a decade in front of the camera as a reporter and anchor at CBS and CNN.  Then she got the online itch …
James Hibberd / Hollywood Reporter:
E! co-founder launches celebrity website  —  Online network the Look also includes fashion programming  —  The co-founder of E! is launching a celebrity-focused online network complete with several programs in the hope of establishing a new brand in the entertainment programming space.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
CNBC.com reports record month in June  —  Business news site CNBC.com had its best June ever in terms of unique visitors.  —  According to latest data from comScore Media Metrix, the site was visited by 5.6 million unique users this past month and generated 278 million page views.
NPR:
Numbers Stations: Mystery Over The Airwaves … In the shadowy corners of the shortwave radio spectrum, you can often find mysterious mechanical voices counting off endless strings of numbers — in English, Czech, Russian and German ... even Morse code.  But who's listening?
Jonathan Handel / Hollywood Reporter:
Transportation strike could paralyze Hollywood  —  Teamsters dispute with studios may lead to Aug. shutdown  —  In two weeks, Hollywood might be stranded by the side of the road.  —  A labor drama playing out behind closed doors could lead to an Aug. 1 strike by thousands of transportation workers …
justin & lex @ g20:
Christie Blatchford, You're Obsolete.  —  FROM LEX:  —  I've been really dying to respond to Christie Blatchford's ridiculous article in the Globe and Mail for the last two weeks, but every time I sit down to write about it, I just get cranky.  Especially because the July 3rd issue …
Michael Triplett / Mediaite:
Peggy Noonan Fears the Whippersnappers in Cyberspace  —  Every week, Peggy Noonan taps away at her Selectric typewriter, I assume, and offers new insight into what scares the old folks at the Wall Street Journal's opinion page.  This week, it's young people in journalism and the lack …
 
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Up-and-coming conservative candidates shy away from media analysis
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Ben Brantley / New York Times:
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Richard Lawson / Gawker:
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Peter Preston / Guardian:
The Mail's online miracle: or how to get paid without a paywall
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Can We Talk?  —  On July 7, CNN fired its senior editor …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Yes, Even Big Professional Journalism Operations Make Mistakes
Discussion: Pulse2