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4:50 PM 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.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Washington Post editor defends publishing intelligence complex exposé  —  The Washington Post's major investigation of government contractors and the intelligence community, complete with interactive database, has been called a “roadmap to our enemies” by one administration official.
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Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
WP gave officials a chance to express ‘Top Secret America’ series security concerns
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Glamour's Weight-Gain Secret  —  If September 2007 was the high point of the hefty fashion magazine, with more than 700 pages of ads in Vogue and about 400 each in Elle and InStyle, then 2009 was more apropos to the ethos of the fashion world: svelte and petite.
Eliza Shapiro / Capital New York:
‘Times’ comes to town, sweating in its gown  —  In a few weeks The New York Times will launch its long-awaited latest experiment in collaborative online journalism, The Local: East Village.  —  The L:EV, as it is referred to by its editors (they pronounce it “Lev"), announced itself back in February …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
4Chan's Sad War To Silence Gawker  —  The denizens of internet troll hive 4chan.org launched an attack on Gawker Media's servers at noon Eastern today, apparently unhappy we wrote about how they coordinated the harassment of an 11-year-old girl.  We survived the onslaught, but 4chan isn't done.
Amy Kaufman / Los Angeles Times:
Mel Gibson fuels online wars  —  Radaronline, which has led the coverage about the actor's alleged outbursts, has attained a new level of visibility.  But TMZ, Perez Hilton, US Weekly and HollywoodLife all work the closely followed territory of celebrity gossip.
David Barboza / New York Times:
Booming Demand for TV on the Internet in China  —  SHANGHAI — Internet TV has arrived in China.  —  Every month, about 300 million people in China are using a computer to watch Chinese TV dramas, Japanese and Korean sitcoms, and even American films and television series like “Twilight” and “Gossip Girl.”
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Up-and-coming conservative candidates shy away from media analysis  —  Some of the most conservative and combative Republicans running for Congress are convinced that the media have it in for them.  —  But these candidates seem to regard it as an affront when reporters challenge …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Goes Abroad!  But Not Too Far: Streaming Service Coming To Canada.  —  Netflix is finally taking its Web streaming service outside the U.S. But it's not taking it very far: The subscription offering will be available in Canada this fall, the company announced today.
George Brock:
Taking a (little) brick out of the paywall  —  The past few days brought not one but two collisions with the paywall at The Times (for the first of these see post below).  On Saturday, the paper printed a short review they'd commissioned of Clay Shirky's new book Cognitive Surplus in the Weekend Review section.
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?
J-Lab:
Sunlight Live's Real-Time Participation Wins $10,000 Knight-Batten Innovation Award  —  Washington, D.C. - Sunlight Live, the Sunlight Foundation's innovative blending of data, streaming video, liveblogging and social networking - first used at February's bipartisan health-care summit …
Guardian:
Media plug in as papers struggle  —  Political change boosts social media but adds to uncertainty for others, says our panel of experts  —  Steve Jobs, number one in the MediaGuardian 100 2010  —  It has been a year of change in the traditional media industry - new editors at the Sun …
Discussion: Fast Company and Editors Weblog
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Is On Fire.  Now Over 6 Million Users, 1.5 Billion Pageviews A Month  —  One year ago, in July 2009, Tumblr was going strong.  They had 255 million pageviews that month.  By November of last year, that was up to 420 million pageviews.  But some new stats which Tumblr is releasing today show an explosion in growth since then.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Concern for Those Who Screen the Web for Barbarity  —  Ricky Bess spends eight hours a day in front of a computer near Orlando, Fla., viewing some of the worst depravities harbored on the Internet.  He has seen photographs of graphic gang killings, animal abuse and twisted forms of pornography.
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
The inevitability of contract journalists  —  It was too hot here in Dallas to do much of anything this weekend, at least that's my excuse for not writing.  But then I came across this from the Wall St. Journal: Cities Rent Police, Janitors to Save Cash.  It's the story of cash-poor …
 
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