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7:15 PM ET, July 19, 2010

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Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
WP gave officials a chance to express ‘Top Secret America’ series security concerns  —  The editors' note accompanying the Post's “Top Secret America” (warning: audio) series says: “Because of the nature of this project, we allowed government officials to see the Web site several months ago …
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Crain's New York Business:
Vogue's September issue sees big ad-page gains  —  Luxury magazines, like the economy, are making a slow comeback.  On Monday, Vogue magazine will announce ad-pages results for its all-important September issue, and industry insiders say that the fashion monthly will show a spike of 100 advertising pages …
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.
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.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Rupert's Paywall is Meant to Keep People In, Not Out
Discussion: The Next Web and Beehive City
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Amazon Says E-Books Now Top Hardcover Sales  —  The heft and musty smell of a hardcover book are one step closer to becoming relics in a museum.  —  Amazon.com, one of the nation's largest bookstores, said Monday that for the last three months, sales of electronic books for the Kindle …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
WWD:
Courtney Love Talks Blogging and Bedtime Attire... Deal or No Deal...  WHAT COURTNEY WORE TODAY: Courtney Love's social media profile is rising.  The singer and rapid-fire tweeter delved into the world of fashion blogging last week with the launch of Whatcourtneyworetoday.com.
Discussion: New York Observer
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
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Search Engines + Newspapers: Perfect Market's Delivery System Aims To Please Both  —  Last year, there was a seemingly endless parade of stories on how aggregators, search engines and news blogs were apparently killing newspapers that publish original content.  This year, add the rise of “content farms” to the list.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Michael Bush / AdAge:
Minor-League Baseball Creates One-Stop Digital-Ad-Buying Platform  —  New System Allows National Advertisers Such as Kraft, Pepsi to Play Ball With 130 Teams  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — For many, minor-league baseball games conjure up images of rundown stadiums in tiny markets …
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Redbox Plots Web Strategy in Challenge to Netflix  —  Redbox, which became the fastest- growing U.S. video retailer with DVD kiosks and a $1-a-day rental price stores couldn't match, is developing an online strategy to stay competitive with larger rival Netflix Inc.
Alex Weprin / WebNewser:
Diane Sawyer to Interview Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg  —  “ABC World News” is going to Silicon Valley this week, with Diane Sawyer speaking to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Sawyer made the announcement, not surprisingly, on her Facebook page and is soliciting questions for Zuckerberg from her fans.
Discussion: All Facebook
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 …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
David Kaplan / paidContent:
About.com Ad Campaign: Users ‘Need To Know’ It's Not Another ‘How To’ Site  —  With the emergence of freelance aggregation sites like Demand Media and Associated Content crowding out the “how-to” space, About.com has unveiled a new ad campaign site theme aimed at making it clear to advertisers …
Discussion: MediaShift
 
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