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10:00 PM ET, July 21, 2010

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David Frum / The Week Magazine:
Shirley Sherrod and the shame of conservative media  —  When Andrew Breitbart unveils a selectively edited tape to defame a federal employee, conservatives blame Barack Obama  —  You want to see media bias in action?  Okay — look at the conservative media reaction to the firing of Shirley Sherrod.
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Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
The Breitbart Circus  —  Awhile back, particularly during …
Joe Strupp / Strupp:
Breitbart, Fox Criticized For Sherrod Tape Coverage
MediaShift:
Writers Explain What It's Like Toiling on the Content Farm  —  “We are going to be the largest net hirer of journalists in the world next year,” AOL's media and studios division president David Eun said last month in an interview with Michael Learmonth of Ad Age.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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Reinventing the Newsroom:   Algorithms Aren't Evil  —  Recently I've been quoted a fair amount …
Lacey Rose / The Biz Blog:
Yahoo! Media Chief Says Content Farms Won't Kill Journalism As We Know It
Pablo Chavez / Google Public Policy Blog:
Business problems need business solutions  —  Today we submitted comments with the Federal Trade Commission in reaction to the Staff Discussion Draft about the future of journalism in the age of the Internet.  —  We agree that the Internet has posed challenges as well as opportunities for publishers.
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Chris Crum / WebProNews:
Google Tells FTC a Hot News Doctrine Would Hurt Journalism  —  Google Submits Comments on FTC's Potential Policy Recommendations  —  Last month the Federal Trade Commission published its staff discussion draft of potential policy recommendations to “support the reinvention of journalism.”
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Couric's Future Questioned at CBS  —  This past spring, CBS News president Sean McManus and executive vice-president Paul Friedman discussed how to bring an end to what may be the last great experiment in network news: Katie Couric, anchorwoman.  Though her reported $15 million annual contract …
Discussion: Romenesko, Gawker and New York Observer
Felix Salmon:
Kneale, craven  —  You won't find many defenders of Dennis Kneale's philosophy of journalism on Twitter or even among his colleagues in the CNBC studio.  —  I spent a large chunk of this afternoon debating Kneale on Twitter, and for a while afterwards I thought that time was wasted …
Discussion: CJR, CNBC, AOL and The Huffington Post
Don Ohlmeyer / ESPN:
The ‘Decision’ dilemma  —  By ceding control to Team LeBron, ESPN raised ethical issues, damaged its credibility  —  It was billed without irony as “The Decision.”  But for those who thought ESPN could agree to televise live LeBron James' announcement that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers …
Discussion: Speakeasy, Romenesko and The Wire
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Heads Up, Apple and Hulu: Netflix Pushing Hard Into Streaming TV Shows  —  Netflix has always offered plenty of TV shows to its subscribers, but over the years it has primarily marketed itself as a movie-rental company.  That's going to start changing, the company announced today …
Jolie O'Dell / jolieodell.wordpress.com:
HOW TO TELL A JOURNALIST FROM A BLOGGER  —  I only touched on this subject briefly: … The aftermath of that post suggests I definitely need to outline what makes a journalist a journalist.  —  You see, it doesn't really matter what medium you use.  You can be a print journalist …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
New York Post:
CNN got Spitzer cheap  —  Eliot Spitzer was so desperate to be on TV, he accepted a contract from CNN for less than $1 million to host a prime-time, 8 p.m. show.  A source says he's making closer to $500,000 than $1 million, as is his co-host, Kathleen Parker.
Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
What Is Google Editions?  —  Someday soon—later this summer perhaps—there will be a major new development in the evolution of e-books: the launch of Google Editions.  The initial success of Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad, and the e-book runners-up like Barnes & Noble's Nook and the Sony Reader …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
‘As The World Turns’ Replaced By Chat Show Featuring Julie Chen  —  CBS has ordered a daily daytime talk show that will replace the soap opera “As The World Turns” in the fall.  —  The concept is being called a variation of ABC's popular talk show “The View,” but with five moms meeting around the table.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
HuffPo Inches Closer to Goal of Becoming Internet Newspaper  —  Last summer, when the Huffington Post was prepping the launches of its sports, tech and books sections, Arianna Huffington told me - and anyone who would listen - that her goal for HuffPo all along had been to create an Internet newspaper.
Discussion: New York Observer and LA Observed
Michael Koretzky / The Huffington Post:
College Journalists Are Good at Consuming Multimedia but Bad at Making It.  Why?  —  Earlier this year, I judged a prestigious national contest that chose the best college newspaper website in the country.  It was a tough decision.  —  Usually, when a judge says he had trouble selecting a winner …
Discussion: Romenesko
ProPublica:
Stealing Our Stories Just Got Easier  —  With the redesign of our site, we've made it even easier for you to reprint our stories for free.  Now all you have to do is click the “Republish” button below each story headline and follow the instructions.  —  When you click on the button …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
St. Louis Globe-Democrat sports staff walks out  —  Staffers haven't been paid since May 15 and left “to pursue other opportunities,” says former Globe-Democrat sports editor Rob Rains.  Reaction from Post-Dispatch readers.
Discussion: SB Nation St Louis
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Meet the New Journolist, Smaller Than the Old Journolist  —  Blogosphere, please join me in celebrating the birth of Cabalist, the wittily-named successor to Ezra Klein's infamous Journolist, the listserv of liberal bloggers, pundits and academics that inadvertently brought down (very temporarily) …
Paul Ford / Ftrain.com:
Real Editors Ship  —  tl;dr: needs editing.  —  There's a useful dialogue making the rounds.  A man named Tom Taylor wrote about shipping product (I picked that up off Waxy Links).  He's shipped good work himself, and makes the point that getting stuff out the door is a noble thing.  I agree with that.
Discussion: bojo and rc3.org
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Times Gives iPad Readers Another Free Month  —  Times Newspapers in the UK is giving its early iPad customers a free one-month subscription for the second time in as many months, in an attempt to migrate readers to a more stable version of the app.  —  In an email to customers …
Discussion: WebNewser and Poynter Online
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Who Will Replace Bill Baldwin As Forbes Editor?  —  In the wake of yesterday's news that longtime Forbes editor Bill Baldwin will step down from his top-of-the-masthead role on Sept. 1 to become a columnist and features writer for the magazine, the question of who will replace him lingers.
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online:
Video engagement higher on iPad than desktops  —  A new study by MeFeedia indicates that consumers using mobile devices are more engaged video watchers than those on desktop computers.  Jay Yarow reports that iPad owners lead the pack on consumption of mobile video:
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
LETTERS TO BUSINESS INSIDER: Oh, Boy, Do Newspaper People Hate To Hear That They're Lazy — But It's True  —  Our post a couple of days ago on the New York Times's obsession with how hard people in online media companies work got a lot of comments and emails.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
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