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5:20 AM ET, July 21, 2010

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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.”
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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.
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
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Editor Martin Dunn Out at New York Daily News (Updated)  —  Multiple sources tell us that New York Daily News editor Martin Dunn is stepping down.  The newsroom was just notified.  He's citing “family reasons” for his departure.  Dunn's departure memo, after the jump.  [Updated below].
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Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Boston Herald's Convey named NYDN editor  —  MARTIN DUNN TO LEAVE DAILY NEWS; VETERAN JOURNALIST KEVIN CONVEY APPOINTED NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  —  NEW YORK (July 20, 2010) Daily News Chairman and Publisher, Mort Zuckerman, and Editor-in-Chief Martin Dunn, announced that Dunn is leaving the Daily News to deal with a family medical issue.
Discussion: MediaPost and New York Magazine
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Sumner's Witch Hunt  —  Viacom's billionaire owner wants to know who's badmouthing his girl-band pet project to The Daily Beast.  And he offered to make Peter Lauria “well-rewarded” if he fessed up.  HEAR THE TAPE.  —  Viacom employees be warned: Sumner Redstone is on a witch hunt.
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Sumner Redstone Tries To Bribe Reporter To Reveal Sources Who Embarrassed Him
Discussion: Company Town
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Intrigue at The Times Magazine: Marzorati's Departure Followed Soured Morale and a Controversial Deputy  —  Just over four years ago, The New York Times' magazine empire was getting bigger and richer, and a reward was in order.  In March 2006, executive editor Bill Keller announced …
Reyhan Harmanci / Bay Citizen:
From Ashes of 48 Hour Magazine Rises Longshot Media  —  This morning, J-Lab announced the recipients of the Knight-Batten Innovation Award, and SF-based experimental 48 Hour Magazine got recognized with a $1,000 prize.  It's perhaps more accurate to refer to it as the magazine formerly known as 48 Hour.
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
48 HR Magazine Gets A New Name That CBS Can't Sue Them Over
Discussion: TVNewser and Longshot!
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
The Breitbart Circus  —  Awhile back, particularly during the Clinton administration, the media would flagellate itself every so often for rushing, lemming-like, to cover some story or other that was being touted on the Drudge Report, and then, after a period of reflection, deciding that it shouldn't be.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Longtime Top Forbes Editor William Baldwin Is Changing Roles To Become A Writer  —  William Baldwin, one of the highest-ranking editorial staffers on the Forbes masthead, who's basically been editing the magazine since 1999 (Steve Forbes has the title of editor-in-chief), announced today that he's, well, transitioning to a new role.
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Romenesko:   Read Steve Forbes' statement about Baldwin's move
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Ideology Of Journalists: A Response To Jay Rosen  —  Here is my first attempt at responding to Jay Rosen's advice to journalists.  I largely agree with his basic points.  But I propose an additional distinction between ideological polemics and journalism.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: How many more Bells are out there?  —  A shrunken Los Angeles Times still had the resources to unearth outsized official salaries in the small, working-class city, but more persistent journalistic voices closer to home are needed all over L.A. County.
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
On Our Third Birthday, Some Thoughts On Digital Media And The Future Of The Newspaper Business  —  Yesterday, we poked fun at the New York Times's latest discussion of how hard people in successful online media companies work.  —  We poked fun because the New York Times never seems to portray the energy …
Discussion: Romenesko and Gannett Blog
Marion Maneker / The Big Money:
Is the Wall Street Journal the Future of News Video?  —  Why TV news in 2015 could look a lot like the outlet's video today.  —  It's not hard to mock the Wall Street Journal's online video operation.  The outlet's daily broadcasts can feel a bit like the A.V. club at a tony school aping the nightly news.
Discussion: Romenesko
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
4chan Hackers Attack Gawker Again  —  Anarchic internet hangout 4chan sent a little more hate Gawker's way today, launching a denial of service attack against our website, spamming our email accounts and even trying to bother one staffer's spouse.  All so we'd stop talking about them.
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Ryan Broderick / The Awl:
Helpful Explanations: Understanding the Gawker v. 4chan Thing
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Dana Priest's controversial co-author  —  With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post's most celebrated reporters.  Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex …
Discussion: Romenesko, Mediaite and Big Journalism
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Meet Flipboard: Mike McCue Talks About Stealth “Social Magazine” Start-Up That Just Nabbed $10.5 Million in Funding  —  Today, BoomTown gassed up the MINI and headed down to see one of the more innovative new start-ups I have encountered of late.  —  That would be a new social magazine …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
The State of Internet Music on YouTube, Pandora, iTunes, and Facebook  —  “More people are engaged with music than ever before,” said Tom Silverman, chairman and CEO of Tommy Boy Records.  “It's a hockey stick going up; it's an incredible opportunity that so far has eluded us.”
Discussion: hypebot
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
PBS Ombudsman Criticizes Shultz Series  —  A three-part PBS series about the Reagan-era Secretary of State George Shultz has come under scrutiny in recent days for its financing ties to his friends and associates.  —  Michael Getler, the PBS ombudsman, sided with the critics …
 
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Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
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