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4:45 AM ET, July 23, 2010

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Times Co. Posts Operating Profit Gain  —  The New York Times Company reported on Thursday that its second-quarter profit declined 18 percent compared with results in the period a year earlier, when it recorded a tax benefit.  On an operating basis, profit more than doubled.
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Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
After Second Quarter, New York Times Co. is ‘Well Positioned’ But Also Staring at Increasing Costs  —  The New York Times Company is “well-positioned to thrive,” according to CEO Janet Robinson, who announced the company's second-quarter earnings this morning.  The best news is that there were no major catastrophes this quarter.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYTCo's Robinson: Paywall Enters Development Phase, Pricing Coming Soon
Discussion: Romenesko and Reuters
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post:
ABC News iPad App Debuts, Meant To Redefine News As Leisure Activity  —  ABC News became the first broadcast news division to release an application for the iPad Wednesday.  —  The network's app is more than just a website converted for the iPad: it centers around a simulated 3-D “news globe …
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
ABC News Puts A Different Spin On Its iPad App
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Hollywood: Google TV would put us on board big pirate ship  —  The comments are streaming in from video and content providers on the Federal Communications Commission's AllVid proposal.  Quite a few are critical of the scheme, especially those of the trade association representing Hollywood's biggest studios.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and NewTeeVee
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Literary Agent Plans E-Book Editions  —  The literary agent Andrew Wylie said on Wednesday that he would begin his own publishing venture, called Odyssey Editions, which will produce e-book editions of titles by some of his clients, including Saul Bellow, John Updike and Philip Roth.
Michele Flannery / YouTube Blog:
Ready...set...discover more music on YouTube  —  If you want easier ways to discover music on YouTube, just start here.  Our revamped music page - part of a redesign that started with our shows and movies pages - showcases the most viewed music videos, special promotions, curated playlists …
Joshua Cohen / Tubefilter News:
Hulu Tops Video Ad Views, Grosses $19 Million in June  —  Everyone knows YouTube and its affiliated Google sites are top of the pops in terms of video views. comScore indicates in June 2010 Google captured 144.5 million unique viewers.  Hulu's view counts tick in at roughly 16% of those numbers for a total of 24 million.
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
Lauren Dugan / SocialTimes.com:
Survey: Half of Journalists Think Their Offline Publications Will Eventually Fold  —  Journalists appear to be reaching an equilibrium of sorts between print and digital media - an “equilibrium of sorts” because it appears the scales are tipped heavily in favor of going digital.
Discussion: Mashable!
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Arianna Huffington Is Moving to New York  —  Web empress Arianna Huffington is moving from Los Angeles to New York, multiple sources tell us, which means the globetrotting boss will finally be living in the same city as the editorial headquarters of her Huffington Post.  Brace yourselves, underlings.
Discussion: LA Observed, FishbowlNY and The Wrap
MediaShift:
How Content Farms Train Their Writers to Write for the Web  —  Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.  See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Martin Bashir Leaving ABC for MSNBC; GMA Weekend Anchor Bill Weir Moves to ‘Nightline’  —  First on TVNewser: Big changes afoot in the TV news world.  ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor Martin Bashir is leaving the network and joining NBC News.  At the same time, ABC has announced Bill Weir …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Breitbart: ‘I am public enemy No. 1...’  —  An unrepentant Andrew Breitbart told POLITICO on Thursday that the Obama administration and its allies have manufactured a controversy over the video he posted of Shirley Sherrod's speech to the NAACP as part of an orchestrated effort to take him down.
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Faster Than a Speeding Blog
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Gibbs criticism of Sherrod media coverage puts cap on frantic 48 hours
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
BBC Launches U.S. News Site with Video Lifestyle Shows Rolling Out Shortly  —  In an effort to maximize advertising dollars around the big U.S. market for online news, the BBC has launched a U.S. destination.  —  The site will be more U.S.-centric, surfacing up more U.S. based coverage.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
AOL Mobile Goes HTML5, Picks Android Over iPhone for New App  —  Longtime Internet pioneer, AOL today matured its mobile platform with two new applications for Android handsets and an HTML5 version of the AOL Mobile website for smartphones.  The new site — still found at http://m.aol.com …
Economist:
Digitisation and its discontents  —  Why some media outfits still refuse to go online  —  WHAT do the Beatles, Harry Potter, Bella magazine and the grizzled crew of the Northwestern, an Alaskan crab-fishing boat, have in common?  They are scarcely available digitally.
Olivia / YouTube Blog:
You Report: What's happening now in the Bay Area?  —  Though YouTube is a global site, it's often local videos that are most relevant to your life.  When people use camcorders and mobile phones to capture newsworthy events in their neighborhoods and upload them to YouTube, they're broadening the window into our own communities.
Discussion: CNET News
Bill Mitchell / Newspay:
Three Early Questions Emerge After Lancaster's Metered Obit Launch  —  Memo to news organizations cooking up paid content schemes: Before you go to market, go to school on LancasterOnline and other outfits willing to take some heat for early experiments and mistakes.
 
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Ben Malbon / BBH Labs:
‘The Best Camera is the One You Have With You’ . . . introducing the iOScars
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Pandora Grew to Get 60 Million Listeners
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward:
Flipboard's iPad Web-zine flops under weight of its own hype
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
‘New York’ Partners With Foursquare
Discussion: WebNewser
Ward Room / NBC Chicago:
Wall Street Journal to Fight Charges Against Arrested Reporter
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
On Dennis Kneale, Bulimia and Michael's: Why We Should All Hope …
Discussion: CJR, CNBC and Felix Salmon
Clara Martinez / Shaping the Future …:
France to launch virtual newsstand as alternative to Google News
Discussion: MEDIA BEESWAX
 Earlier Picks: 
Gary Moskowitz / Time:
Are Hyperlocals Replacing Traditional Newspapers?
Discussion: Romenesko
Stijn Debrouwere / Online Journalism Blog:
The WWTDD Effect
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The New Online Journalists #6: Conrad Quilty-Harper
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL Campaigns For Political Dollars With New Ad Hub
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
New Graduate J-School Program Will Teach Students How To Actually Run A Business
Peter Robins / Guardian:
The Times paywall won't be built in a day
Paul Verna / eMarketer and Blog Posts:
As the E-Book World Blossoms, Is There Room for Both the iPad and the Kindle?
Discussion: Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Bloomberg:
Comcast, GE Boost Spending as U.S. Considers NBC Deal (Correct)
Discussion: MediaPost