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11:20 AM ET, July 23, 2010


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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Getting the message on Journolist's controversial postings  —  To conservatives, it is a pulling back of the curtain to expose the media's mendacity.  —  To liberals, it is a selective sliming based on e-mails that were supposed to remain private.  —  But there is no getting around the fact …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Don't fragment books (or other content)  —  I agree with Devin Coldewey at CrunchGear that Andrew Wylie's deal to publish big authors' backlists exclusively on the Amazon Kindle is bad for readers (and for authors and for the industry).  —  Fragmenting content such that one has to buy …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Literary Agent Plans E-Book Editions
Steve Friess / The Daily Beast:
Does Fox News Fuel the Tea Party?  —  Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron, in conversation at the Netroots Nation convention, said his network blew up the Shirley Sherrod story, that Senate candidate Sharron Angle is “always seems confused,” and agreed that his network boosts the Tea Party.
BBC News:
BBC News iPhone and iPad app launches in the UK  —  Versions of the apps are already available worldwide  —  A BBC News app for the iPhone and iPad has been launched in the UK today, the BBC has announced.  —  The free-to-download apps for Apple products were originally due to be made available in April 2010.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:   BBC Launches U.S. News Site with Video Lifestyle Shows Rolling Out Shortly
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Why Editing Could Make a Comeback  —  There was a time, say around 1985, when Americans discovered “desktop publishing.”  Suddenly, *anyone* could make a newsletter or a flyer.  And boy, did they, in MacPublisher and Pagemaker and a host of less illustrious products.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Romenesko and Mediaite
Lauren Dugan /
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!
Chrystia Freeland / CJR:
The Rise of Private News  —  A niche model can make a lot of money.  What are the costs?  —  Anyone who has spent time in a newsroom lately is familiar with the conversation—generally conducted in the “hushed tone you use for someone who's just been through rehab or divorce,” …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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.
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.
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
Michele Flannery / YouTube Blog: 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 …
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: NewTeeVee and Yahoo! News
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 …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
ABC News Puts A Different Spin On Its iPad App
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Fareed Zakaria is Newsweek's MVP  —  Commentary: A favorite of Jon Stewart and a CNN star, to boot  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Fareed Zakaria is a star.  —  He has flourished as the editor of Newsweek International and as one of the most admired global pundits.
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Kids and digital storytelling: Who will teach them?  —  By Robert Niles: As a former statistics major, I know that no one should read too much into a single example.  But watching my 10-year-old son embrace video production is challenging some of my beliefs about the timing and content of journalism education.
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Apple tablet Europe's mobile TV launch pad?  —  Broadcasters rush to launch apps for live streaming of content  —  COLOGNE, Germany — For once, European television is keeping up with the times.  —  Apple's iPad has been on sale in Europe less than two months now and only in selected territories …
Joe Windish / The Moderate Voice:
Technology, Objectivity, the Death of Newspapers and Fox News  —  On The Media, new to Georgia Public Broadcasting and already a favorite find of a good many friends, spent an hour last week on the future of newspapers.  In support of TMV Assistant Editor David Shraub's excellent Sherrod-inspired post …
Rosie Gray / Runnin' Scared:
Dov Charney Talks About Gawker, American Apparel, and Why Larry King Can't Wear a Septum Ring  —  Last week, I wrote a post defending American Apparel against its many haters in the media, especially Gawker (sorry, Hamilton Nolan!  Please ignore!).  I pointed out that AA has fair …
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: NewTeeVee and CNET News
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
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.
Ben Malbon / BBH Labs:
‘The Best Camera is the One You Have With You’ . . . introducing the iOScars  —  Author: Seth Weisfeld, Digital Creative Director, BBH New York (@seth_weisfeld)  —  “The best camera is the one you have with you.”  —  Powerful technologies and tools for creativity and filmmaking used to be exclusively in the hands of professionals.
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