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5:20 PM ET, July 23, 2010

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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
In Big Condé Nast Shift, Sauerberg Becomes President; Townsend Remains Chief  —  Condé Nast announced on Friday that it is splitting the job of its chief executive officer and president in two, the latest in a series of high-level management reshuffling that has shaken the magazine publishing world's crown jewel.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Newspaper Chain's New Business Plan: Copyright Suits  —  Steve Gibson has a plan to save the media world's financial crisis — and it's not the iPad.  —  Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content …
Discussion: Techdirt and Bookninja
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 …
Discussion: The Awl and The Atlantic Online
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Pitch and Pass!  Michael Hastings Took his General McChrystal Piece to ‘GQ’ First  —  Rolling Stone owned the media world for one week in June, when the magazine published Michael Hastings' profile of General Stanley McChrystal.  The piece instantly became national news when it hit the web on Tuesday …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Wire
Alan Greenblatt / NPR:
Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Dies At 93  —  This graphic requires version 9 or higher of the Adobe Flash Player.Get the latest Flash Player.  —  Gallery: Daniel Schorr  —  Daniel Schorr, a longtime senior news analyst for NPR and a veteran Washington journalist who broke major stories …
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 …
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Amazon strikes sweet exclusive deal - good for them, bad for consumers
Steve Friess / The Daily Beast:
Does Fox News Fuel the Tea Party?  —  Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron, in a conversation at the Netroots Nation convention, said his network blew up the Shirley Sherrod story, that Senate candidate Sharron Angle “always seems confused,” and agreed that his network boosts the Tea Party.
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Breitbart: ‘I am public enemy No. 1...’
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 and Mediaite
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.
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
TAPPER'S SUNDAY SIGN OFF  —  This Sunday marks ABC News' White House correspondent Jake Tapper's last appearance as host of “This Week.”  In the wake of George Stephanopoulos' move from the Sunday show to “Good Morning America,” Tapper was named interim host; former CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour …
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Do Sports Reporters Give Away Their Scoops On Twitter?  —  Major League Baseball's annual trade deadline is approaching once again, and that means sports reporters nationwide are jockeying for scoops big and small on baseball's 32 teams.  —  But here is what's weird …
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.
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,” …
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
See?  The New York Times Has An Excellent Online Business — So Quit Your Hand-Wringing About The Death Of Journalism  —  Yesterday's solid financial results by the New York Times Company made one thing crystal clear:  —  All this hand-wringing about the “death of journalism” and the need for …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Can Relentless LeBron James Coverage Sell a New National Sports Magazine?  —  Sports Lifestyle Title From Founders of The Source Will Include 20 Pages of Heat Coverage Every Issue  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The Miami-based founders of The Source and Hip Hop Weekly are betting that LeBron James …
Chris Wheal:
Time to change?  —  On Radio4's Today programme this morning I pointed out the difference between the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) code and the much older and stronger National Union of Journalists (NUJ) code when it comes to intruding on grief.  —  I think, as a result …
Corbin Hiar / PBS:
Writers Talk About Working the Hyper-Local Beat  —  In my first article for our special Beyond Content Farms series, I examined the opportunities available to writers at some of the biggest content farms.  Today, I look at jobs covering hyper-local news.  —  What hyper-local news organizations …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Clicker Adds Mobile Apps, Social Sharing, And Check-Ins To TV Guide For Online Video  —  We're big fans of Clicker, a comprehensive search engine for TV content on the web.  Clicker, which made its debut at TechCrunch50 last fall, indexes over 650,000 full length TV episodes spanning 10,000 shows …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: With Eye on IPO, Glam Buys Sportsgenic to Build Out Ad Platform  —  With an eye on a public offering, Glam Media is buying Sportsgenic, a sports-oriented ad network.  —  The purchase price, I'm told, is something in the $12 million to $15 million range, including earnouts provisions.
Devin Leonard / Business Week:
Who's Afraid of Steve Jobs?  —  Not Consumer Reports.  Over the past year the 74-year-old magazine has carved up Apple and made Toyota roll over.  Pretty good for a lab in Yonkers  —  Floto+Warner  —  Two decades ago, when Consumer Reports started evaluating treadmills, it built a test machine it called the Johnny Walker.
Holdthefrontpage.co.uk:
Publisher to put 150 year-old newspapers online  —  A regional press company is to digitise newspapers dating back more than 150 years after being awarded a £49,700 heritage lottery grant.  —  The KM Group is to make 26,000 pages of newspapers published between 1859 and 1919 available on a free-to-view website.
Discussion: Guardian and paidContent:UK
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Is Flipboard Legal?  —  Social news app Flipboard was yesterday's hot new app, despite—or perhaps because of—technical problems that prevented some features from working.  But there might be a bigger snag: Is Flipboard scraping content it doesn't have the rights to?
Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
Lunch with the FT: Mark Thompson  —  It is not until he has a whoopee pie in his hand that the director-general of the BBC becomes really animated.  Clasping the small cupcake, two slices of chocolate brownie cemented by thick cream filling made by his 16-year-old daughter the previous evening …
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: The Wire and Mashable!
 
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