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2:10 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
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Gibbs criticism of Sherrod media coverage puts cap on frantic 48 hours
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 …
Gary Moskowitz / Time:
Are Hyperlocals Replacing Traditional Newspapers?  —  All politics may be local, but apparently not enough journalism is.  As newspapers keep cutting back on staff and printing skimpier editions, journalists, entrepreneurs and ordinary citizens have responded by creating websites to cover …
Discussion: Romenesko
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.
Discussion: TVNewsCheck
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Pandora Grew to Get 60 Million Listeners  —  One of my long-standing beliefs is that when you add connectivity to any device, you open up a new world of opportunities.  Whether it's the dashboard in your car, your television screen or simply your gaming machine, Internet changes everything.
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward:
Flipboard's iPad Web-zine flops under weight of its own hype  —  A nifty new iPad application called Flipboard has gone from fascination to mockery at startup speed.  —  This free program, which lets you read Web stories and content shared on Twitter and Facebook in a magazine-style layout …
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
‘New York’ Partners With Foursquare  —  New York is joining the check-in parade with this week's announcement that it has joined forces with Foursquare, the popular location-based social-media site.  The move will enable the magazine to create co-branded social-media loyalty programs for readers visiting participating businesses.
Discussion: WebNewser
 
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Lauren Dugan / SocialTimes.com:
Survey: Half of Journalists Think Their Offline Publications Will Eventually Fold
Discussion: Mashable!
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Arianna Huffington Is Moving to New York
Discussion: The Wrap
Ward Room / NBC Chicago:
Wall Street Journal to Fight Charges Against Arrested Reporter
Discussion: Romenesko and mediabistro.com
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
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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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?
Bloomberg:
Comcast, GE Boost Spending as U.S. Considers NBC Deal (Correct)
Discussion: MediaPost
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Vivi Nevo Revealed: ‘Attention of a Hummingbird on Crack’