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8:00 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.
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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
No Longer Business As Usual, Condé's Townsend Says
Discussion: Folio
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
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
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
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Amazon strikes sweet exclusive deal - good for them, bad for consumers  —  Amazon announced today that it had reached an agreement with Andrew Wylie, head of the successful New York agency whose clients include such authors as Oliver Sacks, Salman Rushdie, and Philip Roth …
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Don't fragment books (or other content)
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Daisy Whitney / The Huffington Post:
Giant Convenience Store Chain Gone Viral: 7-Eleven Web Series Has 2 Million Views  —  LOS ANGELES — 7-Eleven, the world's largest store chain, is quickly making a name for itself as a marketer that's open to digital experimentation.  —  On the heels of its popular Farmville integration …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google's New Video Ad Highlights How Content Farms Rule At The Search Game  —  So yesterday, I notice there's a new article up on Google's main blog, head on over there and see it's merely a post featuring the latest video in the company's Search Stories series, video ads which essentially aim …
Discussion: Dan Blank
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 …
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.
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
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
Tumblr Will Pay Their Intern  —  Tumblr outreach director Meaghan O'Connell just posted to the site's staff page advertising an internship with the company.  The job sounds like a combination of PR and marketing.  Weirdly, Ms. O'Connell jokes in the post that in order to qualify you must …
Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center:
Collaboration culture in news: No room for pettiness  —  In the news business, there's less and less reason to view other news venues primarily as competitors, even if they're in your backyard.  These days, all news providers are potential collaborators in the practice and business of journalism …
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile:
Telcos are winning the cable TV battle but are they losing the broadband war?  —  The latest quarterly numbers from AT&T and Verizon Communications points to steady addition of TV customers which they are very likely winning from the cable companies as well as satellite players.
Discussion: Reuters
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
Yahoo and newspapers 18 months after APT  —  When Media General reported its quarterly results this week, the company made sure to highlight that its increased digital revenue — up 8 percent — was due in part to its relationship with Yahoo.  —  “It's one of the few game-changing partnerships we have had …
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.
MediaShift:
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 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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
 
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Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Is Flipboard Legal?  —  Social news app Flipboard was yesterday's hot …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Kids and digital storytelling: Who will teach them?
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Apple tablet Europe's mobile TV launch pad?
Joe Windish / The Moderate Voice:
Technology, Objectivity, the Death of Newspapers and Fox News
Rosie Gray / Runnin' Scared:
Dov Charney Talks About Gawker, American Apparel, and Why Larry King …
Discussion: Gothamist
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Fareed Zakaria is Newsweek's MVP
Chrystia Freeland / CJR:
The Rise of Private News
 Earlier Picks: 
Economist:
Digitisation and its discontents  —  Why some media outfits still refuse to go online
Joshua Cohen / Tubefilter News:
Hulu Tops Video Ad Views, Grosses $19 Million in June
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner and NewTeeVee
Olivia / YouTube Blog:
You Report: What's happening now in the Bay Area?
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post:
ABC News iPad App Debuts, Meant To Redefine News As Leisure Activity
Lauren Dugan / SocialTimes.com:
Survey: Half of Journalists Think Their Offline Publications Will Eventually Fold
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Pandora Grew to Get 60 Million Listeners
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
‘New York’ Partners With Foursquare