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8:40 AM ET, July 25, 2010

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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Advertising is next  —  Condé Nast is a house built on smoke and mirrors — that is, to say, on brand advertising.  So it is astonishing to hear its CEO, Chuck Townsend, essentially toss the company's business model out the window of the Death Star in what The Times frames as …
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Condé Nast Is Changing Its Blueprint  —  Is the era of the $12 magazine subscription coming to an end?  —  Condé Nast, publisher of titles like Vogue and Vanity Fair that are wildly expensive to produce yet cost subscribers as little as a dollar, is betting its future that the answer is yes.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
No Longer Business as Usual, Condé's Townsend Says
Discussion: ChasNote and Folio
BBC News:
A new journalism on the horizon  —  The delivery of news is rapidly changing  —  As people find new ways to access news in a post-print world, so the demands on those that deliver it is changing, says Andrew Marr, and this new media age could bring with it a better, more rigorous kind of journalism.
Discussion: Jon Slattery and jkOnTheRun
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
In Hollywood, Everybody's a Digital Revolutionary  —  THE boom in digital entertainment — interrupted by the recession and the credit freeze — has returned to Hollywood.  Almost daily, it seems, another start-up pops up to proclaim how it will revolutionize movies or television.
Irene Lacher / Los Angeles Times:
The Sunday Conversation: Dean Zanuck  —  The name still holds sway in Hollywood, but the 37-year-old heir to the clan's film-producing legacy went on his own to make the quirky “Get Low.”  —  “Get Low” producer Dean Zanuck, the son of Richard and grandson of Darryl, in Beverly Hills.
Jason Fell / Folio:
The iPad is Great But Remember—It's Apple's Way or the Highway  —  Early efforts are promising but Apple leaves publishers with no leverage.  —  Magazine publishers are scrambling to be on the iPad and why not?  Wired saw 73,000 downloads in the first nine days after its iPad edition launched …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Even when in error, Andrew Breitbart is on the attack  —  The conservative agitator didn't bother to vet the video that damaged Shirley Sherrod's character, yet he's unapologetic.  —  Short of announcing the discovery of a zero-calorie potato or juggling piglets at the state fair …
Claudia Eller / Company Town:
Overture Films ends three-year run, hands off marketing and distribution to Relativity Media  —  Overture Films, the 3-year-old independent movie studio owned by John Malone's Liberty Media, is shutting down after it failed to fetch an adequate price from interested buyers.
Discussion: paidContent
Kalyani Chadha / American Association of Sunday …:
AASFE Announces Winners of 21st Annual Excellence In Feature Writing and Online Contest  —  AASFE is proud to announce the winners of its 21st annual Excellence in Feature Writing Contest which featured both print and online categories.  The winners will honored on Friday, October 8 …
Discussion: Romenesko and Gannett Blog
Hipstomp / Core77:
Recycled newspapers for interior design lets you read between the walls  —  Newsworthy is the name Weitzner Limited's rather amazing wallcovering made from, you guessed it, recycled newspapers. … Maintenance-wise it can be vacuumed off for cleaning, but like real newspapers …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Ad bounce gives relief to U.S. newspapers, for now  —  * New York Times, others, also show rebound in ad sales  —  * Publishers shares remain depressed; recovery doubts  —  * Worries center on easy 2009 comparisons  —  Advertising sales at newspapers finally rebounded in the second quarter …
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
 
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Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
Tumblr Will Pay Their Intern
Discussion: Tumblr Staff
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile:
Telcos are winning the cable TV battle but are they losing the broadband war?
Discussion: Reuters
Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center:
Collaboration culture in news: No room for pettiness
Daisy Whitney / The Huffington Post:
Giant Convenience Store Chain Gone Viral: 7-Eleven Web Series Has 2 Million Views
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google's New Video Ad Highlights How Content Farms Rule At The Search Game
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Can Relentless LeBron James Coverage Sell a New National Sports Magazine?
Discussion: Variety
Chris Wheal:
Time to change?  —  On Radio4's Today programme this morning …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
MediaShift:
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
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