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9:50 AM ET, July 27, 2010

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C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Data, diffusion, impact: Five big questions the Wikileaks story raises about the future of journalism  —  Whenever big news breaks that's both (a) exciting and (b) relevant to the stuff I research, I put myself through a little mental exercise.  I pretend I have an army of invisible Ph.D. students …
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Joel Meares / CJR:
WaPo, Time, and Others Play Catch-up on WikiLeaks  —  What to do when you don't get the exclusive  —  Whereas The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel had a four week heads-up on the 91,000-document WikiLeaks dump, the rest of the media found themselves playing catch-up when the big story went live on Sunday.
Discussion: Time, Los Angeles Times and Swampland
Justin Osofsky / Facebook Developers:
Working with Media Organizations to Build Social News  —  Small blogs to major media organizations focus on producing great content and surfacing it to the right people.  Facebook Platform offers the ability to supplement this content by making the experience more social …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Misleading Stories About Race Raise Questions  —  In the last couple of days, Andrew Breitbart, a conservative Web site operator, has been called a liar, a provocateur, a propagandist — and even a race-baiter.  But he says he knows who the true race-baiters are: some Democratic activists.
China Real Time Report:
GQ China Pulls July Issue … The Chinese edition of GQ quietly recalled its July issue the day after it hit the newsstands to remove an unflattering feature on rich Chinese young people, but no one can say why.  —  On Friday, a news article discussing the recall was quickly taken …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
BlogBeat: The New Yorker Is Working on a Profile of Nick Denton  —  ​After a long hiatus, the column that cost this company a cool mil in advertising has returned!  BlogBeat is back, and this week, we're coming out swinging.  The New Yorker's working on a forthcoming profile …
Discussion: Reuters
David Roeder / Chicago Sun Times:
Examiner finds fraud evidence in Tribune sale  —  An examiner probing Sam Zell's buyout of the Tribune Co. in late 2007 has found evidence of “dishonesty” in the deal's latter stages, a conclusion that could throw the company's 20-month-old bankruptcy case into turmoil.
Discussion: Romenesko and Chicago Tribune
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
The new journalism  —  Less gatekeeping, thanks to the Internet and Fox News, may be scary to liberals, but it's progress over the Cronkite era.  —  “The high standards and wise judgments of people like Walter Cronkite once acted as a national immune system, zapping scandal mongers and quashing wild rumors …
Rance Crain / AdAge:
The Real Scoop on Ad Age in the ‘Mad Men’ Era  —  Our Cameo in AMC Drama Skims Over Real-Life Drama of the '60s-Era Newsroom  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Legendary and irascible adman George Lois contends that “Mad Men,” which began its new season Sunday, “misrepresents the advertising industry …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
FT ceo Ridding on why paywalls are commercially and morally necessary  —  The Financial Times has enjoyed another profitable six months, with total content revenues from print and online up 14% year on year.  —  Online sales showed record growth, meaning that FT.com subscription revenue …
Discussion: Editor's Blog
Tim King / Prospect Magazine:
The battle for Le Monde  —  Le Monde is France's “journal de reference,” where you go not for news but for an opinion on the news: profound reflections in weighty prose.  But, like the printed press everywhere, it's losing readers fast, from 406,000 nine years ago to 288,000 last year.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Reality Show Payrolls Rise With Stardom  —  Snooki had kissed The Situation, Ronnie had hugged Sammi goodbye and the cameras had stopped rolling.  Last summer, “Jersey Shore” wasn't yet a runaway hit; it was just another reality show in the works for MTV.  Nonetheless, the show's executive producer …
New York Times:
Disney Seeks $40 Million in Advance on Miramax  —  LOS ANGELES — An investment group that includes the construction executive Ronald N. Tutor must make a nonrefundable $40 million payment toward the purchase of Miramax Films from the Walt Disney Company by Wednesday to move forward with a deal, according to people briefed on the sale.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Blip.tv Develops Pre-roll That Offers Free Downloads on Other Devices  —  Start-up's Video Ads Help Wieden Get Game Demos in Front of Xbox Users  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — What if your pre-roll video ads were more than just repurposed-for-the-web-TV spots, the kind agencies have in spades?
Discussion: AdExchanger.com
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Partisan Tools At Journo-List And Trig  —  Remember all those liberals and lefties huffily denouncing this blog's attempts to make sense of Sarah Palin's bizarre stories about the pregnancy and birth of her alleged fifth child?  I was nuts, crazy, vile, disgusting, etc etc to indulge in what Dave Weigel …
Discussion: Mediaite
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Read On  —  Why the iPad hasn't killed the Kindle.  —  Amazon's Kindle e-reader is a terrific device, but a lot of people, myself included, figured that once Apple's iPad came out, the poor little Kindle would be toast.  The first thing I did at the iPad introduction event was snap …
Discussion: msnbc.com
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Evanovich Takes Her Bounty to Random House  —  The blockbuster novelist Janet Evanovich has taken her scrappy bounty-hunter heroine Stephanie Plum to Random House, leaving her longtime publisher, St. Martin's Press, after more than two months of contract negotiations fell through.
Discussion: New York Observer
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google Music takes a step closer to reality  —  Google's plan to challenge Apple's dominance in the music marketplace is advancing more rapidly than expected, say music industry sources.  —  The search giant's Android whiz, VP Andy Rubin, is said to be having “accelerated” …
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
How publishers curate the world of content  —  It's nothing new that many news websites augment their own content with repackaged content from around the Web, but the applications have evolved along with the technology.  Content providers are experimenting with all sort of ways for editors …
Business Wire:
Harper's Magazine Names Ellen Rosenbush Editor  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—John R. MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine, today announced that Ellen Rosenbush would become editor of the 160-year-old monthly, effective immediately.  Rosenbush has served as the acting editor since February 1.
Sam Anderson / New York Magazine:
The James Franco Project  —  Movie star, conceptual artist, fiction writer, grad student, cipher—he's turned a Hollywood career into an elaborate piece of performance art.  But does it mean anything?  A critical investigation, with bathroom break.  —  1. The Wink  —  “Franco is here.
Discussion: UnBeige, Jezebel, New York Observer and Soup
Kevin Allocca / FishbowlNY:
WSJ's Alan Murray Talks Online Growth  —  A lot has changed since Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor and executive editor, online Alan Murray joined the paper in 1983.  We sat down with Murray as a part of our Media Beat interview series to get his perspective on the growth of the organization's web presence.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Monday's ‘Day One’ For Bob Sauerberg As President Of New Conde Nast  —  Bob Sauerberg's field promotion to president of Condé Nast was a surprise— and yet, after watching him in action with CEO Chuck Townsend a few weeks ago, it isn't much of a shock.
 
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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
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Nancy Franklin / New Yorker:
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
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