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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Rolled Dice to Raise Its Profile  —  Website Collaborated With Mainstream Media on Afghan Leaks After Previous Scoops Failed to Win Enough Attention  —  WikiLeaks, frustrated at the lack of splash of recent leaks on its whistle-blowing website, has rolled the dice to try to raise …
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Data, diffusion, impact: Five big questions the Wikileaks story raises …
Joel Meares / CJR:
WaPo, Time, and Others Play Catch-up on WikiLeaks
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 …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
'FT's paywall helps us understand users'  —  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 in the first six months of this year was 48% ahead of the first half of 2009.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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Dominic Ponsford / Editor's Blog:
The paywall debate: At the Financial Times there is no debate, it works  —  Wherever you stand on the great paywall debate, you can't argue with the fact that one UK national newspaper publisher has proved that a paywall can work.  —  Figures released by the Financial Times yesterday revealed …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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 …
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: Poynter Online and msnbc.com
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
Damien Hoffman / Wall St. Cheat Sheet:
A True American Success Story - with David Asman at Fox Business Network  —  This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview ...  David Asman has lived an adventurous life on his road to classic American success.  From a school teacher in Chicago to the host of a world wide show on Fox Business Network, David has worked hard for his rewards.
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.
Lawrence Meyer / Watchdog Blog:
The Newsroom on Steroids  —  Let's state the obvious at the outset: The Internet is a miraculous medium that makes it possible for people to communicate with each other from almost anywhere in the world, and it makes it possible for news organizations to report the latest news virtually …
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 and National Review
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 …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Clients Weigh In On Nielsen Plan To Give Less ‘Weight’ To Internet Households  —  Nielsen will huddle with clients this morning to discuss a controversial plan to begin mathematically adjusting its TV ratings estimates this fall based on several new factors, including the number of households …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Redstone gifted rocker with his own stock  —  THR EXCLUSIVE: Mogul gave shares to Barbarellas singer  —  NEW YORK — Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone gave the lead singer of a girls' band some of his own company stock as a personal gift, according to a copy of the regulatory filing obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
Discussion: MediaPost and TV Squad
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.
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.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Boston Screamer: News nabs Convey to pummel Post  —  Kevin Convey's office at the Boston Herald isn't far from downtown Boston, but its windows look southeast, across a freeway, toward Southie, the longstanding Irish and white ethnic Boston enclave that, in the past two decades, has rapidly gentrified.
Discussion: Media Nation
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 and DailyFinance
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google, Content Farms & Why This May Be Blekko's Moment  —  At the beginning of Google's “Searchology” event in early 2007 original Google employee Craig Silverstein opined, “If Google had started a year or two earlier, it wouldn't have worked.”  That's because prior to that time (1998) …
 
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