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11:40 AM ET, July 28, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Inc.'s iPad Problem Is Trouble for Every Magazine Publisher  —  Time Inc. likes to show off its iPad apps as a symbol of the company's future.  But inside the publisher, the digital editions have become a source of hair-pulling frustration.  —  That's because the magazine giant …
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When do 92,000 documents trump an off-the-record dinner?  A few more thoughts about Wikileaks  —  Sometimes you can spend an entire morning racing the clock to put together the perfect blog post, and once you're done, find a quote or two that would have let you sum up the entire thing in a lot less time.
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John McQuaid / Edge of Chaos:
WikiLeaks, journalism, data and truth  —  We live in a very data-rich era.  And that means fantastic opportunities for journalism.  But can journalism rise to the occasion?  —  I refer to the WikiLeaks release of a trove of 92,000 U.S. documents detailing efforts of the U.S. Army …
Discussion: CJR, Guardian and Crikey
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   Value-added journalism  —  I asked Alan Rusbridger …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Some see red as Essence hires a white editor  —  Essence, a Time Inc.-owned monthly that is seen as the ultimate fashion and lifestyle title for black women, is wrestling with a controversy sparked by a former fashion editor who criticized the magazine's decision to hire a white woman as its new fashion director.
Deadline.com:
CONFIRMED: ABC Family's Paul Lee Taking Over As President Of ABC Entertainment Group After Steve McPherson Resigns  —  4TH UPDATE 6:30 PM: We've just confirmed that ABC Family President Paul Lee will take over as president of ABC Entertainment Group.  Just like Steve McPherson, Lee will manage both ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast Profits Pulled Down On NBC Costs  —  Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) is still pending before regulators, but the deal has already cost the cable operator $22 million in transaction fees in Q2.  That sent profits down, though it didn't completely account for the decline …
Discussion: The Wrap, MediaMemo and Variety
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast's Burke: ‘With NBC, Our Ad Business Will Be Worth $10 Billion’  —  Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) execs said that company posted double-digit growth in auto, health care and retail advertising in Q2.  As the fall elections approach, political is also expected to be a big revenue driver for its ad business this year.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers Hit New Low as an Information Source  —  The number of Americans who say that newspapers are an important source of information continues to decline, according to a survey by the The Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
The New Yorker elitist?  Remnick: I don't see it  —  Commentary: ‘We do something that a lot of people want’ … NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — New Yorker Editor David Remnick bristles when someone saddles his magazine with the “e” word — elitist.  —  “Look,” he said, “this word 'elitist …
Discussion: Romenesko
John Koblin / New York Observer:
New Front in WSJ vs. The Times — the Glossies!  —  The Times and The Journal have been warring on several fronts—in New York, with business and national and political coverage—and now it appears we can add the luxury magazine business firmly to the mix.  —  Let's call it the new Elle vs. Vogue!
Anna North / Jezebel:
Self-Absorbed Columnist Redefines The Art Of Crap Emails  —  The names and events here are true: CBS legal analyst Andrew Cohen wrote a horribly self-centered open letter to his ex on her wedding day.  Lizzie Skurnick called him out on it.  So Andrew wrote Lizzie a very Crap Email.
Discussion: Politics Daily
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Business Insider, Turbocharged!  —  We're excited to announce that we've just raised another round of financing, courtesy of New York-based RRE Ventures and our existing investors.  —  This capital will help us continue to expand the site and bring you many of the things you have been asking for …
Wall Street Journal:
Examiner Slams Firm That Valued Tribune Buyout  —  A court-ordered probe of Tribune Co.'s $8.2 billion buyout casts a harsh light on a little-known valuation firm that proved to be a pivotal player in the failed deal.  —  The firm, Valuation Research Corp., gave Tribune a clean bill …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FTC Looking Into Do-Not-Track Option for Avoiding Behavioral Ads  —  Rockefeller calls for clearer privacy protections for average consumer  —  Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz says his agency is looking into a browser-level way for consumers to opt out of behavioral advertising.
Discussion: MediaPost and Multichannel
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Starz aims to raise $1 bil for programming  —  THR EXCLUSIVE: Execs meet with Studio Canal, BBC  —  It is called Operation Turbo.  —  Starz Entertainment CEO Chris Albrecht and his associates have been meeting with potential partners throughout the world to raise $1 billion …
Discussion: TVWeek.com
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
Google TV Ads Pay Off For Summer Hits  —  Google TV Ads is pitching Don Draper as a sterling opportunity for advertisers using its online-auction system to meet up with upscale viewers.  —  Separately, it indicates the noted 2009 White House party crashers might help draw attention to their spots as well.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Let's put more public documents online  —  Thanks to WikiLeaks, we now know more about the war in Afghanistan than about how much public officials are paid in Los Angeles County.  Some private companies and citizens are trying to change that.  —  How far have we come …
Karen Everhart / Current.org:
Uproar over Fresh Air in Mississippi  —  After Mississippi Public Broadcasting abruptly dropped Fresh Air from its radio schedule July 8, its explanation of “recurring inappropriate content” in the talk show didn't sit well with fans of the program.  —  Judith Lewis, executive director …
Discussion: Romenesko and NMissCommentor
Federal Eye:
Shirley Sherrod to address black journalists  —  By The Post's Emi Kolawole and Lisa Rein  —  Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod on Thursday will address the National Association of Black Journalists, which is meeting in San Diego for its annual convention.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction:
Longlist announced for Man Booker Prize 2010  —  Man Booker Dozen announced  —  The judges for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today, Tuesday 27 July, announce the longlist for the prize, the leading literary award in the English speaking world.  —  A total of 138 books …
Chris Palmer / The Huffington Post:
Shark Week — Education or Just Entertainment?  —  “Teeth of death,” “Shark feeding frenzy,” “The Worst Shark Attack Ever.”  It is that time of year again, when the Discovery Channel brings out shows like these as part of its annual “Shark Week” programming.
Adweek:
Spice It Up  —  The Old Spice campaign has certainly garnered attention, but did it work?  —  Isaiah Mustafa, the buff, bare-chested Old Spice guy in the shower, may be the man of the moment.  But it was Bruce Campbell, the B-list cult movie actor, whose droll humor introduced the world …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
MTV Releasing Facebook Game and iPhone App to Promote “Jersey Shore”  —  The second season of MTV's reality hit, Jersey Shore, will debut this coming Thursday.  To build anticipation around the first episode fist-pump style, MTV is releasing a Facebook game and iPhone app that will feature …
Discussion: BRANDING UNBOUND
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Ex-Washington Post blogger David Weigel joins Slate  —  Journalist David Weigel, who resigned from the Washington Post last month after a leaked-email controversy, is joining Slate as a political reporter.  —  “I'm thrilled to be joining Slate, thrilled to be working with writers I've read …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Piers Morgan on Jay Leno Tonight, Will He Talk Larry King?  —  Tonight “America's Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan will be a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”  While Morgan is presumably there to discuss the semi-finals of the NBC talent show, Leno has promised to ask about that other show Morgan …
Discussion: Mediaite and On Media's Blog
 
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Study: Most Brands Still Irrelevant on Twitter
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Crikey
Mark Fitzgerald / EditorandPublisher.com:
New ABC Publisher's Statement Will Count 'Branded Editions …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
White House briefing room may get shaken up
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Hulu's sharp decline in viewership underscores inconsistency …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Fair Use is Not Just Acceptable, It's Essential for the Future
Discussion: TeleRead
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Just-launched iNeedaGreatStory.com claims it 'makes life easier …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Jason Fell / Folio:
Newsweek, TheStreet Enter Content Sharing Partnership
 Earlier Picks: 
Richard / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Recording Industry Giant Tries to Undermine ‘Safe Harbor’ …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Daniel Frankel / The Wrap:
The Twitter Effect Isn't What Hollywood Thought
Discussion: The Big Picture and MediaPost
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Discovery Promotes Digital Media Head Campbell
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Facebook launches a “Facebook + Media” page
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
If Your Music Business Model Is To Make Money On Live Shows …
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Steve Jobs' mark on ABC's Lost
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Ready for 3-D Web Video? Break Media Is Serving It Up Anyway
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Clients Weigh In On Nielsen Plan To Give Less ‘Weight’ To Internet Households