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3:40 AM ET, July 29, 2010

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Clint Hendler / CJR:
The Story Behind the Publication of WikiLeaks's Afghanistan Logs  —  From Brussels, to a bunker, to blockbusters  —  You wouldn't be reading the coverage of the so-called Afghanistan logs—in The New York Times, Der Spiegel, and The Guardian—if Nick Davies, a senior contributor to the British paper …
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Samuel P. Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Julian Assange vs. The New York Times  —  Julian Assange is calling The New York Times, “pusillanimous” and “unprofessional.”  In these parts, those are fighting words!  —  While Assange has often positioned himself against the press, accusing it of flinching in the face of power …
Callie Schweitzer / Neon Tommy:
Has WikiLeaks Eliminated The “Middleman” In Journalism?
Discussion: Poynter Online, CJR, Slate and FishbowlNY
Ashby Jones / Law Blog:
First Amendment Guru Floyd Abrams on the WikiLeaks Situation
Discussion: Romenesko and Runnin' Scared
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 …
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Journolist veers out of bounds  —  This may be the most embarrassing thing I have ever written — and looking back on my writing, there is a lot of competition for that dubious distinction — but when I became a reporter, it was almost a holy calling.  —  We really believed we were doing good.
Discussion: DailyFinance, Gawker and FAIR Blog
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The full Chuck on Journolist, Breitbart and journalism
Dunstan Prial / FOXBusiness.com:
SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure  —  So much for transparency.  —  Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests …
Discussion: Hot Air, Romenesko and DealBook
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Zach Goldfarb / Market Cop:
Does new financial law block FOIA requests at SEC?  —  For an agency focused on transparency, the SEC has nothing to brag about when it comes to Freedom of Information Act requests.  A recent audit by the agency's inspector general found that, in responding to FOIA requests …
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Kindle to Go ‘Mass Market’  —  Amazon Digs in Heels by Introducing New, Cheaper Version of E-Book Reader  —  Amazon.com Inc. plans to release a cheaper Kindle e-reader next month, said Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, laying out a strategy to go “mass market” with an inexpensive gadget designed …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Mark Zuckerberg's Age of Privacy Is Over  —  Mark Zuckerberg turned strangers' intimate moments into riches.  We turned the tables on the Facebook CEO, lurking outside his house, following him out with his girlfriend and pals, and to Chinese language lessons.  America's youngest billionaire got the paparazzi treatment.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google Sewage Factory, In Action: The Chocomize Story  —  Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has quite famously been on record many times talking about how the web is full of garbage.  It's a cesspool out there, he's said.  Today, a short fast look at how his own company pollutes the web.
Discussion: MediaPost, CNN and Eater National
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
As Mobile Advertising Heats Up, Millennial Media Prepares For An IPO In 2011  —  Mobile advertising is currently a billion dollar market and we've witnessed tech giants like Google and Apple move into the space with the acquisitions of mobile ad networks AdMob and Quattro Wireless, respectively.
Discussion: Millennial Media
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
Alan Murray on the Future of WSJ and Television  —  Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor and executive editor, online Alan Murray tells TVNewser the WSJ's online video effort is already heading in the direction of a “Wall Street Journal Network,” but is not sure if we'll see a future combination …
Discussion: mediabistro.com and WebNewser
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
After Breitbart and Shirley Sherrod, We Need a Slow-News Movement  —  It was the biggest American news exclusive of World War I. In a breathless cable that immediately went out over the wire on Nov. 7, 1918, thrilling a war-weary world, United Press correspondent Roy Howard reported from Paris …
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Rupert Murdoch to White House: No free news  —  It looks like Rupert Murdoch has finally figured out a way to make the White House pay — literally.  —  The Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal has jacked up the rate it charges the administration's news clipping service by a jaw-dropping $600,000 per year …
Discussion: Gawker
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Capital New York Plies Tough Market With Earnest Journalism  —  Can a Smart New Start-up Survive in Era of Page-View Media?  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Capital New York, the sincere original-news site introduced in June by former New York Observer editors Tom McGeveran and Josh Benson …
Discussion: Gawker and Romenesko
Crain's New York Business:
Tax breaks for Thomson Reuters assailed  —  Daniel Massey - A contract dispute between Thomson Reuters and the Newspaper Guild of New York could threaten the media giant's attempt to shift $20.7 million in unused city and state sales tax subsidies from the construction of 3 Times Square to seven other Manhattan properties.
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
‘Social TV’ Startup Philo Announces Funding, Apps  —  Investors Include North Bridge Venture Partners, DFJ Gotham Ventures, ENIAC Ventures  —  Philo, a startup that has developed a social-media platform to let TV fans chat about their favorite shows, has raised an undisclosed amount of financing from institutional and angel investors.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and TVWeek.com
Mathew Honan / Wired:
Print: One Man's Journey Into Stunt Books  —  Confound you, A. J. Jacobs!  I used to enjoy your radical self-experimentation — like when you read the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica and wrote about it in your best-selling book The Know-It-All.  But since then, you've also published The Guinea Pig Diaries …
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
An oral history of the future of the book  —  Bob Stein, founder of the Institute for the Future of the Book, talks about working for Alan Kay, starting the Criterion Collection and Voyager on laserdisc, Hypercard e-books, and interactive CD-ROMs — essentially, the whole prehistory of where we are now with just about all digital media:
James Hibberd / The Hollywood Reporter:
Steve McPherson resigned amid alleged sexual harassment probe  —  Exclu: Steve McPherson resigned from ABC as the company conducted an internal sexual harassment investigation of the executive, according to a source.  —  ABC pointedly did not deny allegations of inappropriate conduct were involved.
Heather Brooke:
A few words on the Times paywall  —  Inevitably since I've written for the Times a few readers have questioned why, as the paper's online content is no longer free.  Andrew Denny, for example, wrote: ‘Is there not an irony in the fact that your Times articles are now online behind a paywall and not openly accessible?’
Discussion: paidContent:UK and Guardian
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast's Burke: ‘With NBC, Our Ad Business Will Be Worth $10 Billion’  —  Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) execs said the 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.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast Profits Pulled Down On NBC Costs
Financial Times:
Amazon writes new chapter in strategy  —  Last November, Amazon.com, the online retailer, flew a dozen of the top US literary agents to a day-long meeting at the company's Seattle headquarters to try to tone down its image as the 800-pound gorilla of bookselling
Discussion: blogs.ft.com
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 …
 
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The New York Post's Newsroom: On Edge and Under Hot Water …
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
ESPN Plays Court Jester to King James
Discussion: SportsGrid, The Wrap and Deadspin
Marion Maneker / The Big Money:
The Case Against the Case Against Paywalls
Janet Titterton / Journalism.co.uk:
'Publishers can go much further to building sustainable relationships …
Ramon Nuez / The Huffington Post:
The Revolution of Content Fueled by the Birth of Mobile
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
New Sumner Girl on Payroll
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY:
The Awl Creates a Job Market for Its Commenters
Discussion: The Awl
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
The Girl With a Million Downloads
 Earlier Picks: 
Adam Clark Estes / The Huffington Post:
Announcing HuffPost Thursdays: Meetup To Talk About The News
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Mobile-TV Push Gets Fuzzy Reception
Joe Flint / Company Town:
CNN's ratings woes not limited to Campbell Brown and Larry King
Discussion: MediaPost, The Wrap and TVWeek.com
TVNewser:
Differing Views on Obama's Visit to ‘The View’
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Adam Hochberg / Poynter Online:
Would Beat Reporters Have Seen Early Inconsistencies in Sherrod Story?
iSuppli:
Internet-Enabled TV Trumps 3-D TV in 2010
John O' Donovan / BBC:
BBC News website's content management and publishing systems
StreetInsider.com:
CNBC Viewers Leaving In Droves
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News