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7:35 PM ET, July 28, 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: CJR, Edge of Chaos, FishbowlNY and Slate
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: Gawker and FAIR Blog
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The full Chuck on Journolist, Breitbart and journalism
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 …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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Dunstan Prial / FOXBusiness.com:
SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure
Discussion: Romenesko and DealBook
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.
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.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast Profits Pulled Down On NBC Costs
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 …
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 …
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 and Eater National
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: Romenesko
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.
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
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
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Mobile-TV Push Gets Fuzzy Reception  —  Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. last week signaled it may give up a costly six-year quest to bring broadcast TV to mobile phones and other devices in the U.S. Not too many people are surprised, however, given the reception for mobile-TV services in the country so far.
TVNewser:
Differing Views on Obama's Visit to ‘The View’  —  Is it beneath President Obama's dignity to appear on “The View” tomorrow?  —  Yes, say Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pennsylvania) and Republican Pat Buchanan.  They both blasted Obama's scheduled visit to ABC's daytime female chatfest, but theirs appears to be the minority opinion.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Joe Flint / Company Town:
CNN's ratings woes not limited to Campbell Brown and Larry King  —  While CNN is spending much of its time focusing on jump starting its 8 and 9 p.m. hours, it might want to start paying a little more attention to the 7 and 10 p.m. hours as well.  That's what a quick look at the July ratings reveals.
Discussion: The Wrap and TVWeek.com
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
New Sumner Girl on Payroll  —  The Viacom and CBS billionaire forced an unskilled young “friend” onto his company and gave her a large stock package.  Peter Lauria on Redstone's corporate mandate to “make her happy.”  —  Sumner Redstone, already in the middle of a firestorm for his insistence …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
The Girl With a Million Downloads  —  Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy has made him the first author to sell more than 1 million books on Amazon's Kindle.  —  The Swedish writer, who died in 2004 before the books were published, has sold more than 35 million copies in all formats world-wide …
Adam Clark Estes / The Huffington Post:
Announcing HuffPost Thursdays: Meetup To Talk About The News  —  At a recent New York Tech Meetup, the organization's co-founder and CEO Scott Heiferman smashed an iPad with a hammer.  The obvious twist on Apple's famous “1984” commercial came about as Heiferman explained …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The New York Post's Newsroom: On Edge and Under Hot Water After Correction Boils Over  —  ​We received a tip earlier this afternoon: “heads might roll” by the end of the day at the New York Post's Metro desk, as they're in crisis mode after a humiliating correction was published this morning in the paper.
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
ESPN Plays Court Jester to King James  —  Last night at 1:30 a.m Eastern Time, ESPN published a story by reporter Arash Markazi about a night LeBron James spent out in the nightclub Tao in Las Vegas.  It was a great read!  By this morning, the story had been removed.
Discussion: The Wrap and SportsGrid
Adam Hochberg / Poynter Online:
Would Beat Reporters Have Seen Early Inconsistencies in Sherrod Story?  —  This falls under the category of being careful what you wish for: Just a few weeks before Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod became a household name, the department's communications director expressed frustration …
 
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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
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY:
The Awl Creates a Job Market for Its Commenters
Discussion: The Awl
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
YouTube CMO Chris Di Cesare on legitimizing online video as an …
Discussion: NYConvergence
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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
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David Goetzl / MediaPost:
Google TV Ads Pay Off For Summer Hits
Wall Street Journal:
Examiner Slams Firm That Valued Tribune Buyout
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FTC Looking Into Do-Not-Track Option for Avoiding Behavioral Ads
Discussion: MediaPost and Multichannel
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Starz aims to raise $1 bil for programming
Discussion: TVWeek.com
Anna North / Jezebel:
Self-Absorbed Columnist Redefines The Art Of Crap Emails
Discussion: New York Magazine
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
The New Yorker elitist? Remnick: I don't see it
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers Hit New Low as an Information Source