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5:25 AM ET, August 4, 2010

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Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
Condé Nast to Move to Skyscraper at Ground Zero  —  Condé Nast, the publishing giant, has signed a tentative deal to move its stable of chic magazines to ground zero, where it will anchor the skyscraper now under construction, according to two real estate executives who have been briefed on the negotiations.
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John Koblin / New York Observer:
The Savior of Condé Nast: Scott Dadich Is The New It Boy of the Mag World  —  Someday, when they tell the story of how digital magazines saved Conde Nast, it will begin in San Francisco's Caffé Centro sometime in May 2009.  —  It was there that Wired creative director Scott …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:   Down-town & country
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Sidney Harman Talks to the ‘Newsweek’ Staff  —  Sidney Harman spoke to the Newsweek staff in an auditorium at the magazine's Hudson Street offices yesterday after his purchase of the magazine was complete.  He said that he had no interest in cutting the magazine down to size.
Discussion: The Politico and New York Times
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on Newsweek's Future: Beltway Blues, Semi-Wonkiness …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Panic And Relief At Newsweek As Layoffs Loom
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Newsweek's Finances Were Even Worse Than Many Thought
Discussion: Press Gazette and FishbowlNY
Financial Times:
Motorola and Verizon team up for TV tablet  —  Motorola is developing a digital tablet device that will allow users to watch television on it, as the US mobile phone group attempts to chip away at a market established by Apple's popular iPad.  —  The device, which will have a 10-inch screen …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Murdoch: Tablets are the future for News Corp  —  Rupert Murdoch was cosying up to Apple again today as he spoke at a media debate in Sydney earlier today, saying tablets are “a perfect platform” for cheap, convenient and up-to-date News Corp content.  —  News Corp has “tens of thousands of readers” …
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Lara Sinclair / TheAustralian:
New online business model will succeed, says Rupert Murdoch
Michael Mandel / The Wire:
The Evolution Of The Journalism Job Market: We May Be Headed Into A Golden Age  —  This post was republished with permission from Mandel on Innovation and Growth.  —  As I travel around the country talking about the economy and journalism, I usually make two points.
Matt Zoller Seitz / Salon:
Why I like vicious, anonymous online comments  —  As news outlets push back against trolls, we may be losing something: A glimpse of the real America  —  Three months ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a couple who'd had trouble conceiving a child finally succeeded, and announced the impending arrival …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
After Afghan War Leaks, Revisions in a Shield Bill  —  WASHINGTON — Democratic senators who have been working on legislation providing greater protections to reporters who refuse to identify confidential sources are backpedaling from WikiLeaks, the Web site that recently disclosed …
Mark S. Luckie / 10,000 Words:
The Journalists' Guide to Analytics  —  Analytics, or the analysis of a website's traffic, is important for every journalist to understand.  Analytics tools can identify how many people visited a website, page, or article, how they found the site, and how popular the content on a site is.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple's plan for Lala cloudier than ever  —  SAN FRANCISCO—A speedy launch of an iTunes cloud-music service hasn't materialized the way many at the large record companies expected.  —  The thinking among some music insiders was that once Apple acquired the proper music licenses …
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Unilever Breaks Multibrand ‘Mad Men’ Blitz  —  Custom Ad Content Created With Mindshare Entertainment Has So Far Sparked Some Backlash  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Despite the show's comparatively low ratings and modest ad revenue, package-goods behemoth Unilever is making a big bet on AMC's …
Discussion: AdPulp and MultiCultClassics
Andy Carvin / NPR:
Results From Our Survey Of NPR Facebook Fans  —  NPR's presence on Facebook is growing.  Earlier this month, our Facebook page surpassed one million fans.  —  We recently turned to those fans to get to know them better, to learn what types of stories they like, and to find out what they think of each other …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Beck's Holocaust comments prompt Fox News meeting  —  Fox News host Glenn Beck is known for generating controversy on television and the radio.  But some Jewish leaders recently felt Beck went too far, and they made their grievances known to Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Angle: The Press Should ‘Ask The Questions We Want To Answer’ (VIDEO)  —  Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle's understanding of the political press appears to have even conservative outlets scratching their heads.  —  The Tea Party favorite made another peculiar remark during …
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Rdio beats Spotify to US market  —  Rdio, a new music streaming service created by the European founders of Skype, has gone live in the US, beating Spotify to a stateside launch.  —  The new streaming service offers unlimited music streaming for $9.99 a month, with mobile access, and $4.95 a month for listening on the desktop only.
Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Struggling KCET examines its options  —  The public TV station might form a consortium with other area PBS affiliates, sell its studios or even leave the network to improve its financial fortunes, programming slate and public profile.  —  ByJames Rainey
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
MSNBC.com's EveryBlock Targets A Widget At Local News Blogs  —  A year after EveryBlock was sold to MSNBC.com, the hyperolocal aggregator is beginning to focus on increasing the distribution of its feeds, which include the latest 911 dispatches, restaurant inspections, and local news pieces—all filtered by location.
Wall Street Journal:
On the Web's Cutting Edge, Anonymity in Name Only  —  You may not know a company called [x+1] Inc., but it may well know a lot about you.  —  From a single click on a web site, [x+1] correctly identified Carrie Isaac as a young Colorado Springs parent who lives on about $50,000 a year, shops at Wal-Mart and rents kids' videos.
 
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Nancy A. Youssef / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Army probing McChrystal staff over Rolling Stone interview
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
The Process Behind Fox News' Briefing Room Move
Discussion: WebNewser and FishbowlDC
Benjamin Pimentel / MarketWatch:
Connecticut probing Apple, Amazon over e-book deals
Discussion: Poynter Online
Holly Yeager / CJR:
The Peterson Dilemma  —  A funded fellow wrestles with a funder's influence
Megan Taylor / E-Media Tidbits:
How Journalists Can Incorporate Computational Thinking into Their Work
Sarah Rabil / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Shifts Executives' Pay to Performance Bonuses After Stock Flags
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Scott Karp / Publish2 Blog:
Demotix Partners with Publish2 News Exchange on Independent News Photo Marketplace
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Inside Higher Ed:
Sex, Journalism and Censorship
Discussion: Romenesko, Gawker and New York Observer
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A New Scheme to Get Web Surfers To Stay Put: Photos
Discussion: iMedia Connection and AdAge
Rick Edmonds / The Biz Blog:
Is Spokesman-Review's 5-Year-Old ‘Porous’ Pay Wall the Future of Online?
rbr.com:
Dickey family looking to grow media empire
Jared Keller / The Atlantic Wire:
MEDIA DIET: What I Read: Jay Rosen
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Pulse adds Posterous integration
Discussion: Mashable!
Wall Street Journal:
Early Doubts on Tribune Deal
Discussion: Reuters, Romenesko and DealBook
 

 
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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
The UK and US announce the arrest of a 17-year-old boy from Walsall, UK, suspected of being connected to the ransomware attack against MGM Resorts in 2023

 
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