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11:45 AM ET, August 6, 2010


 Top News: 
David Kaplan / paidContent:
WaPo's Online Newspaper Revs Turn Sharply Up, But Ask Later About Newsweek  —  In its next to last quarter as the owner of Newsweek, the Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) wouldn't be releasing details about the magazine's performance in Q2, though its did likely improve slightly based …
Washington Post:
The Washington Post Company Reports Second Quarter Earnings  —  Companies:  —  Related Quotes  —  SymbolPriceChange  —  WPO  —  408.61  —  WASHINGTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO - News) today reported net income available for common shares of $91.9 million …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Washington Post
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Demand Media Extends Content Model To Other Publishers, Hearst And Gannet First To Sign Up  —  Demand Media on Thursday debuted a new service for publishers to pad their online offerings with the work of independent freelancers.  Two of the first properties to employ Content Channels …
Nat Ives / AdAge:   Why the San Fran Chronicle Is Running Demand Media Content
Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
Media Industry Risks Getting Caught on Video  —  The cable-TV industry likes to talk about growth in terms of households connecting and disconnecting to their services.  But the biggest disconnect of all may be in the industry's thinking.  —  Thursday, Time Warner Cable reported weak subscriber growth …
Michael Wolff / Vanity Fair:
The Gray Lady of Cable News  —  Many think Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S., has lost the cable-news war to Fox.  But CNN has racked up record profits by being bland.  —  MOST BUSTED NAMES IN NEWS?  —  Jon Klein is an extremely affable broadcast-news executive, a chinos …
Guy Adams / The Independent:
How CNN went from breaking records to yesterday's news  —  Twenty years ago, a billion people watched the channel's coverage of the first Gulf war.  Now it's a different story  —  The place was the Al-Rashid hotel in downtown Baghdad.  The year was 1991.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Time Magazine Runs Same Animal Story In 1993, 1999 And 2010  —  Time really, really, really wants to know if animals can think: so much that it's done three separate cover stories on the issue.  —  This week's cover of Time features a story that looks “inside the minds of animals.”
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
USA Today:
USA TODAY hosts Mashable Summer Tour Event and Syndicates Mashable Content  —  As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Mashable's Summer Tour will be heading to the DC-area tonight.  USA TODAY will serve as host for the event and we're looking forward to having the team from Mashable, and their guests, at our headquarters.
Jason Fell / Folio:
The Week Continues Upward Trajectory  —  Rate base to increase; Web site makes up more than a third of profits.  —  The Week has been a bright spot in consumer magazine publishing since it launched in 2001, and was one of the only magazines to continuously increase its advertising pages through much of the economic recession.
Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon:
Favre's dirty pics: A lesson in shady journalism  —  Deadspin betrays source Jenn Sterger while covering the QB's alleged explicit e-mails.  What can we learn from this?  —  Deadspin source Jenn Sterger  —  I don't want to alarm you, but you should probably go ahead and assume that anything you e-mail …
Carl DiOrio / Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood happy kids willing to pay for content  —  Young consumers helping boost digital revenue  —  These kids are all right.  —  There's a spreading sense of optimism in Hollywood regarding young consumers' willingness to pay for digital content: Although members of the so-called Napster …
Discussion: Techdirt and Noted
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Whitney Port to Act in Web Series  —  We still don't know if MTV will order another season of The City, but star Whitney Port is staying busy as she awaits the network's verdict.  Vulture hears Port has been cast in Hollywood Is Like High School With Money, a new scripted …
Discussion: Styleite and
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hyperlocal Gets Highbrow In Public TV Online Video Joint Venture  —  A large part of success is making the right connections early on.  That lesson isn't lost on the start-up Capital New York, a literary and cultural online-only news mag that is solely focused on the Big Apple.
Discussion: NYConvergence
Raffi Khatchadourian / The New Yorker Blog:
Chasing WikiLeaks  —  Marc Thiessen draws upon my article in The New Yorker to make his case against Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks, and to argue that American “military assets” could be used “to bring Assange to justice.”  Using the military for this purpose would be a terrible idea.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
BrightRoll Opens Online Video Ad Exchange  —  A Bet That Automated, Real-Time Buying and Selling Will Move From Display Advertising to Video  —  Real-time buying and selling of ads through automated Nasdaq-like exchanges are the rage in online display advertising.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Ex-Chicago Tribune editor: Marine interns were observers, not journalists  —  From HOWARD TYNER: While I have to admire the intrepid reporter whose sleuthing unearthed infiltration of the Chicago Tribune newsroom 7-8 years ago by the US Marine Corps, I also think a few clarifications are in order.
Discussion: PRNewser and FishbowlNY
AOL's Tim Armstrong now Chairman of The Ad Council  —  The Advertising Council announced Tim Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AOL, has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Armstrong has been a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors since 2008, most recently serving as its Vice Chairman.
Discussion: MediaPost
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
HTML5 for journalists  —  I've contributed before to the debate about whether journalists need to be programmers, but whether or not you've ever wrestled with Ruby, PHP or Python, if you are involved in online publishing in any way you are almost certainly familiar with some HTML.
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Lawmakers Seek Answers on Online Tracking  —  U.S. Reps. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, are seeking information about the privacy practice of the 15 websites that the Wall Street Journal has identified as installing the most tracking technology on their visitors' computers.
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Hard times working the Patch  —  Boston Globe reporter Johnny Diaz today writes about, the AOL-owned network of hyperlocal news sites that is (excuse me) sprouting up around the country.  —  As I noted earlier, Diaz writes that Patch is up against considerable competition in Greater Boston …
Johnny Diaz / Boston Globe:
With Patch, AOL offers challenge to local news
Discussion: Media Nation, Romenesko and The Wire
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Johnnie L. Roberts / The Wrap:
Universal Studios and the Los Angeles Times clashed last month …
Discussion: Mediaite
Michael Schneider / On The Air:
Rosie O'Donnell's new show heads to the Oprah Winfrey Network
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
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Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
Nathan Yau / FlowingData:
New York Times on how they design their graphics
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google, Verizon Deny NYT Story On Their Undermining Of Net Neutrality
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Discussion: CJR and Romenesko
Algorithmic layout: Another thing the visual journalists are going to hate
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: Guardian, Romenesko and Gannett Blog
Jonathan Stray / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Patrick Smith / psmith, journalist:
Link to the past: why do some news sites STILL not link out in 2010?
Discussion: One Man & His Blog
Jason Fell / FOLIO:
Potential Arab Bidder ‘Ignored’ in Newsweek Auction
Discussion: The Wire
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
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