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9:35 PM ET, August 6, 2010


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's the Big IPO You've Been Waiting For: Demand Media Files With the SEC  —  Fun weekend reading for the tech and media set: Demand Media's S-1 filing, the first step it will take on the road to a public offering.  —  The S-1 doesn't include lots of important information …
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
10 Reasons to Watch Next Week's TBD Launch  —  For a multimedia site, TBD showed some media savvy, lining up a media briefing today, complete with visuals, numerous staffers and a sampling of local bloggers who've joined the TBD Community Network.  —  You'll find several good write-ups on TBD today.
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) isn't releasing details about the magazine's performance in Q2, though it did likely improve slightly based …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Coffeeshop Newsrooms Yield Stories, Sources, Understanding of Journalism  —  The next time you visit your favorite coffee shop, consider how it would look if it were transformed into a “news café” — a place where journalists would work on stories and interact with patrons to find ideas …
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Unsolicited Advice for Sidney Harman  —  Upon purchasing Newsweek from the Washington Post Co.  —  With your purchase of Newsweek, you've now joined the ranks of the vanity mogul, that restless breed of fat cat who, upon consulting his net worth, decides that he'd like to burn tens of millions …
Discussion: Romenesko
Dave Morgan / MediaPost:
Location-Based Web Services Will Devastate Local Media Scene  —  I know the last thing that local media companies need is another Web-driven disruption in their markets, particularly one that could take a big chunk out of their revenues in the next few years.
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Patch Editors Respond To Claims Of Sweatshop-Like Workload  —  We got a big response to our item yesterday about AOL's rapidly expanding hyperlocal venture, Patch, including some additional insight into what it's like to be a Patch editor, one of whom had said many of them work 70-hour weeks …
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 …
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: Gets a New Slant  —  Lewis Dvorkin's bloggy overhaul of the Internet continues  —  On Thursday, launched a new blog page utilizing the platform first developed by the blog network True/Slant, which it recently acquired.  News last week that True/Slant was being shut …
Discussion: Romenesko, The Wire and The Copy Box
Ronan Shields / New Media Age:
News Corp plans mobile sell-off  —  News Corp has confirmed it is trying to offload its mobile businesses, collectively know as Fox Mobile Group, after stating that it was a loss-making venture.  —  The planned sell-off would include Jamba - the company behind the Crazy Frog ringtone …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
How newspapers should best deal with ‘data journalism’  —  Martin Moore, director of the Media Standards Trust  —  thinks we are heading for more “data journalism” and poses some questions in How news organisations should prepare for data dumps.  —  I'll overlook the naive bit about internal newspaper office secrecy.
Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
Plan to drop anchor jolts news biz  —  Scarborough is co-anchor of ‘NewsChannel 4’ at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.  —  Word that a Houston station is considering anchorless news has folks wondering whether this is the next wave of TV news or just a stunt to draw attention by a station with low ratings.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Breaking Media CEO Jonah Bloom Leaves  —  Breaking Media CEO Jonah Bloom, former editor of AdAge, has left the startup, which has aimed at carving hyper-niches in the digital publishing world.  Bloom and the colleague he came on board with, Breaking Media Executive Editor Matt Creamer …
Discussion: paidContent and AdScam/The Horror!
Chris Herring / Wall Street Journal:
Family Sues Metro Over Use of Boy's Photograph  —  A 10-year-old boy from Brooklyn and his parents are suing Metro International, alleging that the media company's New York paper published a photo falsely suggesting that the child was involved in gang violence.
Discussion: Gawker
Dean Goodman / Reuters:
Beatles and iTunes deal still at impasse: Yoko Ono  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, Yoko Ono said on Thursday.  —  The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads …
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
BrightRoll Opens Online Video Ad Exchange
Discussion: Beet.TV
AOL's Tim Armstrong now Chairman of The Ad Council
Discussion: MediaPost
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HTML5 for journalists
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Lawmakers Seek Answers on Online Tracking
USA Today:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hyperlocal Gets Highbrow In Public TV Online Video Joint Venture
Discussion: NYConvergence and NewTeeVee
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Knight Foundation Names Program Director for Strategic Initiatives
Discussion: KnightBlog