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5:20 PM ET, August 13, 2010

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Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
News Corp. plans national newspaper for tablet computers and cellphones  —  It's the latest bid by a major media company to build readership using new devices such as the iPad.  The new publication would offer short, snappy stories and operate under the auspices of the New York Post.
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Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Meet The Print Guy Who Will Lead Rupert Murdoch's Digital Newspaper
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Fair Use: Okay, Let's Talk About It  —  It is a pet peeve of mine when people throw around arguments citing “Fair Use” and yet fail to actually explain what a fair use argument actually is.  So it was mostly for that reason that I was annoyed by Jeff Bercovici's misleading, poorly-reasoned post yesterday on AOL's Daily Finance.
Discussion: Soup and Romenesko
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Secrets Behind a Viral Web Hit-And the Huffington Post's Success  —  Everyone who makes stuff for the Web wants it to go “viral.”  But you can't just make your stuff go viral-anyone who actually found out how to do that would very, very rich.  —  Still, there are ways to increase your chances of making stuff go viral.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Launching Official Live Streaming Channel: Facebook Live  —  Today at 3 PM PST (6 EST), Facebook will unveil its new official live video streaming channel, Facebook Live.  To kick off the launch, actress America Ferrera will stop by Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Can Miso, Philo and Tunerfish Compete With CBS' Social TV App?  —  Social TV is all the rage these days, with startups like Bazaar Labs and Philo pushing apps that allow Foursquare-like check in functionality and virtual rewards while letting users tell their friends what they're watching.
Discussion: CBS Corporation
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Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Rewired:
CBS Interactive's TV.com enters social-TV race with Relay (exclusive)
Discussion: MediaPost
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
MTV, Universal Call Truce in Digital Rights Battle for VMAs  —  Talks With Vevo Still at an Impasse, but Label Gives MTV.com Temporary Break so Viewers Can Vote on Videos  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — MTV and Universal Music Group have kissed and made up — temporarily.
Ian Shapira / Story Lab:
Print guy learns video—how's he doing?  —  For the last several weeks, I've been leading a double life in journalism.  During the weekdays, I've been doing essentially the same job at The Washington Post for the last ten years — churning out feature and news stories for our print editions and website.
The Huffington Post:
The Problem With Financial Journalism  —  What's Your Reaction: … The peculiar sport of fox hunting was described by Oscar Wilde as “the unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable.”  I feel a similar aphorism can be applied to most financial journalism: “The unspeakable perusing the unreadable.”
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Which White House reporters had lunch with Obama?  —  Reporters wouldn't say yesterday who joined President Obama for an off the record lunch at the White House.  —  And The Upshot noted the irony, given that news organizations have been at the forefront of the fight to make White House visitor logs public.
Discussion: Romenesko
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Demand Media Faces Harsh Spotlight En Route to IPO  —  Updated: Whenever a company files for an initial public offering (IPO) — particularly in the IPO-starved technology sector — it gets put under a microscope, since it's the first chance observers have to see the actual numbers behind the business.
Erik Huggers / BBC:
HTML5, open standards, and the BBC  —  Recent commentary on this blog has suggested that our use of Flash on BBC iPlayer and across BBC Online in general, betrays our commitment to open standards.  Is this a reasonable assumption?  I do not think so.  —  Open standards have always been part of the BBC's DNA.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The Tabloidy Goodness of TBD.com … - Donald Duck Groped a Woman?  Don't Forget the Bum Sex-Abuse Rap Against Tigger.- The Four Most Common Clichés in Movies About Divorcées- Should I Let My Kid Volunteer at an Animal Shelter?  - The Awesome Comic Book That Gave Us Scott Pilgrim …
Joel Meares / CJR:
Q & A: New York Times Reporter Michael Powell  —  “My tendency is to want to go longer, to zig rather than zag.”  —  The New York Times's Michael Powell leapt from the metro pages to the business section this May—a place he never saw himself while a student at the Columbia J-School in the early 1980s.
Discussion: New York Observer
The Huffington Post:
Blogger Beats Mexico Drug War News Blackout  —  MEXICO CITY — An anonymous, twentysomething blogger is giving Mexicans what they can't get elsewhere - an inside view of their country's raging drug war.  —  Operating from behind a thick curtain of computer security, Blog del Narco in less …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Marc Kramer Out as NY Daily News CEO  —  A memo just went out to NYDN employees announcing that CEO Marc Kramer is being replaced by William Holiber, who also runs U.S. News and World Report.  The full memo is below.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Trinity Mirror's Birmingham Mail Linking Out To Local Bloggers...  It's been clear, for at least three years now, that local papers, which have been laying off editorial staff, should probably welcome in the amateur news sites sprouting in their patches.  —  Now Trinity Mirror's Birmingham Mail is doing it.
New York Times:
Net Neutrality Issue Divides Media Companies  —  In an emerging battle over regulating Internet access, companies are taking sides.  —  Facebook, one of the companies that has flourished on the open Internet, indicated Wednesday that it did not support a proposal by Google and Verizon …
 
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
What Do You Think Of The Gawker Redesign?
Discussion: Brooks in Beta and Soup
Jason Stverak / Online Journalism Review:
Watering-down press credentials, or denying citizens news?
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad Blueprint for a Post-Literate Future
Discussion: New York Observer
Rosecrans Baldwin / The Millions:
Writing Is My Peppermint-Flavored Heroin
Discussion: Omnivoracious and The Second Pass
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Marketplace brings a Twittery approach to the explainer
Pete Blackshaw / AdAge:
Do We Still Need Websites?
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Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …:
Newsrooms play big role in launch of “Tweet” button
Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Appellate court upholds Bay Guardian damages
Discussion: Romenesko, Informer and Hit & Run
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple iAd partners say they're happy with early results
Discussion: The Wire and Silicon Alley Insider
BusinessJournalism.org Reynolds Center …:
Bloomberg posts 20 editorial jobs in D.C. for new government-info product, BGOV
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Cable Firms Eye Tablet Space
Tawny Tipples / Washington Post:
Is the pen name mightier than the sword, or just a modern writer's flimsy foil?
Discussion: New York Observer
Andrew M. Harris / Bloomberg:
Zell Can't Be Made to Pay for Tribune Pension Losses