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9:35 AM ET, August 15, 2010

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Katie Roiphe / New York Times:
The Language of Fakebook  —  I HAVE a feeling that if Andy Warhol were alive he would be spending the summer writing a novel that takes place in real time on Facebook.  In that spirit, Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser have been writing a clever serialized novel on Slate called “My Darklyng.”
Discussion: New York Observer
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Starz Plans Party Down's Digital Afterlife  —  Party Down is very much dead, but if the folks responsible for axing it have their way, TV's greatest-ever catering comedy will soon morph into a mighty zombie show far more popular than the TV version that aired on Starz for two seasons.
Discussion: TVWeek.com and Movieline
Robin Wilson / Chronicle of Higher Education:
What Killed Kevin Morrissey?  —  How the death of an editor threatens the future of the University of Virginia's prestigious literary review  —  When Kevin Morrissey walked to the old coaling tower near the University of Virginia campus late last month and shot himself in the head …
Discussion: Gawker and Romenesko
Randee Dawn / Los Angeles Times:
Blogs move from monitors to TV and movie screens  —  Projects that prove hits online can become hot commodities in Hollywood but don't always click there.  Sometimes you get ‘Julie & Julia,’ sometimes ‘I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.’  —  Sometimes the next big thing comes in a small package.
Christopher Cox / The Paris Review:
TPR v. The New Yorker: The Softball Diaries  —  After the jump, a recap of Tuesday night's softball game against The New Yorker.  —  Pregame: It's a tense start to the annual Paris Review v. New Yorker softball game.  By staff size alone, the Small Fry (apparently it's a rule …
Kevin Kelleher / DailyFinance:
Demand Media's Bad Week: Accusations of Malware, Lies and Plunging Traffic  —  Has it only been a week since Demand Media filed for an initial public offering?  For Demand Media, it's been a long week, and certainly not a felicitous one for its plans to go public.
Discussion: BoomTown
Felix Salmon:
The huge obstacles facing Murdoch's new tablet newspaper  —  Rupert Murdoch is launching a new national newspaper, which will be “distributed exclusively as paid content for tablet computers such as Apple's iPad and mobile phones”.  —  The interesting thing here is the “paid content” part …
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Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Meet The Print Guy Who Will Lead Rupert Murdoch's Digital Newspaper
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
Richard Morgan on payback, freelancing and the myth of the “made man”  —  Richard Morgan recently found a new measure of fame writing about writing, with his funny/terrifying piece “Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How to Make Vitamin Soup.”  Though Morgan's work has appeared …
Tom Scott / Tom Scott's updates:
CONTENTS NOT VERIFIED  —  It seems a bit strange to me that the media carefully warn about and label any content that involves sex, violence or strong language — but there's no similar labelling system for, say, sloppy journalism and other questionable content.  —  I figured it was time to fix that, so I made some stickers.
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals:
Why now is a good time to go hyperlocal  —  We are experiencing something of a hyperlocal renaissance right now.  The Long Island daily Newsday is on a hiring binge, looking for thirty-four hyperlocal beat reporters.  If by the second half of last year the hyperlocal space was heating up …
Devon Glenn / FishbowlNY:
Digital Media Startup Bootstrapped, but Otherwise ‘Stoked’  —  The art of online publishing isn't so much about novelty as it is about having a clear focus and the right packaging for your content.  In our inbox yesterday was a link to a newly-launched online magazine and e-newsletter called …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
More Jobs Up In The Air At A&E Television Networks 9 Months After Mass Layoffs  —  We got a tip yesterday that layoffs had come down at A&E Television Networks (AETN), which is jointly owned by Hearst, Disney and NBC Universal.  —  Some quick background: A year ago, A&E merged with Lifetime …
 
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Joe Strupp / Strupp:
Edmonds is Second Dow Jones Spokesperson to Leave This Year
Discussion: Romenesko
Katherine Heisler / eMedia Vitals:
For owners, iPad is now go-to reading device
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight Foundation's new biz consultant thinks news startups …
Jane Hu / The Awl:
Have Editors and Writers Always Hated Each Other?
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
How Is 3D TV Doing? Some Data From Japan
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Gizmodo
 Earlier Picks: 
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Can Miso, Philo and Tunerfish Compete With CBS' Social TV App?
Discussion: CBS Corporation
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Fair Use: Okay, Let's Talk About It
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Marc Kramer Out as NY Daily News CEO
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
MTV, Universal Call Truce in Digital Rights Battle for VMAs
Erik Huggers / BBC:
HTML5, open standards, and the BBC
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent