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7:05 PM ET, August 24, 2010


 Top News: 
Joe Strupp / Media Matters for America:
Former White House Correspondents President Chen: Fox News Seating ‘A Travesty’  —  Allowing Fox News to move up to the first row in the White House briefing room was a “travesty of a decision,” according to Ed Chen, the former White House Correspondents Association president who left that post just a few months ago.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Huffington Post
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Why Media Matters Should Stop Picking on Fox News (This Time)  —  In its campaign to drive Fox News from the front row of the White House briefing room, the liberal watchdog group Media Matters did one thing right: It waited until the last week of August.  Only in this most barren stretch …
Discussion: On Media's Blog and Mediaite
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Candy Crowley, veteran CNN reporter, takes on competitive Sunday morning slot  —  There's no secret about what works on cable news these days.  —  Flashy graphics and raised voices burst through the screen to jostle into our agitated, unfocused, Twitterized minds.  —  Anchors are loud, beautiful and opinionated.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Li returns to Reuters to become tech and media editor  —  Thomson Reuters Announces Return of Industry-Leading Journalist Kenneth Li  —  Kenneth Li appointed Reuters Editor-in-Charge of Technology, Media and Telecoms  —  New York August 24, 2010 Thomson Reuters today announced the appointment …
Apple Said to Prepare New 99-Cent TV Show Rental Service  —  Apple Inc. is in advanced talks with News Corp. to let iTunes users rent TV shows for 99 cents and is in discussions with other media companies about similar deals, said three people familiar with the plan.
Lara Sinclair / TheAustralian:
Newspapers gone by 2022 says futurist  —  NEWSPAPERS as we know them will be irrelevant within 12 years, according to futurist Ross Dawson, who said journalism would be largely ‘crowdsourced’.  —  Mr Dawson, who will address a Newspaper Publishers' Association forum on the future of the industry …
Hollywood Reporter:
WILD PARTY SCENE WON'T BE CUT FROM FACEBOOK MOVIE  —  EXCLUSIVE: The cocaine and bare breasts are staying in the picture.  —  Days after producer Scott Rudin said that a scene of debauched partying might be cut from “The Social Network” amid concerns from the real-life people depicted …
John Hamer / Washington News Council:
Ira Glass on broadcasting's “failure of craft”  —  A radio personality filling a concert hall with fans?  That's pretty rare, but it happened Aug. 21 when Ira Glass, host of “This American Life” (TAL) on National Public Radio (NPR) appeared at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.  The place was packed.
Discussion: Romenesko and The Book Bench
John Plunkett / Guardian:
TV ads skipped by 86% of viewers  —  Nearly 90% of people watching timeshifted shows fast-forward the ads, but TV remains the most memorable form of advertising  —  Nearly 90% of television viewers always skip through the adverts on their digital video recorder but TV still remains …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Google Goes to the Guggenheim to Take YouTube Fare Upmarket  —  In an effort to woo skittish advertisers to the video sharing service, Google is adding more high-class fare  —  YouTube will fill the cylindrical atrium of New York's Guggenheim Museum with video installations …
Wall Street Journal:
Author to Bypass Publisher  —  In a significant defection for the book industry, best-selling marketing author Seth Godin is ditching his traditional publisher Portfolio after a string of books and plans to sell his future works directly to his fans.  —  Guilty Plea in Disney Case
Bill Mitchell / Poynter Online:
Telegram & Gazette Pay Meter Can Be Adjusted to Balance Reach & Revenue  —  When I began poking around Saturday morning, I wasn't sure how many clicks I had remaining of the 10 that I was entitled to as a registered (but not subscribed) member of the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette's newly metered site.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Zachary Woolfe / Capital New York:
The fabulous New York life of Lauren Leto  —  “I don't want to buy any furniture,” Lauren Leto said.  “Literally I have four suitcases.  I'm trying to keep it to four suitcases.”  —  She was sitting with a reporter at Cafe Select on Lafayette Street, just a few blocks from the fully furnished apartment …
Discussion: New York Observer and The Awl
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Is it time for Yahoo to Hulu?  —  Decline in paying subs is an incentive for deal  —  NEW YORK — Just as Yahoo weighs Wall Street advice to buy a significant stake in online video site Hulu, SNL Kagan reported the first-ever subscriber decline for the U.S. TV multichannel industry.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Is $10 The Magic Number In Online Publishing?  —  A growing school of thought in online publishing holds that, when you get down to brass tacks, more important than size of audience is scale of revenue.  —  So a metric telcos and pay TV operators have used for years - average revenue per user …
Discussion: Canadian Magazines
Simon Vozick-Levinson /
Cee Lo Green tells us all about his viral hit ‘F— You,’ his new album, and the future of Gnarls Barkley and Goodie Mob  —  Watching his single “F— You” become a runaway viral hit within days of its online release has been “pretty magical” for Cee Lo Green.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Conde Nast Grabs Monica Ray From Time Inc.  —  The Great Magazine Executive Shuffle of Summer 2010 continues!  —  Now that Bob Sauerberg has moved up the Conde Nast ladder to become president of the whole company, he'll need somone to take the lead on consumer marketing …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Still Surging, Tumblr Rockets Past A Billion Posts  —  Last month, we gave an update on the state of Tumblr that included some pretty impressive stats: over 6 million users, 1.5 billion pageviews a month, and 4.5 million new posts a day.  Throw those all out the window.
Discussion: New York Observer
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Washington All-Star Matt Cooper Joins ‘National Journal’ as Managing Editor  —  The National Journal has added another ace to its increasingly stacked deck of Washington talent.  Veteran Matt Cooper has joined the aggressively relaunching Atlantic Media-owned National Journal Group as managing editor.
MOSQUE CONTROVERSY, IRAQ WAR DOMINATE THE NEWS  —  A statement of support for religious freedom by President Barack Obama fueled an ideologically driven debate in the media over a proposed Islamic center in New York last week.  A milestone in the Iraq war, continued economic travails …
malcolm coles:
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Download the new Nieman Journalism Lab iPhone app  —  Every day, there are 16 gazillion news articles about the future of journalism, 27.5 flabillion blog posts, and 294 quinzillion tweets.  (These are all estimates.)  There's a lot of great stuff in there, but just keeping up to date …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
News Corp. To Integrate Fox Audience Network Into MySpace  —  News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) is answering some questions about the future of its Fox Audience Network now that president Adam Bain has left for Twitter; the company says it will now be integrating Fox Audience Network's team and technology with MySpace.
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Discussion: AdFreak and
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Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Magazine
Adrian Monck / Guardian:
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Discussion: Editors Weblog
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Lost Remote

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

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