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3:40 PM ET, July 3, 2011

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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Paging unemployed investigative journalists!  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Several weeks ago I posted an item about grants being offered to investigative journalists who have been laid off.  I asked George Polk Awards curator John Darnton how many reporters applied for the money.
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
At The Post, reporters get socialized to social media  —  A sign of the times is that Vernon Loeb, Post Local editor, has begun mandatory social media training for the reporters and editors on the Metro staff.  This means that most editors and reporters, if they haven't already …
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
“CNN Leaves it There” is Now Officially a Problem at CNN  —  You can't have a “he said, she said” brand and yet stand out as the only real news network.  There are signs that the new boss at CNN understands this.  —  Shocking developments in a story I have been following for a long time.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On Attribution and Credit  —  Ina Fried's story yesterday for AllThingsD about iPad-native apps crossing the 100,000 mark now credits MacStories by name, and includes this note: … The reference in the article now reads: … That's better, and crosses the line into what I consider acceptable attribution.
Discussion: parislemon and Softpedia News
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
Cinemoz: The Middle East's answer to Hulu set to launch this summer  —  Cinemoz is the Middle East's very first on-demand online video service.  With an obvious comparison to Hulu, the service is set to officially launch by the end of summer.  —  Founded by 27 year old Lebanese-French Karim Safieddine …
Nicola Hughes / Data Miner UK:
Why Data Needs Journalism and Journalism Needs Data  —  I've come specifically to the Open Knowledge Conference for the track on data journalism (although I'm very interested in the open data scene anyway).  It was a call to action more than an educational exposition.
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Comcast Shutters NBC Universal Digital Studio  —  Eleven Positions Affected; Third Season Of American Family Insurance Series in Limbo  —  Comcast is shuttering NBC Universal Digital Studio, a three-year-old original web content division, NBC Universal confirmed on Friday.
Discussion: paidContent
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Lawyer to Judge: I Swear My Browser Ate My Homework  —  A lawyer for copyright troll Righthaven is declaring under penalty of perjury that an update to his computer's browser prohibited him from electronically submitting a legal filing before an angry judge's deadline.
Sofia M. Fernandez / Hollywood Reporter:
Ashton Kutcher and Village Voice Twitter Feud Leads to Advertiser Loss … Social media master Ashton Kutcher has taken his Twitter feud with New York's Village Voice to a new level by contacting its advertisers to complain about the newspaper's “Back Page” personal ads.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Times Co. Sells 55 Percent of Fenway Stake For $117 Million  —  It took The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) longer to find buyers for a substantial part of its stake in the Boston Red Sox than it did to build the metered paywall for NYTimes.com—and it still isn't done with the Fenway Sports Group.
Discussion: Adweek and Forbes.com
Graham Spencer / MacStories:
The New York Times Enables In-App Subscriptions For Their iPad And iPhone Apps  —  The New York Times has today released an update for their iPad and iPhone apps that now enables users to purchase in-app subscriptions for their content that is behind a paywall.
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
TheWrap Replaces THR as Reuters News Partner  —  We have big news today.  TheWrap, which struck a partnership with Reuters last year, becomes the global news agency's main entertainment news provider as of July 1.  —  This new partnership replaces a long-time alliance between Reuters and The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and The Wire
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
AllThingsD Plans Expansion of Reviews Section: Kara Swisher Wants “Little Walt Mossbergs Everywhere”  —  All Things Digital, the fast-growing events and publishing unit of Dow Jones, headed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, plans to expand its reviews section, says Swisher in this video interview with Beet.TV
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Amie Parnes / The Politico:
White House press pool losing scoops to Twitter  —  The temptations of Twitter are clashing with a White House press corps tradition: the pool report.  —  Some reporters in the rotating pool of journalists who chronicle the president's movements are sending TwitPics, revealing factoids …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 
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