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8:35 PM ET, July 25, 2011


 Top News: 
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
British Journalist Sells Book on Hacking Scandal  —  The hacking scandal in Britain has caught the attention of the publishing industry.  —  Nick Davies, a journalist who has covered the story extensively for The Guardian, sold a book about the scandal at News International to Faber & Faber …
Dean Starkman / CJR:   No, Actually, News of the World Won't Happen Here
Anthony Lane / New Yorker:
HACK WORK - A tabloid culture runs amok.
Alicia Shepard / Washington Post:   Rupert Murdoch, Juan Williams and the upside of media scandals
Adweek:   Monitoring Murdoch's Meltdown
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
Letters cast doubt on NoW claim that it ‘co-operated fully’ with police
Discussion: The Wire, ProPublica and Crikey
Tim Castle / Reuters:
News Corp's James Murdoch under pressure over hacking testimony
Wall Street Journal:
Kobo, WSJ Halt Direct Sales on Apple-Device Apps  —  In a pair of moves that suggest Apple Inc. is enforcing rules for selling content on its devices, Kobo Inc., the Canadian e-book retailer, and The Wall Street Journal said Sunday they will no longer sell content directly to customers through their apps for Apple devices.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Flipboard Kicks Off Its First Advertising Program With Condé Nast  —  Users who follow The New Yorker magazine through iPad social reader Flipboard will start noticing advertising as part of the mix.  The ads, beginning with a campaign by American Express, are part of a deal …
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Sidestepping Apple: From Amazon to Condé Nast, Companies Rethink App Strategies
Discussion: 9to5Mac, CNET News and TUAW, Thanks:tcarmody
Seth Mnookin / New York Magazine:
The Kingdom and the Paywall  —  Some people thought that on Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s watch, the New York Times could actually become extinct.  They might need to issue a correction.  —  Two weeks ago, I went to the New York Times' gleaming, modernist, Renzo Piano-­designed headquarters …
John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Bill Keller Pulls Plug on New York Times Magazine Column
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY, Mediaite, Adweek and Gawker
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
AOL Sales Head Jeff Levick Out in Exec Shakeup  —  Ned Brody Names Chief Revenue Officer in Restructuring of Sales Team  —  AOL, one of the largest digital content and advertising companies, is undergoing a significant shake-up in its executive ranks.  —  Jeff Levick, who headed up global sales …
Wall Street Journal:
‘What About the Journal?’  A Report from the Special Committee  —  Are 2,000 reporters self-censoring themselves when we ask if they are under ideological pressure?  We don't think so.  —  As a condition of the acquisition of Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal …
Discussion: Poynter, Guardian and On Media's Blog
Tom Callow / The Wall Blog:
How the BBC lost 60,000 Twitter followers to ITV  —  Back in March, I wrote this piece looking at the ownership issues around Twitter profiles used for professional purposes.  I noted that sensible consensus seemed to be that a personal feed (with no inclusion of a company or brand name) …
Discussion: Poynter, eMedia Vitals and Lost Remote
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:
Massive failure of disclosure by writer brings Seattle Weekly cover story into question*  —  Seattle Weekly published a remarkable cover story last week.  Over the course of more than 6,000 words, it made the argument that true crime author Ann Rule made a series of mistakes and false conclusions in her book, Heart Full of Lies.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Vadim Lavrusik / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Five key building blocks to incorporate as we're rethinking the structure of stories  —  Editor's Note: Vadim Lavrusik is Facebook's first Journalist Program Manager, where he is responsible for, among other things, helping journalists to create new ways to tell stories.  (You may remember him from his work at Mashable.)
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Hulu, Billed as Tomorrow's TV, Looks Boxed In  —  PICTURE this: TV anyway, anywhere.  —  Every sitcom.  Every drama, documentary, reality show.  —  All of it — everything — Right Here Now.  —  This is the radical potential of the Internet.  And this is the implicit promise of Hulu …
John Cook / Gawker:
Gawker v. Christie [Updated]  —  Today, with the help of the New Jersey ACLU, Gawker filed a civil complaint against the office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie under the state's Open Records Act.  We're seeking records of Christie's communications with Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
It's Time To Cut Back On “Hack”  —  In light of the News of The World scandal, let's re-examine how we use the term “hack.”  —  Over the years I've published tens of thousands of words on “hackers.”  I wrote “Hacking Bhabha,” a story about the “hack” of an Indian atomic research station …
Discussion: @megan
The Awl:
Please Welcome....  The Awl is pleased to announce the hiring of John Shankman as publisher of The Awl, The Hairpin and Splitsider.  —  Shankman will begin next week.  He is departing his position as account director at the Huffington Post.  Prior, from 2007 to early 2010, he was a regional sales manager at Federated Media.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For the Texas Tribune, “events are journalism” — and money makers  —  When Evan Smith helped launch the nonprofit Texas Tribune in 2009, he set out to get people engaged in their government again, especially in places where newspaper coverage has dwindled.  The Tribune introduced blogs …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Meredith Guarantees Top Advertisers Sales Gains  —  Publisher Promises Free Space if Marketers Don't Meet Pre-arranged ROI Goal  —  Meredith, the publisher of large-circulation magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal, is beginning to guarantee some of its biggest advertisers …
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