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3:35 AM ET, July 31, 2011

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Erik Wemple:
Daily Caller cheap-shots the New York Times  —  The Daily Caller has just published a story showing how far it'll reach to allege liberal media bias.  The grabby headline: “New York Times reporter advises White House media staff on Twitter.”  —  Aha, collusion!  —  Now for the evidence.
Discussion: The Caucus and The Daily Caller
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Judge: NYT reporter need not identify sources  —  A New York Times reporter need not testify in court about who gave him details on a top-secret CIA program targeting Iran, a federal judge has ruled.  —  In May, federal prosecutors subpoenaed Times reporter James Risen to testify …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
@BarackObama's Lost Followers: A Tempest In A Twitter Teapot  —  Yesterday, President Barack Obama concluded his address to the nation by urging Americans to contact their representatives and urge action on a debt ceiling resolution.  “If you want to see a bipartisan compromise …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Media groups eye reporters' Twitter fans  —  Twitter and other social media sites are creating new tensions in traditional newsrooms as broadcasters and newspapers grapple with individual reporters' attempts to use the web to create a personal brand.  —  The question of who owns …
New York Times:
2007 Letter Clearing a Tabloid Comes Under Scrutiny  —  LONDON — When a Parliamentary committee first confronted The News of the World with charges of phone hacking in 2007, the paper's owners produced a reassuring, one-paragraph letter from a prominent London law firm named Harbottle & Lewis.
Discussion: Guardian, Future of Journalism and CJR
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John Morton / American Journalism Review:
In Love with Newspapers  —  Rupert Murdoch's lifelong devotion to newsprint.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
David Minthorn is the grammar and style expert for the Associated Press  —  In its modern, digital forms, writing has become something like an untended garden.  It's overgrown with text-speak and crawling with invasive species like tweets and dashed-off e-mails.  OMG, it's a mess.
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Why Redacting E-Mails Is a Bad Idea  —  TWO weeks ago, I raised questions about a New York Times article that warned of a bubble or Ponzi scheme in the development of shale gas energy.  Today I want to look closely at the front page shale gas article that appeared one day later …
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Old allegations of spying could haunt News Corp. in U.S.  —  Even though lawsuits have been settled, that wouldn't prevent the government from revisiting such allegations in investigations of possible phone hacking in America.  —  As British lawmakers and Scotland Yard investigate allegations …
Erik Wemple:
Business Insider's Zeke Miller: All over Washington, from New York Hill  —  Business Insider's Zeke Miller (at left) covers the debt crisis the same way many Beltway reporters do.  He gets up before 5 a.m. to read up on the news and commentary.  He arrives in the office at around 7 a.m. and spends the day reporting and aggregating.
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
New York Germinates Stories for Hollywood Harvest  —  Two stories from New York have been optioned through the recent arrangement signed between the ICM agency and the magazine.  ICM already represented The New York Times in Hollywood when it added New York as a client in June to better facilitate …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
Meet the Dozen Tech Publicists who Secretly Control the Media  —  The publicists and communications managers in the technology industry have tough jobs.  They have to spin crap products into good stories.  And let's face it, most of them are powerless.  But not these dozen PR pros.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
A false choice — and an excuse — for journalists: Better to be first or right?  —  An editor asks by email a question I hear often as journalists address the challenges of digital journalism: “Is it better to be first, or be right?”  —  Three times recently, the editor said, his staff was beaten …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 
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R. Thomas Umstead / Multichannel:
TCA: HBO Execs Still Hoping Time Warner, Cablevision Go For HBO Go
Discussion: AllThingsD and Gizmodo
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In Deal With NBC, Amazon Seeks to Widen Its Video Streaming Service
Discussion: Adweek
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Questions for Baratunde Thurston: What The Onion can teach real news organizations about social media
 Earlier Picks: 
Anthony DeRosa:
Getting it right is platform agnostic
Seattle PostGlobe:
Goodbye and thank you from Seattle PostGlobe
Discussion: Poynter and GeekWire
Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY:
AOL's Vanishing Video Strategy
Discussion: Future of Journalism