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1:35 PM ET, August 1, 2011


 Top News: 
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
Murdoch Hacked Us Too  —  The News Corp. scandal already exposed just how thoroughly the company had corrupted Britain.  Now it's time to look on this side of the pond.  —  When I was offered a job as a film critic for the New York Post in 1975, it had just been labeled “a terrible newspaper” …
Wall Street Journal:
CNN's Morgan Tries to Fend Off Scrutiny  —  CNN said it is standing by television host Piers Morgan amid growing media scrutiny over his past as a tabloid editor in Britain, where a widening scandal over reporting tactics has led to a re-examination of the tabloid-newspaper industry.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Rupert's Worst Nightmare Come True?  —  Here's Rupert Murdoch's worst nightmare: Nick Davies, the tenacious investigative reporter for the Guardian who has broken much of the Hackinggate story, comes to the U.S. in search of News Corp. crimes and coverup.  —  Well, it's come true.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Gauging Impact of a Scandal  —  How worried is The Wall Street Journal that it could be tainted by the scandal roiling Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers?  —  Worried enough that it is asking its readers point-blank: What impact, if any, do the illegal acts by News of the World journalists …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
For New Yorker on iPad, Words Are the Thing  —  When magazine publishers began pouring their resources and hopes into the iPad, their thinking was that readers wanted something substantially more than just words on a screen.  A simple PDF of a page just would not do.  The app had to dazzle the senses.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Atlantic’ Trying to Break New Ground With App
Discussion: Poynter
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Al Jazeera English Breaks Into NYC Market  —  NEW YORK — Six months after New York City news junkies flocked to Al Jazeera English's website for up-to-the-second coverage of the Egyptian uprising, they'll now have a chance to watch the 24-hour news network on its original platform: television.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Reuters to change how it handles retractions after killing David Cay Johnston's News Corp. column  —  Reuters is planning to change how it deals with retractions on its website after killing a column written by David Cay Johnston which incorrectly stated that News Corp. had received billions in tax refunds.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Inside Sports Illustrated: Building a Magazine for the Digital Age  —  Among magazines, Sports Illustrated has emerged as a leader in the digital age.  —  In addition to its print edition, the title has produced a tablet edition for the iPad every week since it debuted last June …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
CNN's iReport at Five Years: “Core of How We Tell Big, Breaking Stories”  —  On Tuesday (August 2), hundreds of citizen reporters around the world will attend Meetups organized by CNN to mark the fifth year anniversary of its iReport.  —  CNN iReport has over 800,000 registered contributors …
Discussion: Poynter
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL HuffPo Hires Christina Norman To Lead Video, Black Voices  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) is following last week's stunning ouster of ad chief Jeff Levick with something that has become as routine as personnel shakeups—site launches and a big-name editorial hire.  But this batch goes to the core …
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
PBS Plans a British Outlet  —  PBS, known as the American television outlet for many British programs produced by the BBC and others, is looking to turn the tables by starting a digital channel in Britain.  —  The channel, which would be distributed via cable and satellite …
Discussion: and Adweek
Redesign focuses on interaction, relationship with readers  —  Jornal de Londrina reinvents itself, becoming the first free newspaper in Brazil with direct distribution and increasing its Web site views and reader engagement.  —  Jornal de Londrina (JL) repositioned itself in the market in 2006 with a model unique in Brazil.
Jon Slattery:
Guardian: ‘Journalistic success but losses up’  —  Guardian News & Media, publisher of the Guardian and the Observer, has had another challenging year financially with a sharp fall in recruitment advertising and has reported an operating loss of £38.3 million, compared to £37.8 million in 2010, for the year to April 3.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
IAC's Vimeo Launches Video Sharing Service for Small Businesses  —  Vimeo, the big video sharing site, known mostly for its global popularity as the video player of choice for the creative community, is launching today a commercial service for small businesses.
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