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9:40 PM ET, August 1, 2011


 Top News: 
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.
Discussion: On Media's Blog
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.
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 and MediaPost
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Adventures in Paywalls: The ‘Longshot’ Magazine Nagwall  —  Over the weekend, a group of loony volunteers and writers put out the third issue of Longshot magazine, which is a very attractive product in print particularly and you may buy that right here.  (The huge vault of radio programming …
Discussion: Poynter and Nieman Journalism Lab
The Atlantic Online:
Why I Like Media Experiments
Discussion: Brain Pickings
Heather Billings / I came, I saw, I coded:   HOW TO MAKE A LONGSHOT HAPPEN
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Boston Globe editor joins Twitter; 'Like it or not, you can't ignore it,' he tells other editors  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Marty Baron started Tweeting last Friday, a day before his 10th anniversary as Boston Globe editor.  “Welcome Boston Globe Editor @globemartybaron to Twitter (and 2011)!” tweeted CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
The Atlantic Online:
The Impact of Next-Generation Data on the Practice of Journalism  —  How having access to more and more data about who is reading your stories when and where could help make journalism better  —  Over at GigaOm, Mathew Ingram has a fine write-up about NewsBeat, the journalism-centric product …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Newsbeat, Chartbeat's news-focused analytics tool, places its bets on the entrepreneurial side of news orgs  —  Late last week, Chartbeat released a new product: Newsbeat, a tool that takes the real-time analytics it already offers and tailors them even more directly to the needs of news orgs.
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why Watch TV at Home When You Have a Perfectly Good iPhone to Squint At?  —  Yet more evidence that “mobile” is relative when it comes to smartphones, iPads, and online video.  Here's another study that says lots of people are watching stuff on their gadgets when they're just a few feet from their own TVs.
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.
Discussion: Regret the Error
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Dick Stevenson named NYT political editor  —  Dick Stevenson, the New York Times deputy Washington bureau chief who was on the shortlist to become the next bureau chief, has been named editor of a newly formed Political Desk.  —  The New York Times' political coverage comes out of both Washington …
Discussion: The Wrap
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
AP: No opinion or speculation from anonymous sources  —  The Associated Press and its union have agreed to make some small changes in the wire service's Statement of News Values and Principles, which states that “we always strive to identify all the sources of our information …
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Times kept Strauss-Kahn story off story budget to avoid tipping off competitors  —  In a new issue of the Times' “Inside the Newsroom” email newsletter, which is sent to subscribers, Metropolitan Editor Carolyn Ryan describes how she tried to keep a lid on the Times' June 30 story …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
NI mass-deleted emails, tech firm says  —  HCL reveals News International's various requests for deletion but tells MPs it knew of nothing untoward  —  The technology firm HCL has told the home affairs select committee it was aware of the deletion of hundreds of thousands of emails …
Discussion: paidContent and Press Gazette
Andy Rutledge:
Journalism  —  If you follow many designers on Twitter or read any of a few popular blogs and news publications, you've been told that I recently offered up my proposal for the redesign of the New York Times website.  If, however, you actually read my article and you possess common cognitive abilities …
Discussion: Poynter
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Will business model ‘stabilize’ for newspapers?  —  Quizzed by securities analysts last week about his company's disappointing financial performance, the best McClatchy boss Gary Pruitt could say was that he hopes the newspaper “business model will stabilize” at some unspecified point in the future.
Matt Thompson / Poynter:
10 questions to help you write better headlines  —  If you need any proof about the power of headlines, consider this: what do you imagine drew the majority of people to this post?  Chances are that you and others made the decision to click here after coming across the headline.
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Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
AOL Ad Chief Is ‘New Face’
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
IAC's Vimeo Launches Video Sharing Service for Small Businesses
Discussion: Streaming Media, Thanks:beet_tv
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
NBC And Digital: ‘Relentless Experimentation’
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Peter Lauria heads to Reuters
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Redesign focuses on interaction, relationship with readers
Jon Slattery:
Guardian: ‘Journalistic success but losses up’
Reeves Wiedeman / New York Magazine:
Leak With Care  —  Pro tips for whistle-blowers-to-be.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Chrome Overtakes Firefox To Become UK's Second Most-Popular Browser 50
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:laureni
 Earlier Picks: 
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
Media Blackout in China After Wreck
Barry Malone / Photographers:
Me and the man with the iPad
Discussion: Future of Journalism
David Carr / New York Times:
Bringing Comfort Food to Print Fans
Discussion: Grub Street New York
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
CNN's iReport at Five Years: “Core of How We Tell Big, Breaking Stories”
Discussion: Poynter and
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
PBS Plans a British Outlet