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5:40 PM ET, August 1, 2011


 Top News: 
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.
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” …
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
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.
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.
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 …
Heather Billings / I came, I saw, I coded:   HOW TO MAKE A LONGSHOT HAPPEN
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 …
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.
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
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: and Poynter
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 …
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 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:laureni
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.
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
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: Press Gazette
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Atlantic’ Trying to Break New Ground With App  —  The Atlantic has been one of the few real success stories of the Internet age, at least when it comes to magazines.  Now, with a new app that puts a twist on the model other companies have been using, the magazine is hoping to build on that success.
Discussion: Poynter and MediaPost
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 …
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