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1:45 PM ET, August 2, 2011

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Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Phone-hacking scandal: Stuart Kuttner is latest NoW exec to be arrested  —  Former managing editor and one-time public face of the News of the World taken into custody  —  Stuart Kuttner, the public face of the News of the World and its most vocal public defender for 22 years …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Breaking Down Condé Nast's Digital Sales  —  Magazine subscriptions became available on the iPad this spring, and the first meaningful set of results are out, with Condé Nast announcing that it's drawn 242,000 digital customers through Apple's iTunes store in the six weeks since it introduced iPad subs.
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
New paywall charges print subscribers for digital access to 6 Lee papers  —  A half-dozen newspapers in the Western United States start charging today for digital access — with an additional cost even for those subscribers who already receive the print edition.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Rachel Maddow Extends MSNBC Contract (Exclusive) … MSNBC has extended Rachel Maddow's contract in a new multi-year deal that will keep the primetime host at the cable news network well beyond the 2012 presidential election.  —  The announcement is expected to come Tuesday at the network's portion …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
A Rift Divides Members of Journalism Groups  —  As the National Association of Black Journalists opens its annual conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, a topic of conversation is likely to be its recent efforts to get more black anchors on prime-time news programs.
Discussion: Poynter
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
What Former Dow Jones CEO Thinks of Murdoch's WSJ  —  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  Warren Philips spent more than 50 years at The Wall Street Journal, rising to become managing editor, then publisher, and eventually CEO of Dow Jones & Co. But you won't hear him complaining …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“A great story to tell to advertisers”: How TPM increased its ad sales revenue 88 percent from last year  —  This June, Talking Points Memo had the biggest ad sales month in its eleven-year history, closing out a half-year period that saw ad sales revenue grow 88 percent over the same period in 2010.
Wall Street Journal:
Bribery Arose in Libel Case  —  LONDON—As police investigate the News of the World tabloid for allegedly bribing police officers for information, a libel case involving another London tabloid suggests that the practice may not have been unusual.  —  In 2000, a reporter for the Sunday Mirror …
SocialFlow Blog:
Engaging News Hungry Audiences Tweet by Tweet: An audience analysis of prominent mainstream media news accounts on Twitter  —  Back in May, when we analyzed the viral spread of news about Osama Bin Laden's death, we were impressed by the speed and scale at which news could break on Twitter.
Discussion: AllThingsD
The Atlantic Online:
Why I Like Media Experiments  —  During the time when I'd normally have written a blog post or two, gone on a long run, and made some tortilla soup, the world had helped us to create several brand new things  —  It was 2:45 p.m., fifteen minutes before the end of the 48-hour period …
Discussion: Brain Pickings
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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.
Discussion: Gawker
Market Wire:
ONA Selects 2011 MJ Bear Fellows, Journalism Stand-Outs Under 30  —  The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, today announced its first 2011 MJ Bear Fellows, three journalists under age 30 whose innovative work in independent …
Wall Street Journal:
McGraw-Hill in Cross Hairs  —  Two big investors have upped their stake in McGraw-Hill Cos. in a move that could lead to a push to break up the conglomerate, known as much for its financial data and bond ratings as its textbooks for school children.  —  Hedge fund firm Jana Partners LLC …
Discussion: Deal Journal
The Huffington Post:
PHOTO: NYT's Graphic Front Page  —  The New York Times ran a very graphic photo on its front page Tuesday.  The photo, by staff photographer Tyler Hicks, shows a severely malnourished Somali child in a Mogadishu hospital.  —  While jarring, Times executive editor Bill Keller told …
Budd Mishkin / statenisland.ny1.com:
One On 1: Journalist Wayne Barrett Turns A New Page … Much is the same in journalist Wayne Barrett's world these days.  He's still married to Fran, his wife of 42 years, and he's still passionate about his work.  —  There are a couple of key differences, however.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Dow Jones circulation chief calculates, by platform, the news people will pay for  —  As Dow Jones senior vice president of circulation, Lynne Brennen probably sells more subscriptions on more platforms than any other American news executive.  —  Brennen was musing recently that …
Discussion: New York Times
 
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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Court filings show how Zuckerberg and other Meta execs played down risks to young users, while rejecting staff pleas to bolster guardrails and hire more staff

Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
How the Internet Archive plans to defend its digital lending practices as it appeals a US court's 2023 ruling; IA says it was forced to remove over 500K books

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