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6:45 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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Folio
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Boston Globe creates a Twitter board for the newsroom  —  There once was a time (cue the piano music, sepia tones, and Ken Burns effect) when one of the major components of newsrooms was the Teletype machine, a novel technology that delivered dispatches from the tiniest reaches of the United States and the farthest corners of the globe.
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 …
Discussion: Guardian
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
Brains And Bots Deep Inside Yahoo's CORE Grab A Billion Clicks  —  A sophisticated personalization algorithm—combined with ever-savvier editors—has helped boost the Today box on Yahoo's home page to the tune of a 270% increase in clicks since 2009.  Here's what they're doing right.
Discussion: Poynter and MediaPost
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
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
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 …
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
The Latest Front in the Developer Talent Wars: Newspapers  —  Hopefully not how developers think of newsrooms.  —  News media have joined the great engineering talent grab.  The Washington Post is looking for an iPhone developer; the Boston Globe needs a front-end developer for boston.com and bostonglobe.com.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Gawker and Poynter
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 …
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.
Discussion: The New York Observer
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 …
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Real-Time Analytics Turn the Web Into a Targeted Broadcast  —  Right now, about 200 of you are reading something I've written on Wired.com.  At least, that's true while I'm typing this.  The number may be higher or lower by the time you read it.  —  I know this because I use Newsbeat …
Discussion: Betabeat and Wired Science
 
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