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9:45 AM ET, August 2, 2011


 Top News: 
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Hayes to Host MSNBC's Weekend Morning Show  —  Christopher L. Hayes of The Nation magazine will host a weekend morning show for MSNBC beginning in September, the channel said Monday.  —  MSNBC was earlier reported to be developing a show for Mr. Hayes, who has been the Washington editor for The Nation, the liberal weekly magazine.
Budd Mishkin /
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.
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 …
Malcolm Coles /
How to: get to grips with SEO as a journalist  —  The first part in a series on developing a better understanding of Search Engine Optimisation specifically for journalists  —  Journalism has an unhappy history with SEO.  Actually, all online content has an unhappy history with SEO.
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 …
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 …
WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: G-Star Taps Vincent Gallo... Battle of the Apps Begins...  GALLO FOR G-STAR: G-Star has tapped actor and director Vincent Gallo for its fall men's campaign, which will break in Details, Nylon Guys, Complex and V Man in the U.S. in September.  Gallo will join British actress Gemma Arterton …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
News photographer arrested on Long Island for videotaping police  —  A news photographer was arrested Friday and charged with obstruction after he was ordered to stop videotaping police.  An officer told the photographer, Phil Datz, to “go away,” after which he moved down the street and resumed taping.
Discussion:, Gothamist, ANIMAL and TVSpy
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 …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Newsbeat, Chartbeat's news-focused analytics tool, places its bets on the entrepreneurial side of news orgs
Discussion: Betabeat
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Times kept Strauss-Kahn story off story budget to avoid tipping off competitors
Discussion: The New York Observer
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Dick Stevenson named NYT political editor
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
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Matt Thompson / Poynter:
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Andy Rutledge:
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Will business model ‘stabilize’ for newspapers?
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
NBC And Digital: ‘Relentless Experimentation’
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Rupert's Worst Nightmare Come True?
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Reuters to change how it handles retractions after killing David Cay Johnston's News Corp. column
Discussion: Regret the Error
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Peter Lauria heads to Reuters
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Redesign focuses on interaction, relationship with readers
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Atlantic’ Trying to Break New Ground With App