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3:00 AM ET, August 4, 2011


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Time Inc. Doubles Down on Tablets, Promises All Magazines on All Platforms by End of Year  —  Magazine publishers have veered back and forth on what tablets means for their business — Savior!  Disappointment!  Maybe sort of promising! — but here's Time Inc. making another bet on the technology …
John Harris / Guardian:
Tom Watson: 'Phone hacking is only the start.  There's a lot more to come out'  —  The Labour MP has won the admiration of fellow politicians for doggedly investigating the phone-hacking scandal.  What has the experience taught him, how has it changed his life - and what revelations are still to come?
Matt Chaban / The New York Observer:   Telephonies, or Have You Been Phone Hacked?
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Carole Simpson: ‘Things have changed drastically’ for women & minorities in newsrooms  —  When Carole Simpson began her career in the 1960s, there was little diversity in newsrooms.  Hoping to carve a path for women and minorities, Simpson became the first female to broadcast radio news in Chicago …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Pete Hamill on His Tabloid and the Future of Journalism  —  Beloved newspaperman - from back when the term held significance - and novelist Pete Hamill spoke about his new book Tabloid City, the future of journalism (it will survive) and the good old days last night at The Museum of the City of New York.
Charlie Savage / Media Decoder:
Judge Explains Letting a Reporter Protect His Source  —  A federal court on Wednesday unsealed a judge's opinion from last week explaining why she had issued an order on July 20 largely quashing a subpoena to the writer of a book on the Central Intelligence Agency.
Discussion: New York Times
R. Scott Moxley / Navel Gazing:
Ex-Arnold Schwarzenegger Flight Attendant Files $40 Million Libel Suit Against Gawker, National Enquirer  —  Arnold Schwarzenegger's longtime personal flight attendant has filed a $40 million lawsuit that claims Gawker, National Enquirer, London Daily Mail and other news outlets libeled …
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Informer
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy:
Facebook acquires Push Pop Press, but won't make books  —  Facebook has bought ebook publisher Push Pop Press.  But that doesn't mean they're getting into the publishing business.  In fact, it's exactly the opposite: Push Pop Press is getting out.  —  “Although Facebook isn't planning …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Forthcoming HuffPost High Taps Precocious Politics Reporter Myles Miller  —  Is Myles Miller about to become New York's youngest editor?  —  The precocious politics beat reporter was recently named associate editor at the Huffington Post, to work on a not-yet-announced HuffPost vertical produced for and by high schoolers.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Kate Maxwell Jets Conde Nast for Gilt Groupe's Travel Site  —  Kate Maxwell has been named Editor-in-Chief of Gilt Groupe's travel blog and deals site Jetsetter.  —  Ms. Maxwell, who is British, will be in charge of the US site's editorial strategy as well as direct the launch of a new Jetsetter UK site.
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Rick Sanchez in Talks to Co-Host Bilingual Talk Show  —  CNN exile Rick Sanchez is in talks to co-host a syndicated talk show out of South Florida, that would be shot in both English and Spanish, TVNewser has learned.  —  Sanchez, dropped by CNN last October, would have equity in the deal.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
How Publishers Are Dealing With Apple's In-App Subscription Policies  —  Apple's deadline for app owners to run content subscriptions through iTunes or not at all may have passed on June 30, but compliance is emerging unevenly - or not at all.  —  A month after the deadline elapsed …
John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Rating the Newbies: The World Is Flat  —  Photo By Courtesy Photo Photo By Courtesy Photo Photo By Courtesy Photo  —  Over the last year, a bunch of new editors in chief have moved into big magazine jobs.  There have been redesigns, overhauled staffs, office relocations and bold brand campaigns.
Discussion: Poynter
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Hacking figure's U.S. visa in question  —  A prominent figure in the News Corp. hacking scandal may be in the United States on uncertain immigration terms, his former employer confirmed today.  —  Greg Miskiw, a former news editor at the defunct News of the World, is best known …
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