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3:55 PM ET, August 3, 2011


 Top News: 
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?  —  Call me.  (Sox First  —  If you live Uptown, odds are, you have not been phone hacked.  The scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., half of Britain and CNN star Piers Morgan has yet to have much of an impact in New York …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
EXCLUSIVE: Halperin Reinstated at MSNBC  —  Will return to network this week  —  MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin will be returning to the network this week, according to an MSNBC spokesperson, saying it had been a one-month suspension.  —  Halperin was suspended …
Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post:
The TV Column: MSNBC still undecided on plans for guest-host Sharpton  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — No decision has been made on whether to give MSNBC's 6 p.m. time slot to the Rev. Al Sharpton.  —  He was lobbied by Comcast and had given his blessing when Comcast was trying to buy MSNBC parent NBC Universal.
Discussion: On Media's Blog and Mediaite
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How AOL's Editions iPad app seeks to master the digital magazine experience  —  AOL unveiled a centerpiece of its mobile content strategy this week — a new iPad app called Editions that blends some of the most-successful features of other popular news-browsing apps with its own new ideas.
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
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Wall Street Journal: Murdochification Watch  —  The paper runs a thinly sourced, and quickly denied, scoop on non-News Corp. bribes  —  Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, unsurprisingly, hasn't done a whole lot of digging on the News Corp. hacking scandal.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
How USA Today Slips $82 Million a Year Onto Your Hotel Bill  —  People checking out of a hotel are usually in a hurry, whether on their way to catch a plane, return a rental car or get back to their families.  Certainly they're too busy to notice or care about a measly extra charge for 75 cents for an unrequested newspaper.
Discussion: The Wire, Adweek and New York Times
Joanna Geary:
Privacy and social media investigation: how I tracked down an entire family from one tweet  —  Last Saturday I presented to students taking part in the brilliant Young Journalist Academy.  —  The topic was “New Media” (not my title) and the primary aim was to get them up and running with their own blog and learn to publish online.
The New York Observer:
Four Out, Three In as The Daily Beast Swallows Newsweek  —  Ten days after its reported execution date, Newsweek's website began redirecting to a vertical at The Daily Beast.  —  Now, upon landing, readers see a pop up featuring the much-used editor portrait of Tina Brown and a friendly message.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
The Internet Explorer IQ Hoax and the State of Tech Blogging  —  Last Friday, the tech blogosphere was enamored by a study that claimed that Internet Explorer users had a lower IQ than users of other browsers.  The study by AptiQuant found that the average IE6 user only scored just over 80 on its IQ test …
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 …
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Big media rings up sales as advertisers keep coming  —  (Reuters) - U.S. media giants are set to report quarterly revenue gains on the back of a booming advertising market that shows little sign of retreating.  —  Thanks largely to the strongest advertising spending in years …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Economist Launches Android App, All-Access Subscriptions  —  The Economist rolled out both an Android tablet edition and all-access subscription options Tuesday.  —  The newsweekly joins Sports Illustrated and Time in its multi-platform subscription offering, which enables readers to access …
Alphonso Labs / The Pulse Blog:
Pulse Gets Sporty with a Revamped Sports Category  —  Yes, the dog days of summer can be rough on sports fans, but as baseball season turns the corner, and with the NFL's glorious return finally imminent, hope is on the horizon.  Pulse is here to add to this budding sense of optimism …
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