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4:25 PM ET, August 4, 2011

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Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Rick Sanchez on Cable News: 'It's an ugly, nasty, vitriolic business'  —  CNN exile Rick Sanchez is not a big fan of cable news.  —  “It's an ugly, nasty, vitriolic business,” Sanchez, 53, says from his home in Atlanta.  “Every day, it's a knife fight in an alley, and you don't walk away …
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Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Rick Sanchez in Talks to Co-Host Bilingual Talk Show
Discussion: TVWeek.com and Poynter
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Warner Bros. Pulls Back the Curtain on Flixster Collections, Its Ambitious Digital Video Bet  —  Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes spent a lot of yesterday's earnings call discussing the company's future in digital video.  Here's one of his focal points: Flixster Collections …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of ARPU  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  We've seen lots of consternation over numbers recently.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
9 reasons newspapers are suddenly asking print subscribers to pay for full Web access  —  After years of searching for a workable paid digital content model, a wave of small and mid-sized newspapers have all hit on the same solution: Ask print subscribers to pay just a little more to get full website access.
Discussion: paidContent
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Atlantic Launches a Video Aggregator With a Twist  —  The Atlantic, which added a photo section to its brainy Web site earlier this year, has taken the next logical step: A digital nook dedicated to moving pictures.  —  The site's new section joins many other sites' video verticals which bring you clips from around the Web.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
CNBC drops ‘World Business’  —  CNBC has pulled its weekend international business show, “World Business,” after a blog edited by Gordon Brown's sister-in-law found that the show's production company was doubling as a PR firm for Malaysian politicians.  —  The blog, the Sarawak Report …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Meltwater Buys Ice Rocket For Pro Social Monitoring  —  The news monitoring service Meltwater is branching out in to social media monitoring, after its core business of crawling professional news sites was made more expensive by new industry fees.  —  Meltwater is acquiring Ice Rocket …
Discussion: TechCrunch and NetNewsCheck Latest
Nieman Journalism Lab:
Transparency, iteration, standards: Knight-Mozilla's learning lab offers journalism lessons of open source  —  This spring, the Knight Foundation and Mozilla took the premise of hacks and hackers collaboration and pushed it a step further, creating a contest to encourage journalists …
Yogita Mehta / The Official Google Blog:
Google News highlights unique content with Editors' Picks  —  (Cross-posted on the Google News Blog)  —  News organizations tell stories online in ways that bring together the best of traditional and digital journalism, whether that involves long-form investigative features …
Bloomberg:
Murdoch's Cleanup Effort Draws Criticism  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s Rupert Murdoch told British lawmakers he's the “best person” to clean up the company after a phone-hacking scandal.  Fifteen days later, it isn't clear how he'll accomplish that.  —  The committee the New York-based media company set …
Greg Marx / CJR:
The NY Times's New Top Editor in D.C.  —  A conversation with incoming Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt … Let's start with the basics about your new assignment.  What does a Washington bureau chief do?  You had a pretty great job before, so what appealed to you about taking on this new role?
Pentagram:
Inside The New York Times Building  —  One of the best-reviewed documentaries of the summer, “Page One: Inside The New York Times” is a new film directed by Andrew Rossi that takes viewers inside the newsroom of the world's greatest newspaper.  The film portrays a particularly tumultuous year at the Times …
Discussion: Poynter and PSFK
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Digitas Jordan Bitterman: ROI for Online Video Advertising is Double Television's  —  While advertisers and ad networks are driving online video ad rates “to the floor,” the lower prices are making the media more efficient, providing a return on investment of 3 to 5X for digital video versus 2X …
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Former Longtime WNBC Anchor Carol Jenkins Says TV News Industry Going ‘Right Direction’ for Women, Blacks  —  Carol Jenkins was a top-notch broadcast journalist for several decades in New York.  She is most remembered for her nearly quarter-century at WNBC as an anchor and reporter.
Discussion: womensmediacenter.com and TVSpy
 
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