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12:25 PM ET, August 5, 2011

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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google News gets a new human touch, launching publisher-curated Editors' Picks as a standing section  —  When Google News launched in 2002, it did so with some declarations: “This page was generated entirely by computer algorithms without human editors.”  And: “No humans were harmed or even used in the creation of this page.”
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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 …
Anthony Ha / Adweek:
Startups Look for the Future of Social TV  —  With venture capital and investment dollars flowing in, social TV has become one of the hottest startup categories.  —  Now consolidation may be underway.  Social TV startup Philo was just acquired by advertising company Local Response.
John Higginson / Metro.co.uk:
Guardian journalist: Phone hacking gave me a ‘thrill’  —  A Guardian executive admitted hacking telephone messages - and getting a ‘voyeuristic thrill’ from it.  —  Assistant editor David Leigh said he intercepted voicemails in an article written in December 2006 in order to investigate …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
The New York Observer Will Switch From Tabloid to Broadsheet  —  Beginning August 24, The New York Observer will be printed in a mini-broadsheet format, Observer Media Group president Christopher Barnes announced today.  —  The mini-broadsheet is a shorter, narrower version of the traditional broadsheet …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Guardian:
Introducing Guardian Shorts  —  Guardian Shorts is a new series of ebooks from the Guardian, providing detailed guides to topical news stories, public policy, sports and cultural events.  The ebooks will demonstrate the best of Guardian journalism, with timelines, data and comment, curated and packaged for a quick, portable read.
Discussion: paidContent and TeleRead
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Many Magazines Eke Out Gains, or at Least Hold Their Ground, in New Circ Report  —  Print Fighting the Undertow at Newsstand  —  Most magazines won't put grand slams up on the scoreboard when the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases figures for the first half of the year on Tuesday …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Larry Atkins / The Huffington Post:
Media and Consumers Must Be Careful in Relying on Twitter for Breaking News  —  Last week, a false rumor that CNN's Piers Morgan had been suspended as a talk show host due to his alleged role in phone hacking as an editor for a UK tabloid was spread repeatedly by journalists through Twitter for a brief time.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Media stocks drop more than the market as a whole  —  Stocks fell across the board Thursday in the worst day of trading since 2008.  The drop was fueled by a global credit crisis and a weak U.S. economic recovery, with the expectation that Friday's jobs report will add to the worries.
Discussion: Fox News and MarketBeat
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Playbook's first subscriber was Clinton strategist Howard Wolfson  —  The 1,500th edition of Politico's Playbook was published today, and author Mike Allen marked the occasion by sharing the history of the D.C. must-read morning roundup. … Little-known fact: Mike Allen profiled Jim Romenesko …
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
DirecTV CEO downplays interest in Hulu  —  One more potential Hulu acquirer has thrown its hat in the ring, with DirecTV admitting it has joined Apple, Yahoo, Google, Verizon, AT&T and Amazon in taking a look at the online video site's financials.  But while it's an interesting opportunity …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Daily Beast-Newsweek Traffic Is Down 24 Percent From Last Year  —  Barry Diller is sanguine about the future of the merged Newsweek/Daily Beast news entity, even though he expects it to lose $50 million before crossing over into the black.  “In a year, year-and-a-half or so …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
FishbowlDC Interview With Discovery and TLC's Group Prez Eileen O'Neill  —  Today the FishbowlDC Interview steers away from the usual interrogation and takes a sharp turn for shark-infested waters by interviewing the Group President of Discovery and TLC Eileen O'Neill.
Discussion: TVNewser
Steve Smith / MinOnline:
101 Years-Young: WWD Refreshes Web Presence  —  Citing Women's Wear's roots in the early 20th Century, editor Edward Nardoza announced to readers yesterday a “reimagined” WWD.com on a digital platform where “pages don't yellow or crumble.”  —  The new design has a clean tri-column structure …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
American Journalism Review:
A Welcome Change  —  After years of decline, the audience for network news jumps upward.  Thurs.  August 4, 2011 By Deborah Potter
Discussion: Poynter
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Fox Business launches series on Media Matters  —  The Fox News fight against Media Matters is now being taken up by its cousin, Fox Business.  —  Fox Business published a 2,500-word investigation into the legitimacy of Media Matters' tax-exempt status yesterday, promising it was the first in a three-part series.
 
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