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8:55 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 …
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 …
Discussion: P2PU (beta)
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
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?
Discussion: Poynter and LA Observed
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
“Community management in the newsroom” - The Guardian's Laura Oliver at Hack/Hackers London  —  I've said on many occasions that I am genuinely baffled how so many news organisations seem to think that they can grow an active community on their website, without investing in any community management.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Hulu Enters Original Programming with Morgan Spurlock Series  —  Deal Shows Video Site Aspires to Be More Than Passive Distributor of Shows  —  Anyone seriously considering a $2 billion deal for Hulu will want to know it has a future beyond just distributing TV from networks such a ABC, NBC, Fox and Comedy Central.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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