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9:35 PM ET, August 10, 2011


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Rupert Murdoch Isn't Leaving News Corp., Selling His Newspapers, or Making Any Other News  —  In retrospect, it should have been easy to predict that Rupert Murdoch wouldn't use an extended interview with Wall Street and the press to make any news today.  —  That's because:
News Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter Income from Continuing Operations of $982 Million, $0.35 Per Share  —  Total Segment Operating Income Grew 45% to $1.35 Billion on 11% Revenue Growth  — Front Page - News Viewer - Commentary - Markets - Investing - Personal Finance - Community - Games
Discussion: @jbflint and New York Magazine
New arrest in phone-hacking inquiry
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Rick Robinson / Street Fight:
Patch Pitch: 855-Town Gorilla Doles Out Daily Deals  —  Patch certainly reports the news, but it also seems that often Patch is the news.  This is one of those weeks.  And not simply because one of their interns recently helped assist an injured pedestrian, and Patch covered it.
Zeke Turner / WWD:
Maura Egan to Exit Huffington Post  —  After almost five months, Huffington Post deputy entertainment editor Maura Egan is leaving the Web site.  “I'd like to leave it at that,” she wrote in an email this morning, adding that she hopes to spend the rest of August at the beach in will look into “various possibilities” after that.
Discussion: @rafat and The Business Insider
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Patience on AOL Wears Thin
Discussion: WebProNews
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Amazon shows media companies the future of the web  —  Amazon has released a browser-based version of its Kindle e-book app, called the Kindle Cloud Reader, in what appears to be an attempt to detour around Apple's in-app purchasing requirements.  But what the e-book retailer has also done …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
How Media Companies Play With Steve Jobs's New Rules: Give In, Go Around or Compromise  —  Apple's new subscription rules for its iTunes app store have been in effect for less than two months.  But that's long enough for us to get a good idea of how media companies are responding.
Joe Brown / Gizmodo:
Gizmodo Officially Not Being Charged in iPhone 4 Case  —  The District Attorney of San Mateo County is moving forward in the case of the iPhone 4 prototype we posted about last year.  Fortunately, nobody from our team is being charged.  —  Here's our parent company, Gawker Media's official statement on the matter:
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Facebook Is Your New Local Newspaper  —  As we look toward the future of news, it's clear that many huge, national news brands are here to stick around.  —  But what about local news?  Local newspapers, radio stations, and TV affiliates are the ones that could be most easily disrupted by changes in technology and advertising.
Discussion: SAI
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
MoJo's digital ad revenue: up 97 percent over last year  —  We wrote earlier this year about some optimism-inspiring traffic gains over at Mother Jones: This February — long before Osama bin Laden's death spiked traffic stats for many mags in MoJo's league — the site saw a 420-percent increase in traffic from the previous year.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Drew /
Patent-infringement lawsuit against Fark settled for zero dollars.  Also, patent trolls suck hairy donkey balls  —  A lot of you were already aware that Fark was sued by a patent troll back in January.  I wanted to share that as of today, after eight months of legal work, that lawsuit was dismissed.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How The New York Times' beta620 can move from evolution to news revolution  —  The New York Times made a big splash Monday with the public unveiling of beta620, a sort of Skunk Works for online news where experimental features for will be proposed and tested.
Discussion: The Wall Blog
Noreen Malone / New York Magazine:
Sarah Maslin Nir: Alec Baldwin's Favorite Reporter?  —  Sarah Maslin Nir  —  Sarah Maslin Nir, the Times scribe who penned this morning's story on Alec Baldwin's mayoral ambitions, doesn't usually write about politics for the paper.  She primarily writes a party column, the Nocturnalist …
Forbes Update: Our New Article Page for the Era of Social Media Is Now Live  —  Subscribe to Forbes Get a Free Trial Issue … There's been a lot of teeth gnashing lately about the future of the article page on the Web.  Some believe it too closely mimics newspaper and magazine formats.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Alt-'s Not Dead!  But Are Downtown Alt-Weeklies Headed for Retirement?  —  LAST MONTH THE top two editors of The New York Press quit.  Nothing new there.  Two previous editors had done the same.  Except when they quit, they'd done so in dramatic fashion, over journalistic principle or pique.
Discussion: SAI
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Discussion: FishbowlDC
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Discussion: Epicenter
Jay Yarow / SAI:
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
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Discussion: Guardian and Birmingham Riots 2011
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Demand Media Will Sell Web Ads for Village Voice, Awl After $14M IndieClick Buy
Discussion: Adweek and The New York Observer, Thanks:julieanicholson
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Fake It Til You Break It: This Week in Subterfuge
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Abundance of News, but Mixed Sales, for News Magazines
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Melanie Sill / Online Journalism Review:
Duke University's new Reporter's Lab for investigative tools
Discussion: MediaPost and Future of Journalism