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6:30 PM ET, August 11, 2011


 Top News: 
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Rupert Murdoch endorses Carey as next in line  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch said top lieutenant Chase Carey would replace him should anything happen to the 80-year-old News Corp CEO.  —  The comments were the clearest sign yet that Murdoch's son James may be sidelined after a phone hacking scandal swept …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
News Corp Says It Lost $254 Million On MySpace  —  News Corp lost $254 million on MySpace, the company said as it reported revenue that beat analysts' expectations.  —  The loss pushed News Corp.'s Q4 net income down 22 percent to $683 million.  —  News Corp said MySpace's losses during …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
A Rogue Tweeter Titillates, Then Vanishes  —  For the last five days, fear has hushed the elevators at Condé Nast.  Few dared say much for fear of having their words appear on a satirical Twitter feed called @CondeElevator, which purported to capture the banalities and inanities …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:   Condé Nast Teams Up With Fremantle of ‘Idol’ Fame
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Brauchli: No plans for a Washington Post paywall  —  At the AAJA convention in Detroit, Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli said “we are quite content being the largest free premium newspaper online” and that a paywall won't be going up anytime soon.  Knight Foundation's John Bracken told the audience that “print is the new vinyl.”
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Study: Links from other news sites matter more than social networks  —  A new study of Web referrals to online publishers shows links from other content sites are more important than those from social media.  —  Links from content sites (including other news publishers or aggregators) …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AOL Authorizes $250 Million Stock Buyback Program After Share Price Falls Off A Cliff  —  AOL (which, in case you didn't know, has been the owner of TechCrunch for almost a year now) has announced that its board of directors has given the green light for a stock repurchase program that will allow …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Would-Be Hulu Buyers Will Have Their Checkbooks Ready Next Week  —  Quick update on the Hulu auction: Would-be buyers are expected to offer up their initial bids by the end of next week, according to people familiar with the company.  —  That will end the first step of a sales process …
Joel Gunter /
Cameron: media has a responsibility to hand over riot footage  —  Prime minister says he will encourage media organisations to hand over unused footage to aid police investigations  —  David Cameron has said in parliament that media organisations have a responsibility to hand over unused footage of rioters to the police.
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Facebook delivers tiny Minnesota TV station a big roadkill story  —  On a typical day, KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota attracts about 10,000 page views.  Recently, the station set a record, 250,000 page views in a single day and a million views in four days.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, KRWF and TVSpy
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Disney to put its shows behind a pay wall online, too  —  Fox might not be the only broadcaster to begin restricting access to its shows online and requiring next-day viewers to be pay TV subscribers.  Disney is also working out deals with distributors that would allow viewers to watch shows sooner if they log on with a cable ID.
Discussion: Electronista
CNNMoney Tech Tumblr:
HuffPost/AOL now “aggregating” video as well  —  The Huffington Post tends to be under constant fire for what many call over-aggregating: taking too much content from other sources and making it their own.  It's always been more of an issue with print stories than video, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Twitter Finally Taps The Massive TV Ad Market with Help From Trendrr  —  Can Twitter finally make it rain...revenue?  —  There are an average of 200 weather related tweets per minute in America, with that number spiking to 2 million on a day of severe weather.
Amanda Lucci / eMedia Vitals:
What magazines with the most fans are doing right  —  Magazine brands with the most Likes are obviously doing something right and other publishers could learn from their strategies.  Digital think tank L2 recently released a survey with various statistics about digital presence …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the next recession  —  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.  —  If the current events of the world are scary for all of us, they're particularly horrifying for news publishers.
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Schmidle defends sourcing in New Yorker's ‘Getting bin Laden’ story, while narrative editors suggest improvements
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
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Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlDC and LA Observed
In A Quickly Changing Landscape, Journalism Textbooks Suffer Slow Path to Publication
The Huffington Post:
Mike Albo, Fired ‘New York Times Writer,’ Speaks About ‘The Junket’
Shane Snow / Poynter:
7 steps for building an effective community management plan
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks severs News International links - but university honour remains
Discussion: Adweek
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From iReporter to CNNer (and beyond)
Discussion: TVNewser
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Student's riot blog brings in a million views in one day
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
USA Today investigations editor jumps to Reuters
Forbes Update: Our New Article Page for the Era of Social Media Is Now Live
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:taylorbuley