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9:00 AM ET, August 11, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Reuters
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
Discussion: @jbflint and New York Magazine
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) …
Discussion: The Outbrain Blog and GeekWire
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.
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.
Rachel McAthy /
Student's riot blog brings in a million views in one day  —  Hyperlocal site The West Londoner reports more than a million page views as it liveblogs UK riots  —  Burnt buildings in the aftermath of London riots at Lavender Hill, Clapham  —  Copyright: Bayerberg on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
Patrick / Gametime IP:
Patent Owner With Ties To Intellectual Ventures Sues 100+ Media Companies  —  Although this news is fairly old at this point, the Intellectual Ventures connection to Mission Abstract Data's lawsuit against 116 media companies seems to have gone relatively unreported until last week.
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
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:
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
USA Today investigations editor jumps to Reuters  —  Blake Morrison, who as been at USA Today for a dozen years, joins Reuters as Investigative Projects Editor.  His four-person team at USA Today “has earned a reputation for doing creative work with high impact on public policy,” says the memo announcing his appointment.
Todd Spangler / Multichannel:
Cablevision, Viacom Resolve iPad App Spat  —  Companies Reach Out-of-Court Settlement on Distribution of Programming to IP Devices  —  Cablevision Systems and Viacom announced Wednesday that they have settled their litigation over the cable operator's apps providing live TV and VOD to subscribers in their homes.
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 …
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.
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
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.
Rick Robinson / Street Fight:
Patch Pitch: 855-Town Gorilla Doles Out Daily Deals
Discussion: Media Week and NetNewsCheck Latest
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