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6:20 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
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 …
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
13 Pieces of Campaign Advice for Young Reporters  —  No. 13 - Do not rely upon the hotel wake-up call.  And don't forget time zones.  —  No. 12 - “the news was first reported by (reporter) of (rival organization).”  Do it.  Applies to blogs too.  —  No. 11 - Someone somewhere thinks things …
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlDC and LA Observed
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
Discussion: St. Petersburg Times
In A Quickly Changing Landscape, Journalism Textbooks Suffer Slow Path to Publication
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:taylorbuley