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1:55 PM ET, August 16, 2011


 Top News: 
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone hacking: News of the World reporter's letter reveals cover-up  —  Disgraced royal correspondent Clive Goodman's letter says phone hacking was ‘widely discussed’ at NoW meetings  —  • Read Clive Goodman's letter to News International  —  Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch …
Press Gazette:
MPs ‘likely’ to recall James Murdoch  —  James Murdoch is “likely” to be recalled before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee as part of its inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World, Labour MP Tom Watson said today.  —  Amid continued questions about the extent …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Hacking: James Murdoch Replies To Parliament; Yes, No, Maybe  —  It looks increasingly likely that James Murdoch will make a return trip to Westminster to testify before the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport.  The News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) deputy COO hoped to avoid …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Hacking: Committee Releases Potentially Devastating NoTW Correspondence  —  The House of Commons Select Committee investigating widespread hacking at News of the World and a host of potential ripple effects, including a possible coverup by News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS), did one heck of a data dump today.
Linda Austin / Reynolds Center …:
U.S. business journalists' median salary is $56,220, Reynolds Center survey finds  —  Median salaries for U.S. business journalists varied by place of employment from $50,100 for print to $78,438 for wire services in 2010-11.  Photo by Flickr user Roger H. Goun.
Discussion: Poynter and SAI
How Journalists See Each Other  —  Just having a little fun with the image below.  How various types of journalists see themselves and others.  —  And don't forget, if you are in the Bay Area you can eat at Credo Restaurant all week and a portion of the revenue will go to Spot.Us.
The New York Observer:
The Free Agent List: 2011′s 50 Media Power Bachelorettes  —  A COMMON REACTION upon learning some made The Observer's 2011 Media Bachelorettes list?  See here.  —  But there's no need to be embarrassed.  After all, as it's been said, girls run the world.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Wall Street Journal:
American Media No Longer for Sale  —  The publisher of the National Enquirer is no longer up for sale, after the media company's owners balked at an offer from Apollo Global Management, said people familiar with the matter.  —  American Media Inc., which publishes the Enquirer, Men's Fitness …
Discussion: Folio and
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Ron Paul remains media poison  —  I admit I do not fully understand Ron Paul and his beliefs.  But I do understand when a guy gets shafted, and Ron Paul just got shafted.  —  On Saturday, the Ames Straw Poll was conducted in Iowa amid huge media interest and scrutiny.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why would anyone pay to read The New York Times online?  —  The New York Times digital subscription program has been live for nearly six months, and it's being called an early success.  There were more than 224,000 paid subscribers at the end of June, and the site doesn't seem to have hemorrhaged traffic.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Cable Sees Its Balance Shifting to Web  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. Chief Executive Glenn Britt said broadband Internet rather than television is becoming the cable operator's “anchor service,” after sealing a $3 billion deal to expand his company's footprint in the Midwest.
Discussion: Free Press and GigaOM
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Fox Starts Its Web Pullback, and ABC Gets Ready to Follow  —  Fox has formally kicked off the The Great Free TV Web Pullback of 2011.  Now get ready for ABC to do the same.  —  Yesterday Fox followed through with its previously announced plans to keep its new shows off the Web for eight days …
Harry McCracken / Time:
Techmeme  —  Want to know what's new in the world of tech?  You could visit one of the big news sites or blogs.  Or you could go right to the site that reporters and bloggers check obsessively throughout the day.  Gabe Rivera's Techmeme pulls together articles from around the Web …
Dan Reimold / PBS:
Twitter Interview Requests: #Innovative or #Epicfail?  —  Over the past year, I have noticed an emerging student press trend sweeping the Twitterverse: the tweet greet.  —  An increasing number of student journalists appear to be using Twitter as the prime spot to seek sources for their story …
Discussion: 10,000 Words and eMedia Vitals
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Newspapers need a jolt of Silicon Valley DNA  —  I started my career as a newspaperman, became a Silicon Valley CEO and work today as a consultant helping media companies understand technology and helping technology companies understand the media.  Here's what I have learned:
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