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10:05 AM ET, August 17, 2011

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Meg James / Company Town:
Elisabeth Murdoch makes $214 million on Shine sale  —  Rupert Murdoch's daughter Elisabeth Murdoch collected $214 million from the sale of her British TV production company, Shine Group, to her father's media company earlier this year.  —  In April, News Corp. paid $675 million …
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New Issues Emerge for News Corp. in Britain  —  LONDON—New evidence given to Parliament by former News Corp. executives and legal advisers undercut the company's account of phone hacking at its News of the World tabloid and contradicted News Corp.'s longstanding assertion that it had conducted a thorough internal investigation.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   Hacking: James Murdoch Replies To Parliament; Yes, No, Maybe
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Fox Urges Pay-TV Subs To Agitate For ‘TV Everywhere’ Access  —  Dish Currently the Only Distributor Signed on For Authentication Program  —  Fox Broadcasting is encouraging pay-TV customers to demand that their providers participate in its “TV Everywhere” service, in a tactic reminiscent …
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
What's the Most Popular Channel on YouTube?  —  ComScore Measures Largest Channels; Music Brands Top the List  —  Viewers pining for MTV's early era of three-minute lip-synched dramatizations have long known to turn to that grand repository of all video: YouTube.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
BBC News editor: We may use social media photos without permission ‘in exceptional situations’  —  BBC News has been criticized recently for using, without photographers' permission, photos posted on social networks.  In response to a complaint, someone from BBC News had wrongly contended …
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
New York Times Site Goes Down (Updated)  —  It now appears that the New York Times site is up and running again.  —  However, for nearly 40 minutes on Tuesday night, the Gray Lady's online home hit the mat.  —  The web page of the New York Times briefly appeared to be down, with a message reading “page not found.”
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ooyala Now Powering ESPN's Billion-Plus Video Streams  —  Today, Mountain View-based Ooyala, the fast-growing online video services provider, is announcing that it has landed a big content partner: The so-called “worldwide leader in sports”, ESPN.  Those avid sports fans among us may have noticed …
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Traffic Report: Why pageviews and engagement are up at Latimes.com  —  Traffic is undeniably big news in L.A. (Carmageddon, anyone?), so it's only fitting that the Los Angeles Times, the city's paper of record, is racking up some fairly impressive traffic numbers of its own.
Rosie Gray / Runnin' Scared:
Nikki Finke Reacts to Her Power Bachelorette Ranking  —  Nikki Finke Reacts To Power Bachelorette Ranking  —  78-Square-Foot Apartment Dweller Tells Us Why  —  New York City Scratch-N-Sniff Book Will Happen  —  How to Use an Umbrella in New York City  —  Murdoch Pie-Thrower Blogging From Jail
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Inside Cable News:
A Challenge to the (Dwindling) Media Writer Class...  Is the Golden Age of Media Writing over?  Based on recent history, one could make that argument.  Back in 2005 when I first started blogging for ICN, I would spend hours each morning running the web reading all the media related websites looking for the latest stories.
Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
Chris Hughes's Jumo And GOOD Join Forces  —  GOOD, publisher of the magazine by the same name and the social action platform is acquiring Jumo, the cause-oriented social network created by Facebook and team Barack Obama veteran Chris Hughes.  —  Jumo, the social network created …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Worldwide agrees £121m magazine sell-off  —  Private equity firm Exponent to take over 34 titles including Top Gear, Radio Times and Gardeners' World  —  BBC Worldwide has agreed the sale of its magazine business, which publishes titles including Top Gear and Radio Times, for £121m.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Tech Media Obsessed With Deals & Rumors - Bring Back Ideas  —  Big ideas aren't prevalent anymore, posited academic and author Neal Gabler in a New York Times op-ed. “We are living in an increasingly post-idea world,” he wrote, “a world in which big, thought-provoking ideas that can't instantly …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
The Classical Will Publish Post-Punk Sports Journalism...If We Kickstart Them  —  Logo, by Jacob Weinstein, coming to a chip clip near you.  If you live in Brooklyn.  —  Yesterday a Kickstarter announced the arrival of The Classical, yet another daily web publication dedicated to the burgeoning world of alternative sportswriting.
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