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11:00 PM ET, August 16, 2011

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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 …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   Hacking: James Murdoch Replies To Parliament; Yes, No, Maybe
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Hacking: Committee Releases Potentially Devastating NoTW Correspondence
Jillian Rayfield / tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com:   News Corp: Phone Hacking Scandal Might Be Bad For Our Rep
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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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 …
Discussion: GigaOM, DSLreports and MediaPost
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.
Discussion: Company Town and Journalism.co.uk
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.
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 …
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 mediabistro.com
Linda Austin / BusinessJournalism.org 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, SAI and MediaJobsDaily
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.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Cal Fussman / Esquire:
C.J. Chivers: What I've Learned  —  The 46-year-old war reporter on joining the Marines, sleeping at Ground Zero, and the meaning of military  —  Chivers in Afghanistan in December 2007, on assignment for The New York Times.  He was one of the first reporters on the ground when the war began in 2001.
Discussion: Poynter
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.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Sara Dickenson Quinn / Poynter:
Why writers sometimes work for free & designers don't, as HuffPost contest reminds journalists  —  The Huffington Post hit a nerve in the professional design community when the website announced a contest to design its new Politics icon.  —  “To ask designers to work for nothing suggests …
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.
Discussion: SAI
Doug Fisher / Common Sense Journalism:
How newspapers resemble the auto industry  —  In this month's Tennessee Press, the publication put out by the Tennessee Press Association, Jeff Fishman, publisher of the Tullahoma News, speaks truth to power in his withering comparison of the newspaper and auto industries.  —  Reprinted by permission:
 
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