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11:45 AM 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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Guardian
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.
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
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.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Michele Bachmann's bodyguards developing reputation for bullying reporters
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
Foreign Policy:
Epiphanies from Bob Woodward  —  A decade and five books later, the world's most famous investigative journalist has told us more about what happened behind closed doors in Washington's global war on terror than anyone.  So how does he think it will be remembered?  —  Ten years since 9/11.
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
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
MediaNews Group Adds Paywalls To 23 More Newspapers  —  Readers of MediaNews Group's small- and medium-sized newspapers in California, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Massachusetts and Vermont will pay for online content under a metered model starting today, even if they are print subscribers.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Can't Say Hello to Hulu Now.  (Can It?)  —  Way down on the list of ripple effects from the Google-Motorola deal: The notion that Google could buy Hulu gets even harder to take seriously.  —  Prior to today, I kept hearing chatter, none of it stronger than word-of-mouth gossip …
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: 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:
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Pulse Beats The Drum For International Growth, Signs Up Al Jazeera  —  Pulse, the news-reading app for iOS and Android devices, has signed up its first international partner, and it's a biggie: Al Jazeera will become the first foreign news organization to partner with the company to deliver news …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What Reddit says about the expanding idea of journalism  —  Can we find clues about the future of news and journalism in the way a link-sharing site like Reddit operates?  David Weinberger, co-author of the seminal Web 2. book The Cluetrain Manifesto, took a look at that question over the weekend …
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Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
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Discussion: Betabeat
Pandora Young / FishbowlLA:
Layoffs Coming to LA Times Pressroom
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
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