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12:10 PM 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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Wall Street Journal:
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.
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.”
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 …
New York Post:
Jane divorcing Jann at last  —  Rolling Stone founder and Us Weekly owner Jann Wenner is finally being sued for divorce by his estranged wife Jane Wenner — 16 years after he sparked a sensation by leaving her and moving in with his gay lover, former Calvin Klein model Matthew Nye.
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Corsair
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 …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
News Startup Capital New York Raises More ... Capital  —  Infusion of $1.7 Million Allows Company to Hire More Journalists  —  As the venerated 130-year-old Los Angeles Times was laying off more of its reporters a few weeks ago, Capital New York, a small news startup based in Manhattan …
Discussion: Capital New York
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Editors Face Teen Angst  —  In the age of Twitter and Facebook, magazines desperately seek younger readers.  —  Photo By Courtesy Photo Photo By Courtesy Photo … NEW YORK — Magazine newsstand sales were revealed last week by the Audit Bureau of Circulations and the numbers were bleak.
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.
Alice / Wonderland:
The Daily Mail knowingly and commercially used my photos despite my denying them permission.  —  A few days ago, I snapped a picture in The GAP on Oxford Street: their ALWAYS SKINNY mannequins' legs are not only always skinny, but anorexically/starved so.  —  I tweeted it, and TwitPic'd one picture.
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 …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Beet.TV
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The World's Highest-Paid Authors  —  see photosJohannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images  —  Click for full photo gallery: Top Earning Authors  —  The golden era of books is over.  Sales of adult hardcovers, the most expensive and lucrative category of books, were down 23 percent in the first half of 2011 after falling 5.1 percent in 2010.
Discussion: GalleyCat
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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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
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