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12:15 AM ET, August 18, 2011

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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 …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Set to Publish Pop Author  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon moved aggressively Tuesday to fulfill its new ambition to publish books as well as sell them, announcing that it had signed Timothy Ferriss, the wildly popular self-help guru for young men.  —  The terms were not disclosed.
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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Steve Forbes / Forbes:
Why Rupert Murdoch Will Survive And Thrive Again
Discussion: MediaFile
Wall Street Journal:
New Issues Emerge for News Corp. in Britain
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Jumo ‘Acquired’ for $0 and a Graceful Exit  —  Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has struggled with his ambitious solo start-up, the social network for activism Jumo, ever since its bumpy launch.  Waning traffic and disinterested users were making it obvious that the site was not going to catch on …
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Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
Chris Hughes's Jumo And GOOD Join Forces
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
This Column Was Crowdsourced By Servio  —  Find out what happens when a journalist crowdsources a piece about a crowdsource company to the people who work there.  —  From DARPA soliciting the masses to design aspects of next generation combat vehicles, to Kickstarter crowdfunding projects by artists …
Discussion: Poynter and TechCrunch
David W. Chen / New York Times:
Discrimination Suit Against Bloomberg L.P. Is Rejected  —  In a major victory for Bloomberg L.P., the financial and media services giant founded by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a federal judge has dismissed claims that the company engaged in a pattern of discrimination against pregnant women who took maternity leaves.
Zeke Turner / WWD:
New York Editor Chris Rovzar to Join Vanity Fair  —  After four years at New York magazine, senior online editor Chris Rovzar is leaving the weekly to take over Vanity Fair's Web operations as digital editor, WWD has learned.  Starting in the middle of September, Rovzar will report to Jamie Pallot …
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.
Discussion: The Wire
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
YouTube, music publishers settle copyright beef  —  A group of music publishers that joined a class action lawsuit filed against YouTube in 2007 have reached a settlement with Google's video-sharing site.  —  David Israelite, CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, in a photo taken earlier this summer
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Facebook study finds Independent's content was shared and liked 136,000 times in one month  —  Facebook has published a report on the way the Independent uses the social network to share content.  The study has found people liked or shared content from the Independent 136,000 during a “recent” month.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Court Rejects Freelancer Settlement: Still No Payment From Tasini Court Win  —  Jonathan Tasini was a hero to many writers when he won his battle to get additional payments from publishers like The New York Times who had included his freelance work in databases like LexisNexis.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
RR Donnelley Continues Digital Expansion With Purchase Of LibreDigital  —  Another interesting digital acquisition by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Co., the Chicago publishing services company that picked up Steve Brill and Gordon Crovitz's Press+ earlier this year.
Discussion: eBookNewser and TeleRead
 
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