Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Phone hacking: News of the World Hollywood reporter is arrested — James Desborough is arrested by London police investigating UK hacking allegations — James Desborough, an award-winning reporter at the former News of the World newspaper, has been arrested by officers investigating the phone-hacking scandal.
Discussion: The Wire, New York Magazine, Deadline.com, The New Yorker Blog and Gawker
Adam Taylor / The Wire: News of the World Hollywood Reporter Arrested
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: News of the World's U.S. Editor Arrested Too
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Ex-News Of The World Hollywood Reporter Arrested On Hacking Charges
David Holmes / The New Yorker Blog: To-Do List: A “Texas Miracle” and a Space Hotel
Jeff Neumann / Gawker: Another Reporter Arrested in Phone-Hacking Investigation
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
A life unravelled ... whistleblower who incurred wrath of the Murdoch empire — Relentless legal pursuit of ex-News Corp employee likened to ‘Rambo tactics’ — Five years ago Robert Emmel was enjoying the American dream. He lived in a detached house in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia …
Discussion: The New York Observer and Company Town
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Questions Surround Hulu Auction … With first bids for online video provider Hulu believed to be due late this week, there is a slew of open questions about the auction. — Among them: Will Google bid for the joint venture now that it has already agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in its biggest deal ever?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to newspapers: The future of media is a two-way street — Plenty of newspapers and other mainstream media entities are happy to use social tools like Twitter and Facebook to promote their content, host comments on their news stories in order to build traffic, and otherwise try and take advantage of the web.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and JackLail.com, Thanks:mathewi
Jack D. Lail / JackLail.com: Newsrooms that say they are succeeding at the ‘two-way street’ are mostly lying
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
In China, reporters covering Biden get the heave-ho — Only minutes into the vice president's remarks, Chinese officials began directing journalists toward the exits. Soon the shooing became shoving. — Vice President Joe Biden participates in a meeting with the chairman …
Discussion: The New Yorker Blog and TPMDC
David Hiltbrand / Sacramento Bee:
CNN anchor Don Lemon: Talented, imperious, scarred, publicly out — PHILADELPHIA - Want a yardstick for how far into the post-ironic era we have drifted? — This summer, TV newsman Don Lemon published a memoir, “Transparent,” in which he came out as gay and talked about being sexually abused as a boy.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
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.
Discussion: City Room, TPMDC, Gawker, On Media's Blog, New York Magazine and SAI
Daniel E. Slotnik / City Room: Morning Buzz — For more local news from The Times …
Megan Reback / TPMDC: Discrimination suit against Bloomberg LP tossed
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Bloomberg L.P. discrimination suit dismissed
Noah Davis / SAI: Judge Dismisses Bloomberg L.P. Discrimination Suit
Zeke Turner / WWD:
Times Magazine Hires Jon Kelly — Photo By CLINT SPAULDING/PatrickMcMullan.com … New York Times Sunday Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren has hired Jon Kelly away from Bloomberg Businessweek. — Kelly, 29, will run the front of the Sunday Magazine and Greg Veis will become politics editor.
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
Discussion: paidContent, YouTube Blog, Softpedia News and Electronista, more at Techmeme »
Softpedia News: YouTube Settles with Music Publishers, They'll Use Content ID Just Like Everyone Else
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.
Discussion: Guardian, Future of Journalism, Adweek, The Next Web, Pulse2, Gawker, The New York Observer, bookforum.com, mocoNews, eBookNewser, Amazon.com, FT Tech Hub and GeekWire, more at Techmeme »
Alison Flood / Guardian: Amazon strikes first ‘major’ publishing deal
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Amazon's aggressive move from selling to publishing books - enough reason to be scared
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Amazon Signs Self-Help Guru Timothy Ferriss
Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Amazon boosts its publishing credentials by signing self-help guru Tim Ferriss
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Amazon Enters the Publishing Business for Real with Tim Ferriss
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Self-Help Bro Joins with Amazon to Save Publishing
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: Amazon Publishing's New York Imprint Gets First Major Acquisition: Timothy Ferriss
Laura Hazard Owen / mocoNews: Here Comes Amazon Publishing, With First Author...And A (Polite) War Cry
Dianna Dilworth / eBookNewser: Amazon Publishing To Put Out Timothy Ferriss Books
Amazon.com: Amazon Publishing Acquires #1 and Four Years Running New York Times Best-Selling 4-Hour Guru …
Phill Tutt / FT Tech Hub: Apple faces South Korea privacy suit
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 …
Discussion: The Next Web, New York Times, Fortune, @betabeat, @chrishughes, Pulse2, @betabeat, @betabeat, @pkafka, GOOD, Working In Boxer Shorts, paidContent, Fast Company and TechCrunch, more at Techmeme »
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: GOOD to launch its own Kickstarter-like crowdsource funding platform
Stephanie Strom / New York Times: Two Groups That Help Nonprofits in a Merger
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Is Groupon running out of money?
@betabeat: @chrishughes @techmeme @GOOD as we said to you before we published, confirm or deny on the record, and we're happy to report it.
Chris Hughes / @chrishughes: .@techmeme, Jumo and @GOOD is about changing the world, not baseless gossip. ‘$0’ acquistion is just plain false. @betabeat should correct.
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Do-Gooders Rejoice: GOOD Acquires Chris Hughes's Jumo
@betabeat: @chrishughes @techmeme @GOOD you can't decline to comment beforehand, then refuse to go on record after, then point fingers
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: How to cut through spin, using sharp elbows, without overt nastiness. Nice work by the Observer on Jumo's demise. http://t.co/GkzJo9Q
Ben Goldhirsh / GOOD: A Step Forward: GOOD Acquires Jumo
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Updated: GOOD Buys Facebook Vet Chris Hughes' Jumo
Ellen McGirt / Fast Company: Chris Hughes's Jumo And GOOD Join Forces
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Chris Hughes' Social Causes Startup Jumo Gets Folded Into GOOD
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.