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4:25 PM ET, August 19, 2011

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Mulcaire told to reveal who ordered hacking  —  Steve Coogan leads battle to reveal whether News of the World ordered hacking of Elle Macpherson and five other public figures  —  Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal …
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News sites using Facebook Comments see higher quality discussion, more referrals  —  News organizations that have turned to Facebook to power their website comments say they are seeing a higher quality of discussion and a significant increase in referral traffic.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
F.T.C. Says It Will Not Investigate Ashton Kutcher  —  It looks like Ashton Kutcher is in the clear.  —  Mr. Kutcher drew criticism this week after the release of an online-only version of Details magazine that he guest-edited.  In the issue, Mr. Kutcher failed to fully disclose his investments …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Ashton Kutcher and the Absurdity of Policing Endorsements
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Ashton Kutcher Could Face Questions About Disclosure
Dan Archer / Poynter:
An introduction to comics journalism, in the form of comics journalism  —  To some, the only connection between comics and newspapers is in the funny pages, or a single panel editorial cartoon.  However, a new breed of journalist is emerging: one that is as comfortable conducting interviews …
Discussion: One Man & His Blog
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New generation of Web analytics applies ‘big data’ to newsroom decisions  —  New data tools, perhaps best described as Web analytics on steroids and with psychic powers, are making their way into newsrooms and changing the way that editors decide what stories to promote, where, and when.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Alexandra Alter / Wall Street Journal:
Conjuring the Next Harry Potter  —  To fill the void left by the blockbuster series, publishers are making big bets on new authors.  The global marketing push behind a tale of young magicians in love.  —  Erin Morgenstern, an elfin painter with ink-black hair and a fondness for bowler hats …
Discussion: Gawker and GalleyCat
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
How Yahoo! Sports broke the Univ. of Miami college football story  —  Even if you're not a sports fan, you've probably heard the explosive news this week that Nevin Shapiro, the University of Miami booster jailed for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme, told Yahoo! Sports he provided millions …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The truth about scoops  —  In the wake of Motorola-Google deal, Felix Salmon, one of the finest bloggers in New York, penned a piece, Whither the M&A Scoop?  Felix points out that “scoops are the most basic currency of business journalism” and they are what helped folks like Andrew Ross Sorkin become media …
Discussion: Epicenter and Future of Journalism
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Western Europe Sees Huge Shift Toward E-Books  —  Europe has lagged behind the U.S. in widespread adoption of e-books, but a new report suggests that they are finally taking off.  The e-book market in Western Europe grew by 400 percent in 2010, a new report finds.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Editing Community Kibin Helps You Proofread Your Writing Fast And For Free  —  I am primarily writing about this startup because I need it desperately, and because it is the problem I would attempt to solve if I ever decided to flip the switch and become a startup founder instead of the personification of …
Press Gazette:
Policeman arrested amid Guardian leak claim  —  A 51-year-old Scotland Yard detective has been arrested over leaks during the phone hacking investigation.  —  It is believed that the leak may involve The Guardian newspaper, Sky News has reported.  —  A 35-year-old has also been arrested …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Bye Bye, Babes!  Maxim's iPad App Bows Out  —  Tablet magazine app launches still get plenty of attention, so it seems only fair to note when one disappears: Maxim HD, an iPad-specific version of the baberific print magazine, has called it quits, less than a year after launch.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Reader's Digest Subscriptions Come To The iPad  —  As part of its ongoing efforts to adapt its 89-year-old flagship to the digital age, Reader's Digest subscriptions are now available through the magazine's iPad app, for $1.99 per month or $14.99 per year.  —  Print subscribers can read …
 
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