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8:20 AM ET, August 22, 2011


 Top News: 
ABC News:
Murdoch told me to have someone followed: Buttrose  —  Media figure Ita Buttrose says Rupert Murdoch suggested she have someone followed while chasing a story in her time as editor-in-chief of the Sunday Telegraph and Daily Telegraph.  —  On Australian Story tonight, Ms Buttrose …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Newspapers Edit Down Outlooks  —  Newspaper companies are resetting their advertising expectations after a discouraging first half of the year, a shift that could spur a return to more of the job cuts and other belt-tightening moves that spread through the industry in 2008 and 2009.
Wall Street Journal:
Tight Credit Stymies MediaNews Deal With Freedom  —  Unstable markets have stalled a deal for MediaNews Group Inc. to buy Freedom Communications Inc.'s newspapers, people familiar with the matter said, setting back the companies' efforts to navigate a more challenging media landscape.
Discussion: Guardian and Reuters
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Ponders Its Next Move  —  With Suitors' Bids Due Wednesday, Video Service Considers Future Structure  —  The companies trying to sell Hulu LLC are beginning a big game of chess that could lead them to redefine the popular video service once again.  —  Initial bids are due by Wednesday …
Street Fight:
Ex-'Rocky' Editor Weighs in on YourHub  —  Street Fight Columnist Tom Grubisich's recent piece about the trials and tribulations of the Denver Post's YourHub hyperlocal network sparked plenty of debate among readers in our comments and over social media.  Among those responding was John Temple …
David Carr / New York Times:
Comic's PAC Is More Than a Gag  —  Let's start with a spot political quiz.  Which of the following are legitimate political action committees known as Super PACs, and which is fake?  —  A) Citizens for a Working America  —  B) Make Us Great Again  —  C) Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow
Discussion: New York Magazine
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Local TV Newscasts Expanding  —  ST. LOUIS — Coming soon to this city's television screens: more news at 4 in the morning, again at 10, and at 4 in the afternoon.  —  KSDK, the local NBC affiliate, is adding newscasts to those time slots next month, giving it six and a half hours of local news each weekday, its highest count to date.
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Forbes and advertisers: Is history repeating itself?  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  One of the changes that has been made at Forbes magazine during the past several years is that it has begun offering blog space on its website to companies.  —  Such a blending of editorial and advertising …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Innovation in turbulent times  —  News organizations have an innovation problem.  Especially print media.  As they gingerly wade into digital, their ability to foster innovation becomes more critical than ever.  In today's fast-changing landscape, they should view innovation as their main weapon …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Covering the Imminent Fall of Tripoli  —  CNN is going into overdrive tonight covering what Libyan rebels hope is the imminent fall of Tripoli.  CNN is simulcasting CNN International programming anchored by Hala Gorani and Michael Holmes withWolf Blitzer in D.C. Correspondent Matthew Chance …
Zee / The Next Web:
Twitter Just Got the Respect it Deserves  —  If you're one to check your analytics on a daily basis you may have noticed a pretty sharp increase in referrals from Twitter's “” domains.  We noticed it almost immediately on Wednesday but naively didn't pay much attention.
Jon Slattery:
AA Gill in Sunday Times: How the middle class use the ‘patronage loop’ of internships and work experience to get their children jobs in journalism  —  AA Gill is scathing in the Sunday Times Magazine today about how the well connected middle classes use the “patronage loop” to get their children …
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