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5:05 PM ET, August 22, 2011


 Top News: 
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Covering Libya: Who Was There, Who Wasn't, And Who Aired Caught On Tape  —  If you happened to watching the news late Sunday afternoon or into the evening — or, more likely, if you happened to be checking Twitter during that time — you would have noticed that Libya and its elusive former …
Discussion: Adweek, Guardian, ProPublica and PSFK
Andrew Hough / Telegraph:
Libya: Sky News reporter Alex Crawford praised for dramatic Tripoli reporting
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Covering the Imminent Fall of Tripoli
Discussion: Guardian and Future of Journalism
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Miramax Launching Multi-Title Facebook Movie App In U.S., UK & Turkey  —  Watching movies on Facebook isn't new—Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX), Paramount and Universal each are trying variations on the theme.  But today, paidContent can report, Miramax is launching the largest-scale Facebook …
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
Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
Outdated US media rules to be taken off the books  —  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is stripping 83 rules from its books as part of its reform agenda and commitment to a request from President Barack Obama earlier in the year to improve or remove any rules that were out of date, the agency said on Monday.
Brooks Boliek / The Politico:   FCC finally kills off fairness doctrine
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Ayman Mohyeldin Leaves Al Jazeera for NBC News  —  Al Jazeera English correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, who was the face of that channel during the Egypt uprising, is joining NBC News as a foreign correspondent in September.  Mohyeldin will be based in the Middle East for NBC …
Gayle MacDonald / Globe and Mail:   Tony Burman, Al Jazeera and the future of 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 …
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 …
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.
Roy Peter Clark / Poynter:
Good tabloid writing turns crap into a front-page natural  —  On August 11, many news organizations covered another dramatic drop of the Dow, this one more than 500 points.  So volatile was the market that week that even the roller coaster cliché seemed insufficient.
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Magazines Flex Their Apps — But Will They Make Any Money From Them?  —  Beach-goers this summer may have noticed that their favorite magazines — from Time to Vanity Fair to Esquire — have shiny new tablet editions.  —  Magazine publishers are betting heavily on the tablet platform …
Discussion: Noted
John Koblin / WWD:
Preview: WSJ Magazine's September Issue … JOURNAL ENTRY: While Sally Singer handed over her latest cover of T: The New York Times Style Magazine to the relatively unknown jazz singer Esperanza Spalding, editor Deborah Needleman is going conventional: Rachel Weisz is WSJ's September cover girl.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Huge generation gap evident in attitudes about website comments  —  An Ad Age/Ipsos Observer online survey of 1,003 households shows a large generation gap in how people view website commenting.  Young adults (18 to 24) are three and a half times more likely than those 55 and older to comment “often” on Web articles.
Discussion: Techland
James Robinson / Guardian:
‘Google needs TV’ will be message at Edinburgh  —  Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, is expected to offer television executives an olive branch - and perhaps even some funding  —  • An open letter from Tess Alps of Thinkbox  —  When Google's chairman Eric Schmidt gives the MacTaggart lecture …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Viewers vexed by Fox's TV Everywhere pay wall  —  It's been just a week since Fox instituted its eight-day delay for non-authenticated viewers of its shows online, and already people are heading to BitTorrent to watch instead.  According to TorrentFreak, the number of viewers downloading shows …
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
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