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3:30 AM ET, August 24, 2011

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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
CNN Thinks All Tripolis Look the Same  —  According to this CNN screenshot (apparently from Monday), Libyan rebels are advancing on Tripoli, Lebanon.  Wrong continent, guys!  They all do sort of look the same, if you are a 4th grader trying to pass her geography pop quiz.  —  Let's give them a break.
Discussion: TVNewser and Mediaite
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
CNN's Sara Sidner Gets Grazed By Bullet Casings During Live Report In Tripoli  —  While reporting live from Tripoli and the fall of the Gaddafi regime, CNN's Sara Sidner was so close to the gunfire (celebratory or other) that she actually was grazed by a shell while reporting live on television.
Discussion: The Wire, Forbes and TVNewser
Tim Cuprisin / onmilwaukee.com:
OnMedia: The courage of CNN's Tripoli reporters
Discussion: The Wire and Big News Network.com
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
MediaNews Group Consolidates Eleven Bay Area Papers Into Two  —  California's Bay Area residents are a couple months away from losing many of their local newspapers, as the Bay Area News Group—a division of MediaNews Group—consolidates eleven newspapers, including the Oakland Tribune, into just two: The Times and the East Bay Tribune.
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
About 120 lose jobs in Bay Area News Group rebranding, streamlining
Discussion: Dublin Patch
Bloomberg:
Billionaire Slim Boosts Stakes in NYT as Market Slumps  —  Mexican Tycoon Pays $6.83 to $7.09 for 553,000 Times Co. Shares  —  Billionaire Carlos Slim spent $8.8 million to boost his stakes in Saks, Inc. and The New York Times Co., adding to his biggest U.S. holdings as the stock market slumped last week.
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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Carlos Slim Adds to Stake in Times Company  —  Carlos Slim Helú, the Mexican billionaire who is by some accounts the world's richest man, has added to his holdings in The New York Times Company.  —  In a regulatory filing Monday, Mr. Slim and members of his family …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Does StumbleUpon Really Drive More Traffic Than Facebook?  —  StumbleUpon, the social discovery service, has about 15 million users.  Is it possible it could be directing more traffic to outside websites than Facebook, which has more than 700 million?  —  That's what StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp claims.
Discussion: Click Here Blog
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
What you need to know about StumbleUpon, the Web's newly-hot referral source  —  The social-powered Web browsing service StumbleUpon now claims to drive more than half of all social media referral traffic in the U.S., according to new data from StatCounter.  —  Is it true?
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim
Erik Wemple:
Washington, D.C., earthquake: The coverage, assessed  —  A frenzied roundup of D.C. earthquake coverage, featuring no particular order or logic:  —  Huffington Post, as per usual, masters the great teaser: QUAKE!  Media goes nuts.  The coverage, delivered in SEO splendor (Washington …
Discussion: Washington Post, WJLA-TV and DCist
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why the MP3Tunes Case Is a Big Deal You Won't Notice  —  Yesterday, a U.S. District Court Judge handed down a decision which slapped around a big music label and put an entrepreneur on the hook for what could be a very big legal bill.  —  What does that mean for the rest of us?
Joanne Ostrow / Denver Post:
Al Jazeera is reliable and often ahead of the curve in its coverage of Libya  —  Libyans watch an Al Jazeera channel at freedom square in Benghazi, Libya.  The news network's coverage has been lauded as reliable and often ahead of the curve.  (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP/Getty Images )
Discussion: Mediaite
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Time Inc. Launches Its First Four Magazines On Nook Color  —  Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is expanding its magazines' presence on the Nook Newsstand.  Starting today, print subscribers to Fortune, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time will be able to read the Nook editions of those magazines for free …
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
American Printer Magazine Folds After 128 Years; American Press Closes Shop  —  Penton mag saw no model of profitability; printer closes due to economy.  —  Started in 1883 as Inland Printer, Penton Media's American Printer magazine will be stopping production after 128 years.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
San Diego Union-Tribune passes on NYT's Issa story, readers react  —  The New York Times' Eric Lichblau wrote last week “most wealthy members of Congress push their financial activities to the side, with many even placing them in blind trusts to avoid appearances of conflicts of interest …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
U.K. Tabloid Daily Mail's U.S. Web Boss Out After Less Than a Year  —  The man who is supposed to help British tabloid The Daily Mail establish itself in the U.S. has left, after less than a year on the job.  —  Matthew Kearney, whose title had been CEO of U.S. for MailOnline …
 
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Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
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MediaShift:
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The Huffington Post:
It's Official: Sharpton Gets MSNBC Hosting Gig
Discussion: Inside TV
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
Bill Moyers Returns to Public Television, but Not PBS
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Amy Wicks / WWD:
People Bets on Kardashian Ka-Ching
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
The AP And Corbis Combine Image Libraries In Distribution Deal
Discussion: Poynter
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog:
Are live blogs as useful as we think they are?
Discussion: BBC and Press Gazette
Felix Salmon / CJR:
Hewlett-Packard and the M&A Scoop
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Lynne Russell / MediaShift:
Teaching Journalism in an Age When News Comes to You
Discussion: Future of Journalism