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10:00 AM ET, August 30, 2011

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Joe Grimm / Poynter:
Following layoff, Jack Shafer tells journalists: ‘Always be looking’  —  In this week's career chat, we talked with longtime media critic Jack Shafer, who has covered the media for about 25 years.  Just last week, he was laid off from Slate.  —  Shafer, who said no audience questions were off-limits …
Discussion: GalleyCat and FishbowlNY
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Paul Smalera / MediaFile:
How to reboot Slate  —  The opinions expressed are his own.  —  There's really no schadenfreude to be had for Slate, which laid off four staffers and a few freelancers last week.  After all, this is the online magazine that gave birth to a Twitter meme, #Slatepitches …
Discussion: Poynter
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
Phone hacking: judge to question Rupert and James Murdoch under oath  —  Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, are to be questioned about the phone hacking scandal under oath in the High Court.  —  Lord Justice Leveson, the man who prosecuted Rose West, will hold his inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice.
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Reuters:
Murdoch expands internal inquiry of papers  —  (Reuters) - Lawyers for Rupert Murdoch's News International are conducting a broad inquiry into reporting practices at all of the company's UK newspapers, according to sources who have been briefed on the probe.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How The New York Times is taking Twitter reporting faster and deeper with @NYTLive  —  After 346 tweets and 22,000 followers in three days, @NYTLive has gone dormant — for now.  —  The Times' new Twitter megaphone for in-depth, real-time curation of big news stories got its first test run this weekend for Hurricane Irene.
Noah Davis / SAI:
Thanks To Covers You Love To Hate, Tina Brown Is Turning Around Newsweek  —  Newsweek may have a bit of a turnover issue, but there are signs Tina Brown is righting the ship.  —  Her cover choices are certainly talked about with increasing frequency.  —  The “insane” Michele Bachmann cover …
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Without Jobs as CEO, Who Speaks for the Arts at Apple?  —  What is the secret to Apple's success?  After introducing the iPad 2 in March, Steve Jobs offered one answer: … Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple leaves the company without its founder and lead visionary, but still in very capable hands.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The global internet speedup initiative will make web video faster  —  Get ready for a ride on the Global Internet Speedup Initiative.  It's an alliance of companies who want to make the internet faster by shortening the distance that data has to travel when someone is requesting it.
Discussion: CNET News and GigaOM
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
‘Leading From Behind’: The Evolution Of A Blind Quote  —  NEW YORK — In late June, the New Yorkerâs Ryan Lizza was following Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on the campaign trail when he heard the Republican presidential contender utter three familiar words used to criticize President Obama: âleading from behind.â
New York Times:
A News Corp. Decision  —  To the Editor:  —  David Carr wrote about a corporate merger that was reviewed by the Justice Department in 1997, when I was assistant attorney general in charge of antitrust under President Bill Clinton ("News Corp.'s Soft Power in the U.S.," The Media Equation column, Aug. 8).
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Leads $9.5 Million Round In Interactive Video Advertising Startup Innovid  —  Innovid, a video advertising startup, has raised $9.5 million round led by Sequoia Capital with Genesis Partners and T-Ventures (Deutsche Telecom) participating in the round.
Discussion: VatorNews
Reuters:
How to hack like a News of the World reporter  —  World renowned computer hacker, Kevin Mitnick, shows you step-by-step how the News of the World journalists hacked into private voicemails.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and FishbowlNY
New York Times:
Joao Silva: ‘This Is What I Do.  This Is All That I Know.’  —  Photographs by Joao Silva are on exhibit at the Visa Pour l'Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France.  Mr. Silva spoke at the Bronx Documentary Center on Aug. 2, during his first visit to New York since he was injured in Afghanistan.
Discussion: Poynter
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why doesn't the Times have something like Quora?  —  There are all these Quora-like services coming online these days.  —  Why doesn't the Times have one?  —  I'm not suggesting that they develop it.  Partner.  The Times is a distribution channel.  They already have a lot of smart readers and a smart website.
Felix Salmon:
In praise of DealBook  —  Every so often, Andrew Ross Sorkin will ask me when I'm going to write something nice about him.  It doesn't happen very often, because I'm more likely to feel the need to disagree with someone on the internet than I am to feel the need to agree with them.
Discussion: Talking Biz News and The Awl
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
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Polly Curtis / Guardian:
Labour seeks law change to stop fresh Sky bid
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D.C. Drama Has Been Very Good for Politico
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Shaun Sutner / Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
T&G building to be sold  —  Part of ambitious downtown redevelopment plan
Guardian:
Interview: Shahira Amin on broadcasting in Egypt
Discussion: Media Network
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Why CNN's Don Lemon Carries Not One, but Two iPhones
 

 
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