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5:45 PM ET, August 30, 2011


 Top News: 
CNN Acquires Zite  —  CNN has acquired technology company Zite, a news app for the iPad that gives users a personalized magazine-like experience, it was announced today by Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide.  CNN has added Zite to its already robust portfolio of digital products as a separate …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Apple iPad News Reader Zite Sold to CNN for Just Over $20 Million  —  Zite, the magazine-style reading app for the Apple iPad, has been sold to news giant CNN for $20 million to $25 million.  —  The arena for news readers on tablets and smartphones is competitive, with high-profile efforts …
John Cook / Gawker:
How Bill O'Reilly Tried to Get His Wife's Boyfriend Investigated By the Cops  —  Last summer, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man.  Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home.
Fox Fires Back at Gawker Dismisses story about Bill O'Reilly, his wife, and Nassau County cops By D.M. Levine  —  Fox News is firing back at Gawker for its Bill O'Reilly story.  Earlier today, Gawker posted what it billed as a major exclusive—a story by John Cook claiming that prime …
Discussion: TVNewser and Gawker
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Could Bill O'Reilly Drag Fox News Into the Hacking Probe?
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Is Controversy Selling for Tina Brown?  Newsstand numbers for attention-grabbing covers revealed By Lucia Moses  —  Tina Brown has courted controversy with some of her recent Newsweek cover choices.  Now, newly available sales numbers are showing that those covers did not necessarily translate …
Discussion: Poynter and On Media's Blog
Noah Davis / SAI:
Thanks To Covers You Love To Hate, Tina Brown Is Turning Around Newsweek
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.
James Robinson / Guardian:
News of World journalists who ordered phone hacking will not be revealed
Discussion: Adweek and The New York Observer
Murdoch expands internal inquiry of papers
Discussion: Adweek
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times imagines the kitchen table of the future  —  At The New York Times Company's R&D Lab, the group's collective of technologists, artists, and journalists talks a lot about “information shadows” — the auras of data that surround us in our daily lives.
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.
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.
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Elle, H&M Launch E-Commerce Venture  —  ELLE IN COMMERCE: Talk about added value: Elle is giving H&M a gateway into e-commerce.  Earlier this year, H&M postponed its plans to launch an e-commerce site in the U.S. until 2012, but that doesn't mean the Swedish retailer is out of the game until then.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
‘100 Interviews’ project puts new twist on old adage: Everybody has a story  —  Gaby Dunn missed telling stories.  She couldn't find a job in journalism after she graduated from Emerson College in 2009, and she didn't have many freelance opportunities.  —  “I bet there are 100 stories I could write …
Jon Cooper / The Ben Franklin Project:
Journal Register Company: Hurricane Irene meets Ben Franklin  —  New Haven Register staff members file reports after The Register's newsroom lost power.  —  By Jon Cooper, @jemersoncooper  —  About 14 months ago the Journal Register Company's Ben Franklin Project challenged our staffers …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
JRC journalists use social media to cover earthquate and hurricane
Discussion: Connecticut Newsroom
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Newspaper paywalls: Lessons learned  —  News sites have launched a variety of different online paywall models this year, some with more success than others.  There's no one way that works for every local market, but a few best practices are emerging for any news publisher to consider before charging for digital content.
Discussion: Poynter
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
So when does academic publishing get disrupted?  —  Anyone who has been following the travails of the publishing industry knows that the business is in the throes of widespread disruption, thanks to the rise of the web and digital publishing, and what Om has called the “democracy of distribution.”
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:mathewi
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 …
Paul Smalera / MediaFile:
How to reboot Slate  —  The opinions expressed are his own.
Kristin Piombino /
Study: LinkedIn top social media site for journalists  —  Communicators and PR pros should be available and prepared for inquiries on social networks, survey says.  —  Advanced  —  Search »  —  When 92 percent of journalists have a LinkedIn account, there has to be a good reason.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Photographer behind 9/11 “Falling Man” retraces steps, recalls “unknown soldier”
Discussion: Poynter
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Yahoo dives back into original series
Discussion: Company Town
Patrick Foster / Telegraph:
BBC staff earn £32.5m a year in extra allowances
Discussion: Press Gazette
Sherry Ricchiardi / American Journalism Review:
Out of the Shadows  —  Two high-profile incidents have propelled …
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Sequoia Leads $9.5 Million Round In Interactive Video Advertising Startup Innovid
Discussion: VentureBeat, VatorNews and VideoNuze
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