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10:35 AM ET, September 1, 2011


 Top News: 
Matt Thompson / Poynter:
What journalists can learn from scientists and the scientific method  —  I don't need to tell you that the Scientific Revolution kickstarted the modern age.  Kevin Kelly lists the discovery of the scientific method alongside the invention of libraries and the printing press as “meta-changes” …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Hulu Japan Launches WIth Movies, TV From CBS, Sony, Fox & More But No Ads  —  Hulu's first offering outside the U.S. is live: Hulu Japan, a subscription service with “hundreds” of films and thousands of hours of TV.  For ¥1,480 a month or roughly $18.50, Japanese subscribers can watch across …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Scientology Strikes Back at The New Yorker  —  The Church of Scientology is certainly no withering violet when it comes to defending itself.  —  “The New Yorker: What A Load of Balderdash,” reads the cover headline on the church's in-house magazine Freedom, which was being handed out for free …
Max Read / Gawker:
Wikileaks Freaks Out at Newspaper Over Its Own Dumbassery  —  Wikileaks has always had a healthy sense of self-importance—one that seems, at least in part, well-deserved.  But there's something uniquely hubristic about accusing a major newspaper (and former collaborator) of …
Daniel de Vise / Washington Post:
Why is Northwestern University teaching journalism in Qatar?  —  Two students at Northwestern University Qatar.  (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) Three years ago, Northwestern University opened a satellite campus for journalism and communications in Qatar.  —  It might have seemed an odd choice …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Tribune Co. asks bankruptcy judge to OK $42.5 million incentive plan  —  The bonuses would go to 640 management employees.  Under the plan, Tribune will pay $16.4 million if it achieves “threshold” performance of its planned consolidated operating cash flow, $32.4 million for “target” …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter Ramps Up Its Ad Plan Again, With Ads You Haven't Asked To See  —  Coming to some of you, in about a month: Ads in your Tweetstream, from Twitter accounts you don't follow.  —  In an incremental but important step for Twitter's ad business, Dick Costolo's company …
Sean Connolly / ONA11:
Finalists announced for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards  —  WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 30, 2011 — Finalists for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards, many pushing the envelope of innovation and excellence in digital storytelling and distribution, were announced today by the Online News Association …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Groupon PR to peHUB: Call Us Before You Write Another ‘Nastigram’  —  For a company that's in registration to go public and thus forbidden from pumping up the company stock in advance of an IPO, Groupon is having an awfully hard time keeping quiet.  Last week, of course …
Discussion: The Business Insider and Gawker
Michelle Castillo / CBS News:
Mark Cuban on Google, YouTube partnership: “I still think it's a huge mistake”  —  (CBS/What's Trending) - Entrepreneur and Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban visited the What's Trending Live set on the tenth anniversary of HDNet, his television network, to look back on the company and talk about the choices he's made.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Daniel D'Addario / The New York Observer:
Meet the Mollys!  Social Network Sweeties Tumbl Upwards  —  What makes a Molly?  —  Three well-known Internet writers-Molly Young, Molly Lambert, and Molly McAleer-share more than a name.  The three have long attracted attention for their similar methods of self-promotion on the blogging platforms Tumblr and Twitter.
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
Court redefines “The Press”  —  This was inevitable.  —  A few weeks ago, I wrote of the coming clash between police and everyday people with cameras.  The issue advanced significantly on Friday with a stunning Federal Appeals Court ruling affirming the First Amendment right of citizens …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
John Gapper / Financial Times:
It is right to curtail web anonymity  —  One of the founding principles of the web - not only the technology but the culture that has grown up with it - is that, as the New Yorker cartoon once put it: “On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog.”  —  The policy that people are free …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Amazon's new @author feature launches, and changes (just a bit) what a book is all about  —  Back in May, Amazon asked what seemed to be a rhetorical question: “How can authors more easily connect with their readers?”  —  Well, rhetorical no longer.  Last night, Amazon announced its answer …
Jason Kirk / Kindle Post US:
@author: Connecting Readers and Writers
Nigel Hollis / The Atlantic Online:
Why Good Advertising Works (Even When You Think It Doesn't)  —  From Best Buy to Old Spice, these 11 great spots show why Madison Avenue is still a $70 billion business  —  I was having dinner with friends the other evening, and one of the guests made a familiar statement.
Discussion: AdPulp
Regina McCombs / Poynter:
How 6 news organizations are using QR codes to drive traffic to news content  —  Walk past a bus shelter, check product packaging, visit a home improvement store and you'll see Quick Response (QR) codes.  They have gone mainstream, as 14 million people scanned a QR code in June …
Felix Salmon:
Will AOL go private?  —  Some companies are in growth businesses; the stock market, as a rule, tends to love them.  Other companies are in an inexorable secular decline; they tend to get punished by equity investors.  There's a good reason for that: stock-market investors are looking …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Can HTML5 replace an iPad app?  Financial Times to find out  —  While it may be an oversimplification to talk about HTML5 as a direct competitor to native apps, one company is about to find out how the two compete in a very real sense.  The Financial Times, which in June introduced a tablet …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Financial Times Apps Finally Pulled From iOS
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Why CNN Acquired Zite [INTERVIEW]
Discussion: Editors Weblog and eMedia Vitals
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Gannett, Yahoo Widen Ad Alliance  —  Gannett Co. and Yahoo are expanding a local advertising partnership under which the media company's newspapers and TV stations sell Yahoo inventory as part of their digital ad offerings.  The companies will extend the year-old deal from nine to all of Gannett's 19 broadcast markets nationwide.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Ki Mae Heussner / Adweek:
Yahoo, Gannett Expand Local Ad Tie-In
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