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9:20 PM ET, July 10, 2012


 Top News: 
Amy Sullivan / The New Republic:
Breaking: Some Journalists Forced to Work on Hamster Wheels  —  Nothing gets journalists chattering like a debate about themselves, so I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise that my post yesterday about the fixation many news outlets have with being first attracted some notice.
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Journalists Weigh in on ‘Reporting it First’
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spin Magazine Is Sold to Buzzmedia, With Plans to Expand Online Reach  —  Spin Media, the company behind the alternative-music magazine Spin, has been sold to Buzzmedia, a portfolio of music and celebrity Web sites, in a deal that could expand Spin's reach online but also calls into question its future as a print publication.
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Tech and Media Elite Are Likely to Debate Piracy  —  It's not often moguls admit they made a mistake.  —  But lately some of the highest-paid executives at the world's largest media companies have talked a lot about the lessons they learned from a failed industrywide attempt to pass antipiracy legislation six months ago.
Discussion: Daily Dot and Forbes Real Time
Murdoch, Moguls Head To Sun Valley As Mobile Shapes Media
Discussion: Capital New York
Blog Network Say Media Poaches Time Magazine Publisher Kim Kelleher  —  Leaves Time Inc. Flagship Magazine for Blog Network  —  Kim Kelleher is leaving her post as worldwide publisher of Time magazine to become president of Say Media, the blog network that includes sites such as XOJane …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Next Issue, magazines and paving media cow paths  —  Newspapers get most of the press when it comes to the disruption of the mainstream media industry, but magazines are also struggling to find a digital model that works.  Next Issue Media believes it has the answer — a Netflix …
Discussion: The Loop, NetNewsCheck Latest and ZDNet
Erik Maza / WWD:
New York Magazine to Relaunch The Cut  —  New York magazine's plans to expand its signature fashion blog The Cut have been evident since May, when it hired Gawker sex and scandal blogger Maureen O'Connor as features editor.  —  It looked like the blog would grow to cover …
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
New York Magazine to Expand The Cut Blog
Steve Myers / Poynter:
NPR unpublishes intern's execution story after discovering parts were plagiarized  —  NPR has deleted a story from its website, an intern's first-person account of witnessing a public execution in Kabul, after learning that parts of it were plagiarized from someone else's story published in 2001.
Discussion: NPR and New York Magazine
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:   WSJ intern fired for making up quotes denies allegation to beauty pageant
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Confidence in TV news at all-time low  —  Americans' confidence in television news has hit an all-time low, according to a new survey by Gallup.  —  Twenty-one percent of the 1,004 adults polled said they had “a great deal” or “a lot” of confidence in television news media …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Donald Newhouse rebuffs request to sell Times-Picayune  —  Donald Newhouse has rebuffed a strongly-worded letter from a group of heavy-hitters in New Orleans to sell The Times-Picayune rather than cut daily printing.  The Times-Picayune Citizens Group wrote in a letter delivered Monday:
John Robinson / Media, disrupted:   In New Orleans, profit trumps readers
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
HuffPost Preps for Video Launch  —  As the Huffington Post prepares for an Aug. 13 launch of its full-day online video network, it is hoping to tap a fast-growing advertising market by offering marketers something akin to sports naming rights in addition to traditional online video ads.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
DirecTV-Viacom Dispute May Affect Access for 20 Million Customers  —  DirecTV customers may lose access to Viacom's 17 television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, at the end of the day on Tuesday because of a dispute between the two companies.
Michael McGough / Los Angeles Times:
Should freedom of the press shield WikiLeaks?  —  California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, it is safe to say, is not a fan of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.  (J.. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press / July 9, 2012)  —  Glenn Greenwald, the ne plus ultra of critics of what he calls the …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why The New York Times eschews formal social media guidelines  —  Phil Corbett, The New York Times associate managing editor for standards, tells me in an interview why the paper chooses to have only informal social media guidelines: … Earlier: John Paton's three “rules” for journalists using social media (Digital First) |
YCharts / Forbes:
Warren Buffett Likes Newspaper Stocks — Should You?  —  That old coot in Omaha is buying newspapers, after swearing a few years back he wouldn't.  For Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) holders, this is at worst a small diversion, given the amounts involved, and at best a reminder …
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Scott Pelley on his first year behind the CBS News anchor desk  —  “Has it been a year?  Holy smokes.”  —  That's Scott Pelley's response to recently passing his one-year anniversary as anchor of the “CBS Evening News.”  —  “It feels like I've been doing it for about six weeks,” he said.
Discussion: TVNewser
Brian Clark Howard / News Watch:
Dangerous Journalism: Where Is it Most Risky to Report?  —  An unexploded mortar shell sits in the desert in Israel near the border with Gaza and Egypt.  Journalists covering conflict zones aren't the only ones at risk.  Photo: Brian Clark Howard  —  By Drew Hendricks
Jim Romenesko:
Former Star-Ledger staffer Philip Read sues paper for fraud  —  Former Star-Ledger journalist Philip Read has sued the Advance-owned newspaper for fraud, claiming he was misled into accepting a buyout in 2010.  —  Read says in his suit that he felt forced to accept the buyout package …
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Craig Silverman / Nieman Reports:
A New Age for Truth  —  'Never has it been so easy to expose an error …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Hearst and Time Warner Cable Part Ways Over Retrans
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
A digital publishing model that works
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch: NoW did threaten woman over Max Mosley story
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘The last reporter in the YouTube world’
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Judge Sends Dish Ad-Skipping Dispute to California, Where Broadcasters Want It
Dylan Byers / Politico:
David Callaway named EIC of USA Today
Discussion: USA Today and Media Decoder
Jesselyn Radack / Daily Kos:
DOJ Lawyer's Hypersensitivity to “Only Approved Leaks” Culture Results in Threat to Free Press
 Earlier Picks: 
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Zuck's new friend  —  With Facebook stepping up its courtship …
Discussion: AllFacebook and
Nicholas Carr / Rough Type:
The nepotistic linker  —  Mathew Ingram, GigaOM's media blogger …
Steve Smith / MediaPost:
Bloomberg Businessweek: Yep, You Can Put A Magazine On A Phone
Peter C. Beller / Ebyline Blog:
Building the Great Newspaper Paywall
Discussion: TheMediaBriefing and Poynter
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Disgraced journalist Stephen Glass fights to become lawyer
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog:
Why traditional publishers can't soothe the crying baby
Julie Moos / Poynter:
The Anniston Star to eliminate Monday print edition
Discussion: Anniston Star
Jim Romenesko:
Salt Lake Tribune managing editor Michael Anastasi named LANG executive editor