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6:30 PM ET, July 10, 2012


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:   WSJ intern fired for making up quotes denies allegation to beauty pageant
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Next Issue brings 39 all-you-can-read magazines to iPad  —  Digital magazine joint venture Next Issue Media is finally available for the iPad, three months after it launched for Android.  With the app, users can read popular magazines like People, Vogue, the New Yorker and Real Simple for a flat monthly fee.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Next Issue, magazines and paving media cow paths
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, The Loop and ZDNet
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
Discussion: @annatarkov
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
New York Magazine to Expand The Cut Blog  —  It used to be that New York magazine's cheeky blog items expounding on fashion and politicians were accessories to the main attraction — the articles in the flagship magazine.  But next month, New York is shifting more attention online.
Erik Maza / WWD:   New York Magazine to Relaunch The Cut
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’
Discussion: Poynter, The Daily Dish and Neatorama
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
David Callaway named EIC of USA Today  —  USA Today will name MarketWatch editor David Callaway as its new editor-in-chief, POLITICO has learned.  USA Today president and publisher Larry Kramer, who founded Market Watch, will announce the news today at 11 a.m. ET.
Discussion: Media Decoder and USA Today
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Judge Sends Dish Ad-Skipping Dispute to California, Where Broadcasters Want It  —  Dish Says Precedent Still Favors ‘The Hopper’  —  Dish Network has lost its bid to handle the legal dispute over its ad-skipping technology, dubbed “The Hopper,” in New York.
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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
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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’
Jesselyn Radack / Daily Kos:
DOJ Lawyer's Hypersensitivity to “Only Approved Leaks” Culture Results in Threat to Free Press
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 …
 Earlier Picks: 
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
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Two Guys Made a Web Site, and This Is What They Got
Discussion: Betabeat and eMedia Vitals