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8:10 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
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’
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 …
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: The Loop, NetNewsCheck Latest and ZDNet
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
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:
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
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 …
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) |
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
A digital publishing model that works  —  There's a publisher whose sales doubled in the first quarter of this year, with display advertising revenues climbing 73%, subscription sales rising 90% and recruitment revenues gaining 122%.  —  The publisher's name is LinkedIn and the quarter was not unusual.
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 …
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Patrick Gavin / Politico:
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Craig Silverman / Nieman Reports:
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Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Hearst and Time Warner Cable Part Ways Over Retrans
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Former Star-Ledger staffer Philip Read sues paper for fraud
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
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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
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Nicholas Carr / Rough Type:
The nepotistic linker  —  Mathew Ingram, GigaOM's media blogger …
Steve Smith / MediaPost:
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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