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1:20 AM ET, July 11, 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’
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
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
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 …
Alfred Hermida /
Social media grows in importance for finding the news  —  A new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism provides further evidence of how social media is shaping news consumption.  —  The survey of online news consumers across five countries - UK, US, Germany …
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
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.
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 / New York Times:
NBC and Facebook to Announce Olympics Partnership  —  Users of Facebook, later this summer, will be reminded about NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games in London.  And viewers of NBC's coverage, at the same time, will be nudged to talk about the Games on Facebook.
Discussion: The Wrap
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) |
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
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 …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Newspaper columnists jump on Journatic controversy over outsourced news  —  The controversy over Journatic's outsourcing of local news has benefited one type of content that you can't send overseas as easily as real-estate news: newspaper columns.  —  The Miami Herald's Fred Grimm promises readers …
Erik Wemple:
Free Lance-Star staffer deletes Patch links from paper's Facebook page  —  The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, Va., hopped on a big weather story yesterday evening.  Demon winds had ruined a couple of buildings and tousled others in Spotsylvania County's Four-Mile Fork area, creating some provocative scenes of destruction.
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
Craig Silverman / Nieman Reports:
A New Age for Truth  —  ‘Never has it been so easy to expose an error, check a fact, crowdsource and bring technology to bear in service of verification.’  —  In a handbook for aspiring journalists published in 1894, Edwin L. Shuman shared what he called one of the “most valuable secrets …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
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 Earlier Picks: 
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Donald Newhouse rebuffs request to sell Times-Picayune
Dylan Byers / Politico:
David Callaway named EIC of USA Today
Discussion: Media Decoder and USA Today
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 …
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