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12:25 AM ET, August 1, 2012


 Top News: 
Twitter Blog:
Our approach to Trust & Safety and private information  —  We want to take a moment to explain some of our general Trust and Safety policies and procedures, and address the specific case at hand that has unfolded over the past 48-hours (we normally don't address matters pertaining …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC email remains  —  Two days after his account was suspended, the U.K. reporter who touched off a media kerfuffle about corporate control of speech is back on Twitter.  The Independent's Guy Adams, who made his name bashing NBC's Olympic coverage …
Amy Willis / The Daily Telegraph:
London Olympics 2012: Twitter 'alerted NBC to British journalist's critical tweets'  —  Users of the social network vented their anger against Twitter yesterday after Guy Adams, a foreign correspondent for the Independent, was suspended without warning from the site after posting a series …
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
NBC Is The Real Loser In Guy Adams v. Twitter
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Daily Lays Off a Third of Its Staff  —  The Daily, News Corp.'s attempt to create a digital newspaper for the iPad age, is laying off nearly a third of its staff.  —  The publisher plans to tell its workers today that it will fire 50 of its 170 employees, according to people familiar with The Daily's plans.
Jesse Angelo / The Daily:
A Note to Our Readers and Friends  —  A note to our Daily readers and friends:  —  The Daily was born of change.  A changing technological landscape - the beginning of the tablet and smartphone revolution - made us want to rethink how we create media.  And we believe that a healthy product …
Discussion: PC Magazine
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
The Daily Lays Off 50 Staffers, Announces Content And Design Changes  —  Rupert Murdoch's daily iPad publication announced its plans to lay off almost a third of its staff on Tuesday.  AllThingsD was first to report the news.  The Daily, which News Corp. hailed as a wave of the future upon …
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
NBC Olympic live streams aren't live, Phelps flub indicates  —  NBC's Live Extra app doesn't exactly stream live.  The app's streams experience a delay.  (NBC / July 31, 2012)  —  A blunder during one of Michael Phelps' races Tuesday has confirmed that NBC's live stream of Olympic events is not actually live.
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNN, Gizmodo and Beet.TV
John Ourand / SportsBusiness Daily:
Chairman Mark Lazarus defends NBC Sports' decision for tape delay  —  NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus defended his network's decision to show some marquee Olympic sports, like swimming and gymnastics, on tape delay in NBC's prime-time window.  Addressing the topic for the first time since …
Erin Griffith / PandoDaily:
The Great Digg Experiment Begins Tomorrow — Will It Work?  —  The promise of Digg was great, and its fall was just as incredible.  The company's firesale sent shockwaves across the Web, especially to anyone sitting on a currently hot startup.  Here is a Web 2.0 darling …
Discussion: PC Magazine, TPM IdeaLab and Mashable!
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule, Features Tight Facebook And Twitter Integration
Discussion: Digg Blog, NYT Bits and VentureBeat
News Corporation directors could face charges for neglect of duties  —  Lawyers for Rupert Murdoch's company have protested against criminal charges amid fears over broadcasting contracts  —  Directors within Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation could face corporate charges and prosecution …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:   News Corp. Asks To Keep Allegations In Phone-Hacking Case Secret
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Sun journalist arrested in Operation Tuleta investigation into stolen phones
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
paidContent 50: The world's most successful digital media companies  —  Digital media is exploding.  Half of us now read news on tablets, virtually all music tracks are bought electronically, and nearly a tenth of Americans are ditching cable for internet TV.
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
NBC Takes Steps to Avoid More Spoiler Promotions  —  The spoiler “Today” show promo that told viewers that Missy Franklin had won the 100-meter backstroke during Monday night's Olympic broadcast was not screened before it was shown, an NBC executive said on Tuesday.
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
News Outlets: Only You Can Prevent Spoilers
Discussion: @tcarmody and @tcarmody
Jim Romenesko:
Media General gives pink slips to 75 employees  —  Media General — “smaller, more focused” after selling its newspapers (but for the Tampa Tribune) to Warren Buffett — is dismissing 75 employees today.  CEO Marshall Morton tells his staff: When we sold our newspapers last month …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Daniel Gross / The Daily Beast:
CNN, NBC's “Today,” are big money makers.  But you wouldn't know it.  —  From all the bad press, you'd think CNN and NBC's ‘Today’ are financial sinkholes.  Guess again.  Daniel Gross reports on why media types love to say the sky is falling.  —  Have you heard about the big crises at two of America's most established media brands?
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Why Is America's Best Magazine So Bad At The Internet?  —  The New Yorker finally got serious about the web, and then Jonah Lehrer happened.  “We're proceeding with cautious intent,” says Thompson.  —  The editor of The New Yorker's website said Tuesday that the embarassing resignation …
Discussion: @blakehounshell and @attackerman
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Defense of Ridiculed Vogue Profile of Assad Leads to More Ridicule  —  “Syria.  The name itself sounded sinister, like syringe or hiss.”  —  That's what the author Joan Juliet Buck wrote in the Aug. 6 edition of Newsweek in an article describing why she felt uneasy profiling Syria's first lady, Asma al-Assad, in Vogue last year.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Mitt Romney aide's gaffe exposes rift  —  In one week abroad, Mitt Romney has managed to enrage both the Brits and the Palestinians.  Now add to that roster his own press corps.  —  Over seven days in the UK, Israel and Poland, Romney held just one media availability for the U.S. traveling press …
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Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Ron Burkle leading contender to purchase Variety
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Booksellers, Barnes & Noble to weigh in on Apple ebooks case
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Martin Kaste / NPR:
Newspaper Takes A Stand On Anonymous Commenters
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Inside billionaire Joe Ricketts' dreams of media empire
Paige Albiniak / Broadcasting & Cable:
Exclusive: Warner Bros. to Overhaul Anderson Cooper Talk Show
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Hactivists Spoof the New York Times, Mainstream Media Miss the Point
Discussion: WebProNews, Forbes and Media Myth Alert
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
WNYC: No reason to believe that Jonah Lehrer's work for ‘Radiolab’ is compromised
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
Woodward, Bernstein and Redford Grind Washington Post Newsroom to a Halt
Discussion: Capital New York
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
CQ Roll Call Bloodbath of Layoffs Hits
Discussion: and MediaPost
Suzanne McCarroll / Poynter:
Few answers for reporter who covered Columbine, Aurora theater shooting
Discussion: TVSpy
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Insecure reporters need to stiffen their backbone