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4:55 PM ET, August 6, 2012


 Top News: 
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Said to Buy Bleacher Report for Under $200M  —  Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting System division acquired the Bleacher Report website for under $200 million, bolstering its online sports coverage, a person familiar with the deal said.  The acquisition of the sports website Bleacher Report …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Turner Buys Bleacher Report  —  Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit has acquired sports site Bleacher Report, according to people familiar with the transaction.  —  I'm told the deal, which we told you about in June, closed Friday, and is scheduled to be announced today.
New York Times:
Robert Stolarik, Times Photographer, Is Arrested While On Assignment in the Bronx  —  A freelance photographer for The New York Times was arrested on Saturday night while on assignment with two reporters who were conducting street interviews in the Bronx.  —  The photographer, Robert Stolarik …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   National Press Photographers Association urges NYPD to ‘do the right thing’
A.J. Daulerio / Gawker:
New York Times Photographer Claims He Received NYPD Beat Down Last Night While Doing His Job
Discussion: Gothamist
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The New York Times Reports a Digital Success Story  —  The New York Times' paywall, long debated in and outside of the company, now looks like a bona fide success.  —  The company has more than 530,000 paying subscribers for its digital editions, and it credits the plan with a consistent increase in circulation dollars.
Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Leak Police  —  In the months leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, this newspaper famously published a number of stories regurgitating the Bush administration hype about Saddam Hussein's supposed arsenal of mass destruction.  A few journalists elsewhere — notably Jonathan Landay …
Discussion: Pressing Issues
Ari Fleischer / CNN:
How Washington officials bested the media  —  Editor's note: Ari Fleischer, a CNN contributor, was White House press secretary in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2003 and is the president of Ari Fleischer Sports Communications Inc. Follow him on Twitter: @AriFleischer
Discussion: Poynter and National Review
Jim Romenesko:
NYU launches history of undercover reporting database  —  New York University's “Undercover Reporting” database chronicles undercover journalism dating back to the 1800s.  “Much of this material has long been buried in microfilm in individual libraries and thus very difficult to retrieve,” …
Alyssa Rosenberg / Slate:
The New York Times Goes After Hurdler Lolo Jones and Gets Olympic Sexism Wrong … - The Sikh Temple Shooter Played in Hardcore White-Supremacist Bands - How Honest Do People Think Romney Is?  Slate's Survey Results.  — It's Outrageous That the Olympics Puts the Silver and Bronze Winners on the Same Podium Level
Steve Beatty / The Lens:
Veteran editor and reporter joins The Lens for watchdog coverage  —  The Lens announces the addition of Steve Myers to its staff as deputy managing editor and senior staff writer.  —  Myers will help guide The Lens' development and digital strategy, ensuring that The Lens uses the latest tools …
Discussion: @abeaujon
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon  —  Google has so far spent more than $180 million on book scanning and, at the outset of the project, one of its stated goals was to keep web searchers away from Amazon.  —  These are among the details set out in a new court filing by the Authors Guild …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Succès De Scandale: Olympics Suspension Fiasco Drove Signups  —  There's no such thing as bad publicity.  A source tells TechCrunch that mainstream news mentions of the temporary suspension of an NBC Olympics coverage tweeter / hater gave Twitter's signup rate a boost.
Discussion: Bigmouthmedia Search … and CNET
Erin Geiger Smith / Reuters:   Analysis: Why Twitter apologized over NBC Olympics flap
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Newsweek's Unfortunate Penn State Headline  —  Newsweek released its much -anticipated college rankings today, the compendium of lists of which colleges are most affordable, most stressful or most conservative.  —  One ranking might go down, however, as “most awkward.”
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Luke MacGregor / Reuters:
Attempting to shoot the moon  —  With very little understanding of astronomy but with the aid of a phone app, I began a three evening attempt to capture the moon with the Olympic Rings.  The rings have been hanging iconically on Tower Bridge for the London 2012 Olympic Games and it was suggested …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Obama Turns To Local Media To Promote Reelection Message
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Jake Smith / 9to5Google:
NASA's official Mars landing video got taken off YouTube after fictitious copyright claim from Scripps
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Amazon sells more e-books than print titles in the UK
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