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9:25 AM ET, August 7, 2012

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Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Lost Remote acquired by Mediabistro team  —  I'm excited to announce a new chapter for Lost Remote.  WebMediaBrands, the parent company of Mediabistro, has acquired Lost Remote with plans to grow our social TV footprint.  Don't worry, we're not going anywhere: I'll continue to play an active role …
Discussion: TVNewser and The Next Web
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Bleacher Report and the evolution of the content farm  —  Turner Broadcasting confirmed on Monday that it is acquiring the sports-blogging network Bleacher Report for what some estimate to be about $175 million — a deal that was first reported by All Things Digital — to help the Time Warner unit bulk up its sports coverage.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Math Behind Time Warner's Bleacher Report Deal  —  Turner paid some $180 million for Bleacher Report yesterday, a move that gives the cable programmer a bunch of online sports inventory to sell to advertisers.  —  Reminder: Turner used to have a bunch of online sports inventory to sell to advertisers.
Discussion: paidContent, Adweek and CNET
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: police officer and journalist arrested  —  A serving Sussex police officer and a journalist have been arrested by Scotland Yard officers investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials.  The 29-year-old male police officer and 37-year-old male journalist …
Discussion: @tomjharper
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Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Church of England pulls News Corp investment over phone hacking scandal  —  The Church of England has pulled its £1.9m investment from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in a protest over its handling of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.  —  The Church Commissioners …
Discussion: Guardian
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Are the Olympics a bigger media draw than the Super Bowl?  —  Are the Games really bigger than the Big Game?  —  According to a Pew Research study released Monday, nearly 8 out of 10 Americans say they're following the London Olympics on either traditional television or via the internet.
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Graham Dunbar / Associated Press:
NBC Olympics: IOC Says Network Can Delay Whatever It Wants  —  LONDON (AP) — If NBC wants to show Usain Bolt's 100-meter victory on tape delay, the IOC says that's up to the network.  —  Bolt's blinding dash in the signature event of the London Olympics on Sunday came at 4:50 p.m EDT.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Jonah Lehrer's publisher is reviewing all of his books  —  All three of Jonah Lehrer's bestselling books are under review by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, according to Lori Glazer, the company's vice president and executive director of publicity.  The publisher pulled copies of …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At ‘The New York Observer,’ another account of the editor and president's departures  —  Aaron Gell, the newly appointed editor of The New York Observer, has hit the ground running.  —  In the paper's regular Friday editorial meeting, Gell, who was bumped up from executive editor several days ago …
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Guided by Lucky Magazine, Shopping Will Soon Require Less Clicking  —  Before women go to the mall, they go to the shopping bible Lucky.  Now the magazine wants to save them the price of gas.  —  On Aug. 17, the magazine will introduce a shopping site called mylucky.com that will direct readers …
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 …
Discussion: The Verge
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Leaks bill: bad for journalism, bad for the public  —  There's a bill zooming through Congress that would make it harder for Post reporters to inform readers about what their government is doing.  —  This bill, the annual authorization bill to fund the intelligence agencies …
 
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
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Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Push by Syrian Rebels Opens Space for Foreign Journalists to Report on Conflict
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Newsweek's Unfortunate Penn State Headline
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Obama Turns To Local Media To Promote Reelection Message
Discussion: Chickaboomer
Steve Beatty / The Lens:
Veteran editor and reporter joins The Lens for watchdog coverage
Discussion: @abeaujon
Jake Smith / 9to5Google:
NASA's official Mars landing video got taken off YouTube after fictitious copyright claim from Scripps
Discussion: Techdirt and Gizmodo
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
National Press Photographers Association urges NYPD to ‘do the right thing’
Ari Fleischer / CNN:
How Washington officials bested the media
Discussion: Poynter
Jim Romenesko:
NYU launches history of undercover reporting database