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2:50 PM ET, August 7, 2012


 Top News: 
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The New Yorker Lands On the iPhone, with Help from Lena Dunham and Jon Hamm  —  Here's another way to crack the “big stack of old New Yorkers you don't have time to get to” problem: You can now read the magazine on your iPhone, via a new app.  —  If you've used the New Yorker's iPad app …
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Math Behind Time Warner's Bleacher Report Deal
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Revenue way up at Scripps' TV stations, down at its newspapers  —  Political advertising partly accounted for a 52 percent gain in television revenue in the second quarter compared to the year before, the E.W. Scripps Company announced in its earnings report Tuesday.
NCIS Targets Danger Room in Silliest Leak Investigation Ever  —  A selection from a 2006 Marine Corps request for a laser weapon.  The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has asked Danger Room repeatedly to take down the unclassified document.  —  In its mounting campaign against leakers …
Tomer Ovadia / Politico:
Peter King ‘tired’ of media bashing leak bill
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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
Guardian:   News International chief aggrieved at manner of journalist arrests
Brendan Nyhan / CJR:
Another factchecking fiasco  —  Journalistic failure in coverage of Harry Reid and his mysterious source  —  A week ago, The Huffington Post's Sam Stein and Ryan Grim published an article repeating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's claim that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney hadn't paid taxes for ten years.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Report: Journatic lays off staff  —  Journalism-outsourcing company Journatic has laid off an unspecified number of full-time staffers, according to Anna Tarkov.  A source tells her that Jeremy Pafford gave employees the news.  “The reason given was that the workload has decreased significantly …
Discussion: THE OUTSIDER
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 …
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.
Graham Dunbar / Associated Press:   NBC Olympics: IOC Says Network Can Delay Whatever It Wants
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Times Photographer Roughed Up by NYPD Just Wants His Stuff Back  —  Robert Stolarik, a photographer for the New York Times since 2000, has covered conflict zones, natural disasters, and protests for the paper, so he knows his way around a volatile situation.
Discussion: Poynter and The Huffington Post
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Digital replicas are still just a tiny sliver of the U.S. magazine industry  —  This morning, the Audit Bureau of Circulations released its report on U.S. and Canadian magazine circulation for the first half of 2012.  The ABC's data covers over 500 magazines.  Some findings:
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
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Mayor Bloomberg Gets Confrontational with WPIX Reporter Mary Murphy  —  Mayor Bloomberg has been using his City Hall podium as a national pulpit for gun control.  But when WPIX reporter Mary Murphy had the opportunity to question Bloomberg about the shell casing controversy, he took a different tack.
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Dominic Patten /
CNN Sinks To 20-Year Weekly Primetime Low
Bloomberg Blog: Launches New Politics Page and “Political “Capital” Blog
Discussion: Politico and Talking Biz News
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Guided by Lucky Magazine, Shopping Will Soon Require Less Clicking
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Leaks bill: bad for journalism, bad for the public
Phil Bronstein / New York Times:
The Newsroom  —  ‘Yours in Truth,’ About Ben Bradlee, by Jeff Himmelman
David Bauder / Associated Press:
London 2012: What It's Like To Cover The Olympics From New York
 Earlier Picks: 
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Push by Syrian Rebels Opens Space for Foreign Journalists to Report on Conflict
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At ‘The New York Observer,’ another account of the editor and president's departures
Luke MacGregor / Reuters:
Attempting to shoot the moon
Discussion: The Verge
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Newsweek's Unfortunate Penn State Headline
Discussion: The Huffington Post