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10:35 AM ET, August 8, 2012

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The New York Times Is About to Say Goodbye to About.com  —  The New York Times' time with About.com may be coming to an end.  The paper has been looking to get rid of the struggling Web site, which produces high-volume, low-cost content, and has a deal in place to sell it to Answers.com.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and AdExchanger
Linda Holmes / NPR:
Good Business, Bad Quality: How NBC Is Both Right And Wrong On The Olympics  —  The following exchange has played out over and over in the last ten days:  —  Point: “NBC's coverage of the Olympics stinks, because everything is tape-delayed and cut to shreds, and also the announcers are awful …
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
BBC's Olympics Broadcasts Focus on Live Coverage  —  While some American television viewers are grumbling about the retro feel to NBC's London Olympics coverage, with tape-delayed broadcasts of the opening ceremony and other events, audiences in Britain are getting a more contemporary — even futuristic — TV Games.
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Obama Is an Avid Reader, and Critic, of the News  —  WASHINGTON — A few months after President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus package passed, he began to notice news reports, but not about the jobs the bill might create or how much of the country's infrastructure it would repair.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Mayer Will Extend Free Food to NYC Too, While “What Is Yahoo?”  Question Is Hereby Banish'd  —  New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer descended on two of its New York offices today, declaring that she would summarily be granting free food to all there as she had recently done to much acclaim at its Silicon Valley HQ.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Judge orders Oracle, Google to disclose paid journalists and bloggers  —  In a surprise order, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said “the court is concerned” that Oracle and Google may have hired authors to comment about their ongoing court case.  Now, Judge Alsup wants the parties to submit a list of their paid propagandists.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
On a hiring jag, ‘Businessweek’ brings in a new tech editor, Doug Cantor  —  Bloomberg Businessweek appears to be on a hiring tear.  —  The latest addition to its masthead is Doug Cantor, who began a new job as Businessweek's technology editor on Monday.  He replaces Barrett Sheridan …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Romney's VP Selection Process Prompts Memories Of Veepstakes Past  —  NEW YORK — In July 1988, CNN's John King was camped outside the home of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis when he got a sign the Democratic presidential nominee had just picked a running mate.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Two years after the tipping point, papers' web readership is booming  —  As newspapers' print circulation continues to decline, publishers now get the majority of their readers online.  But what does that look like in practise?  —  I crunched ABC and ABCe (UK) data for the last 12 years to discover the long view.
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Women's Magazines Lead Overall Decline in Newsstand Sales  —  Consumers are shying away from impulse buys and the magazine industry is feeling the pinch.  —  According to data released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations Tuesday morning, overall paid and verified circulation of magazines declined slightly …
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Digital-only Financial Times would still be a difficult trick to perform  —  As digital FT subscriptions outstrip its newspaper circulation, the printed version seems doomed, but the numbers don't add up  —  There's a predictable buzz of futurology as the FT announces that its digital …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Judith Crist, Zinging and Influential Film Critic, Dies at 90  —  Judith Crist, one of America's most widely read film critics for more than three decades and a provocative presence in millions of homes as a regular reviewer on the “Today” show, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan.  She was 90.
 
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
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Tanveer Ali / CJR:
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Discussion: Fox News, USA Today and Media Decoder
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Newsweek's Suggestive Food Cover Turns Heads (PHOTO)
Discussion: Politico, Eater National and BuzzFeed
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Demand Media Beats Q2 Expectations, With Revenue Up Strongly; Also Names New President
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Kiss of the Trampire? ‘Daily News’ to overhaul its gossip beat
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Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
CNN Sinks To 20-Year Weekly Primetime Low
Brendan Nyhan / CJR:
Another factchecking fiasco
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Guardian:
News International chief aggrieved at manner of journalist arrests
Discussion: Guardian
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Mayor Bloomberg Gets Confrontational with WPIX Reporter Mary Murphy
Discussion: TVSpy and WPIX
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Report: Journatic lays off staff