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8:45 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 …
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:
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Demand Media Beats Q2 Expectations, With Revenue Up Strongly; Also Names New President  —  Santa Monica, Calif.-base Demand Media beat earnings expectations today, with a strong revenue performance up 17 percent in the second quarter and a small profit.  —  The social content company …
Discussion: Adweek, Forbes, paidContent and FishbowlLA
Dominic Patten /
CNN Sinks To 20-Year Weekly Primetime Low  —  Primetime is not good news for CNN lately.  Amidst having its least watched month in primetime in two decades in May and the lowest rated month in total viewers in 10-years in April, CNN has now hit a 20-year all time primetime weekly low.
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.
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
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.
News International chief aggrieved at manner of journalist arrests  —  Tom Mockridge expresses frustration at Scotland Yard in email to staff after latest Operation Elveden arrest  —  News International's chief executive has expressed frustration with Scotland Yard after another Sun journalist …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: police officer and journalist arrested
Discussion: @tomjharper
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.
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 already done to much acclaim at its Silicon Valley HQ recently.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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: Mashable!
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.
Discussion: Poynter and The Week
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Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: Eater National, Politico and BuzzFeed
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Kiss of the Trampire? ‘Daily News’ to overhaul its gossip beat
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Mayor Bloomberg Gets Confrontational with WPIX Reporter Mary Murphy
Discussion: TVSpy
Steve Myers / Poynter:
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Church of England pulls News Corp investment over phone hacking scandal
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Guided by Lucky Magazine, Shopping Will Soon Require Less Clicking
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Leaks bill: bad for journalism, bad for the public
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