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1:10 AM ET, August 8, 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 …
Discussion: TVNewser, The Next Web, GeekWire and TVSpy
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Lost Remote becomes latest acquisition of Mediabistro parent company  —  Lost Remote, Cory Bergman's blog tracking the intersections of TV and social media, has been acquired by Mediabistro parent company WebMediaBrands.  —  Bergman, whose day job is general manager of Breaking News …
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 …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Digital replicas are still just a tiny sliver of the U.S. magazine industry
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
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.
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.
Graham Dunbar / Associated Press:
NBC Olympics: IOC Says Network Can Delay Whatever It Wants
Discussion: Poynter and paidContent
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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.
Tanveer Ali / CJR:
Breaking news: This minority group is different  —  There are many times that journalists can cover non-mainstream communities, not just during a crisis  —  One thing evident about the coverage of the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin on Sunday that left seven dead, including a gunman …
Discussion: USA Today, Fox News and Media Decoder
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
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New York Times launches US election Tumblr
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Newsweek's Suggestive Food Cover Turns Heads (PHOTO)
Discussion: Eater National, BuzzFeed and Politico
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
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Times Photographer Roughed Up by NYPD Just Wants His Stuff Back
 Earlier Picks: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Report: Journatic lays off staff
Discussion: THE OUTSIDER
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Math Behind Time Warner's Bleacher Report Deal
Discussion: PandoDaily, Mashable! and Forbes
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Jonah Lehrer's publisher is reviewing all of his books
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Church of England pulls News Corp investment over phone hacking scandal
Discussion: Crikey and Guardian
Bloomberg Blog: Launches New Politics Page and “Political “Capital” Blog
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Guided by Lucky Magazine, Shopping Will Soon Require Less Clicking