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7:05 PM ET, August 9, 2012

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Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Lolo Jones Article Is Too Harsh  —  Readers have weighed in to complain about The New York Times's Aug. 5 piece on U.S. Olympics hurdler Lolo Jones.  Below is the response I have sent to those who emailed me about this:
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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Editor Fired Following Harassment Accusation  —  CONWAY, Ark. — The gathering, Marc Smirnoff said, was intended as a morale-boosting retreat for his staff at The Oxford American magazine, a July 4 overnight party at a mountain cabin that would fuel the creative intellect.
Lymari Morales / Gallup:
Americans, Viewers Want Top Olympics Events Televised Live  —  More educated, higher-income Americans watching the most, want more live coverage  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans who say they are watching the Olympics “a lot” are most likely to want the most popular events televised …
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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Borrowing from Google, Yahoo CEO Begins Makeover  —  Yahoo Inc.'s rookie chief executive Marissa Mayer has made one thing clear to employees at the outset of her bid to revive the Internet company: Product comes first.  —  Since taking over Yahoo three weeks ago, the former Google Inc. executive …
Journalism.org:
For Communication Grads, a Modest Job Recovery  —  For the second year in a row, the employment situation for recent journalism and mass communication graduates has improved, according to a new survey from the University of Georgia.  But placed in the context of a “terrible” job market in recent years …
Discussion: Poynter and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Los Angeles Times:
Marc Duvoisin named L.A. Times managing editor  —  A message to the newsroom from Editor Davan Maharaj:  —  I'm pleased to announce that Marc Duvoisin is the new managing editor of the Los Angeles Times.  —  As you know, this announcement is a long time coming.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Two years after TBD launched, the #TBDiaspora are doing OK  —  Two years ago, I was working with Jim Brady, right, Mandy Jenkins, left, and Julie Westfall to launch TBD.  Now we're still trying to change the news business at Digital First Media.  We're together this week at the Thunderdome newsroom.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Hosts Bill O'Reilly, Greta Van Susteren Sued for Defamation by New York Business Owner  —  Aviva Nash, owner of the Drum Cafe, says that when the hosts spoke about a federal agency that took taxpayer money for an awards ceremony with drums, her business was falsely implicated.
Jim Romenesko:
Philadelphia newspapers CEO's message to employees  —  Here's what CEO Bob Hall sent to Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News employees today:  —  To All employees:  —  This is my periodic update to keep you informed about your company and our future.  As you heard me say many times …
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Victor Fiorillo / Philly Magazine:
$28 Million In Cuts Proposed at Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
Discussion: Poynter
Caity Weaver / Gawker:
Beloved Children's Troubadour Raffi Is Losing It At Journalists on Twitter  —  Everyone's childhood is currently going up in flames, as Raffi, the iconic Canadian ancestor of the modern-day Wiggle, is sort of losing it on Twitter.  —  A couple days ago, the Vancouver Aquarium reported that Kavna …
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Deadline And Hollywood Life Owner Arrested And Accused Of Breaking Into Nantucket Home  —  Jay Penske, owner of Deadline Hollywood, HollywoodLife.com, and the Dragon Racing IndyCar team, and his brother Mark were arrested around 2 a.m. ET this morning after reportedly trying to break into a Nantucket Yacht Club house.
Emma Hall / AdAge:
U.K. Viewers Flock to BBC's Ad-Free Airing of Olympics  —  Almost Half the Population Watched Opening Ceremony, and Up to Two-Thirds of Audience Share Is Going to Games  —  The BBC's live, multi-layered Olympic coverage is dominating viewing figures in the U.K., with audience share up to 64.5% …
 
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