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9:50 AM ET, August 14, 2012

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
More questions raised about Fareed Zakaria's work  —  Columnist and TV host Fareed Zakaria, who acknowledged plagiarizing parts of a magazine article last week, appears to have also published without attribution a passage from a 2005 book.  —  Zakaria's 2008 book, “The Post-American World …
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Newsroom responses to Zakaria plagiarism reveal lack of consistency, transparency  —  The Fareed Zakaria plagiarism scandal has an interesting unintended consequence: it highlights how media outlets respond differently to plagiarism and fabrication cases.  —  My Poynter colleague Mallary …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Yale reviewing relationship with Fareed Zakaria after plagiarism
Mark Leccese / Gatekeeper:
Fareed Zakaria: Another plagiarism scandal, another wrist slap
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Is Paul Ryan a Ticking Time Bomb as Mitt Romney's Running Mate?  —  The congressman is getting glowing press, but journalists are just starting to examine his record.  Howard Kurtz on the long paper trail that could alienate moderate swing-state voters just getting to know Paul Ryan.
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Erik Wemple:
Paul Ryan bio: New Yorker piece underscores pol's openness  —  Now that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been selected as Mitt Romney's running mate, news outlets across the land will be putting together long-form profiles of the budget cutter.  Preferably ones that draw on extensive interviews with Ryan.
Matt Viser / Boston Globe:   Fox News gets first solo interview with Paul Ryan
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Leading Variety bidder is owner of National Enquirer  —  An owner of the National Enquirer's parent company is now the leading bidder for Hollywood trade paper Variety.  (Variety website / August 13, 2012)  —  Avenue Capital, a New York hedge fund whose holdings include the parent company …
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New York Post:
Life on variety avenue  —  New York billionaire Marc Lasry's Avenue Capital has emerged as the front-runner to take control of Hollywood trade Variety, The Post has learned.  Variety's parent company, Reed Elsevier, has accepted the hedge fund's bid for between $30 million and $40 million, a source close to the talks said.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Live broadcast: Why The Huffington Post and Boston.com are getting into streaming media  —  Can a news site become a TV network?  Or a radio station?  Or if it can't become one, can it at least grow to include one?  —  These aren't theoretical questions, as Monday saw the launch of HuffPost Live …
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
Yahoo to Launch ‘#HashOut’ Social Talk Show  —  Yahoo unveiled plans for an upcoming web-streamed talk show Monday that will feature a high profile cast of panelists.  —  Dubbed “#HashOut,” the program — which bills itself as the first talk show to be conducted over social media …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and CNET
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Google Buys Frommer's.  Can We All Just Agree It's A Media Company Now?  —  Every few months, some Google watcher pens a chin-stroker asking whether it's fair to call the Mountain View, Calif.-based internet giant a media company.  See, for instance:  —  GigaOm, 2007: “Is Google A Media Company?”
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Rafat Ali / Skift:
Post-Google acquisition, Frommer's keeping book editors and laying off online staff
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
NBC Says Nearly 220 Million Watched the Olympics  —  The Spice Girls were part of the closing ceremony of the London Games on Sunday night.  —  NBC announced on Monday that its coverage of the London Olympics was the most watched entertainment or sporting event ever on American television.
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John Clarke / Forbes:
Despite Criticism, NBC Scores Big Ratings With London Olympics Closing Ceremonies
Associated Press:
Mexico catches drug cartel suspect linked to killings of journalists  —  MEXICO CITY — Mexico's navy said Monday that the country's marines captured a drug cartel suspect carrying the ID cards of a newspaper employee who was killed in May along with three photographers.
Abdi Guled / Associated Press:
UN, AU officials demand Somali government to act after 2 more journalists killed in capital  —  MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two more Somali journalists were killed in the nation's capital, bringing the number of journalists slain in the country this year to nine and highlighting the dangers media workers continue …
Discussion: Big News Network.com
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA / RIAA Want U.S. to Help Quash The Pirate Bay  —  The U.S. Government is constantly evaluating and updating its copyright enforcement policies.  To this end, Copyright Czar Victoria Espinel recently asked “the public” to come up with recommendations for the future strategy.
 
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