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2:40 PM 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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Yale reviewing relationship with Fareed Zakaria after plagiarism
Mark Leccese / Gatekeeper:
Fareed Zakaria: Another plagiarism scandal, another wrist slap
Steve Myers / Poynter:
NY photojournalist gets cameras back after arrest, but not press credentials  —  Robert Stolarik's cameras were confiscated when he was arrested on Aug. 4 while photographing police on a public street.  He has them back now, but he still hasn't received his press credentials.
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Huffington Post
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James Estrin / Lens:
Criminalizing Photography  —  Mickey H. Osterreicher is the general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association and edits the organization's Advocacy Committee blog.  He spoke with James Estrin.  Their conversation has been edited.  Q. It seems like photographing in public is becoming a crime.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Media Decoder and The FJP
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.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wrap
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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Matt Viser / Boston Globe:   Fox News gets first solo interview with Paul Ryan
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
After a deal falls apart, Homicide Watch D.C. is going on hiatus  —  The Internet famously enabled anyone to become a publisher.  A tiny outfit of one or two people can, when the stars align, have the same claim on your attention as a major media company with thousands of employees.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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 …
Bloomberg:
NBC Wonders if It Should Have Actually Tape-Delayed the Olympics More  —  Games Drew 219.4 Million Viewers, Becoming Most-Watched TV Event  —  The London Olympics drew 219.4 million U.S. viewers as gold-medal performances by Americans bolstered ratings, according to NBC …
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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 …
Associated Press:
Bob Woodward's Next Book To Take On Obama, Economy  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. economy is about to get the Bob Woodward treatment.  The next book by the award-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author will document how President Barack Obama and congressional leaders responded …
 
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Associated Press:
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC Olympics coverage watched by 90% of UK
Discussion: The Next Web
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Discussion: Fortune, Gizmodo, The Verge, Day4 and TUAW