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3:30 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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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Fareed Zakaria Responds to the Charge of Quote-Stealing  —  In my previous post, I discussed an incident from 2009 (an incident I had completely forgotten about until it was resurrected by The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, among others) in which Fareed Zakaria …
Discussion: Poynter
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Newsroom responses to Zakaria plagiarism reveal lack of consistency, transparency
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Yale reviewing relationship with Fareed Zakaria after plagiarism
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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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney Campaign Bars Press From Ryan, Adelson Event  —  LAKEWOOD, Colorado — Presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's first major fundraiser will be closed to the press, in apparent violation of the Romney-Ryan campaign's oft-strained agreement with the reporters who cover the campaign.
Matt Viser / Boston Globe:   Fox News gets first solo interview with Paul Ryan
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.
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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
Irene Caselli / Guardian:
Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official  —  Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, according to an official in Quito  —  Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador's government have said.
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Estelle Shirbon / Reuters:
Assange seeks London-Quito ticket but Sweden looms  —  (Reuters) - Britain is determined to extradite Julian Assange to Sweden and has made that clear to Ecuador, which is sheltering the founder of WikiLeaks inside its London embassy while it considers his asylum request, British authorities said on Tuesday.
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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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 …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Breaking: Google can appeal class certification in Books case  —  The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this morning allowed Google to appeal a ruling that granted the Authors Guild permission to go forward with a copyright class action over Google's unauthorized book scanning.
Discussion: Media Decoder
 
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