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3:00 PM ET, August 27, 2012

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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Star Correspondents Bolt Tampa For NOLA, As Isaac Approaches  —  Two TV news correspondents who made their marks covering Hurricane Katrina seven years ago are returning to New Orleans as another hurricane approaches.  —  Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith and CNN's Anderson Cooper …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
With Isaac Bearing Down, Networks Weigh Their Options  —  Put yourself in the shoes of a network news president for a moment.  There's a tropical storm bearing down on the Gulf Coast, reviving memories of Hurricane Katrina seven years ago.  But there's also a political convention beginning in Tampa …
Discussion: Politico, TVNewser and Forbes
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Republican Convention, Day One: Everyone Get Ready for Nothing  —  REPORTING LIVE FROM INSIDE THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER—Day one of the Great Republican Convention of 2012 has arrived, and here we are bright and early inside the belly of the beast, to give you, the Real Americans …
Discussion: @jeremyscahill
David Carr / New York Times:
Political Conventions Can Learn From Reality Shows
Discussion: Politico and Media Decoder
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
IAC Buys About.com From NY Times Co. For $300 Million  —  “Invest in the Times” is the watchword at The New York Times Co. these days.  Now the publisher has another $300 million to invest in its core brand, thanks to internet mogul Barry Diller.  Diller's IAC has completed a deal to buy …
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Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com  —  IAC has agreed to buy About.com from the New York Times for $300 million in cash, according to Bloomberg, and no wonder—the encyclopedia site was losing barrowloads of cash.  But the sale won't fix NYT's overall digital problems …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Fox asks court to ban Dish's ad-skipping features  —  (Reuters) - Fox Broadcasting Company is asking a court to put a stop to two features on Dish's new digital video recorder that let consumers skip commercials because it is hurting the TV networks' business.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Los Angeles Times
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Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Fox Seeks Ban on Dish's Ad-Skip Feature Pending U.S. Trial
Discussion: @alanmairson
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Slate’ Gets a New Publisher  —  Online magazine Slate recently created a dedicated sales force to capitalize on its traffic growth, and now it's getting a new publisher to lead it.  Matt Turck, the vp of sales and marketing who built up the new team, will start in the new role Sept. 10.
Discussion: The Wrap and FishbowlNY
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
CNN Looks for a Boost From HBO Shows  —  In a bit of corporate synergy, Time Warner is planning to dip into one of its strongest cable channels, HBO, to help revive the fortunes of one of its weakest, CNN.  —  As part of Time Warner's attempt to reinvigorate its 24-hour cable news channel …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Book Reviewers for Hire Meet a Demand for Online Raves  —  TODD RUTHERFORD was 7 years old when he first understood the nature of supply and demand.  He was with a bunch of other boys, one of whom showed off a copy of Playboy to giggles and intense interest.
Erik Wemple:
Brisbane hammers NYT for ‘progressivism,’ Occupy bias  —  Outgoing New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane made himself a hot aggregational commodity this weekend with a farewell column accusing his paycheck issuer of bias.  The money graphs: … So the New York Times covered Occupy Wall Street like a cause, huh?
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Can Websites Get Depressed?  —  Can social media sites go through large scale emotional trends?  Like, can Twitter or Facebook get depressed or have a manic episode?  Can Tumblr as a whole wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  We recently tried to answer that question, at least for BuzzFeed …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Hijacking the news: how hackers are manipulating the press from the inside out  —  In May of last year, PBS reported online that “prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand.”  The U.K.-based The Sun devoted its front page in July to a report …
 
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Google discloses paid bloggers and journalists, says Stanford professor Mark Lemley is outside counsel
Discussion: Marketing Land and Gizmodo
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
High Country News raises bar for clever mobile promotions
Aram Bakshian Jr / The National Interest:
Voice of the New Global Elite
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Two moves that tell you everything you need to know about Twitter's future
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
No, metered-content walls won't save journalism
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Coming in the side door: The value of homepages is shifting from traffic-driver to brand
Discussion: Poynter, MediaPost and BtoB Magazine
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
CBS goofs up the green beat
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Photo Alert: Instagram Goes Mainstream as the AP Plans Convention Coverage via iPhones