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4:35 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 …
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: TVNewser, Politico, Multichannel 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
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
IAC Buys 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 …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On  —  IAC has agreed to buy 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 …
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?
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Twitter appeals New York court ruling on behalf of Occupy Wall Steet protester Malcolm Harris  —  You might remember, back in July, when a New York judge ruled that Twitter had to turn over three months' worth of tweets that were written by user Malcolm Harris, known by his Twitter handle of @destructuremal.
Discussion: AllThingsD, TechCrunch, Betabeat, ACLU and GigaOM
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
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
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Times-Picayune will face new print competitor on Saturdays  —  New Orleans Times-Picayune photojournalist John McCusker talks with CBS News' Mark Strassmann about what will happen to the paper after Sept. 30.  That's when, as Strassmann says, “the paper's management will cut its staff in half.
Discussion: New Orleans, CBS News and Forbes
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 …
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 …
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Google discloses paid bloggers and journalists, says Stanford professor Mark Lemley is outside counsel
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