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11:25 AM ET, August 29, 2012


 Top News: 
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CNN's Exquisitely Awkward Spot  —  You've probably seen that last night a convention attendee was ejected from the hall for pelting a black CNN camerawomen with nuts and saying the words “this is how we feed animals.”  Follow up reports this morning say actually two people were ejected.
Discussion: Mediaite and Pressing Issues
The Huffington Post:
Republican Attendees Thrown Out After Racist Attack On CNN Worker  —  Two attendees at the Republican National Convention were thrown out of the convention center in Tampa on Tuesday after throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, “this is how we feed the animals.”
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson rulings expected to include ‘excoriating’ criticism of the press  —  Lord Justice Leveson is expected to launch what is being described as “excoriating” criticism of the press after notices went out to all newspaper groups warning them that he anticipates making rulings on everything from privacy to self-regulation.
Press Association:
Patrick Foster, Former Times Journalist, Arrested Over Hacking Of NightJack Blogger's Emails
Discussion: @davidallengreen
Severin Carrell / Guardian:
Phone-hacking police arrest former News of the World Scotland editor
Discussion: @jamesdoleman
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Wall Street Journal wants its reporters filing microvideo updates for its new WorldStream  —  The Wall Street Journal has been busy expanding its video offerings and experimenting with dedicated news streams in recent months.  Today, the natural merger of the two debuts: a stream of reporter-generated videos called WorldStream.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Wall Street Journal rolls out video network powered by smartphone-toting journalists
Discussion: Mashable!
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Exclusive: Amazon NY to sell its ebooks through B&N, Kobo, other retailers  —  Amazon's New York-based book publishing imprint, which is headed by publishing industry vet Larry Kirshbaum, has signed a deal with Ingram to distribute its ebooks to other retailers, paidContent has learned.
Discussion: WebProNews
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT reporter was supposed to help fact-check a column, not send it to CIA  —  Mark Mazzetti reports on national security for The New York Times.  He sent the text of a Maureen Dowd column that hadn't yet been published to CIA spokesperson Marie Harf, Dylan Byers reported Tuesday morning. …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NYT reporter leaked advance copy of Maureen Dowd column to CIA
Jim Romenesko:
Peggy Noonan has a new blog on  —  The Wall Street Journal says Peggy Noonan will write daily on political, cultural and personal subjects on her blog — simply called “Peggy Noonan's Blog” — and continue to do her weekly “Declarations” column.  The Journal's release …
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Mapping the Rise of Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan  —  New reports gathered by Internews and their on-the-ground partner Nai show that 2011 had the most incidents of violence against journalists in Afghanistan yet, with local news and TV networks experiencing the worst of it.
Klint Finley / TechCrunch:
Huffington Post Now Has Its Own “Labs” Site For Online News Experiments  —  News publishers are becoming tech companies, right down to the Google Labs style experimental sites: The New York Times Company Research & Development Lab, The Globe Lab, WapPo Labs...
Muck Rack:
Journalist Of The Day: NYT's Daniel Victor Talks About Social Media  —  Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor) recently became the Social Media Producer at New York Times, and to celebrate this tremendous occasion, he decided to talk to Much Rack about the role of social media in his career as a journalist.
Associated Press:
New York Times leading group defense in patent suit over mobile texts containing Web links  —  The New York Times Co. is girding for a legal battle that many larger organizations have avoided.  The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free …
Discussion: paidContent
New York Post:
Marc Lasry's bid to buy Variety hits a snag  —  Billionaire Marc Lasry's bid to buy Hollywood trade Variety has hit a snag, sources say.  The New York hedge-funder's Avenue Capital emerged this month as the front-runner to snap up the showbiz “bible” for between $30 million and $40 million.
Discussion: DealBook
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Sally Singer Out at T  —  Sally Singer is out as editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.  Singer joined the Times back in July 2010 after a long run at Vogue as fashion news and features director.  At the time, she succeeded Stefano Tonchi who left T to become editor in chief of W …
Discussion: Media Decoder and MinOnline
Erik Maza / WWD:
Ad Pages Slip Further at New York Times' Magazines
Discussion: Adweek
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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
In Digital World, Advertising Age Redesigns Print Publication
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Videos to go at 'Tube  —  Google's YouTube is getting ready to say bye-bye to some losers.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why newspapers need to get to know their readers better
Media Decoder:
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Lindsay Kalter / American Journalism Review:
The Ann Arbor Precedent
Discussion: Poynter
Richard Lawson / The Atlantic Wire:
Katie Couric's Talk Show Sure Sounds Weird
Discussion: Inside TV
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Release of Book on Bin Laden Raid Is Moved Up a Week
Discussion: Associated Press
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
ESPN shells out $5.6 billion to keep Major League Baseball
Chase Hoffberger / Daily Dot:
Reporter's Tumblr gets him barred from RNC party
Discussion: CNN
Rex Sorgatz / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What The New York Times should do next: membership
Discussion: The Awl
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Ohio State forbids reporters to tweet during press conferences
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
The Tweeps on the Bus  —  IT'S EASY TO FORGET that eight months …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
National Review attacks PolitiFact