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10:50 AM ET, August 5, 2013

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New York Times:
The Last Temptation of Tina Brown  —  On Nov. 12, 2010, Tina Brown gathered the staff of her Web site The Daily Beast in the third-floor conference room at its Chelsea offices with its commanding views of the Hudson.  Brimming with the fervor she has brought to all her endeavors …
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Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Newsweek has been sold to IBT Media, publishers of International Business Times; will remain ‘100% digital’  —  Earlier today, IAC Interactive reached a deal to sell Newsweek, the remains of the old magazine in digital format, to the owners of the International Business Times.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of John Henry buying The Boston Globe  —  It was a big auction — on paper.  Literally.  The storied Boston Globe, the 141-year-old Globe that has won 21 Pulitzers and dominated its region's reporting for so long, went for a song: $70 million.
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Beth Healy / The Boston Globe:
3 groups say they topped Henry's bid for Globe  —  Three of the groups that lost out in the bidding for The Boston Globe say their offers were higher than Red Sox owner John W. Henry's winning $70 million bid — prompting them to question the New York Times Co.'s sales process.
Discussion: Boston Globe and Poynter
Peter May / New York Times:
Red Sox Owner's Purchase of Boston Globe Worries Journalists  —  BOSTON — As the list of potential purchasers of The Boston Globe leaked out, the newspaper's longtime sportswriter and columnist Bob Ryan said his only thought was: please, let it be anyone but John Henry.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Tim McLaughlin / Reuters:   From Boston hero to goat, billionaire John Henry takes on Globe challenge
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Al Jazeera America sets own course  —  Weeks ahead of its debut, Al Jazeera America is doing things the old-fashioned way.  —  AJAM, as it's referred to by staff, is investing heavily in investigative journalism.  It is opening bureaus in cities across the country.
Discussion: @mattgertz and @jayrosen_nyu
David Carr / New York Times:
Parodying Cable News With a Talk About Race  —  On Tuesday night on MSNBC's “All In,” Chris Hayes had a very direct conversation about race with the Gawker writer Cord Jefferson.  Prompted by a news report of a group of young people in Huntington Beach, Calif., who looted and vandalized property …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Katharine Weymouth Takes Charge at the Washington Post  —  WASHINGTON — On the eve of the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner, this city's annual media-politico-Hollywood love fest, Katharine Weymouth convened the sort of Washington power dinner for which her grandmother, Katharine Graham …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Viewers Wait for CBS and Time Warner to Make Up  —  The two sides in the fee dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable stayed in their respective corners Sunday, and may not engage in further direct confrontation for some time.  —  As a result, CBS's stations, and cable networks owned by CBS …
Bob Cohn / Folio:
Good Comment, Bad Comment: Fixing a Broken System  —  Either commit to aggressive moderation or reconsider commenting's utility.  —  One of the great promises of digital journalism is that it breaks down barriers between publications and readers.  —  Consider print: You publish a story …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Court Rulings Blur the Line Between a Spy and a Leaker  —  WASHINGTON — The federal government is prosecuting leakers at a brisk clip and on novel theories.  It is collecting information from and about journalists, calling one a criminal and threatening another with jail.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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