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12:15 AM ET, August 5, 2013

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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.
PR Newswire:
IBT Media to Acquire Newsweek  —  Newsweek to Add to IBT Media's Growing Portfolio of Global News Brands Serving 30 Million Unique Users per Month  —  IBT Media (http://corp.ibt.com), an international digital-only news company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newsweek from IAC.
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Newsweek's New Owners Say They Bought “A Lot Of Cachet”  —  Less than a year after announcing that it would cease publishing in print, the remaining assets of Newsweek have been sold to IBT Media, publishers of the International Business Times.  The deal, announced Saturday afternoon …
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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
New York Times Company Sells Boston Globe  —  The New York Times Company said on Saturday that it had agreed to sell The Boston Globe and its other New England media properties to John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, returning the paper to local ownership after two decades …
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
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Sells Boston Globe to John Henry for $70M
Discussion: Quartz and Poynter
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 …
Discussion: @brianstelter
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David Carr / New York Times:
Self-Serving War of Words by 2 Giants in Television
Discussion: @cressman
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 …
David Pogue / New York Times:
Chromecast, Simply and Cheaply, Flings Web Video to TVs  —  Ever hear the old saying, “Information wants to be free?”  Well, here's a corollary for you: “TV wants to be à la carte.”  —  Take the story of the iTunes store.  The instant somebody offered the chance to buy songs individually, the world changed forever.
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.
 
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