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6:30 PM ET, August 6, 2013

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David Remnick / New Yorker:
Donald Graham's Choice  —  “The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty,’ ” A. J. Liebling wrote.  “Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner …
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Chris Hughes / New Republic:
What Jeff Bezos Is Thinking  —  His purchase of the Washington Post makes perfect sense  —  It turns out Silicon Valley does give a damn about Washington.  With Jeff Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post and the efforts of Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us, the Internet's enormous riches are showing …
David Carr / New York Times:
The Washington Post Reaches the End of the Graham Era  —  In late 2012, Donald E. Graham, the chairman and chief executive of The Washington Post Company, met with the paper's publisher, Katharine Weymouth, to look at the paper's future for the next three years.  Their assessment troubled them.
Laura Bennett / New Republic:
Author of Bezos Book: 'He's Buying a Lot of Political Influence'  —  Businessweek senior writer Brad Stone has written a book about Amazon—titled The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon—that will be released by Little, Brown in October.  Stone spent several years reporting the book …
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
'This Isn't Rupert Murdoch': Bob Woodward Praises ‘Innovator’ Jeff Bezos, Predicts ‘Renaissance In Reporting’
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Here's Why I Think Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to Co-Anchor ‘NewsHour’  —  The PBS “NewsHour,” which was co-anchored for decades by the two men who created it, will soon be co-anchored by two women.  —  PBS announced on Tuesday that Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff would take over the nightly newscast in September …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York’ magazine and ‘The New Yorker’ buck downward newsstand trend with stronger digital sales  —  ‘New York,’ ‘New Yorker,’ ...  - Condé Nast leads the pack in just-released nominations for big digital-magazine awards, the Digital Ellies  — At the often stodgy National Magazine Awards …
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Magazine Newsstand Sales Down, Digital Subscriptions Up  —  The Alliance for Audited Media just released its first half circulation and sales data, and it's a mixed bag.  Let's get the bad news out of the way first: Overall, single copy sales dropped 10 percent compared to the first half of 2012.
Discussion: GalleyCat, AdAge, SocialTimes and FishbowlDC
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Disney Earnings Flat as Film Studio Weighs Down ESPN, Theme Parks  —  Disney reported little change in its third quarter earnings, as the strong performance of ESPN and the company's theme parks division were stymied by the wearker performance of the company's film studio.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google's new search feature makes it easier to find seminal articles on big topics  —  When big news breaks, readers clamor for updates — but they also yearn for context.  For example, when word got out Monday afternoon that Jeff Bezos had spent $250 million to become the new owner of The Washington Post …
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
SOPA died in 2012, but Obama administration wants to revive part of it  —  You probably remember the online outrage over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) copyright enforcement proposal.  Last week, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force released a report on digital copyright policy …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Comcast Developing Anti-Piracy Alternative to ‘Six Strikes’ (Exclusive)  —  Cable operator pitching TV industry on plan to convert illegal downloads to legal transaction opportunities  —  Comcast Corp. is developing a new approach to fighting piracy in the U.S., and wants other major content companies and distributors on board.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Rupert Murdoch pays tribute to ‘loyal and distinguished’ Richard Caseby as former Sun managing editor leaves News UK  —  News UK has confirmed that Sun managing editor Richard Caseby is leaving after 24 years with News UK and News International.  —  News Corporation executive chairman Rupert …
Discussion: @edgecliffe and Guardian
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
21st Century Fox Reports Q4 Revenue Gain  —  The company split into two publicly traded firms on June 28, 2013  —  21st Century Fox Tuesday on Tuesday reported a revenue gain for its fiscal fourth quarter and a narrowing of its loss from the similar period a year ago.
Discussion: Variety and NetNewsCheck Latest
David Taintor / Adweek:
Quartz Lets Readers Comment on Specific Paragraphs  —  Quartz is taking reader comments to the margins.  —  Atlantic Media's 10-month-old business publication on Tuesday introduced a new feature that lets readers weigh in on—and publish comments right next to—individual paragraphs within articles rather …
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian rejects press watchdog as ‘own goal’ threatening independence
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
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Zoe Fox / Mashable:
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Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Music publishers file copyright suit against big YouTube channel operator
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
The short story of Longreads, according to founder Mark Armstrong
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Local broadcaster Made TV seeks £5m in funding
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Digital usage overtaking all legacy media
Discussion: @carlzimmer