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9:45 PM ET, August 12, 2013


 Top News: 
Alec Macgillis / The New Republic:
Hypocrisy for Sale: Craigslist Founder Invests in Journalism Ethics Book  —  Here's a fun little trip through an era of “disruption” in the media industry: … April 25, 2010, New York Times: … January 24, 2011, New York Daily News: … August 12, 2013, New York Times: … Ethics for journalists!
Discussion: @blakehounshell and @alecmacgillis
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Technology Industry Extends a Hand to Struggling Print Media  —  From classifieds to display ads to subscriptions, the digital age has broken the financial pillars of print journalism, leaving the industry struggling to stand on its own.  —  But more frequently — and with a boom last week …
Discussion: FishbowlDC, GeekWire and MWD
Tim Worstall / Forbes:
The First Thing Jeff Bezos Should Do At The Washington Post Is Fire Some Journalists  —  As someone peripherally a journalist I'm really not supposed to say such a thing: rather goes against the professional omerta to claim that there should ever, in any manner, be fewer journalists on anyone's payroll.
Discussion: GeekWire and Pressthink
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
To Stay Afloat, Bookstores Turn to Web Donors  —  For years, independent bookstores have taken creative steps to fight off challenges from Amazon and the superstores by building in-house espresso bars, hosting members-only lunches with authors and selling birthday cards, toys and trinkets.
Discussion: @martina and @emilieeaton
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Michael Bloomberg Won't Buy The New York Times Because He Hates It  —  When Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, a popular theory that emerged was Michael Bloomberg purchasing The New York Times (if it ever went up for sale).  However, David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, says that's not going to happen.
USA Today:
Al Jazeera America: Will U.S. viewers buy it?  —  After Mike Viqueira was hired as White House correspondent for Al Jazeera's new American television venture, the former NBC News veteran braced for a barrage of negative reaction on Twitter.  “I expected some comments from people unfamiliar with Al Jazeera,” Viqueira says.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Al Jazeera America In Discussions With Time Warner Cable
Discussion: TVNewser
Investigative News Network:
Award-Winning Digital Entrepreneur Lisa Williams Joins INN as Director of Digital Engagement  —  Award-winning digital journalism entrepreneur Lisa Williams has joined the Investigative News Network as Director of Digital Engagement.  —  “Having someone of Lisa's caliber and experience join us …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
A recipe for news: IFTTT adds New York Times support, more publications coming  —  ‘What we really want to do is open up IFTTT as a platform and let anyone make a channel.’  —  Whether it's having Dropbox back up every Instagram photo you take, getting a text message in the morning …
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner Cable-CBS dispute ‘run-of-the-mill,’ analyst says  —  CBS' headquarters in New York.  —  Time Warner Cable subscribers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas may be steaming that they will miss the CBS series “Under the Dome” for the second week in a row because of a distribution dispute between the two companies.
Discussion: @alexrkonrad and Los Angeles Times
Ted Johnson / Variety:
White House “Copyright Czar” Steps Down  —  Victoria Espinel, the first White House intellectual property coordinator, has stepped down after almost four years in the post, according to industry sources.  —  In a position that was dubbed “IP czar” or “copyright czar,” Espinel was responsible …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
NBC News Scooping Up Mobile Video Site Stringwire  —  The notion that anyone with a phone who witnesses news is a potential source for news video has been around for a while.  —  CNN, for example, has long had its iReport app.  Twitter itself has become the go-to source for many kinds …
Anthony De Rosa / Soup:
The disconnect between traditional media and UGC
Discussion: @antderosa and New York Times
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico Ramps Up Long-Form Journalism Effort  —  Politico announced Monday that Jason Zengerle, a contributing editor at GQ and New York magazine, is joining the publication as a senior staff writer, and Washington magazine's Denise Kersten Wells will come aboard as a senior editor.
Discussion: Politico, PandoDaily and FishbowlDC
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Discussion: TechCrunch
Natalia Mazotte / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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