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7:50 PM ET, August 27, 2012

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Shooting victim's brother criticizes media for ‘horrific journalism’  —  Paul Ercolino, whose brother Steven was killed outside the Empire State Building Friday, called in to New York's WFAN Monday to talk about his brother's love of sports.  He also criticized the media for using graphic images of his brother.
Discussion: CBS New York, CBS News and Gothamist
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
IAC Buys About.com From NY Times Co. For $300 Million  —  “Invest in the Times” is the watchword at The New York Times Co. these days.  Now the publisher has another $300 million to invest in its core brand, thanks to internet mogul Barry Diller.  Diller's IAC has completed a deal to buy …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:   Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Star Correspondents Bolt Tampa For NOLA, As Isaac Approaches  —  Two TV news correspondents who made their marks covering Hurricane Katrina seven years ago are returning to New Orleans as another hurricane approaches.  —  Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith and CNN's Anderson Cooper …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
With Isaac Bearing Down, Networks Weigh Their Options  —  Put yourself in the shoes of a network news president for a moment.  There's a tropical storm bearing down on the Gulf Coast, reviving memories of Hurricane Katrina seven years ago.  But there's also a political convention beginning in Tampa …
Discussion: Politico, Gawker, TVNewser and Forbes
Erik Wemple:
Brisbane hammers NYT for ‘progressivism,’ Occupy bias  —  Outgoing New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane made himself a hot aggregational commodity this weekend with a farewell column accusing his paycheck issuer of bias.  The money graphs: … So the New York Times covered Occupy Wall Street like a cause, huh?
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Twitter appeals New York court ruling on behalf of Occupy Wall Steet protester Malcolm Harris  —  You might remember, back in July, when a New York judge ruled that Twitter had to turn over three months' worth of tweets that were written by user Malcolm Harris, known by his Twitter handle of @destructuremal.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Betabeat, ACLU, GigaOM and AllThingsD
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Times-Picayune will face new print competitor on Saturdays  —  New Orleans Times-Picayune photojournalist John McCusker talks with CBS News' Mark Strassmann about what will happen to the paper after Sept. 30.  That's when, as Strassmann says, “the paper's management will cut its staff in half.
Discussion: New Orleans, CBS News and Forbes
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Hijacking the news: how hackers are manipulating the press from the inside out  —  In May of last year, PBS reported online that “prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand.”  The U.K.-based The Sun devoted its front page in July to a report …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Fox asks court to ban Dish's ad-skipping features  —  (Reuters) - Fox Broadcasting Company is asking a court to put a stop to two features on Dish's new digital video recorder that let consumers skip commercials because it is hurting the TV networks' business.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and VentureBeat
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Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Fox Seeks Ban on Dish's Ad-Skip Feature Pending U.S. Trial
Discussion: @alanmairson
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Slate’ Gets a New Publisher  —  Online magazine Slate recently created a dedicated sales force to capitalize on its traffic growth, and now it's getting a new publisher to lead it.  Matt Turck, the vp of sales and marketing who built up the new team, will start in the new role Sept. 10.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Hazel Sheffield / CJR:
Pasadena publisher launches a system for outsourcing local news  —  “I'm looking for individuals I can pay a lower rate to do a lot of work,” says Journtent founder James Macpherson  —  A publisher in Pasadena, CA, who said he received death threats when he started hiring workers in India …
Jim Romenesko:
Jonathan Krim is named MarketWatch acting editor  —  Jonathan Krim, who is currently WSJ.com senior deputy managing editor, becomes MarketWatch.com acting editor.  From the memo: … David Callaway left the MarketWatch editor-in-chief post last month to become USA Today's top editor.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Republican Convention, Day One: Everyone Get Ready for Nothing  —  REPORTING LIVE FROM INSIDE THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER—Day one of the Great Republican Convention of 2012 has arrived, and here we are bright and early inside the belly of the beast, to give you, the Real Americans …
Discussion: @jeremyscahill
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Can Websites Get Depressed?  —  Can social media sites go through large scale emotional trends?  Like, can Twitter or Facebook get depressed or have a manic episode?  Can Tumblr as a whole wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  We recently tried to answer that question, at least for BuzzFeed …
 
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