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12:40 AM ET, June 24, 2010

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Aaron / YouTube Blog:
YouTube wins case against Viacom  —  Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube.  This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Judge Throws Out Viacom Case Against YouTube (Court Document)
Discussion: NewTeeVee and DailyFinance
CNN:
Spitzer, Parker to host primetime CNN show  —  Washington (CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Kathleen Parker will co-host a new hour long CNN primetime news program starting in the fall as the nation prepares for the 2010 midterm election, the network announced Wednesday morning.
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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
A ‘Thankful’ Spitzer Anticipates Some Criticism  —  Eliot Spitzer described himself as “extremely thankful” to be getting an opportunity to revive his reputation as a television news host after the tawdry circumstances of his forced resignation as governor of New York.
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Why Would CNN's ‘Spirited, Nightly Roundtable’ Work This Time?
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Critics Bewildered By Spitzer's New Gig As Talking Head
Eric Deggans / blogs.tampabay.com:   Why aren't TV journalists landing top jobs at CNN and MSNBC?
Clint Hendler / CJR:
A Politico Graf Goes Missing  —  Yesterday in one of Politico's write-ups of the furor that ensued as it became known that damaging quotes from General Stanley McChrystal and his staff would appear in an article by Michael Hastings in Rolling Stone, the following paragraphs appeared:
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Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
Michael Hastings' “The Runaway General” and the power of narrative
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NBC reporter: McChrystal uproar produces ‘media blackout’ in Afghanistan military
Discussion: TVNewser
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Ron Fournier joins National Journal  —  Ron Fournier, Washington bureau chief of The Associated Press, reached an agreement Wednesday to join the Atlantic Media Company as editor in chief of the National Journal Group.  —  Fournier is one of Washington's best-known political journalists …
Discussion: Gawker
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Lois Beckett / The Snitch:
Dull DC Journal Seeks Young Thomas Friedmans
Discussion: Chickaboomer
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ben Stiller to create Yahoo web show  —  ‘Webisodes’ to feature star's parents commenting on news items - but brand's David Beckham sponsorship likely to be dropped  —  Yahoo has signed up Ben Stiller, star of films including Zoolander and Dodgeball, to create an online current affairs show starring his parents.
Discussion: Hollywood Rewired
Joseph Plambeck / Media Decoder:
Clear Channel Chief Executive Stepping Down  —  Clear Channel Communications said on Wednesday that Mark P. Mays, its chief executive since 2004, would leave that post as soon as a replacement was found.  —  Mr. Mays's decision comes two years after two private equity firms …
Matthew Lynch / WWD Media Headlines:
Rupert Murdoch Talks Media Predictions and the iPad  —  The topic of the opening night panel at this week's New York Forum on Tuesday was ostensibly corporate reinvention, and for a few moments the hour-plus discussion stuck to script.  —  Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black explained …
Discussion: MediaFile, Business Week and Noted
David Folkenflik / NPR:
‘Time’ Magazine: The Last Of The Big Newsweeklies  —  The decision by the corporate owner of Newsweek to put the magazine up for sale has once more raised the question in journalism circles as to whether there's a role — or any future at all — for newsweekly magazines.
Discussion: Romenesko
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Do New York Times Writers Live in a Bubble?  Siegel vs. Solomon  —  At a panel discussion on the danger of the “digital mob,” Lee Siegel and Deborah Solomon, two prominent journalists, almost started a melee of their own over how “protected” Times writers are from ugly comments on the Web.
Discussion: Gawker and Romenesko
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Media Goes Bonkers For USA World Cup Win Over Algeria  — World Cup Ref Who Robbed US May Get Benched  — READER CONTEST: Guess Tomorrow's New York Post Headline  — World Cup TV Ratings Are Killing It In The U.S.  —  New York Times  —  New York Times  —  New York Post  —  New York Daily News
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
MSNBC Readies a Cautious Move Onto the iPad  —  MSNBC is preparing its own entry into the iPad app derby.  But the cable network is moving cautiously into the race: Its upcoming free app will feature programming from just one of its shows.  —  Mark Marvel, who runs video sales for MSNBC.com …
Discussion: WebNewser, Beet.TV and The Wire
Felix Salmon:
When the SEC subpoenas journalists' sources  —  Henry Blodget, like all other right-thinking individuals, is appalled at the SEC recapitulating its David Einhorn let's-shoot-the-messenger errors with its subpoena of 37,000 documents from Sam Antar.  But at the same time …
Discussion: CJR and Talking Biz News
Robert Sietsema / Fork in the Road:
An Open Letter to Josh Ozersky  —  Dear Josh:  —  You and I have known each other for years, and I've always regarded you as a knowledgeable and sometimes even scholarly observer of the culinary scene.  —  But I found your piece ("Great Wedding Food: Tips from a Newly Married Critic") …
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
How Reddit Controls the Internet News Cycle  —  Five years ago today, social news site Reddit, the brainchild of recent UVA grads Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, witnessed its first-ever post.  (The site would wrap up private internal alpha testing and open to the public five days later.)
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
comScore to “Delink” Video Ads and Content in New Tabulation  —  In an important development in the way video views and associated in-video ads are tabulated, comScore will count videos and related ads separately, delinking the two, beginning with the June numbers.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
New York Post:
‘Jersey’ boys' ‘Queer’ shock  —  Talk about a situation.  The guys of MTV's “Jersey Shore” were more than pumped when the Village Voice asked them to pose in all their muscled glory for the cover, but it didn't tell them it was for the annual “Queer Issue.”
Abby Brownback / American Journalism Review:
Tracking the Junkets  —  A new Web site will keep a close watch on government travel.  —  Abby Brownback is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  The nonprofit watchdog site BailoutSleuth.com and its for-profit sister, ShareSleuth.com, will add a nonprofit sibling to the family within the next month.
Discussion: Romenesko
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
In war of words, blogging platform Posterous takes preposterous swipe at Tumblr  —  Direct attacks and unprovoked hostility are usually reserved for gossip blogs, not the people who make the platforms that power them.  —  But Posterous, the blog service that lets users post using e-mail …
Delia Cabe / Creative Type:
All the clichés fit to print  —  BP CEO Tony Hayward is embattled.  If you haven't heard his name and that adjective together, you have managed somehow to avoid more than 200 newspapers and numerous radio and TV reports.  By now, Hayward's parents might wonder whether their son has legally changed his first name to “Embattled.”
 
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