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2:40 PM ET, June 24, 2010

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Jay Rosen / PressThink:
The Politico Opens the Kimono.  And then Pretends it Never Happened.  —  “Think about what the Politico is saying: an experienced beat reporter would probably not want to ‘burn bridges’ with key sources by telling the world what happens when those sources let their guard down.”
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Jack Shafer / Slate:
What Gen. McChrystal should have known about Rolling Stone's reporter going in.  —  I have two answers for people who ask whether they should cooperate with a reporter assigned to write a feature story about them.  —  The short answer is “no.”  —  If that advice proves unsatisfactory, I give this longer answer:
Mike Celizic / msnbc.com:
Reporter believed McChrystal was ‘untouchable’
Discussion: Associated Press
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
Michael Hastings' “The Runaway General” and the power of narrative
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 Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Four Copyright Lessons From Google's Viacom Victory
Discussion: Law Blog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Judge Throws Out Viacom Case Against YouTube (Court Document)
Robin Goad - UK:
Times paywall: initial data and analysis  —  Following months of speculation, News International has finally erected a paywall around the Times newspaper website.  After a couple of weeks running two sites, (www.timesonline.co.uk and www.thetimes.co.uk) in parallel, visitors to the former site …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and The Next Web
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:   UK Times' Traffic Has Dropped, But Nobody's Gaining
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
CNN's Jon Klein: We're Not Endorsing One Side or Another  —  CNN president Jon Klein — who has stubbornly resisted the rising tide of “partisan” news programming — spoke to TheWrap on Wednesday about the network's new show featuring a pair of ideological sparring partners: Eliot Spitzer …
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Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
The New York Times Is Tumbling!  —  Last week, we stumbled upon a sparsely-populated Tumblr for The New York Times.  —  So we checked in to see if it was indeed the Grey Lady's official blog.  —  Yesterday, a Times spokeswoman confirmed with us that it was, though she said the Tumblr was still very much in beta mode.
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 …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
comScore to “De-link” Video Ads and Content in New Tabulation
Discussion: NewTeeVee
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Zelnick Buys Gossip Girl Creator Alloy For $126.5 Million  —  An investor group led by ZelnickMedia is acquiring youth-focused entertainment company and ad network operator Alloy in a cash deal valued at $126.5 million, for a 27 percent premium over the company's most recent closing stock price.
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Content Over Technology: How InformationWeek Sells $300,000+ Against Digital Editions  —  And why it's PDF approach takes priority over the iPad (for now).  —  In 2009, UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek launched four digital editions as part of a broader, multi-year “green strategy” to reduce the magazine's carbon footprint.
Judith Townend / Journalism.co.uk:
WSJ Europe to launch new tech section as part of digital expansion  —  The Wall Street Journal is to launch a new European technology section as part of its digital expansion.  —  Six new jobs have been advertised by publisher Dow Jones as it prepares to enlarge its online and mobile offering and build up commercial opportunities.
Discussion: MediaPost and Noted
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Diesel Wins Outdoor Grand Prix for ‘Be Stupid’  —  Jury Also Awards Andes Beer Grand Prix for ‘Teletransporter’ for Its ‘Ambient’ Execution  —  CANNES, France (AdAge.com) — The trophies for outdoor at the 57th annual Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival today went to two different executions …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
First Look: Slick SI App Matches Expectations With One Exception: No Subs  —  The Sports Illustrated iPad app hit the iTunes store overnight with lots of glossy features in place—and without an anticipated subscription option.  SI still could wind up being the first Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) …
Christopher K. Hepp / Philly.com:
New management for Philadelphia Inquirer taking shape  —  The new management group for The Inquirer is slowly taking shape, according to recent court filings that revealed a new name for the company, four directors, and the makeup of the collective ownership.
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
More turnover in the NYT bureau here  —  Randal C. Archibold, a reporter in the New York Times bureau in Los Angeles, is moving to Mexico City as bureau chief this summer.  He will be joined by Damien Cave, currently the bureau chief in Miami.  It represents a return to two reporters in Mexico City for the NYT.
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
NPR Music Keeps Growing With iPhone App  —  Music has long been part of NPR's identity, but perhaps never more than in recent years, as its NPR Music Web site has become an increasingly popular outlet for artists and music fans.  —  The site, at www.npr.org/music, features many artists …
Discussion: Poynter Online and Fast Company
digiday:DAILY:
Digital Content Today: Digital Influence Underplayed  —  A new analysis of consumer digital behavior and influence finds that the Internet is by far the most influential media channel — but marketers have yet to capitalize on that influence.  The conclusion comes from the 2010 Digital Influence Index …
Stephen Foley / The Independent:
CBS looks at streaming shows online  —  The US television network CBS is in talks to make its top shows available on the internet streaming service Hulu.com, in the latest sign that programme-makers are stepping up experiments with new ways to distribute their content.
Big Think:
Michael Wolff on Rupert Murdoch and the Future of the New York Times  —  When we asked author and Vanity Fair columnist Michael Wolff what's he thought the future held for Rupert Murdoch, he came right out with it: “The future for Rupert himself is death.”  It was a response you'd expect …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and The Wire
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Video Interview: Roku Partners With Clearleap  —  Over-the-top set-top box maker Roku has partnered up with pay TV cloud services provider Clearleap to bring premium pay TV content to the Roku box.  Cable TV subscribers will be able to watch linear programming and VOD titles on their Roku device …
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.”
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The battle lines are being drawn over fair use: Two POVs on the Barclays v. TheFlyOnTheWall.com case  —  We mentioned yesterday that Google and Twitter had filed an amicus brief in the Barclays v. TheFlyOnTheWall.com case.  That's the case involving a website's reporting on stock recommendations from Wall Street firms.
 
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