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9:45 AM ET, July 12, 2010

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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Techmeme Offers Tech News at Internet Speed  —  SAN FRANCISCO — News lovers in Washington can't live without Mike Allen at Politico.  Hollywood squabbles over the relative merits of Sharon Waxman's TheWrap versus Nikki Finke's Deadline.  The newspaper industry reads the news collected by Jim Romenesko.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Conde Nast's Largest Web Property Literally Begging Users for Money  —  Conde Nast's print properties aren't the only ones slowly dying, apparently.  Now, popular user-driven news site Reddit, which Conde Nast bought in 2006, is asking users to donate money so the website can hire more staff.
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Mike / reddit:
reddit needs help  —  We've been kinda bummed at reddit these days.  It seems like every week something comes up that slows performance to a crawl or even leads to a total site outage.  And we almost never get a chance to release new features anymore.  —  Our four engineers — KeyserSosa …
David Mitchell / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch may be evil, but that doesn't mean his paywall is  —  The media mogul has been dismissed for introducing his Times paywall, but what if it actually works?  —  Rupert Murdoch is a pretty uncontroversial figure among people I know.  Everyone agrees that he's a monstrous arsehole who wants to ruin everything for everyone.
Rich Thomaselli / AdAge:
How LeBron's Entourage Got His ‘Decision’ on ESPN  —  NBA Free Agent Hooked Up With Uber-Agent 
Ari Emanuel for Show Touted as Ad ‘Paradigm’  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — By now you've heard the offense against basketball star LeBron James' one-hour TV special to announce his team choice …
Discussion: The Wire
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Jim Gray's LeBron James interview draws criticism for its soft questioning
Discussion: New York Times, CNBC and Chickaboomer
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Too many journalists ?  —  An unpleasant question: Do we have an excess of daily press journalists?  And, if so, how does the surfeit vary from country to country?  —  Two years ago, Earl Wilkinson, the managing director of the International Newsmedia Marketing Association (INMA) …
Discussion: Guardian
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Fox News's Bill Hemmer melds middle-of-the-road persona with conservative guest list  —  Bill Hemmer, a middle-of-the-road guy from the middle of the country, sees himself as the straightest of straight arrows when it comes to news.  —  “The opinion-makers on our channel have enormous talent …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
News Agencies Stare Each Other Down in Shrinking German Market  —  PARIS — More than 20 years after the fall of the Wall, Berlin is taking a small step toward establishing itself as the media hub of Germany, as the country's biggest news agency and a newly reinvigorated rival consolidate their operations in the city this summer.
Mark Day / TheAustralian:
Digital news delivery in for the long haul, so don't hold your breath  —  JOURNALISTS, especially those called on to comment, analyse and interpret events, have a habit of being short-sighted.  —  It comes from always having an eye on the next deadline, which, in the relentless modern 24/7 news cycle, might be just minutes away.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oil Spill Makes Celebrities Out of Reporters  —  On Friday, Day 80 of the oil spill, much of the Gulf of Mexico still looked bruised and battered, just as it did the week before, and the month before that.  So for a different perspective, CNN went scuba diving.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Telegraph benefits by embracing cloud computing  —  The Daily Telegraph appears to have its head in the clouds, though this is not meant in any way to be a criticism.  —  Indeed, in cyber circles, it is regarded as a major plus that the paper has embraced, to use the jargon, “a cloud adoption strategy”.
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Rachel Maddow is MSNBC's voice of reason  —  Rachel Maddow had barely arrived at our breakfast meeting when she turned the tables on me and asked a question.  Apparently, something had puzzled her ever since I requested an interview a few weeks earlier.  “Why would you want to talk to me? …
Discussion: TVNewser and Chickaboomer
 
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