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7:00 AM ET, July 28, 2010

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Deadline.com:
CONFIRMED: ABC Family's Paul Lee Taking Over As President Of ABC Entertainment Group After Steve McPherson Resigns  —  4TH UPDATE 6:30 PM: We've just confirmed that ABC Family President Paul Lee will take over as president of ABC Entertainment Group.  Just like Steve McPherson, Lee will manage both ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios.
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Variety:
Paul Lee to head ABC programming  —  Entertainment prexy Stephen McPherson has resigned  —  In a major shakeup at ABC, Stephen McPherson has resigned his post as ABC Entertainment Group prexy and will be replaced by ABC Family prexy Paul Lee.  —  In a statement issued late Tuesday …
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When do 92,000 documents trump an off-the-record dinner?  A few more thoughts about Wikileaks  —  Sometimes you can spend an entire morning racing the clock to put together the perfect blog post, and once you're done, find a quote or two that would have let you sum up the entire thing in a lot less time.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Value-added journalism  —  I asked Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian, whether his paper should have started Wikileaks.  I wondered whether the Guardian was looking at WIkileaks the way it looked at HuffPo when it started (that is, ‘darn, we should have thought of that, so we will’ ... and it started CommentIsFree).
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Some see red as Essence hires a white editor  —  Essence, a Time Inc.-owned monthly that is seen as the ultimate fashion and lifestyle title for black women, is wrestling with a controversy sparked by a former fashion editor who criticized the magazine's decision to hire a white woman as its new fashion director.
Discussion: Clutch Magazine
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John Koblin / New York Observer:   New Front in WSJ vs. The Times — the Glossies!
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Ex-Washington Post blogger David Weigel joins Slate  —  Journalist David Weigel, who resigned from the Washington Post last month after a leaked-email controversy, is joining Slate as a political reporter.  —  “I'm thrilled to be joining Slate, thrilled to be working with writers I've read …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers Hit New Low as an Information Source  —  The number of Americans who say that newspapers are an important source of information continues to decline, according to a survey by the The Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
Daniel Frankel / The Wrap:
The Twitter Effect Isn't What Hollywood Thought  —  The Twitter Effect.  —  The term entered the lexicon last summer after Universal's Sacha Baron Cohen comedy “Bruno” tumbled more than 36 percent in its first 24 hours in theaters.  —  One year later, the social media trend …
Discussion: The Big Picture and MediaPost
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction:
Longlist announced for Man Booker Prize 2010  —  Man Booker Dozen announced  —  The judges for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today, Tuesday 27 July, announce the longlist for the prize, the leading literary award in the English speaking world.  —  A total of 138 books …
Mark Fitzgerald / EditorandPublisher.com:
New ABC Publisher's Statement Will Count ‘Branded Editions’ and Nonpaid ‘Verified’ Circulations  —  CHICAGO  —  The Audit Bureau of Circulations' board approved sweeping changes in the way newspapers report circulation.  —  Among the changes: Newspapers that publish so-called “branded editions” …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
MTV Releasing Facebook Game and iPhone App to Promote “Jersey Shore”  —  The second season of MTV's reality hit, Jersey Shore, will debut this coming Thursday.  To build anticipation around the first episode fist-pump style, MTV is releasing a Facebook game and iPhone app that will feature …
Discussion: BRANDING UNBOUND
Anna North / Jezebel:
Self-Absorbed Columnist Redefines The Art Of Crap Emails  —  The names and events here are true: CBS legal analyst Andrew Cohen wrote a horribly self-centered open letter to his ex on her wedding day.  Lizzie Skurnick called him out on it.  So Andrew wrote Lizzie a very Crap Email.
Discussion: Politics Daily
Adweek:
Spice It Up  —  The Old Spice campaign has certainly garnered attention, but did it work?  —  Isaiah Mustafa, the buff, bare-chested Old Spice guy in the shower, may be the man of the moment.  But it was Bruce Campbell, the B-list cult movie actor, whose droll humor introduced the world …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Study: Most Brands Still Irrelevant on Twitter  —  Marketers Are Certainly Tweeting, but Users Are Barely Listening  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Attention brands: Twitter users aren't talking to you or about you.  In fact, they barely know you exist.  —  That's one of the conclusions …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Crikey
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Hulu's sharp decline in viewership underscores inconsistency in measuring size of online audience  —  Contradictory data from competing measurement firms make it hard for advertisers to determine which websites should get their business.  —  Keith Richman, chief executive of Break.com …
Chris Palmer / The Huffington Post:
Shark Week — Education or Just Entertainment?  —  “Teeth of death,” “Shark feeding frenzy,” “The Worst Shark Attack Ever.”  It is that time of year again, when the Discovery Channel brings out shows like these as part of its annual “Shark Week” programming.
Karen Everhart / Current.org:
Uproar over Fresh Air in Mississippi  —  After Mississippi Public Broadcasting abruptly dropped Fresh Air from its radio schedule July 8, its explanation of “recurring inappropriate content” in the talk show didn't sit well with fans of the program.  —  Judith Lewis, executive director …
Discussion: Romenesko
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Discovery Promotes Digital Media Head Campbell  —  Discovery Communications (NSDQ: DISCA) is giving corporate development exec Bruce Campbell some additional responsibilities as chief development officer and general counsel.  At the same time, Campbell will be handing over his duties …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Piers Morgan on Jay Leno Tonight, Will He Talk Larry King?  —  Tonight “America's Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan will be a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”  While Morgan is presumably there to discuss the semi-finals of the NBC talent show, Leno has promised to ask about that other show Morgan …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
The New Yorker elitist?  Remnick: I don't see it  —  Commentary: ‘We do something that a lot of people want’ … NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — New Yorker Editor David Remnick bristles when someone saddles his magazine with the “e” word — elitist.  —  “Look,” he said, “this word 'elitist …
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Steve Jobs' mark on ABC's Lost  —  How the Apple CEO may have changed the course of the hit ABC show with one comment back in 2005.  —  by Patricia Sellers, editor-at-large  —  from left to right Carlton Cuse, Barry Jossen, Damon Lindelof, and Anne Sweeney
 
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
White House briefing room may get shaken up
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Fair Use is Not Just Acceptable, It's Essential for the Future
Discussion: TeleRead and Ars Technica
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Just-launched iNeedaGreatStory.com claims it 'makes life easier …
Jason Fell / Folio:
Newsweek, TheStreet Enter Content Sharing Partnership
Richard / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Recording Industry Giant Tries to Undermine ‘Safe Harbor’ …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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