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12:30 PM ET, July 29, 2010

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Samuel P. Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Julian Assange vs. The New York Times  —  Julian Assange is calling The New York Times, “pusillanimous” and “unprofessional.”  In these parts, those are fighting words!  —  While Assange has often positioned himself against the press, accusing it of flinching in the face of power …
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity?
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Crikey
Ashby Jones / Law Blog:
First Amendment Guru Floyd Abrams on the WikiLeaks Situation
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Romenesko
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Sumner Redstone gal pal says she got nothing  —  THR EXCLUSIVE: Peters defends Viacom chief amid scandal  —  Sumner Redstone's news-making gifts to women are proving irksome to his longtime lady friend, Christine Peters.  —  Peters is well aware that her longtime production deal …
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New York Post:
Sumner Redstone facing harassment claim
Discussion: TVWeek.com and The Daily Beast
James Hibberd / The Hollywood Reporter:
Steve McPherson resigned amid alleged sexual harassment probe  —  Exclu: Steve McPherson resigned from ABC as the company conducted an internal sexual harassment investigation of the executive, according to a source.  —  ABC pointedly did not deny allegations of inappropriate conduct were involved.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Kindle to Go ‘Mass Market’  —  Amazon Digs in Heels by Introducing New, Cheaper Version of E-Book Reader  —  Amazon.com Inc. plans to release a cheaper Kindle e-reader next month, said Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, laying out a strategy to go “mass market” with an inexpensive gadget designed …
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Rupert Murdoch to White House: No free news  —  It looks like Rupert Murdoch has finally figured out a way to make the White House pay — literally.  —  The Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal has jacked up the rate it charges the administration's news clipping service by a jaw-dropping $600,000 per year …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, Guardian and Gawker
Dunstan Prial / FOXBusiness.com:
SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure  —  So much for transparency.  —  Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests …
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Zach Goldfarb / Market Cop:   Does new financial law block FOIA requests at SEC?
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Inside Story: Flipboard's Crazy Launch And Its Plan To Save Media  —  Flipboard is a beautiful iPad app that looks at the content your friends are sharing on Twitter and Facebook and reformats it into a digital, interactive magazine.  —  The consumer reaction to the app since its launch …
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Journolist veers out of bounds  —  This may be the most embarrassing thing I have ever written — and looking back on my writing, there is a lot of competition for that dubious distinction — but when I became a reporter, it was almost a holy calling.  —  We really believed we were doing good.
Discussion: DailyFinance, Gawker and FAIR Blog
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The full Chuck on Journolist, Breitbart and journalism
Elisabeth Malkin / New York Times:
Mexican Journalists' Captors Demand Broadcast of Videos  —  MEXICO CITY — Mexico's drug cartels hang banners, attach warning notes to bodies and post videos on the Internet to intimidate the police, the military, the news media, their rivals and anyone else who gets in their way.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Claudia Eller / Los Angeles Times:
Jeff Sagansky stakes claim to new media future  —  After holding management posts at big studios and TV networks for two decades and co-founding a production finance company, Jeff Sagansky has seen the digital light.  —  For 22 years Jeff Sagansky worked in “old media,” …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalistic blogging is fair, balanced and ethical  —  I have been taken to task for a posting I put up here eight days ago on an article by Cardiff University's Andy Williams about the state of the newspapers run by Media Wales, a division of Trinity Mirror.
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The New York Post's Newsroom: On Edge and Under Hot Water After Correction Boils Over  —  ​We received a tip earlier this afternoon: “heads might roll” by the end of the day at the New York Post's Metro desk, as they're in crisis mode after a humiliating correction was published this morning in the paper.
Discussion: Reuters, Regret the Error and Romenesko
Crain's New York Business:
Tax breaks for Thomson Reuters assailed  —  Daniel Massey - A contract dispute between Thomson Reuters and the Newspaper Guild of New York could threaten the media giant's attempt to shift $20.7 million in unused city and state sales tax subsidies from the construction of 3 Times Square to seven other Manhattan properties.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and paidContent
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
HBO Sinks Its Teeth Into GetGlue To Reward Fans For Checking-In To Hit Shows  —  Forget about checking-in to venues.  Apparently, the new thing to do is to check-in to whatever you're doing — like watching television shows, or reading a book.  It's something that Hot Potato offers …
Discussion: The Social, Mashable! and WebNewser
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Secrets of the Boy Genius  —  The once-anonymous blogger is out now, with a logo, a PR agent and plans to build a brand  —  Jonathan Geller.  Photo: PED  —  The shadowy figure who calls himself the Boy Genius racked up an impressive run of scoops — internal AT&T (T) documents …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Netflix delights studios with big checks  —  LOS ANGELES—Netflix probably won't get a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame anytime soon, but the Web's top video-rental service has recently become a blockbuster hit with film-industry chieftains.  —  Just nine months ago, sources …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
As Mobile Advertising Heats Up, Millennial Media Prepares For An IPO In 2011  —  Mobile advertising is currently a billion dollar market and we've witnessed tech giants like Google and Apple move into the space with the acquisitions of mobile ad networks AdMob and Quattro Wireless, respectively.
Discussion: Millennial Media
Scott Brown / Wired:
Scott Brown on How Max Headroom Predicted the Demise of TV Journalism  —  Pity Max Headroom.  We think of him today as an empty-headed relic of the 1980s—if we think of him at all.  Well, allow me to refresh your Memorex: Max was a computer-enhanced “talking head” with a freakishly sculpted scalp …
Mark Katches / California Watch:
INSIDE the NEWSROOM  —  In Switzerland, children attend school for 228 days a year.  In South Korea, it's 220 days.  —  By this measure, California looks like a slacker.  —  The typical California school year lasts about 180 days - and it's shrinking.  California Watch Senior Reporter …
Discussion: WebNewser and LA Observed
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
An oral history of the future of the book  —  Bob Stein, founder of the Institute for the Future of the Book, talks about working for Alan Kay, starting the Criterion Collection and Voyager on laserdisc, Hypercard e-books, and interactive CD-ROMs — essentially, the whole prehistory of where we are now with just about all digital media:
Discussion: TeleRead
Guy Kovner / Santa Rosa Press-Democrat:
Schwarzenegger to speak at Bohemian Club conclave  —  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled to address a throng of rich and powerful men on Friday under the towering redwoods at the Bohemian Grove as the annual encampment along the Russian River in Monte Rio enters its final weekend.
Discussion: SFist and New York Times
Financial Times:
Amazon writes new chapter in its strategy  —  Last November, Amazon.com, the online retailer, flew a dozen of the top US literary agents to a day-long meeting at the company's Seattle headquarters to try to tone down its image as the 800-pound gorilla of bookselling
Discussion: blogs.ft.com
 
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Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY:
The Awl Creates a Job Market for Its Commenters
Discussion: The Awl
Heather Brooke:
A few words on the Times paywall
Discussion: paidContent:UK and Guardian
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
The Girl With a Million Downloads
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Mark Zuckerberg's Age of Privacy Is Over
Adam Clark Estes / The Huffington Post:
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
CNN's ratings woes not limited to Campbell Brown and Larry King
Discussion: MediaPost, The Wrap and TVWeek.com
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Capital New York Plies Tough Market With Earnest Journalism
Discussion: Gawker
TVNewser:
Differing Views on Obama's Visit to ‘The View’
Discussion: FishbowlDC