Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:40 PM ET, July 29, 2010

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Tony Perry / L.A. NOW:
Shirley Sherrod vows to sue conservative blogger who misrepresented her remarks  —  Shirley Sherrod, the African American federal agriculture official who was forced out of her job after a conservative blogger posted a heavily edited portion of a speech she had made, said Thursday …
RELATED:
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Fox News admits ‘a breakdown’ on Shirley Sherrod story  —  Fox News, always a lightning rod of liberal criticism, came under particularly strong attack from former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Sunday, when he accused the network of committing an “absolutely racist” …
Mia / YouTube Blog:
Upload limit increases to 15 minutes for all users  —  We want YouTube to be the best place to upload video.  Without question, the number one requested feature by our creators is to upload videos longer than 10 minutes.  We've heard you, and today we're pleased to announce that we've increased the upload limit to 15 minutes.
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 …
Discussion: Gawker
RELATED:
New York Post:
Sumner Redstone facing harassment claim
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.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity? … - Spitzer: The New Financial Reform Bill Is Nothing To Celebrate- If the Pope Prays for a Dead Person, Does It Help the Deceased Get Into Heaven?  - The Dangers of Sharing a Netflix Queue With Your Spouse- Can You Expense a Prostitute, Like in Mad Men?
RELATED:
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
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
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Fox Uses Heavy Exposure for Previews of ‘Lone Star’  —  BY the time Fox introduces the soapy new drama “Lone Star” on television this fall, some Vanity Fair readers, cruise line passengers, hotel guests and iPad owners will have had a chance to watch it.  —  The network says it wants the show …
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.
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 …
RELATED:
Zach Goldfarb / Market Cop:   Does new financial law block FOIA requests at SEC?
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,” …
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Brands on Sidelines as Disney, Google and MTV Charge Into Social Games  —  Sale of Virtual Goods More Powerful than Ad Dollars, for Now  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — There's a land grab in social gaming, but at this point, it doesn't look like there's much room for advertisers.
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 …
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Guest Post: Establishing news sites from the ground up  —  This post is by Polly Kriesman, the self-described “editrix” of theloopny.com and mind behind InvestigateNY.com.  The sites are trying to help define new journalism, and are grassroots efforts.  We asked Polly to tell us more about her adventures.
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
David Cohen / WebNewser:
True/Slant Shutting Down  —  The May acquisition of True/Slant by Forbes Media turned out to be the death knell for the digital news site, as writer and reporter Neal Ungerleider said in a post on the site that operations would wind down at the end of the month.
Discussion: Falafel Mafia
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Interview: Virgin Media Plans TiVo Web Apps Beside Web, Mobile VOD  —  UK cable operator Virgin Media's new web and mobile VOD service will offer premium archive material, rather than the latest catch-up shows, because broadcasters already offer own-brand catch-up services …
Discussion: C21Media.net
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BSkyB CEO: VOD Changes Nothing, Free Is Difficult  —  UK satcaster BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) CEO Jeremy Darroch channeled much the same belief in paid content as its its largest shareholder News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). while discussing healthy growth from the last financial year with investment analysts Thursday morning...
Discussion: Sky News
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
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
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.
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
RELATED:
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The full Chuck on Journolist, Breitbart and journalism
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 2:40 PM ET, July 29, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 
 
 More News: 
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Secrets of the Boy Genius
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Scott Brown / Wired:
Scott Brown on How Max Headroom Predicted the Demise of TV Journalism
Mark Katches / California Watch:
INSIDE the NEWSROOM  —  In Switzerland, children attend school for 228 days a year.
Discussion: WebNewser and LA Observed
Guy Kovner / Santa Rosa Press-Democrat:
Schwarzenegger to speak at Bohemian Club conclave
Discussion: SFist and New York Times
Financial Times:
Amazon writes new chapter in its strategy
Discussion: blogs.ft.com
Mathew Honan / Wired:
Print: One Man's Journey Into Stunt Books
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
As Mobile Advertising Heats Up, Millennial Media Prepares For An IPO In 2011
Discussion: Millennial Media
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
An oral history of the future of the book
Discussion: TeleRead
 Earlier Picks: 
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
‘Social TV’ Startup Philo Announces Funding, Apps
Discussion: NewTeeVee and TVWeek.com
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
Alan Murray on the Future of WSJ and Television
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Marion Maneker / The Big Money:
The Case Against the Case Against Paywalls
Janet Titterton / Journalism.co.uk:
'Publishers can go much further to building sustainable relationships …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google Sewage Factory, In Action: The Chocomize Story
Discussion: MediaPost
Ramon Nuez / The Huffington Post:
The Revolution of Content Fueled by the Birth of Mobile
Heather Brooke:
A few words on the Times paywall
Discussion: paidContent:UK and Guardian