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1:00 PM ET, August 9, 2010

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Renewed Interest in Financing Original Web Shows  —  LOS ANGELES — When Illeana Douglas, long active in independent film, wanted to make a show about a Hollywood actress who becomes a cog in a blue-collar wheel, she turned to the Web and to an unusual ally, Ikea.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Allbritton On TBD.com: 'You've Got To Have Some Staying Power'  —  When Robert Allbritton put the money and power of Allbritton Communications behind a new DC political news site in 2007, no one knew what to expect.  Sure, he had talent in Washington Post vets John Harris and Jim VandeHei …
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Erik Wemple / tbd.com:
Letter from the editor: TBD is a little less TBD  —  Welcome to TBD.  We're pleased you're here.  —  This is a brand-new site that covers news and culture in the Washington, D.C. metro region.  It has been under construction for nearly a year, a gestation period that has seen a fair amount …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Fox News' Digital Divide  —  Dominant cable news net's site lags rival CNN.com.  Why?  —  In the cable TV news world, Fox News Channel is a force to be reckoned with.  So why does the network continually get its digital clock cleaned—by CNN, of all rivals?
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
The Economist Markets to the Sophisticated  —  Its fire-engine-red logo peeks out of fashionable handbags and from the back pockets of designer jeans.  Bankers read it in first-class seats.  Hipsters read it on the subway on their way to work.  —  It's The Economist.
Discussion: CJR and Romenesko
David Carr / New York Times:
A Gamble on a Weekly That Paid Off  —  Let me get this straight: A very rich guy buys a financially and editorially beleaguered weekly magazine, saying he wants to preserve an important journalistic asset.  That will never work, right?  —  I have three words for the haters: New York magazine.
Peter Kirwan / Guardian:
Google and Apple prepare for mobile advertising battle  —  Google and Apple are gearing up to launch ads on their apps, a strategy which is set to change the advertising landscape for ever  —  British mobile users will soon find themselves embroiled in the epic confrontation taking shape between Apple …
Discussion: Poynter Online
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Digital Imitation Is A Form Of Flattery For Old-Guard Publishers  —  It was pop-culture philosopher Marshall McLuhan who wrote: “All media come in pairs, with one acting as the ‘content’ of the other.”  —  That assertion is true once again, now that a range of developers is pushing …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Glenn Fleishman / Network World:
Interview: Author Susan Orlean on her life with the iPad  —  Orlean has been tearing up the techie side of things  —  Susan Orlean has become a geek, something that simultaneously amuses and mildly horrifies her.  Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
W Takes a New Direction  —  W, a magazine best known for ethereal photo spreads with dazed-looking models sporting Versace, Chanel, Prada and Ferragamo, is assuming a new look and editorial tone.  It is becoming a place that its new editor, Stefano Tonchi, hopes readers will go to not only …
Discussion: New York Observer
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
5 ways that The Guardian puts external links onto web pages  —  Last week, Patrick Smith sparked off a lot debate with a blog post entitled “Link to the past: why do some news sites STILL not link out in 2010?”.  In it, he mentioned The Guardian website as being one of the best examples of linking out.
 
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