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12:10 PM ET, August 12, 2010

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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Pete Hamill, Patriarch of Print, Goes Direct to Digital  —  It makes perfect sense that Pete Hamill, 75 years old, chronicler of vintage New York City and newspaper tabloids and boozy Greenwich Village literary haunts, prefers print books to electronic.  —  Far more surprising is this …
Discussion: New York Observer
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Internet Content Syndication Council Propose Content Guidelines  —  A group of Web content syndicators, which include the Associated Press, The Tribune Company and Procter & Gamble, believe that content quality—not to mention the actual utility of the Internet—is being seriously threatened.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
As E-Books Gain, Barnes & Noble Tries to Stay Ahead  —  In the movie “You've Got Mail,” Tom Hanks played the aggressive big-box retailer Joe Fox driving the little bookshop owner played by Meg Ryan out of business.  —  Twelve years later, it may be Joe Fox's turn to worry.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
How to Mix Big-Time Ads and Content  —  Demand Media, Which Cranks Out Web Articles and Videos, Works to Draw Major Sponsors for Its Sites  —  Demand Media Inc. is nothing if not prolific.  It's next step is to spur demand from Madison Avenue heavyweights and not just Web surfers.
Discussion: Romenesko
Erik Huggers / About the BBC blog:
BBC Online - Putting Quality First  —  In March this year, the BBC announced a new strategy - Putting Quality First.  These proposals, which are subject to BBC Trust approval, chart a new long-range direction for the BBC and would enable the BBC to deliver on its public purposes in the digital age.
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Dirty Apps?  How Magazines Are Handling Apple's Erratic Censorship  —  Steve Jobs' dictate that apps for Apple's iPad and iPhone contain no pornography or nudity affects plenty of major magazines, including Playboy and Cosmopolitan.  How are they dealing with it?  —  Continue reading Dirty Apps?
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Piers Morgan (Still) Taking Over for Larry King  —  Depite reports to the contrary, Piers Morgan is taking over as Larry King's replacement — and an official announcement is expected early next week at the latest, TheWrap has learned.  —  TheWrap broke the story on July 30 that the …
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Dan Abrams's Mediaite.com Tests the Limits of Fair Use  —  The boundaries of fair use — the legal doctrine that allows for the republishing and rebroadcasting of copyrighted material in order to encourage free speech — are awfully hazy when it comes to the Internet.
Slate:
Slate Has an iPad App!  —  Your favorite stories, videos, and podcasts, now available—free!— on your tablet.  —  IPad users rejoice!  Slate now has an iPad app, and it's available—for free—in the iTunes App Store.  (Get Slate's iPad app.)  —  The app gives Slate readers ready access …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
TV Land's generational experiment  —  Kutcher-backed reality show ‘Forever Young’ examines age gap  —  TV Land is minding the generation gap, giving a greenlight to “Forever Young,” a reality skein from 3 Ball Prods. and Katalyst.  —  Cabler has ordered six episode of the series …
Discussion: PopWatch
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Broadcom Brings Hulu to Any Connected TV  —  Consumers will soon be able to stream Hulu, YouTube or Netflix videos to any connected TV, regardless of whether that device supports Flash or not, thanks to some new technology by Broadcom, dubbed Inconcert Maestro, that combines existing …
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
MySpace Chooses Pereira & O'Dell to Help Relaunch Site  —  Struggling Social Net Seeks to Snare Share From Twitter, Facebook  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — MySpace has chosen Pereira & O'Dell as the agency to help market the site's relaunch later this year, according to multiple industry executives.
Discussion: AdScam/The Horror! and paidContent
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Allbritton, parent of Politico and other DC media, making noise about Comcast - NBC deal  —  Allbritton Communications — the parent company of Politico, the influential Capitol Hill news operation; WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C.; and NewsChannel 8, a local cable news network …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and MediaPost
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY:
Playboy Hits the iPad, Sans Nudity  —  Playboy, the magazine famous for its photos of naked women, has launched an app for the iPad, with the same Apple-imposed iTunes restrictions (no nudity!) that govern its iPhone app.  —  minOnline reports: … “Gatefolds of skin”?  Sounds worse than it is.
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Jeff Rivera / mediabistro.com:
So What Do You Do, Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy Enterprises?
Discussion: UnBeige
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Here's Johnny, digitized: A searchable database created for Carson's ‘Tonight Show’  —  The search tool for existing footage will be available for professional use, but many clips will also be posted for public viewing.  —  Johnny Carson is getting an upgrade for the YouTube era.
Discussion: WebNewser
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Leslie Minora / Runnin' Scared:
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
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Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Tribune Co. Hopes Anchorless TV Newscast Will Be Just Like Surfing the Web
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