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1:25 PM ET, August 15, 2010

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Kevin Kelleher / DailyFinance:
Demand Media's Bad Week: Accusations of Malware, Lies and Plunging Traffic  —  Has it only been a week since Demand Media filed for an initial public offering?  For Demand Media, it's been a long week, and certainly not a felicitous one for its plans to go public.
Katie Roiphe / New York Times:
The Language of Fakebook  —  I HAVE a feeling that if Andy Warhol were alive he would be spending the summer writing a novel that takes place in real time on Facebook.  In that spirit, Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser have been writing a clever serialized novel on Slate called “My Darklyng.”
Discussion: New York Observer
Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Goodreads.com founder pushes print on the Web, not on paper  —  The website for book lovers is run by Otis Chandler of newspaper family fame.  —  ByJames Rainey  —  “Book reviews in newspapers, well, those are gone,” the young Web entrepreneur told me in the most matter-of-fact way.
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Starz Plans Party Down's Digital Afterlife  —  Party Down is very much dead, but if the folks responsible for axing it have their way, TV's greatest-ever catering comedy will soon morph into a mighty zombie show far more popular than the TV version that aired on Starz for two seasons.
Discussion: TVWeek.com and Movieline
Christopher Cox / The Paris Review:
TPR v. The New Yorker: The Softball Diaries  —  After the jump, a recap of Tuesday night's softball game against The New Yorker.  —  Pregame: It's a tense start to the annual Paris Review v. New Yorker softball game.  By staff size alone, the Small Fry (apparently it's a rule …
Robin Wilson / Chronicle of Higher Education:
What Killed Kevin Morrissey?  —  How the death of an editor threatens the future of the University of Virginia's prestigious literary review  —  When Kevin Morrissey walked to the old coaling tower near the University of Virginia campus late last month and shot himself in the head …
Discussion: Gawker and Romenesko
Randee Dawn / Los Angeles Times:
Blogs move from monitors to TV and movie screens  —  Projects that prove hits online can become hot commodities in Hollywood but don't always click there.  Sometimes you get ‘Julie & Julia,’ sometimes ‘I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.’  —  Sometimes the next big thing comes in a small package.
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
Richard Morgan on payback, freelancing and the myth of the “made man”  —  Richard Morgan recently found a new measure of fame writing about writing, with his funny/terrifying piece “Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How to Make Vitamin Soup.”  Though Morgan's work has appeared …
Felix Salmon:
The huge obstacles facing Murdoch's new tablet newspaper  —  Rupert Murdoch is launching a new national newspaper, which will be “distributed exclusively as paid content for tablet computers such as Apple's iPad and mobile phones”.  —  The interesting thing here is the “paid content” part …
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals:
Why now is a good time to go hyperlocal  —  We are experiencing something of a hyperlocal renaissance right now.  The Long Island daily Newsday is on a hiring binge, looking for thirty-four hyperlocal beat reporters.  If by the second half of last year the hyperlocal space was heating up …
Devon Glenn / FishbowlNY:
Digital Media Startup Bootstrapped, but Otherwise ‘Stoked’  —  The art of online publishing isn't so much about novelty as it is about having a clear focus and the right packaging for your content.  In our inbox yesterday was a link to a newly-launched online magazine and e-newsletter called …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
More Jobs Up In The Air At A&E Television Networks 9 Months After Mass Layoffs  —  We got a tip yesterday that layoffs had come down at A&E Television Networks (AETN), which is jointly owned by Hearst, Disney and NBC Universal.  —  Some quick background: A year ago, A&E merged with Lifetime …
 
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