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12:00 PM ET, August 18, 2010

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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
News Corp. defends $1 million donation to Republican Governors Association  —  Rupert Murdoch, who has never been shy about making his political views known, has voted with his sizable checkbook.  —  Murdoch's News Corp. has made a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association …
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Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
What's Wrong With “X Is Dead”  —  Technologies die violent deaths less often than we think.  —  This is the basic problem with the Chris Anderson-anchored Wired cover story, “The Web is Dead.”  If you think about technology as a series of waves, each displacing the last …
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV Is a Tough Sell Among Would-Be Partners  —  Google Inc. is launching a campaign to line up TV networks' support for its new Google TV software, but many remain reluctant to partner with a service that encroaches on their turf.  —  The service will allow people to watch and search cable …
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Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:   Google TV undergoes a trial by partisans
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Auton on the go at Time Inc.  —  Shakeups are already underway at Time Inc. in advance of Ann Moore's exit and Jack Griffin's arrival from Meredith as the new CEO.  —  Sylvia Auton, executive vice president in charge of Time Inc.'s Lifestyle Group, which includes Real Simple and Southern Living …
Lee Margulies / Los Angeles Times:
Dr. Laura to leave radio amid N-word controversy  —  Schlessinger, under fire since using a racial slur on her radio show, won't renew her contract.  ‘I want my 1st Amendment rights back,’ she says, citing threats.  —  “I want my 1st Amendment rights back, which I can't have on radio without …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: People magazine iPad app delayed by paparazzi  —  Photo agencies want payment for photos used with new app  —  The publishing world's headlong rush to Apple's iPad has hit a big hitch.  —  More than a dozen of the photo agencies that supply celebrity snapshots from the paparazzi …
Discussion: Poynter Online
Philip B. Corbett / Times Topics:
Everything Old Is Hip Again  —  Notes from the newsroom on grammar, usage and style.  (Some frequently asked questions are here.)  —  We try hard to shed our old image as stodgy and out of it.  Perhaps too hard, sometimes.  —  How else to explain our constant invocation of the old/new slang “hipster”?
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Breaking: New York Times Told to “Chill” on That “Hipster” Business
Discussion: The Wrap, FishbowlNY and CJR
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on Patch's New Push: National Hyperlocal?, SEO Sauces, and the Case of the Besieged Florist  —  It's Patch day in the news news world, as AOL formally announces the expansion of its network of local sites.  It's really a ratification of what we've been hearing …
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:   Patch and Pro-Am Media by the Numbers
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Up Close: A Founder of Vice Magazine Branches Out  —  SHANE SMITH, a founder of Vice, the streetwise, testosterone-fueled culture and fashion magazine, still chugs canned American beer.  He still listens to Bad Brains.  And he still favors tattered Vans skateboard shoes and black T-shirts.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Survey of viewers shows extent of TV time shifting  —  NEW YORK - If you've never time-shifted a prime-time television series — watched it later on a DVR, over the Internet or ordered it on demand — you're now in the minority.  —  A survey of viewers conducted on the eve …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Improving EMI Says Digital Music Is Over-Inflated, Too Reliant On iTunes  —  EMI again isn't detailing how much money it's making from digital in latest earnings, but it is saying estimates for digital growth were too high and labels must ween themselves off iTunes Store...
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: BermanBraun Strikes Big Ad Deal with Starcom  —  In an interesting move for premium online content, Hollywood's BermanBraun has signed an advertising deal with Starcom MediaVest Group, the media agency unit of advertising giant Publicis Groupe, sources said.
Discussion: paidContent and New York Times
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals blogs:
Gawker's media image-driven redesign  —  Gawker Media sites are in the beta version of a significant redesign.  Each redesign in beta — which at present only involves Gawker and Jalopnik — features a prominent headline over a single, dominant image while directly underneath lie three less prominent stories and a menu to the side.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Gina Lovett / New Media Age:
News of the World paywall planned for October launch  —  News International is to put News of the World content behind a paywall by October, with The Sun to follow.  —  This content is only accessible to subscribers of new media age.  Sign in below if you already subscribe to new media age or subscribe now for unrestricted access
Discussion: Guardian and paidContent:UK
E.B. Boyd / WebNewser:
5 Questions with John Byrne of BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and Now, C-Change Media  —  Last week, former BusinessWeek and Fast Company editor John Byrne's new company, C-Change Media, launched the first site in a network he says will become “the Huffington Post of business.”
Dareh Gregorian / New York Post:
Columbia grad wants to know who called her a ‘whore’ on YouTube  —  Ho no you don't!  —  A Columbia business school grad wants a judge to unmask the cowardly creep who anonymously labeled her a “whore” on YouTube.  —  In a Manhattan Supreme Court suit, Carla Franklin says she has …
Ronald Grover / Bloomberg:
Netflix Lust for ‘True Blood’ Is Unrequited as HBO Blocks Path  —  Netflix Inc.'s drive to offer its subscribers online movies from all the biggest Hollywood studios may hit a wall with HBO.  —  Time Warner Inc.'s pay-television channel, home to shows including the “The Sopranos” and …
Financial Times:
Chilling assault on South Africa's press  —  A country in which cronyism thrives unchecked is not one in which investors will find it easy to do business, writes Michael Skapinker  — More from MIchael Skapinker
 
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Marc Cooper / Online Journalism Review:
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MediaPost:
Current TV Enlarges Ad Sales Team
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Pink Floyd Goes Offline Amid Albums-Vs-Singles Argument
Discussion: Digital Daily
Greg T. Spielberg / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Summer of (Groupon) love: Social discounting helps magazines sell …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Romenesko
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
NewsBasis Wants To Unload 75% Of My Inbox By Changing The PR Game
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John Boitnott / The Future Buzz:
700k Reasons Why NY Times Has An RSS Feed, Not A Facebook Page
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Video site Vimeo uses HTML5 to get more iPhone friendly
Elizabeth Dwoskin / CJR:
Watching My Story Go Viral in Twenty-Four Hours
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Apple And Google Set To Capitalize (And Compete) On Internet TV
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Inlet Technologies partners with BBC to power simulcast expansion
Discussion: FierceTelecom
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Fortune.com Is No Longer A “Second Class Citizen”
Discussion: New York Observer