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7:30 PM ET, August 18, 2010

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David Carr / Media Decoder:
Zakaria Jumping to Time From Newsweek  —  Time magazine will announce Thursday that Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post and Newsweek and editor of Newsweek's international editon, has been named a contributing editor for Time and will write a column for the magazine every other week.
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Fareed Zakaria Is Leaving Newsweek  —  Fareed Zakaria, arguably the biggest name on Newsweek's masthead, has decided to leave the magazine at the end of September.  The news was announced to the magazine's sales team yesterday, a source told us.  —  Newsweek did not immediately return calls and emails for comment.
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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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Where Do Media Companies Give Their PAC Money?  —  News Corp. the parent company of Fox News Channel, gave a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association in June through its News America PAC.  The news was buried in a story in Bloomberg Businessweek.
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
Discussion: The Big Picture
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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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Wired Says ‘The Web is Dead’ — On Its Increasingly Profitable Website
The Wire:
We Need To Change Copyright Laws To Save Newspapers  —  Copyright and patent laws were introduced to benefit society by providing authors and inventors incentives to create; by giving authors and inventors an opportunity for personal gain from their own creativity intellectual property protections create …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Professor Says News Should Get Special 24 Hour Protections …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Verizon to Put Live TV on the iPad  —  Verizon unveiled a series of new video applications today, including an upcoming iPad app that will allow FiOS subscribers to watch the same linear programming that is available on their TV screens on their tablet devices.
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 …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
MSNBC All-Stars Exclusively Report On Last US Combat Troops Leaving Iraq  —  Now we know where Rachel Maddow has been hiding these past few days: Baghdad.  The MSNBC primetime star traveled to Iraq, along with embedded reporter Richard Engel, to deliver an exclusive report on the final American combat troops leaving the country.
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
Former Martial Arts Manager Buys PBS ‘Nightly Business Report’  —  “Nightly Business Report” on PBS, by some measures the nation's most-watched business newscast, has been acquired from its owner, public station WPBT-TV in Miami, by a private company headed by Mykalai Kontilai …
Discussion: rbr.com, Gawker, TVNewser and Romenesko
Gillian Reagan / Capital New York:
The education of 'Mosque'-tweeter Oz Sultan  —  Photo by Brian Solis.  —  “I'm sorry, I've been fasting and it has been a very long day,” Sultan said.  —  It began when Sultan, the social media consultant hired to help Park51, the Islamic cultural center planned for lower Manhattan …
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
OK, Cupid!  Baby Angel Alexis Ohanian Comes to New York  —  There's a new angel in town! 27-year-old Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of social news aggregation site Reddit.com, is moving to Brooklyn, and he's looking to expand his investment portfolio of early stage start-ups.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Benjamin F. Carlson / The Atlantic Wire:
MEDIA DIET: Chris Anderson: What I Read  —  How do people deal with the torrent of information that rains down on us all?  What's the secret to staying on top of the news without surrendering to the chaos of it?  In this series, we ask people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.
Discussion: National Review
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CBS Plans Venture With Reliance in India  —  The CBS Corporation is entering the fast-growing television market in India in a joint venture with Reliance Broadcast Network.  —  The venture, called BIG CBS Networks, will initially operate three channels in India, leveraging the large library of English-language shows owned by CBS.
Meredith Heard / NPR:
NPR's Hour-By-Hour Audience By Platform  —  Ever wonder what our audience looks like by the hour?  Probably not... but we have!  So we compiled some information just to see how our audience engages with NPR content on an average weekday, Saturday, and Sunday across all platforms: radio, the web, and our various mobile applications.
Discussion: paidContent
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Brian Williams on Katrina, being No. 1 and Couric  —  Commentary: The NBC anchor is at the top of his game  —  This is the first of a two-part series about NBC News anchor Brian Williams.  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Say this about Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC's No. 1-rated “Nightly News” program.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Bloomberg Hunts New Advertisers for Its Other Magazine  —  Bloomberg Markets, Title for Terminal Users, Gets a Robert Priest Redesign  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Bloomberg has delivered a lot of new attention to Businessweek, which it bought last fall and redesigned this spring …
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
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Blockbuster's Digital Chief Attacks Apple, Netflix  —  “Our goal is to be everywhere that you would imagine there should be movies,” began Kevin Lewis, Blockbuster's head of digital strategy.  “That means partnering with every consumer electronics manufacturer on the planet.
mUmBRELLA:
Hot, censoring atheists: Google's insight into what punters think about pollies and journos  —  One of the charms of Google is autocomplete, where it takes a punt on what you're going to ask, based on what the rest of the world has been wondering previously.
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.
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Digital Media Deals Up 68 Percent in First Half 2010  —  However, individual valuations decline, according to Peachtree Media Advisors.  —  The number of digital media deals exploded in the first half of 2010, up 68 percent to 564 while overall value for those deals jumped 117 percent to $9 billion …
Steve Rosenbaum / Silicon Alley Insider:
Jason Hirschhorn On MySpace, MTV, And What's Next  —  Jason Hirschhorn is on the beach - literally.  As planes fly overhead, he's decompressing from an intense 16 months at MySpace.  Taking a break from big media culture as the MySpace he helped to reshape prepares for a fall launch.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
For YouTube, the Money Is in Music  —  YouTube is clocking more than three billion monetizable video views with its top 2,500 publishing partners alone every month, according to new data from Tubemogul.  The video measurement and monetization startup analyzed the YouTube leaderboards and found …
 
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