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1:40 PM ET, August 18, 2010

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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 …
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
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
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.
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 …
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.
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
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
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: NYConvergence and Runnin' Scared
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.
Discussion: Speakeasy
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.”
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Gray, the Reporter, Often Becomes the Story  —  Two incidents in the past six weeks are serving to mold the public's jaded view of the reporter Jim Gray.  —  When he interviewed LeBron James for ESPN last month, he needlessly stretched the night's suspense for six minutes before asking …
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 …
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
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
 
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