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2:38 AM ET, August 19, 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.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
As Combat Troops Leave Iraq, News Media Ride Along  —  The combat mission in Iraq doesn't officially end until Aug. 31 but viewers and readers could be forgiven for thinking it ended tonight.  —  In a broadcast that Brian Williams said constituted an “official Pentagon announcement,” …
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Frances Martel / Mediaite:
NBC/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 NBC reporter Richard Engel, to deliver an exclusive report …
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.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
News Corp. defends $1 million donation to Republican Governors Association
C.W. Anderson / The Atlantic Online:
Print Culture 101: A Cheat Sheet and Syllabus  —  Editor's Note: So, people no longer just read ink printed on paper.  Now that the electronic word has become embedded in our lives, we have a new perspective on what might have been special and specific about the last few hundred years of information dissemination.
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.
Christopher K. Sopher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The kids are alright: How news organizations can tap the vast potential of younger consumers  —  [Christopher Sopher is a senior at the University of North Carolina, where he is a Morehead-Cain Scholar and a Truman Scholar.  He has been a multimedia editor of the Daily Tar Heel and has worked for the Knight Foundation.
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
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals blogs:
Poetsandquants: BW editor turns media entrepreneur  —  John A. Byrne created the business school rankings for BusinessWeek in 1988 and now, in his latest incarnation as founder of C-Change Media, is hoping to create a successful content and monetization network for the business audience.
MediaShift:
How Metadata Can Eliminate the Need for Pay Walls  —  You have to admire his chutzpah.  Rupert Murdoch, the so-called nemesis of public interest news, is now being hailed by some as its potential savior.  Sick and tired of people reading his news outlets for free online …
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: Romenesko, rbr.com, TVNewser and Gawker
Matt Langer:
This is not our regularly scheduled rant!  —  Really more of a backup rant seeing as the rant we'd originally lined up for this time slot was pre-empted at the last minute at pain of both Doree1 and Katiebakes2 auto-close-tabbing3 our asses—but hey, we got rants to spare around here!  —  So!
Discussion: Soup
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Gannett Debuts School Sports Microsites  —  38 media markets get local HighSchoolSports.net sites this month  —  Gannett is launching more than 100 co-branded local sports sites out of its HighSchoolSports.net division.  Gannett says the “microsites,” a joint operation between Gannett's TV …
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
Lack of hyperlinks exposes the news industry's legacy workflow systems  —  Last week, spurred on by a Patrick Smith blog post about linking, I wrote about how guardian.co.uk includes external and internal links on our site, and made some points about the user experience of external links on a news website.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Business Wire:
HP Appoints Veteran Editor/Reporter Connie Guglielmo to Lead Corporate Communications  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that Connie Guglielmo has been named vice president of Corporate Communications, effective Sept. 1.  —  Guglielmo has more than 20 years …
 
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