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12:00 PM ET, August 20, 2010

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Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals blogs:
Facebook Places: What it means for media brands  —  Facebook has launched its much-anticipated location-based service, “Facebook Places,” which allows users to “check in” to certain locations such as restaurants, bars, music festivals, etc.  Dubbed a “collective memory” …
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Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Google Founders Sergey Brin And Larry Page Get Feature Film Treatment  —  EXCLUSIVE: The founders of Facebook aren't the only game-changing geeks poised to have their story told on a movie screen.  Michael London's Groundswell Productions has teamed with producer John Morris to acquire movie rights …
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Brian Williams: Serious anchor and a jokester  —  Commentary: You'll find him on ‘30 Rock’ or ‘SNL,’ but not Facebook … NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams made his reputation as a self-assured anchor man who could discuss Iraq and Afghanistan in decisive tones.
Discussion: Romenesko
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
Auto-Tune the News Hits the Billboard Top 100  —  Online video stars The Gregory Brothers continue making strides towards world domination.  Their latest hit Auto-Tune the News single, Bed Intruder, debuted at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 today.  —  Billboard uses a number …
Chris Tolles / TechCrunch:
When Attorneys General Attack  —  Earlier this year Topix CEO Chris Tolles got the call no one wants to get - that they were under investigation by a government entity.  Two attorneys general, one of which was deep into his senate run, were leveling accusations of abuse at Topix.
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
Social media lessons from the “Ground Zero Mosque”  —  A small plot of land near the World Trade Center in New York City has been thrown into the spotlight recently.  A Muslim organization called The Cordoba Initiative set out to build a mosque and community center in the space …
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
AP advises staff on location of Islamic center and mosque
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hearst Opening ‘Think Tank’ For Apps  —  As Hearst Magazines continues its app rollout through the end of this year, the publisher is opening an “App Lab” at its New York headquarters next month.  The lab will serve as a “think tank” for marketers and ad agency staffers to help jump start some collaborations.
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Rob ORegan / eMedia Vitals blogs:   Hearst Magazines sees 29% YOY growth of digital properties
Dirk Smillie / Forbes:
The Highest-Paid Authors  —  Times may be tough for book sellers, but for Stephen King, James Patterson and Stephenie Meyer, the money keeps rolling in.  —  Publishers are feeling the heat, with hardcover sales weak and the rise of e-books promising to upend their business models.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Can Animals Save Mainstream Media?  —  Forget crime and celebrities.  These websites know what really sells: critters.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Can Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs save mainstream media?  Probably not.  —  When it comes to making his own products a success, however …
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Nick Axelrod / WWD:
No News at the New York Times Magazine... Fashion at Google: Out or In?...  NO NEWS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE: The proposals are in to executive editor Bill Keller (he received upward of 20 applications, according to sources), but that's as far as The New York Times has gotten in the process …
Discussion: Romenesko
Wall Street Journal:
Get Ready for Ads in Books  —  For those who think this too radical a notion, consider the overwhelming product placement in movies, music videos and video games.  —  With e-reader prices dropping like a stone and major tech players jumping into the book retail business, what room is left for publishers' profits?
Chris Faraone / thephoenix.com:
Is micro-news the future?  —  AOL thinks so, and the Globe and GateHouse are fighting back  —  AOL is like the Energizer Bunny.  It just keeps going and going through a staggering number of transformations and reinventions, and now it's betting $50 million that it can beat America's newspapers …
Discussion: Romenesko and PJNet
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Revenge of the TV Writers  —  Annoy a television writer at your peril: You could wind up committing unspeakable crimes or dying a horrible death—in prime time.  Settling scores with difficult stars, clueless executives and childhood enemies.  —  After several seasons of disappointing reviews …
Discussion: Company Town
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Now Playing: A Short Film Starring Branded Content  —  IN “Charley,” a nine-minute film by Dee Austin Robertson, a young couple visiting New York for a romantic weekend, Courtney and Ryan (played by Alexia Rasmussen and Brian McElhaney), are first seen through a glass door with an Ace Hotel sign painted on it.
Wall Street Journal:
Violence in Mexico Takes Rising Toll on Press  —  MEXICO CITY—When unknown assailants recently lobbed grenades at the offices of Mexico's powerful broadcaster Televisa in Monterrey and Matamoros, the blasts were seen as a message to the country's media: Beware covering the drug war.
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
ChatRoulette Made Relevant Possibly for the Last Time by Genius, Hysterical Marketing Campaign (Video)  —  ​Yes, if you can see that headline, you read it correctly: “Genius,” and “Hysterical.”  Two things people haven't thought about ChatRoulette being since, well, everyone got over the initial excitement of ChatRoulette.
Steve Johnson / Chicago Tribune:
For Ben Huh and his Cheezburger Network, Internet success rolls in on little cat feet  —  Ben Huh came to Chicago in the mid-1990s to find success as a journalist.  A decade later, he left it to try to make his mark as an Internet entrepreneur.  He has done that, big time.
Discussion: Romenesko and AdPulp
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Hulu brouhaha  —  A top Hollywood producer lashed out against Hulu amid reports that the popular online hub for watching TV shows is preparing a $2 billion public offering, saying content providers will come away empty-handed.  —  Steven Levitan, who created ABC's hit comedy “Modern Family …
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Can Augmented Reality Help Save the Print Publishing Industry?  —  There's a memorable scene in the movie Minority Report where a man reads a futuristic newspaper with rich embedded multimedia updating live with breaking news.  While we are a long way seeing anything like this in the hands …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
How Technology Is Renewing Attention to Long-form Journalism  —  When we're constantly inundated with information via e-mail, text messages, push alerts, tweets and Facebook updates, it's hard to make time for that 5,000-word New Yorker essay we bookmarked or the serial narrative we keep telling ourselves we'll read but never do.
Ryan / Hawaii Blog:
Civil Beat Puts Public Data Behind the Paywall  —  The headline proclaims, “Civil Beat Shares Hawaii State Employee Salaries” — but there's a catch: you have to pay to get full access to the information.  —  To be sure, there's a reasonable and deep debate to be had over whether the names …
The 48th New York Film Festival:
Film Comment September/October 2010: Revenge of the Nerd  —  The misanthropic soul at the heart of The Social Network, David Fincher's 21st-century moral tale  —  It was E.M. Forster, of course, who scripted that immortal, oft-abbreviated imperative: “Only connect, and the beast and the monk …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Pentagon says ‘no favoritism’ toward NBC in coverage of Iraq withdrawal  —  Richard Engel, NBC's chief foreign correspondent, informed viewers Wednesday night that “we are with the last American combat troops in Iraq.”  —  It made for compelling television, with Engel being the only …
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter Online:
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Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
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Laura Martinez / Multichannel:
‘Hispanic Hulu’ Seeks to Capitalize on Growing Number of Latinos Online
Lisa Depaulo / GQ:
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Discussion: Inside Cable News and Mediaite
Christopher K. Sopher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The kids are alright, part 2: What news organizations can do to …
Discussion: Younger Thinking
Rachel Sterne / The Daylife Blog:
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Discussion: TeleRead
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Time Inc. breaks the iPad logjam
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
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