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9:30 AM ET, August 30, 2010

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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Thinner Time magazine still manages to stand out  —  Rick Stengel may have his shoulder in a sling, but when it comes to the newsmagazine wars, he's the last man standing.  —  The reason, says Time's managing editor, is that “we saw what was coming.  We wanted to fix the roof when the sun was shining.”
Financial Times:
Google plans pay-per-view films  —  Google's YouTube video site is in negotiations with Hollywood's leading movie studios to launch a global pay-per-view video service by the end of 2010, putting it head-to-head with Apple in the race to dominate the digital distribution of film and television content
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Jimmy Fallon Hits A Couple Of Emmy Home Runs That NBC.com Can't Replay  —  Another odd chapter in NBC's mixed viral video history: it can't post two of the clips that have the best chance of catching on from the 2010 Emmys.  Host Jimmy Fallon knocked it out of the park with an energetic Glee-esque opener …
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Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable:
‘Modern Family,’ ‘Mad Men’ Take Top Emmy Honors  —  ABC freshman sitcom snags best comedy Emmy, displacing ‘30 Rock;’ ‘Mad Men’ wins third consecutive drama Emmy  —  It was Modern Family's night at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.  And the freshman show's raft of awards …
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Long-form journalism starts a new chapter  —  With the help of Twitter and sites such as Long Form and The Awl, longer articles are finding a new lease of life as people take the time to find and read them  —  Everybody's got it in for the web this summer.
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Gets Static on Net TV  —  The Justice Department is focusing in on how Comcast Corp.'s bid to purchase control of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal television and movie unit could affect the emerging Internet video market, people familiar with the matter say.
David Carr / New York Times:
In California, an Old-Style Print War  —  The office of The Bay Guardian at the bottom of Potrero Hill in San Francisco — the site of one of the last great newspaper wars — was eerily quiet last Thursday morning, with the sounds of a bell at the front desk echoing up into the high ceiling.
Discussion: Romenesko
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Latest Victim of the Internet: The Oxford English Dictionary  —  The Oxford English Dictionary, currently a 20 volume, 750-pound monstrosity, has been the authoritive word on the words of the English language for 126 years.  The OED3, the first new edition since 1989, may also be the first to forgo print entirely, reports the AP.
New York Times:
Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites  —  The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought.  But Ms. Matlin wasn't ready to buy and left the site.  —  Then the shoes started to follow her everywhere she went online.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOm:
Let a Thousand Personalized Newspapers Bloom  —  I wrote recently about Paper.li, a service from a Swiss company called Small Rivers, which pulls in your Twitter stream and extracts any links that have been shared by those you follow, and then displays those links in a newspaper-style format …
Discussion: NevilleHobson.com
Wall Street Journal:
Protecting Kaplan, Washington Post's Donald Graham Lobbied Against New Regulations  —  Washington Post, Parent of Education Chain, Defends Profit Generator Against Planned Regulations  —  Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald Graham recently abandoned his hands-off approach to the company's cash cow …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
The quiet mogul  —  Tweet  —  Ten thousand Netflix shares here and ten thousand shares there and pretty soon you're talking about some real money.  —  That's certainly the case for CEO Reed Hastings, who has regularly sold 5,000 or 10,000 shares of Netflix stock nearly every week …
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
Judge Says TechCrunch Case vs. JooJoo Tablet Likely Has Merit  —  I Just read on Daring Fireball that the judge has denied TechCrunch's claim for preliminary injunction against their former tablet partners and makers of JooJoo, Fusion Garage.  —  Gruber claims that “Mike Arrington gets smacked around …
 
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Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Just like old Times?  —  If the proposed sale of the Washington …
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