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3:50 PM 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.”
Josh Cohen / Google News Blog:
Extending the Associated Press as Hosted News partner  —  We've extended our existing licensing agreement with the Associated Press that permits us to host its content on Google properties such as Google News.  We look forward to future collaborations, including on ways Google and AP …
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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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Dean Starkman / CJR:
Susanne Craig leaving WSJ for the NYT  —  Susanne Craig, one of The Wall Street Journal's star Wall Street reporters, is moving to The New York Times, a boost for the Times and the latest blow to the Journal's coverage of that core beat.  —  Craig told The Audit she's “looking forward to a new challenge.”
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.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Another Departure from Newsweek  —  The stream of senior writers and editors departing Newsweek continues, with the announcement on Monday that the National Journal has hired Michael Hirsh, a Newsweek editor based in Washington.  —  The departure comes on the heels of what has amounted …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Google Pitching YouTube Pay-Per-View.  Anyone Buying?  —  Google is pitching Hollywood studios a pay-per-view service that would enable them to rent videos on YouTube for $5 a piece, according to a report in the Financial Times.  While the service could introduce incremental revenues …
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Financial Times:
Google plans pay-per-view films
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.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Local news rivals doom publisher pay walls  —  The local news sites being developed by Yahoo, AOL, Huffington Post and a growing number of other online players will dash the hopes of most newspaper publishers of charging for access to their online content.  —  While newspaper executives …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Not on His Watch, USA Today Founder Says  —  Allen H. Neuharth, 86, the former Gannett executive who founded USA Today nearly 30 years ago, had some tart words for the people now in charge of his beloved paper.  —  When USA Today wrapped its front section in an advertisement for a Jeep last month …
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Media migration: New technologies transform reporting, redefine the news  —  Register or log in using your account on these websites.  —  Web Search powered by YAHOO! SEARCH  —  Journalism is in a revolution.  Ten years from now, maybe sooner, the professional news business as we know it may be replaced by something entirely new.
Discussion: Random Mumblings
Daniel Massey / Crain's New York Business:
Ugh: the ‘free’ in freelance  —  More than 40% of contract workers report trouble getting paid.  Average owed: $12K  —  For two years, Wendy Friedman has tried to collect the $15,000 she says she's owed for designing sweaters for SoHo fashion label Abaeté by Laura Poretzky, whose clients have included pop star Jessica Simpson.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
An iPhone app developer's diary, and some thoughts on Android  —  The reaction to our new free iPhone app has been tremendously positive — if you've got an iPhone and haven't downloaded it yet, I suggest you hop to.  On my post announcing the app, there were a few comments I wanted to respond to.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Meet the army's own media corps  —  The Combat Camera Team is the army's own embedded media corps, reporting from Afghanistan  —  When David Beckham made a surprise visit to British troops in Afghanistan in May, the press wasted no time in splashing photos of him signing autographs …
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Forbes' Online Managing Editor, Carl Lavin, Is Out  —  There's more staff shuffling going on over at Forbes.  —  We hear that Carl Lavin, managing editor of Forbes.com, is leaving the company.  A memo went out to staff early this afternoon, a source tells us.
Discussion: Gawker and Talking Biz News
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 …
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: Runnin' Scared
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.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Hollywood Gives Book Early Push  —  In Novel Twist, Film Company Plugs New Nicholas Sparks Story—a Year Ahead of Movie Version's Release  —  Nicholas Sparks's new novel, “Safe Haven,” goes on sale Sept. 14, and it will be getting a promotional push from an unusual partner: a Hollywood movie maker.
Discussion: New York Observer
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
‘Chief Listeners’ Use Technology to Track, Sort Company Mentions  —  Relatively New Role Is Becoming More Commonplace in Major Marketing Companies  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) — The role of a “chief listener” evokes images of fuzzy sweaters, chamomile tea and sitting around with a patient ear.
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.
 
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