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12:30 AM ET, August 31, 2010

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Nate Freeman / New York Observer:
Huffington Post and the Would-Be Glenn Beck Sex Tape  —  Huffington Post contributor Beau Friedlander published a post to that site this morning offering $100,000 to anyone who could produce a sex tape of Glenn Beck, but it didn't stay online for long.  A few hours after it went up the tags …
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Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Glenn Beck Launches “News And Opinion” Website, The Blaze, Tonight  —  Having conquered TV, radio, book publishing and now live events, Glenn Beck is looking to expand his media empire into a new arena - the web (obviously GlennBeck.com is thriving too).
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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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The AP and Google reach a licensing renewal agreement — here's what it might mean for their relationship  —  Earlier today, Google and The Associated Press announced that they've struck a new licensing deal that will allow Google to continue posting content from the news cooperative.
Discussion: Romenesko and Reuters
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 …
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.”
Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Future of news: Insider Dave Morgan touts new media  —  Digital startups said to have advantage over traditional outlets  —  Register or log in using your account on these websites.  —  Web Search powered by YAHOO! SEARCH  —  This is a question-and-answer interview with Dave Morgan …
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Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Media migration: New technologies transform reporting, redefine the news
Discussion: Random Mumblings
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Piers Morgan Finally Admits to CNN Talks  —  LOS ANGELES — Piers Morgan broke his silence about his impending job at CNN on Sunday, saying in a red carpet interview at the Emmys that negotiations are almost finished.  —  Mr. Morgan has been in talks with CNN this summer about replacing Larry King …
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
In Defense of Links, Part One: Nick Carr, hypertext and delinkification  —  For 15 years, I've been doing most of my writing — aside from my two books — on the Web.  When I do switch back to writing an article for print, I find myself feeling stymied.  I can't link!
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
ESPN Teaming With YouTube for ‘SportsCenter’ Stunt  —  Social media blitz by sports network  —  Who doesn't want to appear in a highlight on SportsCenter?  Now you might get your chance.  —  ESPN is getting ready to launch a tie-in between SportsCenter and YouTube in which fans will be able …
Discussion: TVWeek.com
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 …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Playing it by ear: The Atlantic joins the magazine-Tumbling fray in embracing experimentation  —  Until recently, Tumblr was a fairly isolated phenomenon: a platform that (to overgeneralize only slightly) helped a slew of web-savvy young city-dwellers to stay connected with more characters than Twitter but less commitment than blogs.
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 and DailyFinance
Om Malik / GigaOm:
The New Now: How Real Time Redefines the Now  —  This past week, Nova Spivack, founder of Twine, a web service that dealt with information overload, stopped by in our offices to discuss the future of the web.  I first met Nova when he started Earthweb (now called Dice.com), and over the years have kept in touch with him.
Dan Zarrella / HubSpot's Inbound Internet …:
Visualizing How a Link Spreads Through the Twitterverse  —  A few months ago, I did some research into visualizing how a story spreads across the Twitterverse and how that spread could be visualized.  —  Using a combination of the Twitter API, the TweetMeme API and the Processing visualization library …
Jason Fell / Folio:
Gourmet to Return to Print—As Special Newsstand-Only Issues  —  First up is Gourmet Quick Kitchen, due out next month.  —  Is shuttered Gourmet clawing its way back out of the grave?  —  After being shut down by Condé Nast last fall, the publisher announced in June …
Discussion: Gawker
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: The Wire and New York Magazine
Andy Plesser / The Huffington Post:
Taboola Pioneers “Text to Video” for Bloomberg, CNN and Revision3  —  Taboola, the video recommendation engine which is used by publishers to provide “related” or “recommended” videos at the end of clips, has introduced a system for publishers to offer up recommended video thumbnails at around text articles.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Live TV Is For Old People: Time Shifting And Online Make Up Nearly Half Of All Viewing  —  Between online video, DVRs, and on-demand cable the amount of time people spend watching live TV (you know, with all of those commercials that advertisers spend $70 billion a year on) is shrinking fast.
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.”
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NYTimes.com Connects With Facebook; Users Must Opt In  —  We're not tracking every site that adds logins using Facebook or Twitter but when the site is a few months away from putting up a paywall—and it's one of the top news sites— it's worth a little attention.
Discussion: Cision
Aaron Koblin / The Official Google Blog:
Arcade Fire meets HTML5  —  What would a music experience designed specifically for the modern web look like?  This is a question we've been playing around with for the last few months.  Browsers and web technologies have advanced so rapidly in the last few years that powerful experiences tailored …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter Online:
Groupon Offers Opportunities and Threats for Newspaper Advertising  —  For years, newspaper industry analysts have argued that the gradual switch of advertising dollars to direct marketing, much of it digital, could be the toughest challenge facing an eroding business model.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
iPad Magazines: The Pros & Cons  —  When the iPad was launched earlier this year, one of the big talking points was that the iPad might be the savior of magazines.  By now many magazines are available on the iPad, either in their own standalone app or in a virtual magazine store.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Democracy in America:
Seven questions for Jay Rosen  —  JAY ROSEN is a professor of journalism at New York University and an insightful critic of the media.  Earlier this year he wrote an essay on “the actual ideology of our political press”, which we praised and discussed on this blog.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Second Newspaper Chain Joins Copyright Trolling Operation  —  A Las Vegas company established to sue bloggers who clip news content is expanding its operations to a second newspaper chain.  —  Righthaven LLC has struck a deal with Arkansas-based WEHCO Media to expand its copyright litigation campaign …
Discussion: Techdirt
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
5 Lessons from Longshot, A Magazine Made in 48 Hours  —  Weekends bring out the avocation in people.  Some rock-climb.  Other people play in basketball leagues.  Hobbyists build robots.  My friends and I make magazines.  —  I co-founded Longshot Magazine with Mat Honan and Sarah Rich a few months ago.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Laughing Squid
 
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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
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Discussion: Engadget
Ahmad F Al-Shagra / The Next Web:
New AlJazeera English Website Goes Live
Discussion: ArabCrunch and eMedia Vitals
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Long-form journalism starts a new chapter
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Latest Victim of the Internet: The Oxford English Dictionary
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Jimmy Fallon Hits A Couple Of Emmy Home Runs That NBC.com Can't Replay
Wall Street Journal:
Protecting Kaplan, Washington Post's Donald Graham Lobbied Against New Regulations