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6:00 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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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
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Knoxville News-Sentinel:   Future of news: Insider Dave Morgan touts new media
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 …
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.”
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 …
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
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
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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