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6:15 AM ET, August 31, 2010

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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.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google & AP Extend Long-Term Content Deal
Discussion: Relevant Results and The Next Web
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).
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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 …
Barb Palser / American Journalism Review:
The Hazards of Hyperlocal  —  Why neighborhood news online is a dicey proposition A hallmark of a successful product is that it addresses an unmet consumer need or want, either conscious or latent.  Like DVRs, Facebook and aerosol pancake batter.  At this moment, news organizations …
Discussion: Romenesko and HyperlocalBlogger
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.”
Jason Fell / Folio:
Modern Luxury Sold  —  Regional magazine publisher to be bought by Atlanta-based Dickey Publishing.  —  After going on the block this spring, regional magazine publisher Modern Luxury Media has agreed to be sold to Atlanta-based Dickey Publishing.  Under terms of the deal …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Roku Tries A Price Reset With Google TV, Apple Whatever In The Wings  —  Video service Roku cut prices by 23 to 30 percent across its WiFi set tops today, taking its most expensive device below $100 in the hopes of being perceived as the best value heading into the fall sales season.
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!
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.
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
Jason Fell / Folio:
Gourmet Brand 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
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 …
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 …
the nytpicker:
All The Men That's Fit To Print: So Far This August, NYT Has Published 76 Obituaries — 70 Men And 6 Women.  —  Still upset about that lack of gender equality in book reviews?  —  Consider this more frightening and fundamental imbalance: so far in the month of August, the NYT has published 78 obituaries.
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
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.
Matt / Argo, the Blog:
Sourcing images: best practices and best sources  —  There's a whole universe of images out there, but you have to be mindful.  (Courtesy of NASA.gov)  —  We consistently hear from the Argo-bloggers that the most difficult part of blogging is the visual component - telling your stories in pictures as well as words.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Beet.TV
 
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