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12:10 PM ET, August 31, 2010

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Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Glenn Beck Launches “News And Opinion” Website, The Blaze  —  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).  —  Mediaite has the exclusive details …
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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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NYTimes.com Connects With Facebook; Users Must Opt In  —  We're not tracking every site that adds log ins 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.
Los Angeles Times:
Murdoch may be key to Apple's plan to offer 99-cent digital rentals of TV shows  —  Executives of the media baron's News Corp. are said to be split over whether to go along with the plan.  NBC, CBS and Time Warner are opposed, while Disney is in favor.  —  The price that people pay to watch …
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Two Can Play That Game, Rupert  —  The Times has the smarter strategy in the head-to-head with The Wall Street Journal  —  Rupert Murdoch has de-emphasized business coverage in The Wall Street Journal since buying the paper in 2007, something that The Audit, focused as we are on the business press, has criticized quite a bit.
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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
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
In Defense of Links, Part Two: Money changes everything … The Web is deep in many directions, yet it is also, undeniably, full of distractions.  These distractions do not lie at the root of the Web's nature.  They're out on its branches, where we find desperate businesses perched …
Discussion: Washington Post and Romenesko
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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
In Defense of Links, Part One: Nick Carr, hypertext and delinkification
Discussion: TeleRead
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
As Newsweek Staff Dwindles, Still No Savior In Sight  —  Turnover is probably a good thing for a magazine as sclerotic and outmoded as Newsweek, and there's been turnover aplenty in the weeks since audio equipment mogul Sidney Harman bought the failing title from the Washington Post Co. (WPO).
Discussion: mediabistro.com
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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Another Departure From Newsweek
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Patrick Smith / psmith, journalist:
It's not about selling news, it's about keeping customers  —  The paywall debate has focused on how consumers might consume the news industry's end product: news.  “Will readers pay for news online?”  “Will the industry survive this change?”  “Won't people just get it for free someplace else?”
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.
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
WWD:
French Vogue Celebrates 90... A Bigger Niche?... Cindy Sherman Wears Chanel...  WWD.com is the authority for news and trends in the worlds of fashion, beauty and retail.  Featuring daily headlines and breaking news from all Women's Wear Daily publications, WWD.com provides …
Julie Bosman / ArtsBeat:
Esteemed Literary Journal Closes Offices After Suicide  —  The award-winning literary journal The Virginia Quarterly Review has canceled its winter issue and closed its offices in the aftermath of the suicide last month of its managing editor and a subsequent investigation by the University of Virginia, which operates the journal.
Discussion: New York Observer
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Cable iPad Apps at the Forefront of TV Everywhere  —  After years of dragging their feet with online video, cable companies are now cautiously making their videos available on the Internet and on mobile devices.  Consumers, after all, have a near-infinite number of entertainment choices …
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
Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s MySpace Said to Extend Google Ad Deal by One Month  —  Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) — MySpace.com extended a search advertising contract with Google Inc. by one month as the News Corp.-owned social-networking website tries to secure a new agreement, according to two people with knowledge of the talks.
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 …
Discussion: Random Mumblings
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Knoxville News-Sentinel:   Media migration: New technologies transform reporting, redefine the news
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.
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.
Discussion: GigaOMGigaOM and PSFK
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
 
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