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12:55 AM ET, July 15, 2012


 Top News: 
Mike Fourcher / Vouchification:
Why I Am Resigning From Journatic  —  This morning I submitted my resignation as Production Manager and head of editorial at Journatic, LLC.  I did so because the founders and I fundamentally disagree about ethical and management issues as they relate to a successful news business.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Chicago Tribune discovers plagiarism, suspends work with Journatic as its editorial manager resigns  —  One of Journatic's editorial leaders, Mike Fourcher, announced Saturday morning that he has resigned from the outsourcing company because he and the company's founders …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
In Memoriam: Even in losing, how Digg won  —  The Digg Townhall meeting broadcast live from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.  2008. Photo courtesy of Eric Magnuson, via Flickr  —  Having spent a major part of the week sitting on a beach, practically disconnected …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The Lessons For Facebook, Twitter And Reddit In Digg's Demise
Spencer E. Ante / Digits:
Kevin Rose: Digg Failed Because ‘Social Media Grew Up’
Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
Digg's Forgotten Legacy: Native Monetization
Discussion: ChasNote
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Virtual life on the line, The Daily launches WKND  —  News Corp.'s digital tabloid The Daily has been on borrowed time since it was an idea, given enough resources and backing by Rupert Murdoch to launch with a flourish but no guarantee that it would last.  Given the way some projects have gone …
Discussion: The Daily and CNET
Christopher S. Stewart / Wall Street Journal:
In Age of Twitter, NBC Rewrites Olympic Playbook  —  In NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters, workers were hustling Friday to transform the “Saturday Night Live” sound stage into a command center for coverage of the 2012 Olympics Games.  —  Much of this is familiar territory for America's No. 3 network.
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
MobiTV Pulls $75 Million IPO, Citing ‘Unfavorable’ Conditions  —  MobiTV Inc. (MBTV) (MBTV), the maker of software that lets smartphone users watch live television, withdrew its plans for an initial public offering, citing “unfavorable market conditions.”  —  The Emeryville, California-based company …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Women's writing site She Writes launches book publishing division  —  Women's online writing network She Writes, which has about 20,000 members including well-known authors like Francine Prose and Roxana Robinson, is now a book publisher, too.  The company has launched She Writes Press …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of good news about news  —  Admit it: Good news is boring.  All of us in and around the news business know that.  Bad news gets read and gets our juices flowing.  So when that news DNA is challenged by reality, the news can be easy to miss.
Discussion: Street Fight
Associated Press:
Thomson Reuters: Gay Marriage Ban Bad For Business  —  MINNEAPOLIS — The legal, business information and media company Thomson Reuters said Friday that an amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota would be bad for business.  Prominent companies including General Mills and St. Jude Medical spoke …
Paul Tassi / Forbes Real Time:
Battle Royale Between DirecTV, Viacom, Dish and AMC Pushes TV Closer to Irrelevancy  —  If you've been keeping track of the drama surrounding cable TV lately, chances are you have a headache.  First it was Dish upsetting Breaking Bad fans by dropping AMC ahead of this week's premiere …
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
That Was Fast: Big Media Investors Are Okay With Aereo, After All  —  Remember Thursday?  When investors in big TV companies freaked out a bit about Aereo?  —  That's all old news now: All the big media companies that took hits yesterday — Comcast, Viacom, Disney, etc. …
Discussion: Blog and Bloomberg
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
BBC Expanding Web Video News Operations in London and Washington to Meet Surging Advertiser Demand
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Haik: Washington Post web team a ‘disruption layer’ in the newsroom
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The Daily Caller considering a print edition
Discussion: FishbowlDC
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