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6:35 PM ET, July 29, 2012


 Top News: 
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
#nbcfail economics  —  Reading the #nbcfail hashtag has been at least as entertaining as much of NBC's coverage of the Olympics.  It's also enlightening — economically enlightening.  —  There's the obvious:  —  * The people formerly known as the audience have a voice and boy are they using …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
NBC Hit For Editing Opening Ceremony Segment Seen As ‘Victims Tribute’  —  NEW YORK — NBC has come under fire in the British press for editing out a performance during the London Olympics opening ceremony that has been interpreted by some as a tribute to victims of the “7/7” terrorist attacks that rocked that city in 2005.
NBC gets bumper Olympic ratings despite complaints
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
NBC insults viewer intelligence, says Olympic Opening Ceremony is too ‘complex’ for online audience
Discussion: CNET and Los Angeles Times
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Is This Anonymous Group Behind the New York Times WikiLeaks Hoax?  [UPDATED]  —  The fake op-ed in question.  (Photo:  —  Early this morning, a pro-WikiLeaks op-ed purporting to be penned by former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller cropped up online.
Terri Thornton / MediaShift:
London 2012: The Thrills (and Agony) of the Social Olympics  —  It's an Olympic achievement.  Not just the London Games, but the social media infrastructure behind them.  —  People definitely engaged online during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.  But new apps, better mobile devices …
Don't tweet if you want TV, London fans told  —  (Reuters) - Sports fans attending the London Olympics were told on Sunday to avoid non-urgent text messages and tweets during events because overloading of data networks was affecting television coverage.  —  Commentators on Saturday's men's …
Discussion: Guardian, Gizmodo and The Verge
Jonathan Stray / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Who should see what when?  Three principles for personalized news  —  I really don't know how a news editor should choose what stories to put in front of people, because I don't think it's possible to cram the entire world into headlines.  The publisher of a major international newspaper once told …
Steven Rosenbaum / CJR:
How a documentary filmmaker was (temporarily) foiled by the copyright cops  —  How a documentary filmmaker was (temporarily) foiled by the copyright cops  —  It began with an invitation to present at a TEDX event in Grand Rapids, MI.  I wanted to share with the TED audience the complex relationship between …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How BuzzFeed wants to reinvent wire stories for social media  —  The wire story is an atomic element of news: It's the basic material upon which more journalism can be built.  But wire stories, as a compact unit for getting out the basics of an updating story, are also a commodity.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With its new pop-out markets widget, The Wall Street Journal is after super-niche readers  —  The Wall Street Journal quietly launched a new function last month, a pop-out Markets Data window that puts a real-time markets ticker in the corner of your screen.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Mail Online's 69% revenue growth suggests paywalls not the answer  —  Is the website's £27m in projected revenue this year already taking it levels of turnover that paywall-only sites cannot match?  —  Been bored today?  Chances are you logged into Mail Online.  Seven clicks later, you remembered who you were.
Discussion: paidContent
Jim Romenesko:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch lays off 23 employees  —  A three-paragraph story on the Post-Dispatch website says the Lee-owned newspaper has laid off 23 staffers from the newsroom, advertising and production.  I reported yesterday that four Post-Dispatch newsroom managers were called at home …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Twitter's move into TV could be a recipe for disaster  —  There's been plenty of debate recently about the extent to which Twitter is a media entity and/or a technology business, but there is little question that the company sees its future as controlling more and more of the content …
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