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12:55 PM ET, August 29, 2012


 Top News: 
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CNN's Exquisitely Awkward Spot  —  You've probably seen that last night a convention attendee was ejected from the hall for pelting a black CNN camerawomen with nuts and saying the words “this is how we feed animals.”  Follow up reports this morning say actually two people were ejected.
The Huffington Post:
Republican Attendees Thrown Out After Racist Attack On CNN Worker  —  Two attendees at the Republican National Convention were thrown out of the convention center in Tampa on Tuesday after throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, “this is how we feed the animals.”
Press Association:
Patrick Foster, Former Times Journalist, Arrested Over Hacking Of NightJack Blogger's Emails
Discussion: @davidallengreen
Severin Carrell / Guardian:
Phone-hacking police arrest former News of the World Scotland editor
Discussion: @jamesdoleman
Jim Romenesko:
National Writers Union blasts Huffington Post for not paying Oasis masseuses  —  The National Writers Union says the Huffington Post has reached “new heights of shamelessness” by not paying masseuses for their work at HuffPo's Convention 2012 Oasis relaxation stations.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT reporter was supposed to help fact-check a column, not send it to CIA  —  Mark Mazzetti reports on national security for The New York Times.  He sent the text of a Maureen Dowd column that hadn't yet been published to CIA spokesperson Marie Harf, Dylan Byers reported Tuesday morning. …
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:   What Mark Mazzetti's Maureen Dowd CIA tipoff means for the New York Times
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Wall Street Journal wants its reporters filing microvideo updates for its new WorldStream  —  The Wall Street Journal has been busy expanding its video offerings and experimenting with dedicated news streams in recent months.  Today, the natural merger of the two debuts: a stream of reporter-generated videos called WorldStream.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Wall Street Journal rolls out video network powered by smartphone-toting journalists
Discussion: Mashable!
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Yahoo! News Washington Bureau Chief: Romneys ‘Happy To Have A Party When Black People Drown’  —  In an ABC News/Yahoo! online broadcast of the Republican National Convention, Yahoo! News' Washington bureau chief David Chalian was captured on tape joking to colleagues that Republican presidential …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Exclusive: Amazon NY to sell its ebooks through B&N, Kobo, other retailers  —  Amazon's New York-based book publishing imprint, which is headed by publishing industry vet Larry Kirshbaum, has signed a deal with Ingram to distribute its ebooks to other retailers, paidContent has learned.
Discussion: WebProNews
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Mapping the Rise of Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan  —  New reports gathered by Internews and their on-the-ground partner Nai show that 2011 had the most incidents of violence against journalists in Afghanistan yet, with local news and TV networks experiencing the worst of it.
Jim Romenesko:
Peggy Noonan has a new blog on  —  The Wall Street Journal says Peggy Noonan will write daily on political, cultural and personal subjects on her blog — simply called “Peggy Noonan's Blog” — and continue to do her weekly “Declarations” column.  The Journal's release …
Muck Rack:
Journalist Of The Day: NYT's Daniel Victor Talks About Social Media  —  Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor) recently became the Social Media Producer at New York Times, and to celebrate this tremendous occasion, he decided to talk to Much Rack about the role of social media in his career as a journalist.
Klint Finley / TechCrunch:
Huffington Post Now Has Its Own “Labs” Site For Online News Experiments  —  News publishers are becoming tech companies, right down to the Google Labs style experimental sites: The New York Times Company Research & Development Lab, The Globe Lab, WapPo Labs...
Associated Press:
New York Times leading group defense in patent suit over mobile texts containing Web links  —  The New York Times Co. is girding for a legal battle that many larger organizations have avoided.  The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free …
Discussion: paidContent
Dan Conover / Xark:
Why Fact Checkers fail  —  My interest in fact-checking grew out of years of running political coverage in the Carolinas, in places where facts were often far less important than the nameless angers that animate our Southern culture.  Doing that job is, in fact, a political act, though not a partisan one.
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Sally Singer Out at T  —  Sally Singer is out as editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.  Singer joined the Times back in July 2010 after a long run at Vogue as fashion news and features director.  At the time, she succeeded Stefano Tonchi who left T to become editor in chief of W …
Erik Maza / WWD:
Ad Pages Slip Further at New York Times' Magazines
Discussion: Adweek and Media Decoder
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Discussion: DealBook
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
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Media Decoder:
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Lindsay Kalter / American Journalism Review:
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Discussion: Poynter
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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Release of Book on Bin Laden Raid Is Moved Up a Week
Discussion: Judicial Watch
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
ESPN shells out $5.6 billion to keep Major League Baseball
Chase Hoffberger / Daily Dot:
Reporter's Tumblr gets him barred from RNC party
Discussion: CNN
Rex Sorgatz / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What The New York Times should do next: membership
Discussion: The Awl
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Ohio State forbids reporters to tweet during press conferences
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
The Tweeps on the Bus  —  IT'S EASY TO FORGET that eight months …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
National Review attacks PolitiFact