Another scoop for The Oz. The national daily is crammed with great political exclusives every day, of course, and today was no exception. Veteran political reporter Christian Kerr landed a big one which was featured prominently on page three — ‘How The Australian warned of Labor turmoil‘. Now we know…

You Tube broadcasts copyright case win

“Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom’s lawsuit with YouTube. This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.” — Official YouTube blog

Medvedev lifts the Twitter curtain

“Russian President Dmitry Medvedev went straight to the source, joining Twitter by sending his first Tweet from the social network’s headquarters in San Francisco.” — WebNewser

Digital resurrection of a print title

“Reports of the demise of Condé Nast title Gourmet were only partially exaggerated. The publisher announced Tuesday that it will debut HTML5-based digital app Gourmet Live in the fourth quarter, combining articles, menus, photos, and videos with social sharing and game play. The app will be available free-of-charge, with paid content options to follow.” — WebNewser

In reverse: online goes to print

“An online, non-profit news outlet, the San Francisco Public Press, yesterday went ‘backwards’ by publishing a print edition. The 28-page paper will sell on newsstands for $2 (£1.35) a copy.” — The Guardian

Back to school: push for ‘media literacy’ classes in digital age

“Classes in media literacy are a pressing need. According to a Pew study, the Millennial generation — people born in the late 1980s and 1990s — are more likely to engage in new media and thus be more exposed to the information overload from competing voices.” — The Atlantic

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