* Tuesday’s circulation report for the first half of 2012 will show another soft performance for magazine newsstand sales, reports Emma Bazilian.
The newsweeklies’ performance has been mixed. Time’s single copy sales, while a tiny percent of overall circulation, fell a whopping 31 percent. Bloomberg Businessweek fell 14.9 percent, Newsweek declined 9.1 percent and The Week, 9.3 percent.
* New York Times freelance photographer arrested while taking pictures of a brewing street fight. (nytimes.com)
* “I do not believe the future of newspapers has to be a negative one,” says Aaron Kushner, OC Register’s new owner. (ocregister.com)
* Ari Fleischer: Like prohibition, quote approval began with good intent. (cnn.com)
* Wired’s Mat Honan blames an AppleCare technician for allowing his accounts to be hacked. (cnet.com)
* Real headlines that sound like Onion headlines (audio). (onthemedia.org)
* Secretive Minnesota private equity fund is about to become Star Tribune’s majority owner. (MinnPost.com)
* “I screwed up this story and I’m sorry,” Voice of San Diego writer tells readers. (voiceofsandiego.com)
* More on Jonah Lehrer: “He is a precocious intellect, but more than that he is the classic pleaser.” (StarTribune.com)
* How long can you keep editing a publication in New York? Check the chart. (The Awl)
* Ex-newspaper editor George Blake is now focused on Internet privacy issues. (newspaperalum.com)
* Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC consolidates photo departments, five people lose jobs. (arkansasonline.com)
* Student’s letter to NYT: “Why I decided against a career in journalism.” (nytimes.com)
* Washington Post puts a positive spin on its earning news while other news outlets aren’t so upbeat. (CJR.org)
* Lucky is the latest magazine to look to e-commerce to buttress its income. (nytimes.com)