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2:00 PM ET, September 8, 2010

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Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV to Roll Out World-Wide Next Year  —  BERLIN—Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said the Internet giant plans to launch its Google TV platform globally next year, in the company's latest move to expand its reach outside its core U.S. market.  —  Google used Mr. Schmidt's …
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Nicola Leske / Reuters:
Google to start TV service in U.S. this autumn  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc will launch its service to bring the Web to TV screens in the United States this autumn and worldwide next year, its chief executive said, as it extends its reach from the desktop to the living room.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Google TV Revealed: One Screen to Rule Them All
Alan Duke / CNN:
Piers Morgan to replace Larry King  —  (CNN) — British TV host Piers Morgan will take over Larry King's prime-time hour with “a candid, in-depth newsmaker interview program” starting in January, CNN announced Wednesday.  —  Morgan, best known to American viewers as a judge on NBC's …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN Makes It Official: Piers Morgan Will Replace Larry King  —  CNN said Wednesday that Piers Morgan would take over for Larry King next January, putting an end to speculation about one of the most prized time slots in television.  —  Mr. Morgan, the British-born journalist and talent show judge …
Max Read / Gawker:
Eliot Spitzer's New CNN Show Looks Awful  —  Here's a “sneak peek” at CNN's new show, featuring former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion columnist Kathleen Parker.  It looks embarrassing and unwatchable!  Here's an incomplete list of things that are bad about it:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NPR's Argo Launches With Dozen Sites In Search Of Sustainability  —  NPR promised to launch its $3 million local journalism effort Project Argo this summer and it's making the deadline with days to spare.  The Argo Network goes live officially today: twelve sites hosted by 14 stations …
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Lois Beckett / The Snitch:
NPR Takes ‘Web-First’ Approach to Blogging. What Does That Mean?
Discussion: rbr.com
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Tina Brown Reaffirms Commitment to Daily Beast; 'I'm Not Serious About The ‘Newsweek’ Thing!'  —  Earlier tonight Tina Brown co-hosted a book party for Harold Ford Jr.'s More Davids Than Goliaths at Barbetta on West 46th Street.  Drinks were in the garden.  —  The Observer asked Ms. Brown …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
At ABC News After Westin, Risk and Opportunity  —  David Westin's resignation as president of ABC News represents, in the words of one long-time television news executive, “an inflection point” for an industry still trying to figure out how to survive.  —  Andrew Heyward, a former president …
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Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Brandon Holley Leaves Yahoo, Heads Back To Conde Nast As Editor Of Lucky  —  Back in March, Brandon Holley spoke with The New York Times about how “her new life as a digital women's-service journalist is much less glamorous than her old one at Condé Nast's glossy dream factory,” …
Choire / The Awl:
Gawker Media Now Bigger Than All Newspapers Online — Except One  —  The latest traffic memo arrives from Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton: in it, Comscore shows that his network of sites is bigger than any newspaper online but the New York Times.  That being said?  “The newspapers are now the least of our competition.
Tom Peck / The Independent:
Porn boss to oversee children's TV at Five  —  “Suburban orgies” and “Wobbling Whoppers” are all in a day's work for Paul Dunthorne, the managing director of Television X, Richard Desmond's network of adult pay-TV channels.  But in an unusual case of diversification, the executive has just welcomed …
Eric Wilson / New York Times:
At Fashion Week, It's Where You Sit That Counts  —  Bright and early Monday morning (Labor Day, though you wouldn't know it), every seat in the offices of the fashion publicist Paul Wilmot was filled with a young account executive whose holiday weekend was being disrupted by the mechanics …
Discussion: New York Observer
Nate Freeman / New York Observer:
Fidel Castro Has The Atlantic Over for a Visit  —  It's not your typical relaxing day in Martha's Vineyard: while on vacation, Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg got a call out of the blue from Fidel Castro's office, inviting him down to the island for a chat, he explains in a piece titled …
Holly Brubach / New York Times:
Clubhouse Confidential  —  Gay Talese left the prime real estate to his colleagues.  Let other reporters write stories that would land their bylines on the front page.  That meant covering the news.  For Talese, the news was never the story.  —  Not even when the news was presumably what he'd been sent to cover.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Newsweek makes the publisher's case for not sending print journalists onto TV news shows.  —  Appearing on television can be good for a print journalist's career.  But does it add any publicity value to the publications for which they write and edit?  The decline and sale of Newsweek indicates …
Discussion: Romenesko and On Media's Blog
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon Buys Amie Street's Digital Music Store, Shuts It Down  —  Add another digital music start-up to the bonfire: Amazon is buying up the retail operations of Amie Street, the online music store it helped fund four years ago, and will then shut it down.  Meanwhile, the Amie Street guys …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the media: For Young Turk Cenk Uygur, TV is the next frontier  —  The creator of the popular Web program ‘The Young Turks’ was a hit as a guest host on MSNBC and he's not stopping there in his push to ‘steer the national conversation.’  —  When I ask the Young Turk what stands as competition …
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Guardian:
Key witness will testify on News of the World phone hacking  —  • Ross Hall transcribed hacked voicemail for other journalists  —  • Police likely to interview Andy Coulson, says Met officer  —  • New inquiry launched by home affairs select committee
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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
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John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Blog platform Tumblr's soaring traffic brings growing pains
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Disney, Sony Pair Up to Sell 3D TVs
Discussion: Variety
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog:
Ex-Modern Luxury CEO Sues Company
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Nieman Foundation News:
Nieman Foundation and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting join forces …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Croydon Advertiser turns into a freesheet
Discussion: Press Gazette
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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The Atlantic Online:
When ‘Bite Me’ Is ‘Off the Record’
Discussion: Mediaite and Soup
New York University:
The New York Times, NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute …
Discussion: Rebooting The News