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6:40 PM ET, September 8, 2010

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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 …
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Alan Duke / CNN:
Larry King replacement named  —  (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 “America's Got Talent …
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Wall Street Journal takes on New York Times  —  After more than a century of peaceful co-existence, the Wall Street Journal has decided to take on the New York Times head on with its Greater New York section.  New owner Rupert Murdoch declared “let the battle begin.”  Is this going to be a newspaper war for the ages?
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Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
Arthur Sulzberger on charging online: to succeed, we need to take risks
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Lucky Girl Brandon Holley Ditches Yahoo's ‘Brainy Geeks,’ Returns to Condé … Three years ago Jane magazine closed, and editor Brandon Holley was out of a job.  —  “I didn't leave Jane, Jane left me,” Ms. Holley told The Observer on the phone this afternoon.
Discussion: Media Decoder and AdAge
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Scott Klein / ProPublica:
Welcome to the Nerd Blog … Today we are introducing our Nerd Blog, a place to talk about what programmer-journalists at ProPublica are working on, announce newly-launched news applications, and to hear from technically-minded readers, as well as our fellow nerdy journalists.
Discussion: Romenesko
Michael Wolff / Newser:
News Corp. Is Freaking Out  —  Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWolffNYC  —  “You don't get it,” a member of News Corporation's inner circle in London told me last night, about the phone hacking scandal.  “If there was a conspiracy in the company, the conspiracy was to keep Rupert from knowing.”
Discussion: The Independent, Guardian and CJR
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Nick Davies / Guardian:   Phone hacking was rife at NoW, claims new witness
Gabe Rivera / The Atlantic Wire:
MEDIA DIET: Gabe Rivera: What I Read  —  How do people deal with the torrent of information that rains down on us all?  What's the secret to staying on top of the news without surrendering to the chaos of it?  In this series, we ask people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ebyline Launches As A Market For Freelance Journalists And News Syndication  —  Can a ragtag group of former newspapermen from the L.A. Times help newspapers fight off the content farms of the Web The founders and backers of Ebyline, which has been in private beta for a few months and launches today …
Discussion: LA Observed and eMedia Vitals
Bloomberg:
New York Times Shares and Options Rise on Slim Takeover Speculation  —  New York Times Co. shares rose as much as 8 percent and bullish options trading surged to a six- month high on renewed speculation the newspaper publisher may be acquired.  —  Almost 6,400 calls to buy the stock changed hands …
The Wrap:
New Media Upstarts Relying on Journalism for a Change  —  New websites are launched every day — most, it would appear, involving photos of cats in compromising situations.  Sites with real impact potential pop up less often.  —  Yet three recent digital media launches — Capital New York …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Glamour Promotes Its Brand and Its Readers  —  FOR decades, fans of soap operas have been watching the exploits of the young and the restless.  Now, will the readers and advertisers of a well-known woman's magazine want to be, or reach, the young and the posh?
Steve Rubel / The Steve Rubel Stream:
Google Instant Makes SEO Irrelevant  —  Google today launched an ambitious effort to speed up searching.  But what they really did is kill SEO.  —  Google says: … The most important consideration for marketers or anyone who creates content, however, is in the bullets...
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: Gothamist and New York Observer
Associated Press:
Tribune names head of restructuring effort  —  CHICAGO - Tribune Co. promoted its general counsel to the position of chief restructuring officer on Wednesday as it attempts to lift itself out of Chapter 11 protection.  —  The publisher, which owns the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Sarnoff Leaves Dow Jones To Join BBC Worldwide America As COO  —  Herb Scannell continues to pull former Viacom (NYSE: VIA) colleagues into BBC Worldwide America.  The latest is Ann Sarnoff, who left Dow Jones after four years to be Scannell's COO.  Sarnoff was president of Dow Jones Ventures …
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 …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Silence or Death in Mexico's Press  —  The drug traffickers, violent criminals, and corrupt officials who threaten Mexico's future have killed, terrorized, and co-opted journalists, knowing that controlling the flow of information will further their needs.  They have been increasingly successful, and the results have been devastating.
Discussion: KnightBlog and International Media
Holly Yeager / CJR:
Boy, Look Who National Journal's Been Hiring  —  So far only 20% of high-profile hires are women; not good  —  The National Journal Group has been generating a lot of buzz lately with big-name hires like Major Garrett, Matt Cooper, Marc Ambinder and Michael Hirsh.
Discussion: The Wire
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Jim Wiatt, ex-William Morris Chief, Takes Content Strategy Job With AOL  —  Jim Wiatt, the subject of much speculation after a bruising exit from William Morris Endeavor last year, will be joining the Internet portal AOL as a strategic advisor to develop content partnerships across media and entertainment.
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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Gordon McLeod Resigns As President, WSJ Digital  —  Gordon McLeod is leaving Dow Jones (NSDQ: NWS) effective October 1.  The president of the Wall Street Journal Digital network announced his resignation in an internal memo this morning, telling his team: “A lot has changed in the digital world since I joined you four years ago.
Discussion: The Wire
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
Leon Neyfakh / The New York Observer:
Foursquare's Alex Rainert: Key to Dominating Location Space Will Be Informing People's Behavior in Real Time  —  After deadline yesterday for this story on the future of Foursquare, we spoke to the start-up's head of product Alex Rainert about what the team must do in order to make Foursquare …
 
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