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12:00 PM ET, September 9, 2010

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The Politico:
POLITICO hires first opinion writers  —  Pioneering journalist Michael Kinsley and GOP congressman-turned-TV-host Joe Scarborough will write weekly columns for POLITICO starting next month.  —  Kinsley, the left-leaning founding editor of Slate, currently writes for The Atlantic Media Company …
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Scarborough and Kinsley Will Write for Politico  —  Politico has built a successful enterprise on the idea that there is no such thing as too much information when it comes to political news.  Now it is going to apply that concept to political opinion.  —  Starting on Oct. 1 …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gawker
Wall Street Journal:
As Ratings Slump, CNN Shifts Focus to New Faces  —  CNN, rebooting in a bid to revive its slumping ratings, officially tapped a former British tabloid editor to take over its flagship prime-time show.  —  Piers Morgan, who in recent years has reinvented himself as a TV interviewer and judge …
Discussion: Speakeasy
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
How Piers Morgan's Deal To Take Over For Larry King Came About  —  UPDATE 3PM: I've learned more about how CNN's deal with Piers Morgan transpired.  Despite the fact that speculation about Morgan replacing Larry King had been dragging on all summer, it actually took about two weeks to negotiate his deal …
Discussion: Company Town and Movieline
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN Makes It Official: Piers Morgan Will Replace Larry King
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Like It or Not, Twitter Has Become a News Platform  —  There's been plenty of debate lately about whether Twitter has become “mainstream” or not, but examples continue to pile up of how the social network/microblogging platform has worked its way into our lives, to the point where it has become a form of media unto itself.
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
Google Instant will change — not kill — SEO  —  Today Google unveiled a new product called Google Instant, which predicts users' search queries and delivers results as they're typing.  The news immediately got people talking.  While it will make search faster, not everyone is excited about this new feature.
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Steve Rubel / The Steve Rubel Stream:
Google Instant Makes SEO Irrelevant
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
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
Arthur Sulzberger on charging online: to succeed, we need to take risks  —  Chairman and publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr, stressed the need to take risks and not be afraid of failure in the quest to find a business model that can adequately support high quality journalism.
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone hacking rife at N0W - witness  —  • Ex-NoW journalist says Andy Coulson ‘must have known’  —  • Speaker paves way for second committee to investigate  —  • Poll finds 52% think PM's communications chief must go  —  A former senior News of the World journalist …
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Kimberley Isbell / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What's the law around aggregating news online?  A Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices  —  [So much of the web is built around aggregation — gathering together interesting and useful things from around the Internet and presenting them in new ways to an audience.
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, Folio, Gawker and AdAge
MediaShift:
How College Students Became Mini-Media Moguls in School  —  Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.  See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Discussion: HackCollege
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Launches Branded Travel Channel  —  YouTube has launched a new travel channel in conjunction with Norwegian Cruise Line for videos highlighting travel ideas and advice.  The new YouTube Vacationer travel channel includes videos from experts at Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Travel Channel and Howcast, among others.
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Flipboard CEO: Only A Tiny Handful Of Publishers Have Complained About Our App Taking Too Much Content  —  One of the early concerns about Flipboard — the beautiful reading app for Apple's iPad — was that it pulled lengthy excerpts of content from web publishers, without paying them or pulling in their ads.
Discussion: TeleRead
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Paley Center Sets Date for Its First Anti-Emmys Awards Show: May 2012  —  The Emmys' new competitor has marked its date in the sand.  —  The Paley Center for Media — formed in March to explore opportunities to create an awards alternative to the Emmys, reportedly encompassing all dayparts and genres …
Damon Kiesow / Mobile Media:
Five Mobile Media Issues that Will Define the Future  —  This Mobile Media blog launched in January, just a week before the unveiling of the iPad.  During those pre-iPad, pre-Facebook Places, pre-Android-everywhere days, newsrooms were still focused on rolling out iPhone apps …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and eMedia Vitals
Next Media Animation:
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?
Jonah Lehrer / Wired Science:
The Future Of Reading  —  I think it's pretty clear that the future of books is digital.  I'm sure we'll always have deckle-edge hardcovers and mass market paperbacks, but I imagine the physical version of books will soon assume a cultural place analogous to that of FM radio.
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: eMedia Vitals and LA Observed
James Chessell / TheAustralian:
Fairfax Media loses copyright battle  —  THE Federal Court has ruled against Fairfax Media's attempt to claim copyright over headlines in The Australian Financial Review.  —  The decision is seen by the publishing industry to have significant implications for the reproduction of newspaper articles.
Discussion: paidContent, Guardian and Techdirt
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 …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Netflix Grabs More Streaming Content Ahead of Cable  —  Netflix is expanding its catalog of exclusive streaming content with a deal that will give its subscribers access to films from Nu Image/Millennium Films during what was traditionally known as the “pay TV window.”
Discussion: Online Video News and PR Newswire
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Lessons in crowdsourcing: Claire Wardle on using Ushahidi for the Tube strike  —  The following is cross-posted from Claire Wardle's blog:  —  Late on Monday night, I wrote a short post in anticipation of the crowdmap I'd just set up for BBC London, which I hoped would provide a useful service …
 
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Brennen Wysong / The Deal Economy:
Chrystia Freeland and the ‘image problem’
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Growing Appreciation for P.R. on Madison Avenue
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
‘Intersect’ Provides New Way to Share Life Stories Based on Time & Place
Discussion: Lost Remote
Nick Axelrod / WWD:
Anna Wintour Weaves Her Web
Discussion: Media Decoder
Telegraph:
BBC World Service ‘faces having to pull out of countries’
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Guardian
Steven Aftergood / Secrecy News:
Pentagon Seeks “Coordination” of Media Activities
Discussion: Romenesko
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Silence or Death in Mexico's Press
Discussion: KnightBlog and International Media
Holly Yeager / CJR:
Boy, Look Who National Journal's Been Hiring
Discussion: The Wire
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Associated Press:
Tribune names head of restructuring effort
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Glamour Promotes Its Brand and Its Readers
Gabe Rivera / The Atlantic Wire:
MEDIA DIET: Gabe Rivera: What I Read
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Gordon McLeod Resigns As President, WSJ Digital
Discussion: AdExchanger.com