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7:50 PM ET, September 13, 2010

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People-Press.org:
Americans Spending More Time Following the News  —  Ideological News Sources: Who Watches and Why  —  OVERVIEW  —  There are many more ways to get the news these days, and as a consequence Americans are spending more time with the news than over much of the past decade.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Media Notes: A new poll shows ‘old media’ holding their own in an Internet world  —  With news and gossip leaping off every laptop screen, smartphone and Facebook page, the common wisdom these days is that traditional news outlets are doomed.  —  But a funny thing happened on the way to the funeral …
Melvin Felix / NYU Local:
NYU, NYTimes Launch Hyper-Local News Blog for East Village  —  That's right, we're rollin with the New York Times.  —  Launching today is The Local: East Village, a new hyper-local, interactive news site run by the university in collaboration with the Times.
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Jay Rosen / PressThink:
The Virtual Assignment Desk and The Launch of the Local East Village  —  Today The Local East Village launches.  That makes it a big day for me and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU.  And for Studio 20, which developed for the launch a new piece of software: the Virtual Assignment Desk.
New York Times:
Hollywood Reporter to Become a Weekly Magazine  —  LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Reporter has been dying a slow death for a decade, bleeding from layoffs, vanishing advertisers and diminished relevance in a news cycle now dominated by cutthroat entertainment blogs.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
You've Got Ads  —  AOL Inc., struggling to turn around its fortunes, is preparing to introduce a larger, splashier ad format that it hopes will attract more ad dollars from big brands and help revitalize its business, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Daily Front Row:
Armstrong to the Rescue!  —  (NEW YORK) It's a bird!  It's a brain!
Discussion: Romenesko
Chris Smith / New York Magazine:
America Is a Joke  —  The worst of times for politics and media has been the best of times for The Daily Show's host—and unfortunately things are getting even funnier.  —  I  —  t's hard to top a kick in the nuts.  —  Especially when the kicker is Linda McMahon, the Connecticut Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“The Social Network” Is Just as Brutal as Mark Zuckerberg Feared  —  It's hard to feel sorry for a billionaire.  But here I am, feeling bad for Mark Zuckerberg.  If you see the “The Social Network” you're probably going to feel bad for him, too.  —  I saw a screening of the movie last week …
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Testing, testing...YouTube begins trial of new live streaming platform  —  From U2 to the Indian Premier League to the White House to E3, we've worked closely with our partners to give you a front row seat to a wide array of live events.  Today and tomorrow, tune in as we open a new chapter of YouTube live streaming.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
RIP, the Press Release (1906-2010) — and Long Live the Tweet  —  When It Comes to Pithy Spin, Should Marketers Be Taking Their Cues From the Celebrity-Industrial Complex?  —  “I specifically ordered Persian rugs with cherub imagery!!!  What do I have to do to get a simple Persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh.”
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Seeing a Tilt in Sunday Talk  —  Senator Patrick Leahy, left, and Senator Jeff Sessions on “Face the Nation” on CBS, discussing a Supreme Court nominee.  —  It is a perennial complaint about American television news: that the guests on the Sunday morning public affairs programs are not representative of the country's diversity.
Discussion: Chickaboomer and Think Progress
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Washington Post to start running front-page ads  —  Washington Post readers in the D.C.-metro area probably noticed a Capitol One-sponsored advertisement wrapped around Sunday's paper.  The removable wrap, which covered half the front page and all of the back page, was an advertising first for the newspaper.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wherewereyou: WaPo puts the humble hashtag to work  —  In our new age of two-way news, news organizations sometimes struggle to find a way to foster productive conversation: to move beyond superficial gestures of inclusiveness — empty questions, atomized responses — to create conversation that is meaningful and purposeful.
Natalie Zmuda / AdAge:
Gap Taps Foursquare Cofounders for Holiday Ad Campaign  —  Crowley and Selvadurai Participate in Exchange for Donation to Nonprofit CampInteractive  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — What do Foursquare cofounders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai have in common with Lauren Bush?  The Gap, apparently.
David Carr / New York Times:
Retooling in Response to Politico  —  Everyone knows that Washington is a pretty good place to look for news.  Less well known?  You can make money doing it.  —  While the rest of the country cycles through the effects of the recession, Washington keeps spending money (our money) …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The FT Has Bought A New Video Studio  —  The Financial Times has made what it's calling a “major investment” in a new online video studio at its Southwark Bridge HQ.  —  FT.com had already been posting video interviews with newsmakers and analysis from its editorial staff.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Brian Ries / The Daily Beast:
The Meanest Commenters on the Web  —  It was supposed to be a meaningful conversation with readers of his Politico blog.  Instead, it has degenerated into a screaming pit.  Brian Ries on the state of talk-back on the Web.  —  Ben Smith, the popular Brooklyn-based political journalist who blogs at Politico.com, is under attack.
Felix Salmon:
How the WSJ magazine fails its readers  —  Lucas Conley's piece on Ugg for the WSJ's magazine is a perfect example of why the WSJ shouldn't have a glossy, fashion-friendly magazine.  —  Conley does a reasonably good job of covering the way in which Deckers Outdoor Corporation …
Discussion: The Awl
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Russian Snob Lands in New York  —  Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian metals magnate and owner of the New Jersey Nets, figures he knows just what New York City needs: another snob.  —  Mr. Prokhorov this week is bringing Snob, a Russian-language, general-interest magazine that caters …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Letter from Toronto: Transition Grips the Film Business  —  The sense of transition in the film industry is palpable at this year's Toronto Film Festival, where they are still doling out one press pass per online news organization as if they've not yet noticed that online is where everyone has landed.
Discussion: Variety
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Brightcove: Online Video Discovery Shifting From Search To Social Media  —  Even in the depths of the recession, online video ad growth continued to surge by double digits.  Spending is still expected to rise robustly over the next few years, but a report from cloud-based online video platform Brightcove …
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Spike's Supersized Ad Breaks Buck TV's Clutter-Busting Trend  —  Over-Stuffed Pods Cram in Up to 20 Advertisers, Raising Buyer Ire and Concern Inventory Is Being Devalued  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — We'll be right back after these commercial messages.  Will you?
Discussion: Company Town and TVbytheNumbers
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: HBO subscribers dwindling  —  DirecTV deal impasse just part of the problem  —  The channel that turned vampire killers into hit television is quietly facing the draining of its own lifeblood: subscribers.  —  2010 would seen have the makings of a big year for HBO given …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
CBS Abandons U.S. Open Final Mid-Match  —  The men's final is currently in a rain delay here in Queens with the rain expected to conclude sometime in the next 30 minutes.  —  But in a stunning move, CBS has decided to abandon its coverage of the Men's Final in order to maintain its primetime lineup …
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Tribune Creditors Seek to Sue Shareholders, Zell  —  Tribune Co. creditors asked a judge to let them sue real-estate billionaire Sam Zell, who took the newspaper publisher private in 2007 for more than $8 billion, and shareholders who benefited from the deal.
Discussion: Romenesko and LA Observed
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel News:
Cable's Upfront Trifecta  —  CAB Estimates Ad-Supported Cable's Take At $8 Million For 2010-11 TV Season  —  The final tally for cable's upfront for the 2010-11 TV season was a strong one as the medium notched its best performance ever during the annual Madison Avenue bazaar.
Michael Wolff / Newser:
Can the Brits Get Rupert?  —  Even just a few weeks ago, who would have doubted the outcome of a competition between Rupert Murdoch and the New York Times?  The Times' many-months investigation of illegal phone hacking by Murdoch reporters in Britain is a reminder that while everybody …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Atlantic.com's New Tech Channel Will “Take A Broader And More Cultural View Of Technology”  —  Back in July, former Wired science blogger Alexis Madrigal joined The Atlantic as a senior online editor who was hired to oversee a new tech channel on Atlantic.com.
 
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