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6:45 PM ET, September 17, 2010

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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Harman, Diller could bring ‘News-Beast’ to life  —  Tweet  —  Speculation is swirling anew that Barry Diller is working on a plan to combine his IAC/InterActiveCorp-owned Daily Beast with the Newsweek digital operations.  —  Such a combination would give both Web operations some critical mass …
Felix Salmon:
Teaching journalists to read  —  Every six months or so, The Audit, CJR's financial-journalism blog, holds a breakfast to update interested parties on how the blog is doing.  Each breakfast has an invited speaker, and so it was that I found myself at 7:45 this morning in a very posh Upper East Side club …
Wall Street Journal:
News Sites Study Social Media  —  News organizations are more scientific about studying the value of readers they hook through social media like Twitter and Facebook, as they seek ways to exploit the channels without cannibalizing their businesses.  —  Icahn Takes Blockbuster Debt Holding
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart To Throw ‘Rally To Restore Sanity’ On 10.30.10 In DC  —  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery- or at least that's what Glenn Beck will be hoping for when he hears this news.  Tonight, Jon Stewart announced the “Rally to Restore Sanity”: a march on Washington for people …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
UK newspaper puts editorial content onto Foursquare  —  Reviews from Metro will now be available through location-based service Foursquare, the first UK newspaper to provide editorial content on the platform.  —  Users will be able to view location-relevant restaurant and film reviews …
Discussion: paidContent:UK and The Next Web
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Tumblr Leaves Posterous in the Dust  —  One of the more interesting startup battles in recent times has been Tumblr vs. Posterous, two light blogging services that make it easy for anyone to publish ‘found’ things very quickly and at the click of a button.  Tumblr was the first kid on the block …
Discussion: New York Observer
John Melloy / CNBC:
Third of Young Netflix Users Cut Cable  —  An alarming survey by Credit Suisse should serve as a wake up call to the broadcast networks and cable companies that they need to take control of their revenue destiny right now, while they still have some negotiating power.
Michael Roberts / The Latest Word:
I-News: Can Laura Frank's journalism project slow the disappearance of investigative reporting?  —  ​With resources and revenues for print and broadcast news operations continuing to shrink, investigative journalism — a vital form, but among the field's most expensive — is becoming more rare with each passing day.
Lois Beckett / The Snitch:
NewsTilt Was An Obvious Disaster From the Beginning  —  There's been a lot of discussion today about Paul Biggar's account of the demise of NewsTilt, an online startup that aimed to save journalism by connecting journalists directly with readers.  NewsTilt would provide journalists …
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Why we shut NewsTilt down
Discussion: GigaOM, Journalism.co.uk and MediaMemo
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Nobody's making money online - except the folks who are  —  By Robert Niles: Rafat Ali's right.  The news industry is a lousy business now.  —  Competition's cutting ad rates as technology flattens the industry, destroying economies of scale that once enabled news companies to profit by consolidating into national chains.
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
Journalism shouldn't be afraid of web metrics  —  There has been some recent discussion about the impact of metrics in the newsroom on the Nieman Journalism Lab site.  —  It often seems to me that fear of measuring the performance of news gets simplified by many people into worrying that the outcome will be:
Ed Walker:
Legal challenges facing online journalists  —  Had some media law refresher training this morning.  It was tough going back three years and trying to remember specific cases but the best bit of the session were the debates about the challenges now faced by journalism when it comes to online and the law.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
FCC's Baker: Government shouldn't bail out the media  —  Government funds for the ailing media industry would jeopardize the freedom of the press and undermine the public's trust in its reporting, according to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Meredith Attwell Baker.
Discussion: Company Town
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Checking In on Kachingle  —  Why haven't any big news sites signed up?  —  Early in 2009, the micropayment service Kachingle received a lot of attention when a piece in Editor and Publisher suggested that it could—gasp!—"save journalism."  By April 2009, Kachingle founder Cynthia Typaldos …
Discussion: Romenesko
io9:
How the Nielsen TV ratings work — and what could replace them  —  The Fall television season is beginning.  Both networks and fans will anxiously scan Nielsen ratings to see which shows will survive.  But how do these ratings work?  And could we develop a system that measures how we really watch TV?
Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon:
Chilean mining disaster: The agony of slow news  —  Two of this year's most tragic stories have one thing in common: They remind us of our own powerlessness  —  The splashy media world of round-the-clock disaster does not lend itself to footage of people standing around and waiting.
Discussion: AdAge
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Nicholas Carlson / New York Times:
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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Forbes, fact-checking, and the media-political revolving door
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Economist:
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Apple vs. The Onion: App's Rejection Shows Flaw in New Guidelines
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