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8:35 AM ET, October 8, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
News Outlets Circle Tablet  —  Several major news organizations are lining up behind a new tablet device from Samsung Electronics Co. built on Google Inc. software, in order to broaden mobile readership beyond owners of Apple Inc. popular iPad.  —  New York Times Co. and News Corp.'s Wall Street Journal …
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Isabel Macdonald / The Nation:
Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite  —  Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.  —  In Lou Dobbs's heyday at CNN, when he commanded more than 800,000 viewers and a reported $6 million a year for “his fearless reporting and commentary,” …
Elizabeth Spiers / Forbes:
A Force Of Nature  —  Forbes Magazine dated October 25, 2010  —  Arianna Huffington has created a media upstart valued at $100 million.  What's it really worth?  —  It's a balmy night in September, and the second floor of the Upper East Side town house of former Viacom ( VIA - news …
Discussion: Gawker and The Wall Blog
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Megan McCarthy: “The Cyborg of News, the Borg Queen of the Blogosphere”  —  In a profile of Mediagazer editor Megan McCarthy just out in the American Journalism Review, VentureBeat executive edtor and former boss Owen Thomas calls her “the cyborborg of news, the borg queen of the blogosphere.”
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David Saleh Rauf / American Journalism Review:   From Covering Parties to Hanging with an Algorithm
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Columbus Dispatch Signs On To News Corp. Digital Plans; UK Pubs Balking  —  A few more details are seeping out about News Corp.'s Project Alesia initiative to create new digital products for its own outlets and for other publishers.  The Columbus Dispatch (circ: about 170,000) …
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
NI yet to convince rivals over aggregation app
Discussion: Poynter Online
Choire / The Awl:
LA Times Declares War on “Rumors Spread by Bloggers with Axes to Grind”  —  The LA Times send out a newsletter today recruiting advertisers to the newsletter of The Envelope, which is (or at least should be!) the intentionally gossipy, rumor-filled awards-show blogging fiesta at their paper.
Discussion: LA Observed
Edward Helmore / Guardian:
Tina's Brown's Daily Beast bids for Newsweek - and a showdown with the Huffington Post  —  British publisher plans to strengthen her web magazine - and challenge rival Arianna Huffington - by a merger with the ailing weekly  —  Tina Brown, one of New York's best-established British media figures …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of sports avidity  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  When The Sporting News began publishing, the telephone was barely 10 years old.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Naked Brett Favre Won't Make Money for Nick Denton  —  Gawker Media's Deadspin sports site says it will publish nude photos of Brett Favre today, along with some voicemails it says the quarterback left for a woman who is not his wife.  —  Which means that corner of Deadspin is going to be very, very popular today.
Discussion: The Wire, Salon, Deadspin and Runnin' Scared
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Marimow out as Philadelphia Inquirer executive editor  —  Bill Marimow will remain at the paper, according to the Inquirer's Twitter feed.  Romenesko tipsters and others are reporting that deputy managing editor/operations Stan Wischnowski is interim executive editor.  Nov. 8, 2006: Marimow named Inquirer editor.
Discussion: Media Decoder
Holland Cotter / New York Times:
Art and News, Intersecting in the Digital Age  —  After steady assault from Twitter, Facebook and Blogger Nation, we have come to this: “The Last Newspaper.”  Or so the title of the New Museum's big fall show seems to tell us.  In reality the situation isn't quite that dire.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Esquire for the iPad: Not Just Another Magazine Under Glass  —  “Hello, I am Javier Bardem.  Welcome to Esquire magazine.”  —  So opens the October edition of Esquire for the iPad, the first issue the Hearst-owned title has created for the device.  The walking and talking video …
Discussion: MediaMemo
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
Rupert Murdoch: Simultaneous Theater-VOD Release ‘a Big Mistake’  —  Rupert Murdoch believes it would be “a big mistake” for studios to offer HD versions of their films on TV at the same time those films are in theaters.  —  “It's going to tighten up, but I don't think you are going to see …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google News Testing Twitter Integration With “Friends”  —  Google is testing a new feature that lets you connect your Twitter account to Google News.  Some people are seeing a “Friends” box on the right hand side of Google News inviting them to do this.  —  The friends box asks you to enter your Twitter username and click “Save.”
Douglas Quenqua / ClickZ:
Razorfish Acts Like Music Label in Deal With Solo Artist  —  It was bound to happen sooner or later.  With the music industry becoming more and more digitized and record labels reluctant to sign artists who aren't already a proven commodity on YouTube, it was only a matter …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
CNN's research says 27% of us share 87% of news links  —  CNN has been researching how news articles are shared through social media, identifying different motivations for sharing and the increased benefit for advertisers who feature on recommended news pages.
Jennifer Whitehead / AdAge:
France Halts Plans to Ban Remaining Ads on Public TV  —  In Struggling Economy, State Broadcaster's Revenue Needs Trump President Sarkozy's Political Priorities  —  LONDON (AdAge.com) — The French government has halted a move by President Nicolas Sarkozy to ban all advertising …
Associated Press:
Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Literature Prize  —  STOCKHOLM (AP) — Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world who once ran for president in his homeland, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.  —  The Swedish Academy said it honored …
Technology Review:
When Digital Marketing Actually Works  —  Lessons from Web and mobile campaigns that yielded real-world business results.  —  What do you get for your digital marketing dollars?  Figuring how much revenue or brand value companies are generating from their investments in digital media seems to be getting more and more complex.
 
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Mark Leccese / Gatekeeper:
Sports Guy breaks Randy Moss story by “accident”
Discussion: Deadspin, Lost Remote and ReadWriteWeb
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Sara Vilkomerson Out at New York Observer
MediaShift:
Examiner.com Execs Push for Quality, Refute ‘Content Farm’ Tag
Anna Fata / Daily Texan:
CBS president says new technology bolsters broadcast TV
Discussion: rbr.com
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Los Angeles Times collaborates across the newsroom and with readers …
Knight Foundation News Releases:
New Knight Grant Accelerates Digital Transformation Of Investigative …
Discussion: KnightBlog
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
WEFHamburg: Washington Post managing editor stresses value of legacy in digital age
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
BloombergTV's New Docu Series Kicks Off Tonight With Mark Zuckerberg …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Current TV Taps Sims Creator Will Wright For Interactive Webisode Series
Discussion: PSFK, Variety and Broadcasting & Cable
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. bankruptcy muddled as mediation founders
Discussion: Beachwood Reporter and Romenesko
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
College Humor Gets a New Grown-Up: Time Inc. Digital Dude Paul Greenberg
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
WEFHamburg: Paywall will not remove NYT from ‘online conversation’, says CEO
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Media Week:
IPC profits fall 37% in recession-plagued 2009
Discussion: Press Gazette and Brand Republic
Henry Unger / The Biz Beat:
Ted Turner worried about right-wing alternative to CNN long before Fox
 

 
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