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7:15 PM ET, October 26, 2010

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Nikesh Arora / The Official Google Blog:
$5 million to encourage innovation in digital journalism  —  Journalism is fundamental to a functioning democracy.  So as media organizations globally continue to broaden their presence online, we're eager to play our part on the technology side—experimenting with new ways of presenting news online …
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google donates $5 million for news innovation to Knight Foundation and new international efforts  —  Google and news organizations have had a rocky time of it.  To overdramatize the situation only slightly: Google insists that it cares about journalism as a necessity of our shared democracy …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NY Times reporter defends profile of WikiLeaks' Assange  —  New York Times reporter John F. Burns considers WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange—the subject of a front page profile he co-authored Sunday— to be “an incredibly smart man” with an “extremely high IQ.”
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American Journalism Review:   Spreading Leaks Before WikiLeaks
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
In Growing Up, Did Wikileaks Also Sell Out?
Discussion: Gawker, Thanks:bcaulfield
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Conde Nast Magazines Can Finally Sell Their Own Websites  —  Most Ad Sales Handled by Conde Nast Digital and CondeNet Before That Now Belong to Publishers  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Conde Nast, the publisher of magazines from Vogue to The New Yorker, is integrating many of the digital operations …
Discussion: paidContent, MediaPost and MediaPost
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Politico, Seeing a Market Need, Adds a Paid News Service  —  To the rapidly growing field of Washington reportage, add one more entrant: Politico Pro.  —  Politico, the Web site and free daily publication that brought a 24-7 cable news sensibility to political reporting …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Fox Warns Cablevision: Stop Telling Customers to Steal Our Content  —  The nasty fight between Fox and Cablevision over fees just got nastier.  —  On Tuesday, Fox sent Cablevision a cease-and desist-letter demanding the company stop encouraging its customers to steal copyrighted material.
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NPR receives threat; timing suggests link to Juan Williams firing  —  NPR received a bomb threat Monday, five days after its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams sparked a hugely negative reaction.  —  Sources at the news organization said the threat was received via U.S. mail …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Katie Couric, On the Move  —  The CBS anchor is nearing the end of her contract—and signs point surprisingly to her staying put.  Howard Kurtz talks to her about her salary, her next move—and her love of the campaign trail.  —  Katie Couric is feeling liberated.
Dumplings from this Panda!:
Did Digg game its own system to benefit publisher partners?  —  Digg recently published a blog post titled “Digg's Algorithmic Mystery Tour” on October, 15th.  While a Digg blog post is a normal thing, a post about the algorithm was very surprising to me.  Why did Digg, which never bothers …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Courts Former News Corp. Digital Exec Ross Levinsohn As U.S. Head  —  He's baaaaaack.  —  Former Fox Interactive Media President Ross Levinsohn, that is, who is the top candidate to replace Hilary Schneider as Yahoo's U.S. head, according to several sources close to the situation.
Discussion: SAI
Steve Myers / Poynter Online:
George Packer's 5 Tips for Reporting on Anything  —  The New Yorker's George Packer has written about disaffected voters in Ohio and beleaguered homeowners in Florida; the massive city of Lagos, Nigeria, and the cloistered, oppressed country of Burma.  He has described the dangerous predicament …
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Perfect Content Companion For iPad + Instapaper, Longreads Gets A Website  —  I've been in love with the simple bookmarking service Instapaper for a few years now.  The release of the iPad has made it even better.  You see, my daily routine now involves using the Instapaper app on the iPad …
Nielsen Wire:
Nielsen estimates 362,000 Britons behind the Times paywall  —  Matthew Dodd, SVP, Research & Analytics, EMEA  —  As newspapers grapple with monetizing their content online, a recent Nielsen study found that one in five UK visitors to the Times of London and the Sunday Times websites …
Discussion: paidContent
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
BoingBoing Slows Original Video Production, Focuses on Curation  —  SAN FRANCISCO — BoingBoing, the popular blog about technology and culture, has dialed back significantly from producing original daily packages to presenting mostly other's videos, says David Pescovitz, co-editor, in this interview with Beet.TV
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Chris Ariens / mediabistro.com:
How a News Tip on the way to Starbucks Led to a BMW Recall  —  BMW has issued a voluntary recall of 150,000 vehicles for a fuel pump problem.  How is this a TVNewser story, you ask?  Because the tip came in the old fashioned way, to a TV reporter who was recognized by a woman on the street as she was on her way to Starbucks.
Discussion: Mediaite, ABCNEWS and TVNewser
Paul Thomasch / Reuters:
Comcast launches new web video service, stepping up fight  —  * Movies, TV shows available from over 90 media partners  —  Comcast Corp. (CMCSA.O), the largest U.S. cable operator, on Monday rolled out a service that allows its subscribers to watch an array of television shows and movies on a personal computer or laptop.
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner and MediaPost
 
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Mike Green / The Huffington Post:
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Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
AP boss to staff: I've strived to keep your pension plan intact, but...
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
I from the Independent has arrived: affordable, concise …
Discussion: Press Gazette, BBC, Bloomberg and Guardian
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
National Journal editor wants to ‘win the morning’ (and then some)
Julian Lee / Sydney Morning Herald:
Murdoch calls on company troops to fight film PR blockade
Frédéric Court / paidContent:UK:
Why Content And Commerce Is A Marriage Made In Heaven
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
‘Monday Night Football’ Goes Online for Subscribers
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The Rule of Thumb on Disrupting Digital Businesses aka Why The …
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Anthony Kaufman / Speakeasy:
David Simon on ‘Treme’ and Why Journalism Might Not Be Doomed
Discussion: New York Observer
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Why the New York Post's iPad App is Amazing, Awesome, and Completely …
Discussion: Poynter Online
rbr.com:
More newspaper companies partner with The Onion
Michael Gross / Crain's New York Business:
Elvis has left the building
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Romenesko
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Globe and Mail Uses Old Weapons in Press War
Discussion: Guardian, J-Source and The Wire
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
No Longer ‘Must-See TV’
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
CW Says Study ‘Dispels Myth’ About Aversion to Ads in Online Video
Discussion: paidContent
Fred Vogelstein / Epicenter:
Behold, the Next Media Titans: Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon