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12:25 AM ET, August 26, 2011

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CmdrTaco / Slashdot:
Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda Resigns From Slashdot 77  —  from the steve-got-front-cutsies dept.  —  After 14 years and over 15,000 stories posted, it's finally time for me to say Good-Bye to Slashdot.  I created this place with my best friends in a run down house while still in college.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Slashdot and CmdrTaco — the end of another geek era
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How Steve Jobs has changed (but not saved) journalism  —  Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as CEO of Apple Inc., but his legacy will be felt in the news industry for years to come.  —  In the past five years, Jobs' Apple has simultaneously disrupted, transformed and aided the news industry.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Twitter effect: We are all members of the media now  —  Anyone who has gotten the latest news about Steve Jobs' resignation or the revolution in Libya from Twitter is probably used to the idea that the real-time information network has become a powerful tool for journalism — a point we've made often.
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:
An Interview With Jack Shafer  —  Slate media critic and Press Box columnist Jack Shafer lost his job on Wednesday.  He was, along with three others, part of a round of layoffs at the online news magazine.  The news was met with much consternation: Just that day, an article praising Shafer as a …
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Twilight of the Media Critics
Ki Mae Heussner / Adweek:
AOL Huddles With Top M&A Team  —  AOL has retained two of the biggest names in mergers and acquisitions, law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and investment banking company Allen & Company LLC.  A team from those firms, including Wachtell, Lipton founding partner Martin Lipton …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, SAI and Forbes
David Smydra / Google News Blog:
Google News now crawling with Googlebot  —  (Cross-posted on the Webmaster Central Blog)  —  Google News recently updated our infrastructure to crawl with Google's primary user-agent, Googlebot.  What does this mean?  Very little to most publishers.  Any news organizations that wish …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
Bloomberg:
‘Today’ Promotes Curry to Hot Seat as Surging ABC Closes Gap  —  NBC's “Today” show, making its biggest talent change since Katie Couric left in 2006, heads into the new television season with its 15-year dominance of morning TV challenged by a resurgent ABC.
Discussion: MediaPost, Inside TV and TVNewser
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Jenna Goudreau / Forbes.com:
Ann Curry: 'I Didn't Ask To Be Co-Anchor Of Today'
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Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
The ghostwritten op-ed: an unacceptable deception |  Dan Gillmor  —  If I'd fail a journalism student for a paper written by another, why does the media give a pass to the rich and powerful?  —  My former employer, the San Jose Mercury News, recently ran an opinion column …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Social media magazine Flipboard pursues TV, films  —  (Reuters) - Internet video is getting even more crowded.  Flipboard, the social media magazine whose investors include actor Ashton Kutcher, plans to add television shows and films to move it beyond the online articles that it offers now.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The disintegrating economics of newspaper circulation  —  Anna Tarkov calculates that the Chicago Tribune's Groupon deal — two years of the Sunday 'bune for $20 — works out to 19 cents an issue.  —  What's at work here is the myth of legacy media, that every reader sees every ad thus every advertiser pays …
Discussion: The Daily Groupon
Eric Wilson / New York Times:
Art and Fashion in Dasha Zhukova's Garage  —  LOOKING at the debut issue of Garage, one of the most intriguing magazines to come along in years, it is not entirely clear whether this is a fashion magazine that takes more than a passing interest in art, or an art magazine that knows its stuff about fashion.
Discussion: The Wire and The New York Observer
Seth McGuire / Gnip Blog:
Who Knew First: Steve Jobs or Aron Pinson?  —  While Steve Jobs' resignation yesterday had investors anxiously watching how $AAPL fared in trading, we at Gnip were having fun watching a different ticker- the realtime Twitter feed.  —  As you can see from the graph below (these represent the number of …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million  —  Bloomberg is in the process of acquiring legal information services company BNA for $990 million.  As competition among the three largest financial news services continues to intensify, the legal services area is something …
Erika Fry / CJR:
Money Talks  —  Why do we never hear from the working class on op-ed pages?  —  Last week, eighty-year-old billionaire Warren Buffett whipped up a media frenzy when, in an op-ed for The New York Times he urged the government to “stop coddling” super-rich folks such as himself.  Tax us, he pled.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Hurricane Irene Keeps Reporters & Forecasters on the Move  —  TV news anchors, correspondents and meteorologists may not have to go far from their New York headquarters to cover Hurricane Irene as the Category 3 storm barrels toward the East Coast.  —  With the 11amET advisory …
 
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Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Storify Adds Slideshow Format to Its Social Reporting Tool
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CNN Correspondents Describes Being Held Hostage In Libya
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