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6:55 PM ET, September 12, 2011

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TechCrunch:
“Deciding” To Move On  —  AOL has issued the following statement: “The TechCrunch acquisition has been a success for AOL and for our shareholders, and we are very excited about its future.  Michael Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch has decided to move on from TechCrunch and AOL to his newly formed venture fund.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
It's Official: Arrington Out at AOL; Schonfeld New TechCrunch Editor (Plus Armstrong Internal Memo Too!)  —  AOL and TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington have officially parted ways, almost exactly one year from the New York Internet portal's acquisition of the popular tech news site.
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
The Wall Street Journal's Shoddy Journalism on TechCrunch: It's Not About the Personalities, It's About the Principle  —  Now that the TechCrunch editorial dispute has been resolved, let me turn my attention to the Wall Street Journal's coverage of it.  —  In the most egregious case …
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Mike Arrington Goes Nuclear: Says NY Times Is Conflicted Tech Investor via True Ventures
Wall Street Journal:
A Business Model Based on Conflict of Interest
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
BostonGlobe.Com Launches Today; Shifts To Paying Subscribers Only Oct. 1  —  One of the most unusual efforts to make money from a newspaper web site launches today in Boston, slightly less than a year after plans were announced.  For the rest of September, BostonGlobe.com, which went live overnight …
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Four observations (and lots of questions) on The Boston Globe's lovely new paywalled site  —  This morning, The Boston Globe took the cloak off its brand new website, BostonGlobe.com.  And I really do mean “brand new” — this is no redesign.  Years ago, rather than building …
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon in Talks to Launch Digital-Book Library  —  Amazon.com Inc. is talking with book publishers about launching a Netflix Inc.-like service for digital books, in which customers would pay an annual fee to access a library of content, according to people familiar with the matter.
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Report Details Rise of Social Media  —  As social media like blogs, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube grow increasingly popular among consumers, marketers are seeking more data about the changing behavior of their customers.  —  The Nielsen Company, which has long provided such information …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Americans spend just a fraction of online time with news compared to social media  —  In a report on social media published Monday, Nielsen breaks down how Americans spend their time on the Internet.  The results are sobering for the online news industry.  Americans spend 22.5 percent …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and ZDNet
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Glenn Beck Is About to Become a $100 Million Man  —  What do pundits crave more, broad influence or money in the bank?  —  If it's influence Glenn Beck values most, maybe he should have stayed at Fox News, where, even on a bad night, he drew more than 1 million viewers …
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Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Ad Spending Grows Again, Albeit More Slowly  —  Advertising spending is still increasing, according to a report to be released Monday morning, but the rate of growth has slowed again.  —  The report, by Kantar Media, part of WPP, found that ad spending in major media in the United States …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Another 2008 Flashback: Ad Spending Already Contracting
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and AdAge
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Tremor Video Lands $37 Million to Fuel Acquisitions  —  Following Latest Round Led by W Capital Partners, Video Ad Network Has Raised More Than $115 Million  —  Tremor Video, the largest independent video ad network according to ComScore, has landed another $37 million in funding in a round led by New York-based W Capital Partners.
Discussion: MediaPost, GigaOM, digiday:DAILY and Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Condé Nast Makes Deal With Beauty Chain  —  With circulation growth getting harder to come by, Condé Nast is going to the beauty aisle in search of new customers.  —  The fashion/beauty magazine publisher has struck a deal to sell subscriptions in Ulta, a 415-store beauty products chain …
Discussion: MediaPost and Business Insider
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Scott Rosenberg named Grist executive editor  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  The founder of MediaBugs.org and former Salon.com managing editor says he and the Grist team “share passions for hard-hitting journalism, lively writing, and authentic community-building.”
Discussion: Grist
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
McGraw-Hill To Split Into Two Companies: McGraw-Hill Markets and McGraw-Hill Education  —  Publishing assets will be rolled into McGraw-Hill Markets.  —  Following the call for a break-up and reorganization of McGraw-Hill Cos. by investors last month, McGraw-Hill announced today that it will split …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Scribd Reader App Float Adds 100 Pubs; Subscriber Plans, Ads Coming  —  Float, the social reader iPhone app from document sharing site Scribd's has added content from another 100 publishers to the 150 launch partners it started with two months ago.  As it tries to compete with current social reader faves …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Last Night's Amazing 9/11 Memorial Photo Is a Year Old  —  John de Guzman's photo of New York's “Tribute in Light” memorial, which commemorates the September 11 attacks, is astonishing, ghostly and majestic.  And it is resonating widely online: Some 500,000 people have viewed it in the last 12 hours.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Adweek:
First Mover: Ed Henry  —  Why did you leave CNN after seven years to join Fox?  —  I loved just about every minute of CNN.  I was turning 40 on July 20, my contract was up, and I needed a change.  I had been talking to Fox for a time.  They expressed an interest and I expressed an interest and we had some conversations.
John Harrington / Photo Business News & Forum:
US Presswire Confirmed Sold to Gannett, Name Change  —  According to the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations, US Presswire's mailing address has changed to that of Gannett (NYSE: GCI) headquarters in McLean, VA on September 7, 2011: … Also changed, US Presswire …
Discussion: Poynter and Gannett Blog
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Campaign Trains Viewers for ‘TV Everywhere’  —  PUTTING in place TV Everywhere, a long-promised system for online television, calls for new contracts between channels and distributors and for new technology to check that viewers have paid their cable bills.  And it takes something else: training.
AdAge:
The Astonishing AOL/Huffington Post Plan to Profit on the Backs of Unpaid 13-Year-Old Bloggers (Seriously)  —  The Huffington Post is prepping a new vertical called HuffPost High School, which will be edited by a paid 17-year-old but solicit unpaid posts from teenagers.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
 
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Financial Times:
Turning the page: newspapers face the future
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Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
On Slow and Somber Anniversary, News Media Try to Stay Out of the Picture
Discussion: WebProNews and Jon Slattery
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