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2:40 PM ET, September 20, 2011

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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
WSJ Social, For a World Where Facebook Is the New Internet  —  Is Facebook a friend of news companies, or is it a rival?  No matter how much success publishers have piggybacking off its traffic, they can't escape the cruel math: The more of their time consumers spend on Facebook …
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I have some news to share.  —  Today, I'm excited to unveil a project I've been working on over the last few months: WSJ Social, an standalone news publication on Facebook.  —  Having recently moved from startup hub San Francisco — where I mused about the future of newspapers in the app economy …
A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
In Small Towns, Gossip Moves to the Web, and Turns Vicious  —  MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — In the small towns nestled throughout the Ozarks, people like to say that everybody knows everybody's business — and if they do not, they feel free to offer an educated guess.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Source: Facebook To Launch Read, Listened, Watched, And Want Buttons  —  The cat is out of the bag that Facebook is going to launch something big at its developer conference f8 this week.  We've heard about the social music services that could be debuting in a few days …
Bloomberg:
Turner: Murdoch ‘Going to Have to Step Down’  —  Billionaire Ted Turner said News Corp. (NWSA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch will probably have to leave the helm of his media company after a phone-hacking scandal that began at one of its newspapers.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time.com Ad, Traffic Strategy Focuses More Heavily On Verticals  —  The value of being a weekly print brand in the online era has been in doubt for years, but Time magazine believes that it can retain relevance by not just emphasizing the Time the brand online, but ramping up attention a lot …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook seeks exec to build Hollywood, media ties  —  (Reuters) - Facebook is looking to hire a big-name executive to cultivate relationships and strike deals with the film and music industries to bolster its media offerings.  —  In recent months, Facebook had discussions …
Jerry Vermanen / Online Journalism Blog:
Dutch regional newspapers launch data journalism project RegioHack  —  In a guest post for OJB, Jerry Vermanen explains the background to RegioHack  —  The internet is bursting with information, but journalists - at least in The Netherlands - don't get the full potential out of it.
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Cenk Uygur On His Current TV Show: Wanted A Place Not ‘Encumbered By A Media Conglomerate’  —  Cenk Uygur is joining his fellow former MSNBC veteran Keith Olbermann and heading to Current TV.  Uygur's new show, The Young Turks, will be an original televised news program airing every weeknight at 7 p.m. …
Stephanie Miles / Street Fight:
Case Study: For Seattle Video Store, Print is Still King  —  Remaining relevant is a challenge for any independent video store that has to compete with subscription-based companies like Netflix.  Next Door Media, an ad network of hyperlocal sites, took on that challenge with Scarecrow Video in Seattle …
Discussion: Poynter
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
If Righthaven Declares Bankruptcy, Expect Lawyers To Go After Stephens Media, Media News, And Righthaven Principals  —  There are lots of rumors swirling about a possible Righthaven bankruptcy, but that doesn't seem to worry those pushing for class action lawsuits against the company.
Discussion: TeleRead
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
What Does AOL's Life After Access Look Like?  —  Many folks, including Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings, suggest AOL (NYSE: AOL) should drop its declining ISP business.  In fact, it already did that in Europe several years ago.  —  AOL's operation there is a prototype for AOL's life after access.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sobees Brings Social News Reader NewsMix To Facebook  —  Sobees, the startup that develops social newsfeed for the iPadNewsMix, is bringing digital news curation to Facebook via a new app.  —  The aim of NewsMix is to make sense of the most popular content being shared by your Facebook friends.
BBC:
BBC chairman Lord Patten wants more women on air  —  Lord Patten praised Fiona Bruce as a “terrific” example of female presenters at the BBC  —  BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten has said there are not enough women in on-air roles at the public broadcaster.  —  “We should have more women …
Discussion: Digital Spy
Richard Littlejohn / Daily Mail:
No, I'm not kidding.  We really have to defend the Guardian  —  Are YOU sitting comfortably?  Then prepare for a shock.  You may even like to pour yourself a stiff drink.  I'm about to defend the Guardian.  —  First, though, the caveats.  When I heard that Scotland Yard was using …
 
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