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5:15 PM ET, September 21, 2011

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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Twitter to launch political advertising  —  Trying to capitalize its status as a hub of the national political conversation, the social networking giant Twitter is beginning for the first time this week to sell political advertising, executives told POLITICO.
Guardian:
Al-Jazeera chief's surprise resignation raises fears for channel's independence  —  Wadah Khanfar stood down after eight years that consolidated the satellite network's reputation and his own position  —  Seated behind a vast desk, surrounded by TV screens, deep leather sofas and a wall …
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
After Disclosures by WikiLeaks, Al Jazeera Replaces Its Top News Director  —  CAIRO — Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news network controlled by Qatar, named a member of the Qatari royal family on Tuesday to replace its top news director following disclosures from the group WikiLeaks indicating …
John Koblin / WWD:
More, and Less, of Harper's Bazaar  —  MORE, AND LESS, OF HARPER'S BAZAAR: Now that Hearst has had its hand on Elle for four months, the publisher is ready to roll out some changes at one of its other fashion titles: Harper's Bazaar.  WWD has learned that, in the coming months …
Discussion: Media Week, MediaPost, Adweek and FishbowlNY
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Study: Commenters on CNN.com may call you an idiot; on msnbc.com they tell you why you're an idiot  —  Tim Libert, a Web developer for NYU's journalism department, conducted a detailed study of about 2,400 article comments posted on six news sites to learn how commenters view the hacking group LulzSec.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Awl My Children: Spawn of Gawker Inspires and Advises Editorial Ideologues  —  During his first company-wide meeting two weeks ago, Nick Denton declared that Gawker Media is a technology company, not an editorial one, according to a report published on The Awl.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BBC Overhauling Its Website For ‘Swipabiity’  —  Expect to see more of this.  The BBC is redesigning its website to take account of how users are now “swiping” using touchscreen devices.  —  The programme began under new future media director Ralph Rivera's regime on Wednesday …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
New York Times expects sharper decline in ad sales  —  * Weak categories include national auto and real estate  —  New York Times Co (NYT.N) warned its third quarter advertising revenue would drop by a larger-than-expected 8 percent, hurt by a pullback from real estate, help wanted and national automotive advertisers.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
10 ways journalists can use Twitter before, during and after reporting a story  —  There's no doubt that Twitter is a useful tool for news organizations.  I see journalists use it throughout the day to find story ideas, share news and talk with one another, so I've long known …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
CBS Interactive's Lanzone: We Still Don't Need Hulu in the U.S.  —  CBS.com Got 1.8 Million Unique Viewers Yesterday Amid ‘Men’ Return  —  CBS has broken its standoff with Hulu by providing some shows to the video site's service in Japan.  But don't expect that to mean a thaw with Hulu in the U.S. …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
The New York Observer:
How Dave Mays and Benzino Got Back in the Game with Hip Hop Weekly  —  In late 1997, The Source magazine celebrated the release of its 100th issue with an enormous bash at the Hammerstein Ballroom.  Hip hop's era of excess was at its blinged-out height.  Everybody was getting money and flaunting it.
Discussion: The Awl
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Everyone wants to be a news filter now  —  As the avalanche of information coming through social networks and real-time tools like Twitter continues to grow, the need for filters to make sense of that tsunami of data also increases, and it seems as though everyone has a different way of trying to solve that problem.
Discussion: Poynter, Guardian and BetaNews, Thanks:anttihirvonen
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Tyrant Editor Sends a Reporter Off the Deep End  —  Matthew Winkler was down under last week, and on top of the world.  The Bloomberg co-founder interviewed the Aussie prime minister, and gushed in a laudatory Australian profile that “it's really an extraordinary time to be around, to be alive …
Discussion: TheAustralian and Media Diary
Online Journalism Blog:
Hyperlocal research: “Can Big Media do ‘Big Society’?”  —  A research paper I've contributed to, with Jean-Christophe Pascal and Neil Thurman, on a regional publisher's experiment with hyperlocal publishing, has now been published on City University's website.  You can download the full PDF from here.
New York Post:
Talent drain saps health-conscious Rodale  —  Rodale, the family-run publishing empire that publishes Men's Health, Runner's World and a host of other titles, has just seen one of its top non-family executives, chief operating officer Ken Citron, exit.  —  The move comes two years …
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
The Atlantic Hooks Politico's Ball  —  Politico's Molly Ball is headed to The Atlantic, where she will be a staff writer covering national politics for TheAtlantic.com.  Before Politico she was a reporter for the Las Vegas-Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun.  She attended Yale.
 
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