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3:20 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 …
Aljazeera:
Al Jazeera director general steps down
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: Adweek and FishbowlNY
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 …
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.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and timlibert.me
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 …
Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
Newspaper editors argue for self-regulation  —  Newspapers need to maintain a self-regulatory regime despite the excesses that led to the phone hacking scandal, members of a high-level panel said last night as they discussed whether the UK got the press it deserved.
Discussion: Erik Wemple
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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.
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Quote and Comment:
Could we please see this sentence in the New York Times more often?
Discussion: Boing Boing
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: It's time for America to talk class  —  Income disparity isn't a headline-grabbing topic, but the nation needs to have a serious discussion about it.  —  In a week that saw the number of people in poverty hit a half-century high and President Obama propose a tax increase …
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
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
New Enterprise, Benchmark, Ron Conway And More Pour $10 Million Into Web Talk Radio Startup Stitcher  —  Last we heard, video had killed the radio star.  But thanks to the Web, radio is finding new distribution channels and a new mobile home.  When you think of Web radio, you might think of Pandora — and for good reason.
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.
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 …
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
 
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Everyone wants to be a news filter now
Discussion: Poynter and Guardian, Thanks:anttihirvonen
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
CBS Interactive's Lanzone: We Still Don't Need Hulu in the U.S.
Greg Marx / CJR:
Passing Interference  —  As politicians find new ways to connect …
Wall Street Journal:
TV Lures Ads but Viewers Drop Out
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Our Goal Is To Be No. 3
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Sasha Frere-Jones Backs Away from Duties at The Daily
Diana Marszalek / TVNewsCheck:
How Social Should A Newscast Be?  —  KOMU Columbia, Mo. …
Discussion: Poynter
 Earlier Picks: 
Jack Shafer:
Media bias? Give me more, please!
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
New Yorker Writer Peter Hessler and Radiolab Producer Jad Abumrad Among This Year's MacArthur Geniuses
Discussion: City Room, Poynter, Transom and UnBeige