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9:20 AM ET, September 27, 2011

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Salon CEO Calls For ‘American Spring’ With Site's Relaunch  —  NEW YORK — David Talbot has seen Salon go through several iterations since founding the site in 1995.  He was Salonâs editor-in-chief for a decade and served a couple of stints as CEO.  In July, Talbot returned as interim CEO …
Discussion: Mixed Media and On Media's Blog
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Helene Mulholland / Guardian:
Sun newspaper involved in phone hacking, claims Labour's Tom Watson  —  Phone-hacking scandal ‘far beyond News of the World’, alleges home affairs select committee member, calling for James Murdoch to resign as BSkyB chairman  —  A Labour MP has alleged that phone hacking at News International has gone …
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Labour plans tighter media regulation  —  Shadow culture secretary to issue warning to journalists and Rupert Murdoch's News International  —  Journalists guilty of gross malpractice should be struck off a professional register to prevent them working in news, the shadow culture secretary …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Most — But Not All — Big Magazine Publishers Sign On for Amazon's Tablet  —  In 2010, magazine publishers got giddy about the prospects of selling their stuff on the iPad.  This year's version of the story: Lots of enthusiasm, tempered with a little bit of skepticism, over Amazon's new tablet.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Ahead of Tablet Launch, Amazon Adds Fox Shows to Streaming Catalog
Bill Carter / New York Times:
MSNBC Is Close to Falling to Third Place in Cable News Ratings  —  How badly has MSNBC been hurt by the loss of Keith Olbermann?  Enough, apparently, to be on the verge of falling back into third place among the cable news networks.  —  The ratings results for the month of September show that CNN …
Discussion: Poynter and Inside Cable News
Vadim Lavrusik / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What Facebook's latest updates mean for journalists  —  Editor's Note: Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook's Journalist Program Manager, is responsible for building and managing programs that help journalists, in various ways, make use of Facebook in their work.  Below, he explains Facebook's recent design changes.
Marc Randolph / Kibble:
Did Netflix screw up?  I don't think so.  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced last week that the company would be splitting off their DVD rental service into a new business to be called Qwikster.  Last time I checked their blog post on the subject, there were 27,183 comments.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Roger's Reality Show  —  First, Ailes dialed back the Tea Party talk.  Now he's turning the GOP race into a political X-Factor—and steering the election agenda one more time.  —  It was part political spectacle, part American Idol, part YouTube extravaganza, a pure Roger Ailes production …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Howard Kurtz: Fox News is ‘edging back toward the mainstream’
Erin Griffith / Adweek:
Social Draws Big Ad Dollars, but Does It Really Work?  —  Social media has outgrown its experimental play-money stage.  With marketers sinking up to $6 billion into social campaigns this year (according to eMarketer), the category has officially become a legitimate form of advertising.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Business Insider:
Guess Who Made The Highest Bid For Hulu  —  Remember how a group of bidders was circling around Hulu a couple weeks ago?  Whatever happened with that?  —  Two sources tell us that satellite TV provider Dish was the highest bidder, coming in around $1.9 billion.  It beat out both Amazon and Yahoo.
Discussion: Electronista
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What media companies should learn from Tumblr's success  —  As the New York Times reported on Monday morning, micro-blogging platform Tumblr has closed a massive round of new financing: $85 million from existing investors including Greylock Partners and Union Square Ventures …
eMarketer:
Publishers Slow to Take Advantage of Mobile Sites  —  Device, OS fragmentation contribute to slow proliferation of mobile sites  —  More than two in five mobile users will go online from their phones each month, eMarketer estimates, but many websites have been slow to make their content available in mobile-optimized formats.
Michael Donohoe:
The Washington Post Social Reader app unnerves me.  The act of “Reading” is now itself an action.  You don't click any “read this” button.  It may be benign to some but there are potential pitfalls on the privacy front.  —  What if your friends saw a steady stream of articles that you were reading?
Discussion: PC World, The Awl and @harrisj
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:   With promise of audience growth, Facebook pulls news organizations within its walls
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
SEC Watch: Chelsea Clinton Joins IAC Board  —  Chelsea Clinton—yes, that Chelsea Clinton—and Sonali De Rycker, a partner at Accel Partners in London, are joining the board of Barry Diller's IAC (NSDQ: IACI).  —  The two were elected to the board last week; the company filed with the SEC Monday afternoon.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Is Ashton Kutcher's Massive ‘Social TV’ Effect on ‘Two and a Half Men’ Sustainable?  —  Social Chatter About CBS Show Jumped 1,740% From the Last-Aired Sheen Episode to the First Kutcher Episode  —  By now you've probably heard that Monday's ninth-season premiere of the CBS sitcom …
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
IMImobile Buys In To Mobile Broadcasting By Acquiring App Maker Skinkers
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
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More Americans now follow local, national news closely; teens, adults both rely most on TV for news
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
White House cybersecurity czar brags about his lack of technical expertise

Reuters:
Report: eBay telling candidates for PayPal CEO role it may spin off the unit as early as next year

 
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