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8:35 PM ET, September 29, 2011

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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Should Google Tweak the News We Consume?  —  Should Google play an editorial role in presenting readers with news?  —  That question was a matter of debate at Zeitgeist, a Google conference this week in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where Larry Page, Google's co-founder and chief executive …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is it Google's job to somehow improve the media?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Add Comcast, Verizon Pay TV to Xbox Live  —  Microsoft Corp. plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) through Xbox Live, in an bid to channel more entertainment to its video-game console, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
The Yes Men Raise Money to Publish the Occupy Wall Street Journal  —  Media activists The Yes Men are raising money on Kickstarter to publish a four-page broadsheet about the 99% represented at Liberty Plaza called The Occupy Wall Street Journal, Animal NY noticed.
Discussion: ANIMAL and Death and Taxes
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Amazon's Kindle Fire Could Ignite Tablet Media Consumption  —  At Less than Half the Price of iPad, New Device Pulls Down Barriers to Entry  —  By pricing its new Kindle Fire tablet at less than half the cost of an Apple iPad, Amazon is setting up tablet consumption of media to spread …
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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Magazines Join With New Tablet Challenger
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Dear Marco Arment!  Sorry About Last Week.  We Finally Figured Out What Happened...  Last week, an entrepreneur and writer named Marco Arment trashed us in a blog post, which was then picked up and forwarded around the Twitter-sphere.  —  Marco accused us of lots of horrible things …
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
A female columnist writes about football and is told to ‘stay in the kitchen next time’  —  Albany Times Union columnist Jennifer Gish wrote last week that the Buffalo Bills' 2-0 start “has brought the worst out” in some fans and that “one of you left voicemails for the [Times Union] …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
With ‘frictionless sharing,’ Facebook and news orgs push boundaries of online privacy  —  Facebook again may have gone too far in its quest to make privacy obsolete, and this time some news organizations could get burned by going along with it.  —  Facebook spent years making it easier …
eMarketer:
Twitter Ad Revenues to Near $400 Million by 2013  —  Ad dollars expected to triple this year  —  Twitter will earn $139.5 million in global ad revenues this year, up 210% from $45 million in 2010, according to a new forecast from eMarketer.  By 2013, eMarketer estimates worldwide ad revenues at Twitter will reach nearly $400 million.
Peter Farago / Flurry:
iOS & Android Apps: Prime-time All the Time  —  On broadcast television, brands seek to reach their target audiences as efficiently as possible.  For example, a brand might run a TV campaign targeting 24 - 35 year old females through prime-time shows that reach that desired audience.
David Plotz / Slate:
Meet the New Slate  —  The same great stories, but a better home page, improved tools, and a brand-new CMS.  —  Did you notice that Slate looks a little bit different today?  It's not a new haircut, and we haven't lost weight.  There is a series of small, but we hope excellent …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
The Michael Wolff Era at Adweek Is Over  —  Media bomb-thrower has been editor of Adweek for less than a year.  Earlier this month, rumors began circulating that he would soon be replaced.  Now, we hear, Wolff's days at Adweek are definitively coming to an end.
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Fake Steve Jobs: Funny.  Real Dan Lyons: Sloppy, Lazy, Too Old For This S**t.  —  Like everyone else, I used to be a big fan of Fake Steve Jobs.  Then he was revealed to be Dan Lyons.  The magic was over.  The 15 minutes was over.  He had to go back to doing his actual job — though not before he got a book out of it.
Discussion: @mathewi
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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Kindle Fire, and the tricky business of chasing scoops
Jalopnik:
Why we're pissed Arianna Huffington is destroying Autoblog  —  Last night, the newly-formed Huffington Post Media Group had to fire another writer — the second this month — for an obvious and preventable ethical breach.  —  Jeff Glucker, an Autoblog contributor, published what seemed …
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Bruce Rushton / Illinois Times:
SJ-R gets a sour Apple from GateHouse  —  While employees at the State Journal-Register fear for their jobs, brass at GateHouse Media, the daily newspaper's parent company, has announced a turnaround plan for a corporation that has shown precious little profitability.
Discussion: Poynter and Deal Journal
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
The Netflix Of Terrorism  —  Terrorist organizations are notorious videographers—particularly when it comes to uploading clips to the web to spread messages or recruit sympathizers.  Now private company IntelCenter has assembled one of the world's largest collections of streaming terrorist videos for viewing on demand.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Righthaven copyright suits tossed in Colorado, too  —  In the last year, newspaper copyright troll Righthaven has brought its dubious lawsuits in two states: Nevada and Colorado.  (Update: a lawyer in South Carolina says Righthaven filed a single case there as well.)
Discussion: Techdirt, TeleRead and Plagiarism Today
 
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Washington Post Chairman — and Facebook Director — Don Graham Talks About Social Reader (Video)
Discussion: Poynter and GigaOM
David Skok / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why we need to separate our stories from our storytelling tools
Jessica Davies / New Media Age:
Facebook will be the leading distributor of media by 2020, says former Bebo investor
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Onion joke about “screams and gunfire” inside Congress backfires
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Al Jazeera English Wins Online Journalism Award For Egypt Coverage
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
‘Gruesome’ Bin Laden death photos should be secret, White House says
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Fox News:
Mexican Journalist Beheaded for Using Social Media to Cover Crime
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Sabrina Ford / Reuters:
Warner Bros puts your face in Facebook Web series
John Plunkett / Guardian:
George Monbiot urges journalists to register their interests
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Press Gazette
Angelique Chrisafis / Guardian:
Nicolas Sarkozy ally accused of spying in latest scandal to hit re-election bid
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Encyclopaedia Britannica Now Fits Into an App
Discussion: MediaPost and Gizmodo
Declan Fahy / CJR:
Skeptical of Science  —  Among other new roles, journalists becoming …
Matt Zoller Seitz / Salon:
In defense of Andy Rooney
Karyn Campbell / Sparksheet:
Return of the Editor: Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web
 

 
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