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10:50 AM ET, September 30, 2011

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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to media: A Facebook app is not innovation  —  There's been a lot of attention paid recently to the new “social reading” apps that were launched by a number of publishers and content companies — including The Washington Post and The Guardian — at Facebook's f8 developer conference.
Thanks:mathewi
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Clean Slate: How the online mag's tech director Dan Check fine-tuned a 15-year-old machine  —  As the web's oldest living magazine, Slate has acquired a certain reputation of, well, old-fashionedness.  The New York Observer called Slate “tech-backward” last November.
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Sean Parker Is Launching a Blog  —  The Sean Parkington Post?  Seanster?  Blogify?  It's not clear what former Facebook president Sean Parker will call his forthcoming blog, but it's clear the famed tech hustler is serious about the endeavor: He's hired a firm to build buzz, and is already running ads and planning to hire writers.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
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.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
More Michael Wolff, Adweek Rumors  —  The New York Post has some more gossip regarding Michael Wolff and Adweek.  Apparently one of the magazine's investors, Jimmy Finkelstein, is leading the charge to get rid of Wolff, so much so that even Wolff is expecting to be fired soon.
Discussion: New York Post, Guardian and Gawker
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
Floored by News Corp.: Who Hacked a Rival's Computer System?  —  News Corp. was at war with Floorgraphics, a small in-store advertising company, and veteran salesman Gary Henderson was leading the attack.  He appeared to have a valuable advantage: access to inside information …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Barbara Selvin / Poynter:
Hyperlocal site RiverheadLocal looks for lessons in sustainability at Block by Block summit  —  The theme for the homecoming parade was board games, and Denise Civiletti, the publisher of RiverheadLocal.com, moved into the street to get a shot of the senior class' Candyland float as it rumbled along Osborn Avenue in Riverhead, N.Y.
Discussion: Street Fight
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.
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Georgetown Voice loses its longtime newsroom; 2 staffers fired  —  Georgetown University administrators have told staffers of The Georgetown Voice weekly newsmagazine that they have until Monday to pack up their longtime newsroom in the student center and move down the hall to a much smaller office that currently houses the debate team.
Discussion: Poynter
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Betabeat's Jerry Guo Story Gets Taiwanese Animated!  (Sniffle...So Proud. )  —  Normally we don't toot our own horn, and this video never actually mentions Betabeat by name, but we're pretty sure that the zany folks over at Next Media have given our tale of Newsweek's most notorious fellow the Taiwanese animation treatment.
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Game Changer  —  Do games have any place in the training of future journalists?  This reporter stages a challenge to students to find out.  —  This fall, I began layering in game mechanics into a graduate journalism course I teach at New York University.  In it, students vote for the best stories …
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Hyper-Local Heaven at UC Berkeley's Journalism School  —  I've said this many times before: The driving force behind my career has been to increase the level of transparency and participation in the process of journalism.  —  That driving force has taken my career in all kinds of fun …
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?
Stephen Comney / Digital Times:
DoneDeal sells majority stake to Norwegian firm  —  DoneDeal always enjoyed impressive figures  —  DoneDeal has sold “just over 50 per cent” of its company to Norway's Schibsted Media Group.  No price was revealed, however, Schibsted now has a majority shareholding in an Irish firm …
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
Discussion: Deal Journal and Digits
 
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Tom Kington / Guardian:
News Corp faces fresh hacking drama - around satellite TV cards
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Integrated newsrooms must remember print and digital are different products
Jalopnik:
Why we're pissed Arianna Huffington is destroying Autoblog
Thanks:megan
Bruce Rushton / Illinois Times:
SJ-R gets a sour Apple from GateHouse
Discussion: Deal Journal and Poynter
David Skok / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why we need to separate our stories from our storytelling tools
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Righthaven copyright suits tossed in Colorado, too
Discussion: TeleRead and Techdirt
Jessica Davies / New Media Age:
Facebook will be the leading distributor of media by 2020, says former Bebo investor
Discussion: Noted
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Onion joke about “screams and gunfire” inside Congress backfires
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