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11:20 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.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Washington Post Chairman — and Facebook Director — Don Graham Talks About Social Reader (Video)
Discussion: Poynter
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
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 …
Tom Kington / Guardian:
News Corp faces fresh hacking drama - around satellite TV cards  —  Italian trial of those accused of hacking TV access cards turns spotlight on to Sky Italia - and is expected to hear that hackers nicknamed Rupert Murdoch ‘the Kangaroo’  —  The Palace of Justice in Siracusa on the east coast …
Paul Vale / The Huffington Post - UK:
Donald Rumsfeld Tells Al Jazeera ‘I Am Delighted You Are Doing What You Are Doing’  —  The Huffington Post UK … Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has given an interview to Al Jazeera, ending his feud with a channel he once described as “vicious”.
Discussion: TVNewser
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Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Al Jazeera English Wins Online Journalism Award For Egypt Coverage
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
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.
 
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