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7:05 PM ET, October 18, 2011

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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News VP: In 3 years, we won't print 7 days a week  —  Mark Medici, vice president of audience for The Dallas Morning News, said Monday during a talk at the Inland Press Association conference in Chicago that the newspaper won't print seven days a week in three years.
Discussion: Poynter and @aenglish09
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viacom and Google Pick Up the Gloves, Again  —  They're back!  —  Viacom and Google, who have been tangling over copyright violations at YouTube since 2007, will be at it again today at a federal courthouse in New York.  The two sides will start oral arguments for Viacom's appeal of the case …
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Appeals Court Cites ‘Many Hurdles’ In Viacom-YouTube Appeal
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
New Knight study identifies 3 surprising keys to nonprofit news business success  —  The Knight Foundation has a new study out this morning examining the business models for seven locally-based nonprofit news sites in their drive to achieve sustainability.  —  Focusing on high-profile ventures …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Amanda Michel joins Guardian's US operation  —  Huffington Post and ProPublica vet Amanda Michel is taking her community engagement skills to the Guardian's new U.S. operation.  Michel, a member of Poynter's National Advisory Board, will be the site's Open Editor there, working on collaboration, transparency and crowdsourcing.
Discussion: ProPublica and FishbowlNY
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
iOS magazine publisher sees Apple's Newsstand boost sales by 750%  —  Apple's successful launch of iOS 5 and selling more than 4 million iPhone 4S handsets in 3 days hasn't just benefited the Cupertino-based company, the sheer number of users utilising new applications and features has seen …
Discussion: GigaOM and Business Insider
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
U. of Virginia editor faces charges for telling readers about plagiarist on staff  —  Cavalier Daily editors at the University of Virginia discovered last month that they had a plagiarist on staff and reported the writer to the school's Honor Committee.  They also published a Sept. 12 editorial …
Discussion: The Cavalier Daily
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Fortune’ Expands Editorial Franchise  —  Fortune magazine plans to double down on editorial franchises in 2012 as it tries to build on the popularity of its Fortune 500 list to appeal to readers and advertisers.  —  It's the latest example of how magazines, business titles in particular …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Adventures in self-publishing: Rejected from Google News!  —  Google, the search company that started as two guys at Stanford, openly discriminates against entrepreneurs.  At least for its Google News product.  —  Not only is that silly and short-sighted, but it should go against everything Google stands for.
Discussion: parislemon
Tanya Irwin / MediaPost:
AmEx, ‘Billboard’ Launch Facebook Entertainment Channel  —  American Express is joining with Billboard to launch an entertainment channel on its Facebook page that will provide cardmembers with exclusive ticket offers and other specials.  —  Consumers (including non-cardmembers) can “like” …
Discussion: BtoB Magazine
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
WSJ Gets Personal With Gravity  —  The Wall Street Journal quietly enabled a personalization feature today (or at least this is the first time I've noticed it).  Articles are now automatically sorted based on what they think you'll like to read.  It's powered by Los Angeles based startup Gravity.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jim Edwards / The Tagline Blog| BNET:
Cruelty Rewarded: Michael Wolff Adds Adweek to His List of Failures  —  Michael Wolff would love this story, if only it were about someone else.  The firing of Wolff as editor of Adweek has got all the ingredients he loves most: the proud rise and hubris-laden fall of a prominent media figure …
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
Exclusive: Memo to Fox Business staff - don't copy Fox News  —  (Reuters) - Here's a novel idea: Fox Business Network should focus on covering business news.  —  At least that's what Kevin Magee, executive vice president of the News Corp-owned cable news network, is urging his staff to do.
Discussion: TVNewser
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Missing journalist's family return to Costa Rica for anniversary  —  The family of British journalist Michael Dixon have returned to Costa Rica two years after he went missing, saying they have been forced to fend for themselves in their search  —  The family of a British journalist …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Natalie Morales Latest NBCer to Join ‘Rock Center’ Roster  —  NBC's upcoming primetime newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams” continues to add high-profile contributors.  The latest addition is NBC “Today” news anchor and third hour co-host Natalie Morales.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
In E-Reader Battle, a Superhero Slugfest Among Booksellers  —  The tablet wars have begun.  Superheroes are the prize — or perhaps the victim.  —  Amazon, seeking to make its coming Kindle Fire tablet as appealing as possible, negotiated a deal with DC Comics for the exclusive digital rights to a hundred popular graphic novels.
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media Just Made It Almost Impossible For 75% Of Its Writers To Get Work  —  On Monday night, Demand Media's SVP of editorial Jeremy Reed sent an email to all the writers announcing the creation of the “First Look” program.  —  The program gives writers with a “structure” …
Discussion: WebProNews and Medacity
Brian Moylan / Gawker:
Zachary Quinto Inspires ABC News Anchor to Come Out on Air  —  Dan Kloeffler, one of the anchors of ABC's World News Now, the zany 3am news program that most people only see when they wake up on the couch to shut off the TV, came out on the air early this morning.  And it's all because of Zachary Quinto.
Steve Cohn / minonline.com:
Hearst Corp. Opens a Corporate Office in Beijing  —  China, which was a “Red Menace” at the end of William Randolph Hearst's long life (1863-1951), now has full-time presence of Hearst Corp. with opening of a corporate office in Beijing.  Announcement by CEO Frank Bennack, Jr. …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Boston Globe warns Occupy organizers about using its name  —  Occupy Boston hopes to raise $8,000 through Kickstarter to launch an Occupy Boston Globe newspaper.  (There was $3,636 pledged at last look.)  Steve Annear reports the Globe has told the group to stop using its name and nameplate.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Member of S4C launch team returns as chief executive  —  Ian Jones, currently managing director of content distribution and commercial development at International for A+E Television Networks in New York will return to S4C as chief executive by April next year
Discussion: Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Charting WSJ Europe's Circulation Over The Last Decade  —  Our analysis shows how The Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) Europe, which is being investigated for an alleged circulation “scam”, doubled its subscription sales to offset diminishing single-copy circulation.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Mail and Mirror face contempt action over Milly Dowler coverage  —  Attorney general says prejudicial reporting of Levi Bellfield's conviction meant further charge could not be considered  —  The attorney general has launched contempt of court proceedings against the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Clear Channel And LivingSocial Team Up To Bring Daily Deals To Radio  —  Media company Clear Channel Radio and daily deals service LivingSocial are today announcing an agreement that names LivingSocial as the sole daily deal provider for over 500 Clear Channel-owned radio stations across 90 cities …
Discussion: rbr.com and MediaPost
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
ESPN.com Overtakes Yahoo Sports for First Time Since 2008  —  Attributes Record Unique Visitors to More Content, Improved Products and Grantland  —  The self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports hasn't, in fact, been the leader in online traffic in quite some time.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
VandeHei Voices Disdain for Habitual Tweeting  —  Mark McKinnon, political communications strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast, chatted with Politico's Executive Editor Jim VandeHei over the weekend at the Shorenstein Center's 25th celebration at Harvard Kennedy School.  What emerged might surprise you.
David Bauder / Yahoo! News:
New life in television's evening news  —  NEW YORK (AP) — There's new life in broadcast television's evening news shows, in part because of forces such as 24-hour cable news that were once thought ready to kill the genre off.  —  Despite repeated death knells for the ABC …
Discussion: Company Town
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Ex-MSLO Exec Janet Balis Returns To Chart AOL Ad Sales Strategy  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) is bringing back former ad sales development head Janet Balis to lead sales strategy, marketing and partnerships for the company's advertising unit.  She will report to Ned Brody, chief revenue officer.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NYMag.com Sets Traffic Record in September with Over 10 Million Unique Visitors  —  September was a historical month for New York, as its website topped 10 million unique visits for the first time.  While that's great news, the best part about it might be that about 90% of the users during that time were enjoying web-only content.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
 
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