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1:20 PM ET, September 6, 2012

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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Journal Register can't afford for legacy costs to derail Digital First progress  —  Journal Register filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday.  Hey, aren't these the same folks who have been touting as breakthroughs each step along the way of their fast-track digital transition?
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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Journal Register, future-of-news star, is bankrupt again  —  Yesterday, John Paton announced that Journal Register Company is filing for bankruptcy for the second time in three years.  That's something of a surprise to people who's read his announcements of soaring digital revenues and profits credulously.
Matt DeRienzo / Connecticut Newsroom:
What bankruptcy means for Journal Register Company newsrooms  —  First of all, let me couch this by saying that I'm speaking only for myself, and that I continue to appreciate the fact I work for a company that allows and encourages employees to think for themselves, speak their minds and debate company strategy in public view.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Tom Brokaw Rushed to Charlotte Hospital  —  NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was taken by ambulance to a Charlotte hospital this morning after an appearance on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.”  —  Brokaw, 72, who stepped down as anchor of “Nightly News” after the 2004 election …
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Meena Hart Duerson / NY Daily News:
Tom Brokaw says ‘all is well’ after being hospitalized following Morning Joe appearance …
Discussion: @tombrokaw and @producermatthew
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Amazon to shake up mobile tech world today with new Kindle devices, content deals  —  Amazon will make waves in the world of tablets, e-readers and possibly even smartphones today when it announces new devices at a 1:30 ET event.  Here is what you can expect.  —  The Amazon devices
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Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Live blog: Amazon's fall Kindle event  —  We're here in Los Angeles for Amazon's press conference.  The company is expected to announce a new Kindle Fire and Kindle e-reader today, and we'll have all the details for you live from Santa Monica.  At 10:30 a.m. PT on Thursday, Amazon is holding a press conference in Los Angeles.
CNN:
CNN International's Response to the Guardian  —  Here is CNN International's response to Glenn Greenwald's Guardian story about Amber Lyon's documentary.  1. False: CNN International did not air “its own documentary”.  The Truth: It was never intended to air on CNN International.
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Glenn Greenwald:
Reply to response from CNNi  —  CNN International has posted a six-point response to my Guardian story from Tuesday on its refusal to broadcast a documentary featuring Amber Lyon showing the repression and violence used against protesters in Bahrain and its substantial financial relationships …
Discussion: @fieldproducer
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International attempts to block phone-hacking damages case  —  News International is trying to have a phone-hacking damages case involving Elle Macpherson's former adviser thrown out of court, 18 months after her claim was launched.  Mary-Ellen Field, who acted as the model's financial adviser …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Former Labour MP says News of the World contributed to loss of her baby
Discussion: Press Gazette
Bloomberg:
News Corp. Selects Board Member With Ties To Colombia Wiretaps
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC President Phil Griffin On Convention Ratings Victory: ‘Nobody Thought We Could Do This’  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — MSNBC president Phil Griffin is a happy man.  On Wednesday afternoon, Griffin learned that MSNBC was the top-rated cable network for the opening night of the Democratic National Convention …
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Jim Romenesko:
‘Rigged appraisal system’ at Reuters gets veteran copy editor fired  —  Earlier this year, Reuters management gave Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) to 29 journalists that it believes are “laggards”; they face dismissal if bosses don't see enough improvement in 30 days.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Beyond Borders: Kobo Moves On With New E-Readers And Indie Bookstores Pact  —  While Amazon dominates the market for e-books and e-readers, the 27% share held by Barnes & Noble shows there's no shortage of buyers out there who prefer to get their reading devices from a bricks-and-mortar storefront.
Jim Romenesko:
Where is Washington Post's' Daniel de Vise?  —  Washington Post staffers say higher education reporter Daniel de Vise has been MIA since the Texas Tribune reported in late July that he shared at least two drafts of a story with PR people at the University of Texas at Austin and let them suggest edits.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Economics of Magazines and Diversity  —  Last week, I went on a bit of bender asking (begging, pleading, rather) for people to subscribe to the magazine — either in print or via iPad.  In making my argument, I pointed to the support The Atlantic has traditionally given its writers …
Discussion: Poynter
 
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Reporting Poverty  —  hile covering poverty and social welfare …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Two from Murdoch's stable defect to the ‘Daily News’
Erik Wemple:
Fact-checking: What exactly are we debating again?
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Journalists Confronted By Police While Covering DNC
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Hartford Courant launches new Spanish-language site to replace Google Translate version
Jim Romenesko:
Oregonian memo describes a beat reporter's digital day
Discussion: PandoDaily and @timwindsor
Jodi Enda / American Journalism Review:
Staying Alive  —  On the face of it, the idea is outlandish …
Discussion: CJR
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