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2:50 AM ET, September 9, 2012

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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
My Turn in Between the Readers and the Writers  —  WHEN Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor, phoned to congratulate me on my appointment as public editor, he closed the call with a quip: “I look forward to you trashing me.”  —  And there, in brief, is the paradox, and one of the challenges, of this role.
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Journal Register's bankruptcy is strategic, all right — but for whom?  —  Yesterday's news that Journal Register Company was filing another Chapter 11 bankruptcy could signal the end of any options for Digital First, or any other industry player, to engage in what Ken Doctor described here as a “roll-up” or consolidation strategy.
Discussion: Guardian, CJR and eMedia Vitals
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Jim Romenesko:
Ex-Journal Register staffer: Chapter 11/sale news isn't a surprise
Discussion: GigaOM
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Flipboard Looks to Elevate Tablet Ads  —  After crossing the 20 million user threshold last week, On Friday, the social magazine Flipboard is looking to capture the imagination of brands by elevating tablet advertising.  To that end, Flipboard has unveiled a new digital magazine-like ad treatment for Levi's …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify Will Launch A Browser-Based Version  —  If you're wondering why the Spotify desktop software has hardly been updated in a year, it's because the company is preparing to launch a completely overhauled browser-based version of its streaming music service, multiple sources confirm.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Wikipedia told Philip Roth he's not “credible source” on book he wrote  —  Famed author tries to correct Wikipedia article on Human Stain, gets rejected.  —  American novelist Philip Roth is so famous that there's a Wikipedia page about his life and numerous Wikipedia articles about individual books he's written.
Bill Grueskin / Nieman Journalism Lab:
News orgs want journalists who are great at a few things, rather than good at many  —  Editor's Note: It's the start of the school year, which means students are returning to journalism programs around the country.  As the media industry continues to evolve, how well is new talent being trained …
Associated Press:
Vietnamese journalist who exposed police corruption sentenced to 4 years in jail for bribery  —  HANOI, Vietnam — A Vietnamese journalist who bribed a police officer as part of an undercover investigation into corruption was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, while the officer …
Discussion: ninemsn
Emily Bell / CJR:
Journalism by numbers  —  Everywhere we go, everything we do, we send signals.  Simple acts create streams of data, whether it is crossing the road, making a speech, running 100 meters, phoning your mother, or shooting a gun.  Up till now, the data generated by such activities has been difficult to capture …
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Jonah Peretti: “It won't work to try to make some other site like BuzzFeed”  —  After Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, C-SPAN Radio shared a stat about how many tweets per minute Obama (52,757), Mitt Romney (14,289) and other political figures generated …
Discussion: ASU News, CNN and BuzzFeed
Hazel Sheffield / CJR:
Perks, not paywalls  —  The Voice of San Diego's new membership strategy ties funding to “family”  —  According to its motto, the Voice of San Diego is “irreverent, honest and engaging” in its pursuit of community news.  It got even more engaging with a membership overhaul in April …
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
Former LA Times Mag Editor and Creative Director to Launch New Tablet Pub Noir Magazine  —  Former LA Times Magazine editor Nancie Clare and former creative director Rip Georges sure have gotten their acts together fast.  Little more than three months after the pair lost their jobs …
Sarah Darville / Columbia Daily Spectator:
Editor's note, updated  —  An article in Thursday's arts and entertainment section included plagiarized content, and a writer's relationship with Spectator has been terminated.  —  Yesterday, Spectator published an editor's note in response to an article in Thursday's A&E section titled …
Discussion: Poynter and IvyGate, Thanks:@ivygate
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Jim Romenesko:   Columbia Spectator fires staffer for plagiarism
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
ASU journalism student plagiarizes at The State Press, East Valley Tribune  —  Two Arizona newspapers have apologized after learning they published plagiarized articles.  —  The papers both say the writer was a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
 
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