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9:45 AM ET, September 9, 2012

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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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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspaper restructuring — think steel, cars and airlines  —  If there is a poster child for the “digital first” newspaper movement, it is probably Journal Register Co., which manages a chain of dailies and weeklies in the eastern U.S. John Paton took the helm as CEO after it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 …
Jim Romenesko:   Ex-Journal Register staffer: Chapter 11/sale news isn't a surprise
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Business Week:
Meet Apple's Favorite Blogger  —  On a cold day in February, John Gruber traveled from his home in Philadelphia to New York City for a meeting.  At a posh hotel near Central Park, the 39-year-old tech blogger was greeted by Phil Schiller, Apple's (AAPL) senior vice president for worldwide marketing.
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 New York Magazine
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 …
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, Thanks:@ivygate
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Jim Romenesko:   Columbia Spectator fires staffer for plagiarism
 
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Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
Former LA Times Mag Editor and Creative Director to Launch New Tablet Pub Noir Magazine
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
ASU journalism student plagiarizes at The State Press, East Valley Tribune
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Fashion Week grows bigger for media this year, again
Paula Hancocks / CNN:
Slain Japanese journalist's partner tells of grief at Syria killing
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
The news from the BBC: its £1bn new base is finally coming on air
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Reporter who aired Times-Picayune frustrations will now compete against the paper
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Providence Journal to cut staff
Jack Shafer / CJR:
The lying game  —  Is it ever okay to tell a whopper in the name of journalism?
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Foster Kamer to leave ‘The New York Observer’ for ‘Complex’
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Hazel Sheffield / CJR:
Identity crisis  —  Journatic's short-lived editorial director Mike Fourcher weighs in
 

 
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