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5:05 AM ET, September 20, 2012

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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Is there a tomorrow for USA Today?  —  USA Today celebrated its 30th anniversary last week with a plump commemorative edition and a meh facelift, but can it survive another 30 years?  As a digital brand, potentially.  As a print publication, probably not.  —  The third-largest newspaper …
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
How Mother Jones got the Romney ‘47 percent’ story  —  Big scoops come in small increments.  It takes some luck and some connections, some phone calls and e-mails, and the time to build a relationship.  Just ask David Corn.  Corn, the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:   Mitt Romney Makes ‘Redistribution’ Argument, Bolstered by Fox News, Conservative Media
Eddie Scarry / FishbowlDC:
Attribution Problem: AP Swipes Story From The Hill  —  It takes a certain amount of clumsiness to break something that's already broken.  —  The Hill's Alexandra Jaffe broke the news yesterday that Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was distancing himself from remarks made by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Scott Brown forces The Hill to change story
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Vanity Fair
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Mitt Says Dave Hates Him.  Not So, Says Dave, Who Invites Him to Appear.  —  Does David Letterman hate Mitt Romney?  —  Mr. Romney said so on the surreptitiously recorded tape of his comments at a fund-raiser in May, which have stirred a firestorm of reaction in the news media this week.
Jim Romenesko:
Talent exchange at the Washington Post  —  Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli today announced “a talent exchange with our cousins at WaPo Labs” that “should accelerate the pace of digital innovation in the Newsroom and add editorial weight to the team at Labs.”
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Agreement Could End Europe's E-Book Price-Fixing Inquiry  —  BERLIN — The European Commission said Wednesday that it was prepared to drop its investigation into the fixing of e-book prices by Apple and four European publishers after the companies agreed to let online retailers like Amazon sell e-books at a discount for two years.
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Apple, publishers offer EU e-book antitrust settlement
Discussion: TechCrunch
James Temple / The Technology Chronicles:
Social media moguls take hit on Forbes 400 list  —  The rapidly shifting fortunes of social media companies has hit the wallets of the industry's leaders, according to the Forbes 400 list published today, the magazine's annual envy list.  —  As the Associated Press pointed out …
Discussion: Forbes and newsfeed.time.com
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Following NewsBeast departure, Stephen Colvin joins Lerer Ventures  —  News broke in Ad Age this morning that Stephen Colvin has left his post as C.E.O. of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company and been replaced by advertising executive Baba Shetty.  —  And now we know where Colvin is going …
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Newsweek Daily Beast Names Hill Holliday's Baba Shetty Its New CEO
Discussion: Betabeat, @edmundlee and The Wrap
TheLensNola.org:
The Lens hires prizewinner Tyler Bridges to cover public policy  —  Veteran prize-winning reporter Tyler Bridges will become a staff writer with The Lens on Oct. 1, focusing on state-level public-policy decisions that affect the New Orleans area.  —  Bridges is returning to New Orleans …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Former TechCrunch Editor Erick Schonfeld To Run DEMO  —  The technology conference wars just got a bit more dramatic.  Former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld is taking over the management of DEMO from VentureBeat editor in chief Matt Marshall, who is returning to the tech blog exclusively …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
BSkyB CEO Touts Original Content Push, Says Won't Need to Acquire Production Firm  —  Jeremy Darroch also discusses a new Warner Bros. film output deal and how the phone hacking scandal at big shareholder News Corp. has affected the U.K. pay TV giant.  —  LONDON - U.K. pay TV giant BSkyB expects …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Buzzfeed Hires Jeff Greenspan as First Chief Creative Officer  —  Buzzfeed has hired Jeff Greenspan, an exec with Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley experience, as its first chief creative officer.  The hire comes as the fast-growing digital-media company aims to work with brands and agencies …
Discussion: FishbowlDC, The Wrap and FishbowlNY
Erik Wemple:
NBC responds to criticism on Obama-redistribution ‘authentication’ issue  —  NBC and MSNBC are sustaining heavy fire for sending mixed signals regarding the authentication of a video of Barack Obama from 1998 — when he was an Illinois state senator — talking about the merits of wealth distribution.
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Newspaper Jobs Shrink 40% In 10 Years  —  While plenty of industries have shrunk over the last couple years, few have been hit as badly as newspaper publishing, which was already contracting before the economic downturn began.  Since then, economic woes have simply reinforced the long-term trend.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
What's Next for GOOD Magazine?  A Social Network.  —  GOOD Worldwide will today launch a new social activism site Good.is.  —  Famous for its printed magazine, GOOD has now turned its focus to a community site that allows members to publicly post stories and activities and to follow each other and their interests.
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Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Good Relaunches, Opens Up About Layoffs
Discussion: @craigsilverman and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:@cwarzel
 
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Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Knopf Remembers Longtime Editor Ashbel Green
Discussion: Oregonian and Associated Press
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Innocence of Muslims’ Actress Sues Producer, YouTube
Discussion: bigstory.ap.org and Movieline
Jim Romenesko:
Doug Manchester to North County Times staff: Don't shiv business owners
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Feature writer Sheila McClear leaves the ‘New York Post’
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Report: WSJ published Romney adviser op-eds without disclosing ties
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News Corp shareholders in US want to sue over phone hacking scandal
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Jon Stewart-Bill O'Reilly debate sells out
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
New York Observer Shutters Velvet Roper
Discussion: TVNewser and New York Post
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Condé Faces More Cuts
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Danish Weekly To Run Kate Middleton Topless Photos
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Operation Elveden: Sun journalists held
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