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7:20 AM ET, October 25, 2012

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Jim Kelly / Vanity Fair:
The “Shock” of the News Magazine Death: Tina Brown, Robert Hughes, and the Dwindling Cult of Authority  —  On the day that Barry Diller and Tina Brown announced the death of Newsweek the print magazine, a memorial service for Bob Hughes took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Newsweek and the (relative) health of print mags  —  News that Newsweek is exiting print was hardly surprising coming two years after the Washington Post Company unloaded it for a dollar.  —  But these numbers struck me while reading this Financial Times story on the news:
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Barry Diller: ‘Newsweek’ cuts to be as ‘spare’ as possible
Discussion: Folio, The Wrap and NetNewsCheck Latest
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
IAC Quarterly Earnings Reveals Why Newsweek is Ending Print Run
Discussion: The Awl and Forbes
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Vox Media Goes After Crowded Gamer Market  —  Gaming is serious business.  The $67 billion global industry is projected to grow above $80 billion by 2017 and it's safe to say that across consoles, computers, and mobile, this isn't some frivolous market.  —  Vox Media, home to sites …
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Brian Solomon / Forbes:
The Inside Story Of Polygon, The Verge's New Gaming Sister-Site  —  Nearly one year ago, the world of online media scratched its collective head as the sports blogging network SB Nation launched a new, decidedly non-sports site called The Verge.  While it may have seemed like an odd leap at the time …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
News.me shuts down iOS apps to focus on Digg, blames new Twitter requirements  —  News.me, the social news service built on top of Twitter (and Facebook), today announced it is killing its curation apps for iPhone and iPad.  The company is blaming Twitter for the move and says it wants to focus on its Digg efforts instead.
Amanda Hess / Poynter:
Binders full of Big Bird: The risk & benefits of reporting on memes  —  On the evening of Oct. 16, in the second presidential debate of 2012, Mitt Romney mentioned that as governor of Massachusetts, he had requested “binders full of women” to help recruit top female candidates to his cabinet.
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
MIT Technology Review Relaunches ‘Digital-First’  —  Some 20 weeks before Newsweek set the media into a frenzy with its announcement of a digital-first publishing strategy, Jason Pontin was already grappling with how to move his 113-year-old publication toward a digital future.
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Keiko Tanaka / Global Voices:
After Japan Earthquake, a New Local Newspaper by Citizens  —  The devastating effects of the ‘Great East Japan Earthquake’ (known internationally as the Japan 2011 earthquake) on Otsuchi, a small town in Iwate prefecture, are little known.  This is partly because their local newspaper closed …
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
Reddit Thinks It Can Handle Its Creep Problem Better Than the Internet  —  After the last two weeks of Internet outrage, the creeps on Reddit are still posting inappropriate photos, including ones of minors, and the Reddit powers that be would like to take it from here.  That, Reddit says, it would like to deal with itself.
Discussion: Jezebel
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Wikipedia rolls out a completely redesigned mobile site, with an emphasis on type and readability  —  Wikipedia is now officially rolling out a redesigned mobile site to users globally this week, following testing on its experimental Beta site.  —  As Wikipedia explains …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Does online video need to be local?  This startup thinks so.  —  Detroit-based Glocal came out of beta Wednesday with big ambitions: The website wants to be to local video what Hulu is to TV shows.  “Online local video really doesn't have a space besides YouTube,” Glocal President Lincoln Cavalieri told …
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times union members use Twitter to ‘engage the public’ in contract battle  —  The Newspaper Guild of New York is encouraging members at the New York Times to use Twitter today “to get our message out to the world.”  —  The union, which is in contract talks with Times management, tells members:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Times’ union stages ‘informational’ picket as incoming C.E.O. comes under scrutiny
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Obama campaign and Des Moines Register: A form of quote approval  —  The media news burst of the morning springs from the Web site of the Des Moines Register.  The Obama campaign, without comment, released a transcript of an extensive discussion that it held yesterday with Laura Hollingsworth …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and blog.sfgate.com
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Piers Morgan, the ex-editor who once enjoyed talking about hacking  —  In the light of the civil claims against Trinity Mirror over alleged phone hacking, it is pertinent to revisit the various boasts made by the former Daily Mirror editor, Piers Morgan, about his knowledge of voicemail interceptions.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Independent
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Cahal Milmo / The Independent:
CNN increasingly twitchy over Piers Morgan's tabloid past as phone hacking scandal spreads to Daily Mirror
Discussion: Press Gazette and Business Insider
 
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