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4:05 PM ET, August 31, 2010

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Mike Florio / NBCSports.com:
Washington Post suspends Mike Wise for a month  —  At the outset of his daily radio show on 106.7 the Fan in D.C., Mike Wise announced that the Washington Post has imposed a one-month suspension on him for his ill-advised Tuesday Twitter hoax regarding, ironically, the suspension of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Washington Post Still Hates and Does Not “Get” The Internet (Or Themselves)
Erik Wemple / TBD:
Colleague defends Washington Post's Mike Wise
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Glenn Beck Launches “News And Opinion” Website, The Blaze  —  Having conquered TV, radio, book publishing and now live events, Glenn Beck is looking to expand his media empire into a new arena - the web (obviously GlennBeck.com is thriving too).  —  Mediaite has the exclusive details …
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Bombastic Beck busts out  —  When I interviewed Glenn Beck two years ago, I told him that I found his remarks about the first Muslim member of Congress “horribly offensive.”  —  He had informed Minnesota's Keith Ellison during an interview that “what I feel like saying is, sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.”
Los Angeles Times:
Murdoch may be key to Apple's plan to offer 99-cent digital rentals of TV shows  —  Executives of the media baron's News Corp. are said to be split over whether to go along with the plan.  NBC, CBS and Time Warner are opposed, while Disney is in favor.  —  The price that people pay to watch …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
TV Tiptoes Into the Web: Why Apple's iTunes Rentals Aren't Game-Changers  —  Very, very good bet: Steve Jobs will stand up on stage tomorrow and announce that you can rent some episodes of TV shows from iTunes for 99 cents a pop.  —  I'm told that Apple (AAPL) has finalized a deal with Disney …
Barb Palser / American Journalism Review:
The Hazards of Hyperlocal  —  Why neighborhood news online is a dicey proposition A hallmark of a successful product is that it addresses an unmet consumer need or want, either conscious or latent.  Like DVRs, Facebook and aerosol pancake batter.  At this moment, news organizations …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NYTimes.com Connects With Facebook; Users Must Opt In  —  We're not tracking every site that adds log ins using Facebook or Twitter but when the site is a few months away from putting up a paywall—and it's one of the top news sites— it's worth a little attention.
Jack Lail / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Q&A with Elizabeth Spiers: Media insider offers insight on changing landscape  —  Elizabeth Spiers says it's a great time to start a digital content business.  As part of the Future of News project, e-mail Q&A's were done with digital media industry insiders for their observations …
Discussion: Random Mumblings
Patrick Smith / psmith, journalist:
It's not about selling news, it's about keeping customers  —  The paywall debate has focused on how consumers might consume the news industry's end product: news.  “Will readers pay for news online?”  “Will the industry survive this change?”  “Won't people just get it for free someplace else?”
Dominic Patten / The Wrap:
Michael Eisner Ready to Cross the Finish Line at the Tribune Co.  —  Michael Eisner is ready to cross the finish line.  —  An announcement on the former Disney CEO becoming the chairman of the Tribune Co., is imminent, a person familiar with the talks has told TheWrap.
Discussion: Gawker
MediaShift Idea Lab:
What the Spot.Us Community Thinks of Objectivity  —  The following post comes to us from Sameer Bhuchar, who is helping Spot.Us from Austin.  —  It has been said a thousand times before: The landscape of the modern media is changing.  With today's more complex, active Internet ecosystem …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter Online:
Too many old, decrepit newspaper captains  —  Too many old, decrepit newspaper captains  —  Missoulian digital manager Tim Akimoff's farewell (posted on Facebook)  —  The next adventure  —  So I've tried to live by G.K. Chesterton's quotes for the last few years of my life.
Discussion: The Wire
News & Tech:
Dallas Morning News planning paid website  —  The Dallas Morning News plans to convert a portion of its website to paid access within the next six months, News & Tech has learned.  —  The Morning News' strategy will include walling off stories written by the paper's staff writers …
Discussion: Romenesko and Unfair Park
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Roku Tries A Price Reset With Google TV, Apple Whatever In The Wings  —  Video service Roku cut prices by 23 to 30 percent across its WiFi set tops today, taking its most expensive device below $100 in the hopes of being perceived as the best value heading into the fall sales season.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Adds Blog Filter To Help Find Blogs On Subjects  —  Google announced they added a new filter that helps you find “specialized blogs” on any topic you can imagine.  —  Here is how it works.  Go to Google, search for a topic, then click on the “blogs” filter on the left side (note: it might be hidden under a “more” link).
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
As Newsweek Staff Dwindles, Still No Savior In Sight  —  Turnover is probably a good thing for a magazine as sclerotic and outmoded as Newsweek, and there's been turnover aplenty in the weeks since audio equipment mogul Sidney Harman bought the failing title from the Washington Post Co. (WPO).
Jason Fell / Folio:
Modern Luxury Sold  —  Regional magazine publisher to be bought by Atlanta-based Dickey Publishing.  —  After going on the block this spring, regional magazine publisher Modern Luxury Media has agreed to be sold to Atlanta-based Dickey Publishing.  Under terms of the deal …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Washington Post's faulty error correction  —  The newspaper's ombudsman decries “lesser” errors, but a big one remains uncorrected, too  —  The Washington Post's ombudsman, Andrew Alexander, took aim in his Sunday column at the kinds of small errors and sloppiness that torpedo trust in a media institution.
Discussion: Washington Post
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Two Can Play That Game, Rupert  —  The Times has the smarter strategy in the head-to-head with The Wall Street Journal  —  Rupert Murdoch has de-emphasized business coverage in The Wall Street Journal since buying the paper in 2007, something that The Audit, focused as we are on the business press, has criticized quite a bit.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The AP and Google reach a licensing renewal agreement — here's what it might mean for their relationship  —  Earlier today, Google and The Associated Press announced that they've struck a new licensing deal that will allow Google to continue posting content from the news cooperative.
WWD:
French Vogue Celebrates 90... A Bigger Niche?... Cindy Sherman Wears Chanel...  WWD.com is the authority for news and trends in the worlds of fashion, beauty and retail.  Featuring daily headlines and breaking news from all Women's Wear Daily publications, WWD.com provides …
 
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