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3:45 AM ET, September 1, 2010

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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Plan Netflix Service on New TV Product  —  Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers video to consumers' TVs, will include programming from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
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Kristin Huguet / Apple:
Apple to Provide Live Video Streaming of September 1 Event  —  What:  —  Live video stream of Apple's September 1 event  —  When:  —  Where:  —  www.apple.com  —  Live Video Streaming  —  Apple® will broadcast its September 1 event online using Apple's industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
TV Tiptoes into the Web: Why Apple's iTunes Rentals Aren't Game-Changers
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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Aaron Morrissey / DCist:
A Few Words On Twitter, Journalism and Mike Wise  —  Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise tried to make a statement about the way that we consume media in the social media age.  For that, he's reportedly been suspended from his job for a month.  The lesson: no one is bigger than the medium.
Discussion: SportsGrid, Romenesko and TBD All News
Dominic Patten / The Wrap:
Michael Eisner Close to Tribune Co. Takeover  —  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.  —  “Right now, it's going to be Eisner,” the person said.
Village Voice:
NYC's Golden Gossip Era Fades  —  Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble.  Rattled tattletales tell all.  —  A few months ago, Richard Johnson, the 56-year-old long-time editor of Page Six, walks into the office of his boss, New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Want to join my entrepreneurial journalism class?  —  I have a little room in my entrepreneurial journalism class at CUNY.  —  I'd especially like a few under- or unemployed journalists looking to start businesses in the class to add to the mix of experience among the students.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
iPad Newspapers: Ripe For Innovation  —  Just as the iPad has proven to be a boon to magazine publishers, newspapers have flocked to the device too.  All of the major western newspapers have an iPad app now: the New York Times, Wall St Journal, Guardian, USA Today, Financial Times, and others.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:   Cable iPad Apps at the Forefront of TV Everywhere
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Deseret News Tries A Controlled Burn To Save Itself  —  Last week, one of the nation's top dailies imploded its structure to go “digital first.”  Today, the Deseret News, a much smaller paper in Salt Lake City, Utah, is following USA Today with an equally radical reorganization but very different emphasis …
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Grabs the TV Remote  —  Amazon.com Inc. is working on a new subscription service that would deliver TV shows and movies over the Internet, ramping up the battle among Web companies to control entertainment in the living room.  —  The Internet retailer has in recent weeks pitched …
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: Unfair Park and Romenesko
Paul Bedard / US News:
Washington Times Sold For $1, Just Like Newsweek  —  The Rev. Sun Myung Moon is regaining control of the Washington Times after allies of the South Korean spiritual leader agreed to acquire the paper for just $1 and assumption of most if its debts, according to an internal memo.
Discussion: The Wrap
Shreveport Times:
John Sigle: News is what is, not what you want to hear  —  Yes, they do have a very large and qualified staff of reporters and broadcasters, and they do cover breaking non-political news events as well as anybody.  But their commentary programs, despite charades to the contrary …
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
MediaPost:
Don't Be Afraid Of The Cookie Monster  —  There's an early episode of “Law & Order: SVU” (this one) in which detective Stabler is explaining to his teenage daughter why he put a parental control package on her computer and read her emails.  It's because, he says pointing to the screen …
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:
Hacking online advertising  —  I gloss over the text ads that appear at the top of Gmail, but this one caught my eye:  —  I think it's clear I'm not the founder of TechCrunch.  In that sense the ad failed to reach its intended audience.  But I did notice the ad.  I even clicked through.
The Independent:
Jonathan Ross returning to the BBC  —  Jonathan Ross is to return to the BBC less than three months after his high-profile departure, to host a movie awards show, it was announced today.  —  The star, whose contract with the corporation ended in July, spelling the end for his BBC1 chat show …
 
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