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3:05 AM ET, September 7, 2010


 Top News: 
Bill Carter / New York Times:
ABC News Chief Is Said to Be Resigning  —  David Westin, the longtime president of ABC News, is said to have told several top staff members that he will resign on Tuesday.  —  The decision, one of the staff members said on Monday night, relates to a long-running conflict between Mr. Westin …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Westin Out At ABC News Just Months After Massive Job Cuts; The E-Mails  —  ABC (NYSE: DIS) News President David Westin won't be around to manage the long-term effects of slashing a quarter of the news division's jobs amidst a major overhaul.  Westin sent a late Labor Day staff e-mail …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
What Big Brands Are Spending on Google  —  From BP's Boost in June to AT&T's Massive IPhone Outlay, Internal Doc Reveals What Marketers Drop on Search  —  NEW YORK ( — Before BP could stem the oil gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, it unleashed $100 million in ad spending …
Chester Stern / Guardian:
The News of the World's special relationship with the police  —  The phone-hacking scandal shows how the NoW is in a unique position to push the boundaries of legality in pursuing a scoop  —  Is there some kind of a mutual love-in going on between Scotland Yard and the News of the World …
New York Times:
In Britain, Labour Politicians Call for New Look at Scandal  —  LONDON — Senior opposition politicians are calling on the government to respond to renewed accusations that Downing Street's chief communications officer, Andy Coulson, encouraged reporters to illegally intercept messages …
Steven Kurutz / Speakeasy:
William Gibson On the Future of Publishing: Made to Order Books … It's no surprise that William Gibson is a prolific user of Twitter.  The author of science-fiction classics like “Neuromancer” and “Spook Country” has long been interested in emerging technology.
Discussion: TeleRead
David Carr / New York Times:
The Glut of Shows Unwatched  —  The great thing about modern technology is that you never have to miss anything on television.  That's also the terrible thing about it.  —  Last Sunday, I was traveling and did not see “Mad Men.”  As someone who cares about being in the know …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Random House and Stardoll co-launch online story project  —  Mortal Kiss will be a serialised paranormal romance targeted at teenage girls  —  The publisher Random House is exploiting the trend for vampire romance through an interactive story project in partnership with Stardoll, the social gaming site for teenage girls.
Richard Tyler / Telegraph:
Three start-ups that are changing the music industry  —  How, and The Vynyl Factory are staging a musical revolution.  —  Dublin-based now attracts 5.5m views each month of its 85,000 official band videos  —  DIZZYJAM.COM  —  Branded T-shirts have long been a source of income for bands.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
FT Launching Seventh Niche Paid Site To Reduce Advertising Reliance  —  The Financial Times is increasingly launching specialist spin-off sites targeted at niche audiences of financial professionals.  —  The latest is, a news and analysis site covering the pensions sector.
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
Web Series Nigel and Victoria Successfully Shills Philips Products  —  By no means is Philips the first company to turn to web video as a means for spreading their brand — but the “online sitcom” Nigel and Victoria, launching internationally today, does bring a big burst of meta with it.
Discussion: make the logo bigger
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Wetpaint Goes Pro With 15 New Sites On TV Shows  —  Wetpaint, which is best known for its user-generated fan sites, is making a big move into more premium content, with the launch of 15 new, professionally-produced sites dedicated to TV shows like Glee and Dancing With The Stars.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Tania Branigan / Guardian:
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
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Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
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Kristy Dorsey / Scotsman:
Interview: Jeremy Darroch, chief executive of BSkyB
James Chessell / TheAustralian:
Major newspaper groups put price on digital content
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
A Pitched Battle Over Bedbugs in Online Search Advertising
Roxanne Varza / TechCrunch Europe:
Overblog marries Wikio to breed a European Google News for blogs
 Earlier Picks: 
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
From Viral Video to Billboard 100
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
UK libel rules: Change the goddam law
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Apple Faces Many Rivals for Streaming to TVs
Felix Salmon:
When short sellers fund journalists
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Rollover Minutes: How Adam Penenberg Has Legitimised New, New, New Journalism.
Discussion: TeleRead
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blogging And Mass Psychomanipulation