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10:45 AM ET, September 8, 2010


 Top News: 
Nicola Leske / Reuters:
Google to start TV service in U.S. this autumn  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc will launch its service to bring the Web to TV screens in the United States this autumn and worldwide next year, its chief executive said, as it extends its reach from the desktop to the living room.
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV to Roll Out World-Wide Next Year  —  BERLIN—Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said the Internet giant plans to launch its Google TV platform globally next year, in the company's latest move to expand its reach outside its core U.S. market.  —  Google used Mr. Schmidt's …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Google TV Revealed: One Screen to Rule Them All
Bill Carter / New York Times:
At ABC News After Westin, Risk and Opportunity  —  David Westin's resignation as president of ABC News represents, in the words of one long-time television news executive, “an inflection point” for an industry still trying to figure out how to survive.  —  Andrew Heyward, a former president …
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Who Pushed ABC News' Chief?
Max Read / Gawker:
Eliot Spitzer's New CNN Show Looks Awful  —  Here's a “sneak peek” at CNN's new show, featuring former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion columnist Kathleen Parker.  It looks embarrassing and unwatchable!  Here's an incomplete list of things that are bad about it:
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Tina Brown Reaffirms Commitment to Daily Beast; 'I'm Not Serious About The ‘Newsweek’ Thing!'  —  Earlier tonight Tina Brown co-hosted a book party for Harold Ford Jr.'s More Davids Than Goliaths at Barbetta on West 46th Street.  Drinks were in the garden.  —  The Observer asked Ms. Brown …
Discussion: Romenesko, The Wire and On Media's Blog
Choire / The Awl:
Gawker Media Now Bigger Than All Newspapers Online — Except One  —  The latest traffic memo arrives from Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton: in it, Comscore shows that his network of sites is bigger than any newspaper online but the New York Times.  That being said?  “The newspapers are now the least of our competition.
Discussion: Crikey
Lois Beckett / The Snitch:
NPR Takes ‘Web-First’ Approach to Blogging.  What Does That Mean?  —  Tomorrow, National Public Radio will formally launch the Argo Project, a group of 12 topic-based news blogs hosted by different NPR affiliates across the country.  Two of the blogs are Bay Area-based: KALW's The Informant …
Discussion: paidContent, Romenesko and
Key witness will testify on News of the World phone hacking  —  • Ross Hall transcribed hacked voicemail for other journalists  —  • Police likely to interview Andy Coulson, says Met officer  —  • New inquiry launched by home affairs select committee
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Real Journalism Threatened by Knowledge of What People Like  —  Newspapers are thinking about the internet!  Now, in 2010.  America's greatest broadsheets are having Very Sober Discussions of the implications of “web traffic” on Serious Journalism.  Will you internet hordes destroy Real Journalism, by reading things you like?
Discussion: Webmetricsguru
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the media: For Young Turk Cenk Uygur, TV is the next frontier  —  The creator of the popular Web program ‘The Young Turks’ was a hit as a guest host on MSNBC and he's not stopping there in his push to ‘steer the national conversation.’  —  When I ask the Young Turk what stands as competition …
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Andrew Fitzgerald / Promiscuous Intelligence:
Citizen Medicine and Citizen Journalism  —  In my many Google Alerts is one for “citizen journalism.”  I get some interesting material from it and most often it's people picking on the subject in defense of “real journalism” (which I do not have a Google Alert set up for.)
Eric Wilson / New York Times:
At Fashion Week, It's Where You Sit That Counts  —  Bright and early Monday morning (Labor Day, though you wouldn't know it), every seat in the offices of the fashion publicist Paul Wilmot was filled with a young account executive whose holiday weekend was being disrupted by the mechanics …
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Blog platform Tumblr's soaring traffic brings growing pains  —  Tumblr, a social media network made up of millions of personal and business blogs, is seeing massive traffic growth, but is undergoing equally big growing pains.  —  Activity on the network of Tumblr blogs skyrocketed …
Jonathan Weber / The Bay Citizen:
Working with The New York Times  —  The New York Times has a “public editor” who “works outside of the reporting and editing structure of the newspaper and receives and answers questions or comments from readers and the public, principally about articles published in the paper.”
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Don't save your links for the end — it's more distracting!  —  One of the humble yet essential uses of the link is to help us avoid having to repeat what others have already said.  I make no great claim to novelty for my “Defense of Links” series; much of what I said, others …
Discussion: Salon and GigaOM
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Holly Brubach / New York Times:
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Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Disney, Sony Pair Up to Sell 3D TVs
Discussion: Variety
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog:
Ex-Modern Luxury CEO Sues Company
Nieman Foundation News:
Nieman Foundation and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting join forces …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Lucas Graves / CJR:
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Croydon Advertiser turns into a freesheet
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: Editors Weblog
The Atlantic Online:
When ‘Bite Me’ Is ‘Off the Record’
Discussion: Mediaite and Soup
New York University:
The New York Times, NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
AOL, Ellen DeGeneres' Telepictures Ink Promo Deal
Discussion: The Wrap and paidContent
Elizabeth Olson / New York Times:
Marketing Fanciful Items in the Lands of Make Believe