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3:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

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Ian Fullerton / Chicago Reader:
Everybody's a Reporter  —  The city makes it easier for journalists of all stripes to get to where the action is.  —  What does it mean to be a journalist?  That's a complicated question these days, but in Chicago for decades there's been a rule of thumb.
Discussion: Romenesko
Peter Kirwan / Wired News:
What's Hiding in Demand Media's Finances?  —  If you believe the hype, Demand Media represents the beginning of the end for everything that's noble about journalism.  —  Coincidentally, Richard Rosenblatt's company, which runs sites like eHow, Cracked.com and Livestrong.com …
yelvington.com:
Nine years of insanity, and journalism shares the blame  —  It is nine years now since the day America lost its mind.  Since the day a small band of hate-filled terrorists opened the door to madness, and our nation walked right through.  Since the day when the entire world was moved to stand as one …
Chicago Sun Times:
“Roger Ebert presents At the Movies”  —  “Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies,” a weekly half-hour film review program, was announced today by its producers, Chaz and Roger Ebert.  The program continues the 35-year-old run of a reviewing format first introduced by Gene Siskel and Ebert and later by Ebert and Richard Roeper.
Knowledge@Wharton:
Posterous' Sachin Agarwal: In Search of ‘the Easiest Way to Publish Online’  —  When Sachin Agarwal wanted to publish content online, he found that sites like YouTube and Flickr only took him part of the way.  They did their jobs well, but there was no site offering a way to integrate photos, text and video into a single product.
Andy P / WordPress.com News:
Introducing Subscriptions  —  Keep track of posts across multiple blogs with the subscriptions reader.  —  Do you have trouble keeping track of all the blogs you read each morning?  You may use RSS feeds to keep track, but those can be tricky to manage for a non-technical person.
Nicholas Watt / Guardian:
MPs backed down from calling Rebekah Brooks to Commons  —  Cross-party committee allegedly abandoned plans to force News International chief to testify after being warned their lives would be investigated  —  A cross-party committee of MPs abandoned plans to force the News International chief executive …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
BuzzFeed Founder Jonah Peretti Explains Why A Picture Of Lindsay Lohan's Side Boob Won't Turn Viral  —  Even though a lot of people will click to see a photo of Lindsay Lohan's side boob, the picture will never turn viral.  —  Why?  Because it would be straight up awkward to share …
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
ABC Marketing Co-Head Mike Benson Steps Down  —  ABC Entertainment just got its big first casualty under new president Paul Lee: Mike Benson, one of the two execs who run the marketing division, is stepping down.  —  “Paul is going in a new direction, and Mike has decided to step down,” an ABC spokesperson told The Wrap.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Yes, That's The Wall Street Journal Tracking You  —  Aggressive Re-Targeting For Subscriptions and No Obvious Way to Opt Out  —  The Wall Street Journal is bringing some needed attention to the online privacy issue.  Its series, ‘What They Know’ has detailed the buying …
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
If It's San Bruno That's Burning And Not The Koran, Will The Cable Nets Notice?  —  The breaking news email alert came in from CNN: “State of emergency declared in San Bruno, California, after massive gas explosion and fire.”  Thing is, it came in at 2:54 a.m.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Pentagon Loosens Restrictions for Press in Guantánamo  —  The Pentagon has agreed to revise some of the rules that have restricted what journalists are free to report on from Guantánamo Bay, resolving a conflict that peaked in May when four reporters were expelled from the naval base there.
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Times
 
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Discussion: Mediaite and The Atlantic Online
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