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10:45 PM ET, September 12, 2010


 Top News: 
Mat Honan / The Awl:
The First Interview: Meet Josh Simpson, the Man Behind Twitter's @BPGlobalPR  —  On May 19, @BPGlobalPR started sending out messages about the Gulf oil spill to Twitter.  The parody account took on the persona of an inept and insensitive public relations pro working at BP …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
The Independent:
Read all about it: The secret dossier of lawbreaking that spells trouble for Rupert Murdoch...and David Cameron  —  Rebekah Brooks was among journalists who used a private detective who was later convicted  —  The News of the World paid a private detective to provide hundreds of pieces …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Rupert Murdoch and the future of British media  —  As angry MPs agree witnesses should be called to account over the phone-hacking affair, Henry Porter and Will Hutton examine the wide influence of the media empire behind the scandal  —  The malign influence of Rupert Murdoch on British life
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
The Death Of The RSS Reader  —  A weekly look at a story that is defining the news.  —  IAC (NSDQ: IACI) notoriously let Bloglines deteriorate since buying it five years ago; the company outsourced the RSS reader's engineering team to China several years ago and by the time it made the announcement today …
Joshua Brustein / New York Times:
Football's Media Scrimmage  —  THE N.F.L.'s regular season started on Thursday, a welcome relief for football fans who spent the last month suffering through dull preseason matchups, which serve largely as ways for coaches to evaluate which players will be cut and which will get to sit at the end of the bench.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
John Naughton / Guardian:
Good journalism will thrive, whatever the format  —  The web has been a boon for serious investigative writing  —  If I've learned one thing from watching the internet over two decades, it's this: prediction is futile.  The reason is laughably simple: the network's architecture and lack …
Rick Mathieson / iMediaConnection Blog:
Interview: Alex Bogusky Tells All (Part 1)  —  This last July, word spread fast that Alex Bogusky - advertising's gold child and Adweek's “Creative Director of the Decade” - was leaving Crispin, Porter + Bogusky and parent MDC Partners.  Not to go to a rival shop, but to retire from the industry at the ripe old age of 47.
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 …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Glitch for CTO at Condé  —  Tweet  —  Viacom, which filed suit to prevent its former chief information officer, Joe Simon, from jumping to Condé Nast, has come to an agreement with the media giant.  —  In early August, Condé Nast made a big deal about signing Simon as its first-ever chief technology officer.
Tom Lowry / Variety:
Media congloms: once burned, twice shy  —  Congloms wary, but climate could spur new wave  —  The bruising recession of the past two years clearly has left its imprint on the entertainment business, with spending going from profligate to prudent.  Companies are hoarding unprecedented amounts of cash …
NPR's On the Media:
New and Old Media in Post-Katrina New Orleans  —  Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina wreaked profound devastation on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.  The Times-Picayune and other outlets were praised for their coverage of the aftermath, but with countless government meetings and public forums to cover …
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Ian Fullerton / Chicago Reader:
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 Earlier Picks: 
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Discussion: Runnin' Scared
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