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3:35 PM ET, September 13, 2010

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People-Press.org:
Americans Spending More Time Following the News  —  Ideological News Sources: Who Watches and Why  —  OVERVIEW  —  There are many more ways to get the news these days, and as a consequence Americans are spending more time with the news than over much of the past decade.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Media Notes: A new poll shows ‘old media’ holding their own in an Internet world  —  With news and gossip leaping off every laptop screen, smartphone and Facebook page, the common wisdom these days is that traditional news outlets are doomed.  —  But a funny thing happened on the way to the funeral …
Chris Smith / New York Magazine:
America Is a Joke  —  The worst of times for politics and media has been the best of times for The Daily Show's host—and unfortunately things are getting even funnier.  —  I  —  t's hard to top a kick in the nuts.  —  Especially when the kicker is Linda McMahon, the Connecticut Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Testing, testing...YouTube begins trial of new live streaming platform  —  From U2 to the Indian Premier League to the White House to E3, we've worked closely with our partners to give you a front row seat to a wide array of live events.  Today and tomorrow, tune in as we open a new chapter of YouTube live streaming.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
RIP, the Press Release (1906-2010) — and Long Live the Tweet  —  When It Comes to Pithy Spin, Should Marketers Be Taking Their Cues From the Celebrity-Industrial Complex?  —  “I specifically ordered Persian rugs with cherub imagery!!!  What do I have to do to get a simple Persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh.”
David Carr / New York Times:
Retooling in Response to Politico  —  Everyone knows that Washington is a pretty good place to look for news.  Less well known?  You can make money doing it.  —  While the rest of the country cycles through the effects of the recession, Washington keeps spending money (our money) …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Seeing a Tilt in Sunday Talk  —  It is a perennial complaint about American television news: that the guests on the Sunday morning public affairs programs are not representative of the country's diversity.  —  A new study says the guest bookings do not represent the population of Congress, either.
Discussion: Think Progress
Felix Salmon:
How the WSJ magazine fails its readers  —  Lucas Conley's piece on Ugg for the WSJ's magazine is a perfect example of why the WSJ shouldn't have a glossy, fashion-friendly magazine.  —  Conley does a reasonably good job of covering the way in which Deckers Outdoor Corporation …
Discussion: The Awl and Talking Biz News
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“The Social Network” is Just as Brutal as Mark Zuckerberg Feared  —  It's hard to feel sorry for a billionaire.  But here I am, feeling bad for Mark Zuckerberg.  If you see the “The Social Network”, you're probably going to feel bad for him, too.  —  I saw a screening of the movie last week …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The FT Has Bought A New Video Studio  —  The Financial Times has made what it's calling a “major investment” in a new online video studio at its Southwark Bridge HQ.  —  FT.com had already been posting video interviews with newsmakers and analysis from its editorial staff.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
You've Got Ads  —  AOL Inc., struggling to turn around its fortunes, is preparing to introduce a larger, splashier ad format that it hopes will attract more ad dollars from big brands and help revitalize its business, according to people familiar with the matter.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Loaded founder James Brown on his new digital venture  —  Sabotage Times, edited by Brown, has about 150 writers who only get paid if their work is picked up by other sites  —  James Brown is an unlikely birdwatcher.  The former Loaded editor has spent 90 minutes discussing football …
Discussion: magCulture.com/blog and Magforum
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wherewereyou: WaPo puts the humble hashtag to work  —  In our new age of two-way news, news organizations sometimes struggle to find a way to foster productive conversation: to move beyond superficial gestures of inclusiveness — empty questions, atomized responses — to create conversation that is meaningful and purposeful.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Spike's Supersized Ad Breaks Buck TV's Clutter-Busting Trend  —  Over-Stuffed Pods Cram in Up to 20 Advertisers, Raising Buyer Ire and Concern Inventory Is Being Devalued  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — We'll be right back after these commercial messages.  Will you?
Discussion: Company Town
Brian Ries / The Daily Beast:
The Meanest Commenters on the Web  —  It was supposed to be a meaningful conversation with readers of his Politico blog.  Instead, it has degenerated into a screaming pit.  Brian Ries on the state of talk-back on the Web.  —  Ben Smith, the popular Brooklyn-based political journalist who blogs at Politico.com, is under attack.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
What do they read — actually?  —  Unlike their dead tree ancestors, online publications provide an interesting view on what readers actually like.  Most news sites have Most E-mailed, Most Viewed and Most Blogged or Most Commented lists.  Some even propose Editor's Picks.
Michael Wolff / Newser:
Can the Brits Get Rupert?  —  Even just a few weeks ago, who would have doubted the outcome of a competition between Rupert Murdoch and the New York Times?  The Times' many-months investigation of illegal phone hacking by Murdoch reporters in Britain is a reminder that while everybody …
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
What the Christian Science Monitor Can Teach the Mormon Deseret News: The Old Church of News & Stated Religion  —  Journalism.  Values.  Put those two words together, and you could have a conference snorefest or a lively debate, though I've got to admit the odds lean to the former.
Peter Robins / Guardian:
Newspaper ABCs are grim all round  —  No publication can boost a year-on-year increase in figures for August  —  Month by month for many years, the ABC figures told a familiar story.  Popular dailies and Sundays suffered, under pressure from changing social habits.
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Russian Snob Lands in New York  —  Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian metals magnate and owner of the New Jersey Nets, figures he knows just what New York City needs: another snob.  —  Mr. Prokhorov this week is bringing Snob, a Russian-language, general-interest magazine that caters …
Discussion: New York Observer
 
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