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5:20 AM ET, September 13, 2010

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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 …
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 …
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
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Guardian:   Rupert Murdoch and the future of British media
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.
Discussion: On Media's Blog
John Naughton / The Observer:
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 …
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
New York Times:
Hollywood Reporter to Become a Weekly Magazine  —  LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Reporter has been dying a slow death for a decade, bleeding from layoffs, vanishing advertisers and diminished relevance in a news cycle now dominated by cutthroat entertainment blogs.
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.”
Discussion: POP! PR Jots
Susan Crawford / GigaOM:
Comcast's NBC-U Dreams May Be Online Video's Nightmare  —  Right now, there's a very good chance that most people in America will soon have just one choice for truly high-speed Internet access suitable for watching video — their local cable monopoly.  With cable's DOCSIS 3.0 as an intermediate step …
Discussion: Multichannel
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) …
 
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