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10:50 AM 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 …
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.
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
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.”
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: Mediaite, Romenesko and On Media's Blog
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 and Editors Weblog
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
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
 
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