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12:50 AM ET, September 17, 2010


 Top News: 
Paul Biggar / Bad Nomenclature:
Why we shut NewsTilt down  —  A while back, we announced to our journalists that we shut NewsTilt down, only two months since we launched.  I think people are interested in why it failed, and there are some interesting lessons in our demise, at least for me.
Discussion: MediaMemo
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Associated Press monitors CNN since dropping service  —  CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton told staff in June that the network was dropping its contract with the Associated Press and would provide its audience with content that is “distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own.”
Discussion: Romenesko and TVNewser
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
News of the World to go behind online paywall  —  UK's biggest-selling Sunday national newspaper to join the Times and Sunday Times in charging online from next month  —  The UK's biggest-selling Sunday national newspaper, the News of the World, is to go behind News International's online paywall next month.
Nielsen Wire:
Nielsen and ABC's Innovative iPad App Connects New “Generation” of Viewers  —  Sid Gorham, Nielsen's EVP, Strategy and Business Development  —  With today's announcement of the first live application on Nielsen's new Media-Sync Platform, I'm sure some are wondering, “How did Nielsen get involved in launching an iPad app with ABC?”
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Miami Herald cuts 49 positions, announces new furloughs  —  Memos from the Herald's publisher and executive editor  —  Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:34 AM  —  To all Herald employees:  —  Today we are announcing a plan to eliminate 49 staff positions across MHMC.
Discussion: Gawker, Riptide 2.0 and
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Google Gets a Content Guy-Netflix Veteran Robert Kyncl  —  Google (GOOG) wants to get into your living room, but it would help if it could show up with some TV shows and movies in hand.  Here's the guy who's supposed to make that happen: Robert Kyncl, formerly a top Netflix emissary to Hollywood.
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
What's in it from me?  Crowdsourced magazines and storytelling  —  As a child, did you ever imagine yourself waiting for a call from people in need, people who were praying that you'd see their signal and come to the rescue?  If so, you might have the makings of a modern magazine writer.
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone-hacking witness: arrest me if you want to quiz me as a suspect  —  Police threaten to question journalist under caution in tactic MPs fear may intimidate whistleblowers  —  A former News of the World journalist who came forward with information about illegal activities at the paper …
Discussion: CJR
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Time Warner Cable Really Hates Online Video  —  Time Warner Cable subscribers won't be able to watch premium cable services from Epix on its service anytime soon, as the cable provider has decided not to carry the network or its broadband and video on demand services.
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Younger companies more likely to use social media  —  Companies that have been around for three years or fewer are spending far more of their ad money online than their established counterparts.  Not only that, but the newer companies have a much more aggressive social media strategy.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Apple vs. The Onion: App's Rejection Shows Flaw in New Guidelines  —  Last week, I told you that Apple's new guidelines for app developers are a failure — that they merely codify the confusion over what kinds of content Apple will or won't reject rather than clearing it up.
Josh Stearns / Save the News Blog:
Rebuilding Journalism By Rebuilding Trust  —  Last week, after much of the mainstream media worked itself into frenzy covering every angle of the Quran-burning story and the controversy over the proposed New York City Islamic community center, there was a moment of reflection in the press.
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
CNBC's Dennis Kneale Set to Exit, Say Sources  —  Dennis Kneale's turbulent but entertaining tenure at CNBC is set to end, barring a last-minute plot twist.  According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Kneale, the business channel's media and technology editor and one of its most recognizable faces …
Discussion: TVNewser
Christy Mullins /
Gay Talese: ‘Get rid of your laptops - go out and see the world’  —  Technology makes journalism quick but not enriching, writer tells IU students, others  —  Celebrated writer Gay Talese speaks Wednesday night at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  Talese's talk was part of the Indiana University School of Journalism speaker series.
Discussion: Romenesko
Matt Gross / New York Times:
A Baby Photo Becomes an Internet Meme  —  SOMETIME back in 2000, Allen S. Rout, a systems programmer from Gainesville, Fla., posted a few photos of his 5-month-old son, Stephen, on his personal Web site.  They were the kind of photos that every parent takes, but one in particular stood out …
Discussion: Gawker and MediaPost
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The still-evolving Newsonomics of digital transition  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  It seems like a simple enough question.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Redesigned Forbes Hits Newsstands Next Week - See It Early Here  —  New Forbes chief Lewis D'Vorkin, founder of the blogging startup True/Slant (which Forbes has swallowed), announced in early August that the magazine would get a redesign to coincide with the release of the Forbes 400 issue.
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Discussion: Romenesko and On Media's Blog
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