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10:15 PM ET, September 16, 2010


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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.
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
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: TVNewser and Romenesko
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?”
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.
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
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.
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
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Canvas UK IPTV JV Confirmed ‘YouView’; Halton Is CEO  —  The brand name for the UK's public-service connected-TV joint venture, codenamed Project Canvas, has been confirmed as “YouView” (after all, it rhymes with “YouTube").  A website has launched as part to communicate the brand.
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.
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.
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
Howard Kurtz:
White House rips Forbes article  —  Dinesh D'Souza has drawn a torrent of criticism with a Forbes cover story that accuses President Obama of adopting “the cause of anti-colonialism” from his Kenyan father.  —  But while most detractors focus on the author—and Newt Gingrich …
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.
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:
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
John Koblin / New York Observer:
The Times and WSJ Battle Over Publicity Staff  —  The next battleground for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal's little newspaper war is apparently the papers' communications departments.  —  Bob Christie, the PR man for The Times who left the Journal back in March …
Discussion: Strupp, Romenesko and The Wire
Scott Sherman / CJR:
A Rocket's Trajectory  —  For more than thirty years, Keith Richburg has been a classy and distinguished presence at The Washington Post.  Richburg served as bureau chief in Manila, Nairobi, and Paris, and also spent more than two years as foreign editor in Washington.
Discussion: Romenesko and On Media's Blog
Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket:
Kanye West, media cyborg  —  Tim Maly's #50cyborgs project is unfolding this month, 50 years after the coining of the term “cyborg.”  Here at Snarkmarket, our Tim has already contributed.  Here's my addition.  —  So, I love Tim Maly's kickoff post: What's a cyborg?
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