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4:35 PM ET, September 20, 2010

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Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
New Journalism Degree to Emphasize Start-Ups  —  The Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York wants to capitalize on some of the shifts that have rocked traditional journalism — and traditional journalists — with the creation of the Tow-Knight Center …
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Amy Dunkin / CUNY Graduate School of Journalism:
TWO $3 MILLION GRANTS TO FUND NEW ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM  —  The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has been awarded two $3 million grants to help it establish the nation's most intensive program in entrepreneurial journalism with the creation of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Picture Time!  The Front-Page Dummy for the 'Journal's New Saturday Edition  —  The Associated Press spoke to Robert Thomson about the Journal's new weekend edition that debuts this weekend.  —  The Journal's spokeswoman Ashley Huston helpfully sent us an image of the front-page dummy.
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Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
The next front for Murdoch's Journal: the weekend
Michael Gross / Crain's New York Business:
Forget the denials. It's war for Times, WSJ
Discussion: Strupp and Michael Gross
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Courts Publishers on iPad Subscriptions  —  Effort Suggests Magazines, Newspapers Will Be Company's Next Media Frontier  —  Apple Inc. in recent weeks has accelerated its efforts to persuade publishers to join the company's first foray into selling newspaper and magazine subscriptions …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sports Illustrated Tells iPad Readers to Turn Around  —  Magazine publishers keep adding bells and whistles to their iPad editions.  But Sports Illustrated's newest tweak goes the other way, and takes an option off the table.  —  The magazine used to give readers the ability to look at the app in …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Goodbye (Crummy) CAPTCHAs.  Hello Ad Dollars?  —  Hate dealing with captchas-the squiggly, indecipherable text strings Web sites often force you to read and regurgitate for security reasons?  Join the club.  And pay attention to what Solve Media is trying to do.
Wall Street Journal:
Shaping Ads for Web-Connected TV  —  Software Offers New Real Estate to Tout Products, Ability to Target Messages  —  Technology companies racing to deliver video to the living room over the Web are exploring the idea of offering ads on their services, seeking to capture some of the billions of ad dollars that flow to television.
Bill Mitchell / Newspay:
10 Ways Journalism Around the World Is Being Revived and Reinvented  —  Prepping for a session for the International Press Institute (IPI) annual congress last week in Vienna, I asked the panelists, among other things, to describe a media trend they find encouraging.
Discussion: Reportr.net and Editors Weblog
Gene Weingarten / Washington Post:
Goodbye, cruel words: English.  It's dead to me.  —  The English language, which arose from humble Anglo-Saxon roots to become the lingua franca of 600 million people worldwide and the dominant lexicon of international discourse, is dead.  It succumbed last month at the age of 1,617 after a long illness.
Discussion: Romenesko and Washington Post
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Barbara Fairchild Out at Bon Appétit  —  Barbara Fairchild, the longtime editor of Condé Nast's Bon Appétit, will be replaced later this year after a 32-year career with the magazine, including 10 as its editor-in-chief, the company announced today.
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp., Cablevision Square Off  —  In the latest standoff over fees sought to air television channels, News Corp. is trying to rally consumers to its side in a spat with Cablevision Systems Corp.  —  News Corp.—which is seeking higher fees for its channels in negotiations with Cablevision …
Discussion: Company Town and NYConvergence
Howard Kurtz:
MSNBC finally pays off at 30 Rock  —  NEW YORK—Steve Capus glances at the eight video feeds on the flat-screen monitors in his Rockefeller Plaza office, smiling as he spots Andrea Mitchell in a head scarf, doing a morning live shot for MSNBC.  —  The 46-year-old NBC News president ticks …
David Carr / New York Times:
Blurring Satire and Politics  —  Picture a football game where the reporters and commentators, bored by the feckless proceedings on the field, suddenly poured out of the press box and took over the game.  —  In politics, it seems as if the media is intent on not just keeping score but also calling plays.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Aggregators: the good ones vs. the looters  —  News aggregators have grown into all shapes and forms.  Some are truly helping the producers of original content but others simply amount to mere electronic ransack.  —  My daily media routine starts on Techmeme.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
In Martha Stewart's Work With Hallmark, Questions for Future  —  LOS ANGELES — A cheerful Martha Stewart was on the line, ready to talk about her new partnership with the Hallmark Channel.  Last week, the channel started to run no less than eight hours a day of programming, five days a week, from the décor doyenne's orbit.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Gawker
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A warning to nonprofit news organizations: Government funding may not boost the bottom line much  —  At a time when some Americans are talking about increasing government support for journalism, here's an interesting new study that adds a useful data point to the discussion …
Discussion: papers.nber.org
Inc:
The Way I Work: Michael Arrington of TechCrunch  —  Michael Arrington loves breaking tech stories, but he's not big on PR people, conversational niceties, or sunlight.  —  Michael Arrington says his style is to “bust the door down and clean the mess up later.”
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Culture Vulture Stands Alone  —  Regular readers of New York magazine are familiar with its Approval Matrix, which is really more of a graph than a matrix.  But that's beside the point.  —  The matrix plots on X and Y axes pop culture happenings of the previous week, ranking them neatly …
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In a hamster-wheel world, is there room for journalistic creativity?  Evidence from The New York Times  —  The essential question facing newsrooms today is this one: Does more speed and more content come at the cost of creativity?  Does the “hamster wheel,” as described by Dean Starkman …
Discussion: CJR
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
TV Guide Cuts Path to Relevance  —  There was a time years ago when TV Guide's fall television preview issues were hundreds of pages thick.  Studios would clamor to get their ads placed next to the prime-time listings, knowing that the magazine sat on as many as 20 million coffee tables each week.
Olivia Torres / Associated Press:
Mexico daily cuts drug war coverage after slaying  —  CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - The biggest newspaper in Mexico's most violent city will restrict drug war coverage after the killing of its second journalist in less than two years, just as international press representatives will urge the government …
Discussion: Press Gazette, Gawker, CNN, Guardian and The Awl
Wall Street Journal:
Spitzer: Politician to Pundit  —  The Ex-Governor Discusses His Anxiety as He Prepares to Launch a TV Program  —  As a politician, Eliot Spitzer was not known to play well with others, whether they were New York Stock Exchange CEO Richard Grasso, Republican state Senate leader Joe Bruno, or state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Discussion: Metropolis and New York Observer
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
NBC's Female Power Duo  — trending topics - COLLEGE RANKINGS - GET AMERICA BACK TO WORK - NY FASHION WEEK - MIDTERMS - CHRISTINE O'DONNELL - TEA PARTY  —  Comcast has two plans for NBC: one a radical transformation that would give Bonnie Hammer and Lauren Zalaznick power.
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The BBC and missed data journalism opportunities  —  I've tweeted a couple of times recently about frustrations with BBC stories that are based on data but treat it poorly.  As any journalist knows, two occasions of anything in close proximity warrants an overreaction about a “worrying trend”.
Discussion: BBC
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Creative Exodus in Adland: It's Just Not ‘Fun’ Anymore  —  Graf, Montague, Bogusky, Hirshberg — a Parade of Top Talent Departs Big Agencies, or the Industry Altogether  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Late one night about three weeks ago, Gerry Graf had a bit of a freak-out.
Discussion: AdScam/The Horror!
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Biz appetite for acquisitions under scrutiny  —  NEW YORK — The current appetite for acquisitions — or in their stead more stock buybacks and bigger dividends — is expected to be a key focus at Goldman Sachs' 19th annual Communacopia conference, which runs Tuesday through Thursday in New York.
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Real-time Web + journalism = Real-time reporting  —  By Robert Hernandez: The next phase of the Internet affecting journalism — for better or worse — is well underway.  —  We started out with websites, then blogs, then the interactivity of Web 2.0.  Now, we are in the era of the real-time Web.
Discussion: Web Journalist Blog
James Hibberd / Hollywood Reporter:
Mark Cuban joining ABC's ‘Shark Tank’  —  EXCLUSIVE: Entrepreneur to appear in three episodes  —  Entertainment entrepreneur Mark Cuban is joining ABC's “Shark Tank” for the show's second season.  —  The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and chairman of cable channel HDNet will be a guest venture capitalist for three episodes.
Discussion: New York Magazine
 
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Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Alan Rusbridger / Spectator:
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