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1:35 PM ET, September 22, 2010


 Top News: 
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Huffington snags N.Y. Times star  —  In the latest sign that Web sites can compete on an equal footing with media giants, a top reporter for the New York Times is defecting to the Huffington Post.  —  Peter Goodman, until recently the paper's national economic correspondent and now a writer …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar...  Yesterday I was tipped off about a “secret meeting” between a group of “Super Angels” being held at Bin 38, a restaurant and bar in San Francisco.  “Do not come, you will not be welcome,” I was told.  —  So I did what any self respecting blogger would do …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hooray For Mike Arrington
Discussion: GigaOM and VentureBeat
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
The Next Shoe Drops At The New York Times: Now Circulation Revenue Is Starting To Decline  —  The New York Times Company just issued a disappointing outlook for Q3.  —  None of the news is good, but the worst part is that the company's circulation revenue, which held the ship together through the bust, is starting to break down.
Discussion: Romenesko
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
New York Times: We're Not a Newspaper Company.  Except That We Are Totally a Newspaper Company  —  New York Times CEO Janet Robinson wants investors to know that her company is not all about newsprint.  “I wouldn't define us as a newspaper company,” she told the crowd at Goldman's media conference this morning.
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Updates Third-Quarter 2010 Outlook  —  The New York Times Company today will discuss its business, strategy and management's outlook during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIX Conference.  —  The following are certain anticipated results for the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009:
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Six Apart Deal With VideoEgg Marks the End of an Era  —  After denying rumors of a deal over the past several weeks, blogging platform Six Apart and advertising network VideoEgg have confirmed they are merging to create a new social-media company called SAY Media.
Discussion: Bits and WebNewser
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
VideoEgg Buys Six Apart to Build ‘Conversational’ Media Company
Discussion: Movable Type and ClickZ
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Tim Armstrong Won't Talk About AOL's Secret Video Plans  —  Tim Armstrong will usually talk at length, if not in specifics, about what he's up to at AOL.  Not so when it comes to video.  —  “Yes, we have a video strategy, and no, I'm not going go into detail on it,” he told (or didn't tell) …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
How Slate's Jack Shafer Calls Out Bogus Trend Stories  —  After Jack Shafer called out The New York Times for running a “bogus trend story” about criminals wearing Yankees caps, journalists had fun with the criticism on Twitter.  —  The Times' Nicholas Kristof tweeted: “@jackshafer Quit picking on us!
Discussion: Romenesko
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
What's Behind the Exodus at Newsweek?  —  Next week, the sale of Newsweek to Sidney Harman will be finalized, giving the 91-year-old audio equipment magnate control of the struggling newsweekly.  —  And the magazine's masthead will look quite a bit different than the one he agreed to buy more than a month ago.
Discussion: Romenesko
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:   Harman: My son's an intern, not an heir apparent
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
For a Few, Papers Seem a Timely Bet  —  Randall D. Smith, a pioneer in the hard knocks business of vulture investing, is circling a new target: the beleaguered newspaper industry.  —  Mr. Smith puts money into risky investments that few others will touch — and these days, that includes many newspaper and radio companies.
Discussion: Guardian and Romenesko
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Live Blog: Bill Keller Discusses the Future of the News  —  New York Times executive editor Bill Keller will be on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook this morning discussing “his paper and the radically changing news business,” according to a promo.  Live blog updates from the Media Mob here once the program gets started.
Discussion: Romenesko, The Wire and WBUR and NPR
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate enters Web business  —  Studio orders 24 episodes of original series ‘Trailer Trash’  —  Lionsgate is venturing into original Web programming years after its fellow studios have entered — and in some cases, exited — that struggling business.
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Google News turns 8 amid news industry in flux  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Krishna Bharat, founder and engineering head of Google News, was stuck in New Orleans at a conference in the days after September 11, 2001, and like so many others desperately searching for news about the attacks …
Laura Oliver /
New online platform to allow freelancers to auction exclusive stories  —  A new online app has been launched for freelancers looking to sell exclusive stories and ideas to news editors.  —  Qluso, which was developed by Northern Irish technology start-up NewsRupt and goes live in beta on 4 October …
Discussion: Guardian
Victor Godinez / Dallas Morning News:
Belo, Time Warner fire volleys in talks over TV stations  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. and Dallas-based Belo Corp. are negotiating a new agreement over how much Time Warner will pay Belo to carry several of its television stations in markets around the country, including ABC affiliate WFAA-TV (Channel 8) in Dallas.
Discussion: MediaPost
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo CEO: ‘Our real competitor is TV’  —  Carol Bartz also says online advertising will get better  —  In case it was ever in doubt, Yahoo's competition is television.  —  That's what Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIX Conference.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Hey, what happened to Google Editions?  —  Google executives announced last spring that they expected to finally begin selling digital books by “June or July.”  —  In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Chris Palma, Google's manager for strategic-partner development …
Discussion: ClickZ and New York Post
Jeff Ruby / Chicago magazine:
Why the Professional Restaurant Critic Will Survive the Age of Yelp  —  PEER REVIEW: Anthony Bourdain is wrong: The food critic is not dead  —  While promoting his new book in June, Anthony Bourdain told a crowd at a Manhattan Barnes & Noble that I was dead.
Six Journalism Startups and Analysis: Plus One Dead Startup Another Rises from the Dead  —  In the last few weeks there has been some interesting and exciting news in the journalism-startup world.  I wanted to take some time to highlight new players and provide my own personal analysis.
David Cohen / WebNewser:
The Daily Meal Swallows Up Always Hungry, Names Jeff Zalaznick National Restaurant Editor  —  The Daily Meal added Always Hungry founder and editor-in-chief and Dine Private founder Jeff Zalaznick to its menu as national restaurant editor, as the Spanfeller Media Group food site prepares for its Oct. 15 launch.
Discussion: paidContent and Eater National
Ideo / /p.log:
The Future of the Book - by IDEO.  —  What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
The Huffington Post:
Phil Pruitt Joins Yahoo! News As Politics Editor  —  USA Today Deputy Managing Editor/News Phil Pruitt has left the newspaper to join Yahoo! News as its new Politics editor.  —  Pruitt, who will work in Yahoo! News' Washington, DC bureau, will manage Yahoo! News' political and elections coverage …
Discussion: The Wire, Romenesko and Gannett Blog
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
TheGrill: People Spend More Than Half Their Day Consuming Media  —  What a difference two years make.  —  More has changed in media consumption over the last two years than in the 30 years that proceeded it, Bruce Friend, president of Ipsos OTX MediaCT said at the TheWrap's Grill Conference on Monday night.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
MediaDailyNews: ivi TV Sues Major Media, Claiming Right To Internet TV  —  ivi TV Sues Major Media, Claiming Right To Internet TV  —  Another digital video company has ridden the wrong side of some copyright issues in running television programming via the Internet.
Discussion: and PlagiarismToday
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Sam Dolnick, a Member of the Sulzberger Clan, Gets Times' Local Immigration Beat  —  A.G. Sulzberger is starting up his new beat in Kansas City, but he's not the only Sulzberger-Ochs family member getting new work at the Times newsroom.  —  Sam Dolnick, the grandnephew to former Times publisher Arthur Ochs …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
John Cook Leaving (Maw of) Yahoo News, Returning to Gawker  —  ​Andrew Golis of Yahoo just posted a job opening noting that John Cook is going back to Gawker!  Doesn't this sound familiar? … Recently, Peter Goodman left the New York Times for the Huffington Post, noting that...
Discussion: Andrew Golis and New York Observer
Alexander Hotz / Mashable!:
How Social Media has Changed the Game for Documentary Filmmaking  —  Alexander Hotz is a freelance multimedia journalist and public radio junkie based in New York City.  Currently he teaches digital media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.  Follow Alex on Twitter at @hotzington.
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