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12:15 PM ET, September 23, 2010

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James Robinson / Guardian:
US editor attacks net news ‘parasites’  —  Leonard Downie Jr attacks aggregators including the Huffington Post as ‘parasites living off journalism produced by others’  —  • Read Leonard Downie Jr's speech in full (pdf)  —  Leonard Downie Jr, the former executive editor of the Washington Post …
Discussion: On Media's Blog and WebNewser
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Let's Just Stop the Old vs. New Media Argument  —  Ho hum, former Washington Post editor (and current WaPo exec) Leonard Downie gave a big speech in London last night condemning online aggregators as “parasites” and criticizing the blogosphere.  Can I fly to London and re-enact 2005, too?
Discussion: paidContent and Romenesko
Michael Oliveira / Globe and Mail:
Netflix apologizes for using actors to meet press at Canadian launch  —  Video-streaming website Netflix Inc. NFLX-Q closed down a Toronto street Wednesday and attracted dozens of onlookers for a splashy launch to promote its highly anticipated foray into Canada.  —  MORE RELATED TO THIS STORY
Justin Kistner / Official Webtrends Company Blog:
Twitter is releasing a real time analytics solution in Q4  —  At the Sports Marketing 2.0 Summit yesterday, Ross Hoffman shared with the crowd that sports leagues, teams, and players will have access to a real time analytics dashboard from Twitter.  I had the opportunity to ask Ross …
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
The second great migration to new media  —  In the '90s, old-school journalists jumped for stock options.  Now, it's for safety and the right to a real voice  —  Back in the Internet bubble days of the late 1990s, lots of journalists decamped from traditional news organizations to start or join dot-com companies.
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Karin Munkebo / The Wall Blog:
Print is dead - long live the internet  —  It is the end of paper publishing; we have reached the point of no return.  There I said it!  - And I am not alone.  It is now the global common, spoken or unspoken consensus that the publishing industry's paper products have reached the end of their lifecycle.
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
Forbes undergoes radical overhaul  —  Forbes is having a “money where your mouth is” moment.  —  The magazine has been one of the loudest cheerleaders of entrepreneurial capitalism, a force that, through the Web, is draining profits from Forbes and the magazine industry as a whole.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Muzzled Reporter Says ‘Maw of Yahoo’ No Place for Journalism  —  Yahoo (YHOO) has been trying to leverage its leading position in the portal business into a comparable dominance of premium content.  But it's not so easy for a technology company to build a culture of journalism …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NYT's Opinion Pages continue the march toward app-inspired design  —  Above is a screenshot of The New York Times' opinion section, whose redesign went live a few hours ago.  Looks sharp, doesn't it?  It also looks like it's itching to be put into a different context:
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York Times Integration with International Herald Tribune Attracts Big Global Online Audience  —  PARIS — Last year, the Web sites of The New York Times and the Times-owned International Herald Tribune were combined to become the Global Edition of the Times.
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
NYT Co. Pays The Price on Circulation  —  Talk about one-time gains.  Price increases at the New York Times and Boston Globe in mid-2009 helped New York Times Co. show healthy growth in circulation revenue for several quarters.  Until now.  —  The Times said Wednesday that circulation revenue …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
New York Times: We're Not a Newspaper Company. …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Online content affecting cable offerings  —  Barry Diller predicts entertainment distribution chain changes  —  NEW YORK — Possible a la carte cable offers and cable cord cutting thanks to expanding opportunities for consumers to get online content were recurring themes at a big investor conference here Tuesday.
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Facebook: At the Movies with the Winklevosses  —  The twins, early Zuckerberg collaborators turned foes, give their take on The Social Network  —  “It's a little surreal,” says Cameron Winklevoss, standing outside the Sony (SNE) office building in midtown Manhattan with his twin brother, Tyler.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Patricia Wilson named National Journal deputy editor-in-chief  —  Patricia Wilson Joins National Journal Group as Deputy Editor-in-Chief  —  Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2010) — National Journal Group announced today that veteran news professional Patricia Wilson is joining the organization as Deputy Editor-in-Chief.
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Public TV Project Aims to Make Baby Boomers Its Own  —  THE commercial television networks, eager to portray their shows as demographically desirable to youth-craving advertisers, have always had a love-hate relationship with aging baby boomers.  —  But the 77 million or so boomers …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Show's Title, in Symbols, Defies DVRs  —  CBS knew that when it ordered a sitcom with a vulgar word in the title, it would get attention.  The network also knew there would be some hand-wringing about the coarseness of popular culture.  —  Here's what the network did not know …
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hey Cable Guys!  Cord Cutting is Real, and It's a Problem, Says Verizon CEO  —  The party line from cable executives is that the “cord-cutting” phenomenon — consumers swapping cable subscriptions for Internet video — is a myth.  Or at best greatly exaggerated.  Not so, says Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Moonves Confirms That CBS Might Bring Content To Hulu Plus  —  Hulu has had recent discussions with CBS (NYSE: CBS) about bringing CBS content to the new Hulu Plus subscription service, and CBS CEO Les Moonves described that possibility at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference as …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and rbr.com
Jill Drew / CJR:
See It Now!  —  Video journalism is dying.  Long live video journalism.  —  As the video begins, no announcer welcomes you, no headline scrolls across the computer screen.  There is no need for either.  You know where you are from the logic of the images.
Mark Lisheron / American Journalism Review:
Reloading at the Statehouse  —  As traditional news organizations shed state government reporters, a wide array of innovative startups is rising to fill the gap.  —  AJR Senior Contributing Writer Mark Lisheron (mark@texaswatchdog.org) is Austin bureau chief for Texas Watchdog, a government accountability news Web site.
Discussion: Texas Watchdog and CJR
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Jill Abramson Returning to Role of Managing Editor Ahead of Schedule  —  Back in May, Times executive editor Bill Keller announced that managing editor Jill Abramson would be taking a detour from her managing editing duties to immerse herself with life on the web.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Romenesko
Steve Rosenbaum / The Wire:
Web Video Is The New Television  —  Video overwhelms the Web.  And it should.  —  There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the Internet, at one time the plumbing that connected pages of text and occasional images, is rapidly transforming itself to be a network of video publishing and viewing.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued for the Sale of Video Programming on iTunes  —  A private New Jersey Corporation by the name of Multi-Format Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the Northern District of Illinois East District Court.  The lawsuit appears to be concerning the sale …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Dan Duray / New York Observer:
Rise of the Recappers: For a New Class of Struggling Writers, It's Time To Watch TV  —  Last month Jerry Saltz, the art critic and judge on the recently finished first season of Bravo's Work of Art, praised the practice of TV recapping in an essay posted to his popular Facebook profile.
Discussion: The Awl
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Steal This Google Map!  —  My colleague Joel Meares has written a lot lately about various news sites' makeovers for the midterm election season, from Yahoo's “hyper visual, hyper-interactive” new site “Ask America” to PBS NewsHour's snazzy redesign, an attempt to attract new and younger readers to their political coverage.
Howard Kurtz:
Woodward scores but loses exclusive  —  The scoop artist keeps getting scooped.  —  Bob Woodward's carefully choreographed rollout of his new book on the Obama White House was disrupted Tuesday night when the New York Times got hold of a copy and posted a story on its Web site.
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Barry Meyer to Remain Chairman of Warner Brothers  —  Barry Meyer will remain chairman of Warner Brothers after all.  —  Time Warner on Wednesday answered the lingering question of succession at its movie studio, extending the contract of Mr. Meyer — who had been expected to retire next year …
 
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Bloomberg:
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo CEO: ‘Our real competitor is TV’
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Hey, what happened to Google Editions?
Discussion: New York Post