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8:30 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 …
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
How Online Video Killed Blockbuster  —  Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this morning, as part of a pre-arranged recapitalization that it has negotiated with its bondholders.  With the filing, Blockbuster has wiped out nearly $1 billion in debt and given most of its bondholders equity in the company instead.
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Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What impact is SEO having on journalists?  Reports from the field  —  Last week, I wrote that SEO and audience metrics, when used well, can actually make journalism stronger.  But I got pushback from journalists who complained that I was parroting back management views rather …
Discussion: Guardian, Cision and WebNewser
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, New York Times Co, We'd Like To Work With You, But We're Not Going To Blow Smoke Up Your Ass  —  A few weeks ago, we had an interview scheduled with Cella Irvine, the CEO of About.com.  After a hiccup during the recession, About.com is firing on all cylinders again, and we were eager to hear the latest from Cella.
Discussion: WebNewser and paidContent
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York Times Integration with International Herald Tribune …
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: MySpace taps new content chief  —  Andy Marcus aims to leverage site's audition platform  —  MySpace has tapped Andy Marcus to take the reins on its efforts in the entertainment business.  —  Formerly senior vp business and legal affairs at MySpace, Marcus will move over to senior vp entertainment and video.
Discussion: paidContent and All Things Digital
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Testing a New Web-Ad Metric  —  Nielsen Co. is working on a service that would offer advertisers and Web publishers a new stream of data to improve audience measurement for online advertising, a move that may bring more ad dollars to the sector.  —  As with TV ratings …
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
YouTubeSocial Lets You Simultaneously Watch Videos With Friends  —  I/O accelerator company SocialVision, purveyors of white-label “Viewing Party” software today launch YouTubeSocial as their first consumer facing product.  Similar to Clipsync, YouTubeSocial combines Facebook's Social Graph …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Reuters Adds Some Star Power, Moves Away From The Old “Wire Mentality”  —  Reuters was never the type of media outlet that well-known journalists with prestigious newspaper and magazine credentials were clamoring to work for.  But that seems to be changing.
Discussion: Romenesko
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.
Discussion: New York Observer
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Mail Online defies August slump to set new monthly user record  —  Daily Mail website hits new high of 45 million monthly browsers, as guardian.co.uk remains in second place with 35 million  —  Mail Online defied the traditionally quiet month of August to hit a new traffic record …
Discussion: Media Week and Press Gazette
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
ESPN's Newest Premium Apps Are For Insiders Only  —  While other publishers brag about surpassing single-copy sales on the iPad or look for ways to manage subscriptions outside of iTunes, ESPN (NYSE: DIS) is running a different pattern.  The Disney sports unit has a number of successful free and one-time purchase apps.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of Apple's “digital circulation” share  —  [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.]  —  So the newspaper business is now figuring out how to deal with a new middleman, Apple.
Discussion: New York Observer and Newsonomics
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
C-SPAN Archives a Treasure Trove of Material for News Orgs  —  Whenever there is a political story that the cable news channels aren't covering (or at least aren't covering in full) there is a good chance C-SPAN will be there.  Did CNN or Fox News cover the 2008 Libertarian Party convention?  Nope.
Discussion: Howard Kurtz
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Facebook Sells Your Friends  —  How Facebook plans to leverage its 550 million users into the greatest advertising juggernaut since ... O.K., only since Google.  That's still huge  —  There were two obvious winners at the FIFA World Cup this summer.  Spain took home the 13-pound …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Instapaper Goes From Hobby to Start-Up  —  On Tuesday Marco Arment, the chief technology officer at the social networking site Tumblr, announced that he would be leaving it to tend to a personal project: Instapaper.  —  I caught up with Mr. Arment on the phone on Wednesday to find out what was next from his personal project.
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
“The mass market was a hack”: Data and the future of journalism  —  The following is an unedited version of an article written for the International Press Institute report ‘Brave News Worlds (PDF)’  —  For the past two centuries journalists have dealt in the currency of information: we transmuted base metals into narrative gold.
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.
Discussion: KobreChannel
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 …
Peter Kellner / Prospect Magazine:
Number cruncher: a matter of trust  —  As the party conference season gets under way, how much will we believe of what politicians and commentators say?  Not a lot, according to new YouGov research for Prospect.  It will come as little surprise that trust in politicians has declined since the age of innocence, before the Iraq war.
Discussion: Guardian and Journalism.co.uk
 
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Andrea Domanick / Multichannel News:
TV Everywhere: Sony's Singer Sets Bar High For Content Distribution's Future
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Company Claims Legal Right To Stream Broadcast TV Online; Broadcasters Disagree
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Patricia Wilson named National Journal deputy editor-in-chief
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Online content affecting cable offerings
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Public TV Project Aims to Make Baby Boomers Its Own
Discussion: MinnPost
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Show's Title, in Symbols, Defies DVRs
Discussion: Mediaite and TVbytheNumbers
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Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
Forbes undergoes radical overhaul
Karin Munkebo / The Wall Blog:
Print is dead - long live the internet
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
The second great migration to new media
Discussion: MediaPost and Ezra Klein
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued for the Sale of Video Programming on iTunes
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Steve Rosenbaum / The Wire:
Web Video Is The New Television
Discussion: LocalNewser
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Moonves Confirms That CBS Might Bring Content To Hulu Plus