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7:50 AM ET, September 25, 2010


 Top News: 
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Zucker Announces Departure From NBC  —  Jeff Zucker, the chief executive of NBC Universal, told the company's employees in an e-mail Friday morning that he would step down from his position upon the completion of the takeover of NBC by Comcast.  —  The fate of Mr. Zucker …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Zucker: Why Announce Exit Now?  No Reason To Hold Back In A Twitter World  —  Why did Jeff Zucker announce his pending exit as CEO of NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) months before the merger with Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) is likely to close?  “Once you have something like that done in a world like we live in today …
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:   Comcast's Burke: NBC Title Contender or Behind the Scenes Power?
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
CNN's Klein: ‘I Got Shot’  —  CNN president Jonathan Klein didn't come into work this morning.  —  “I didn't want to put people in an awkward situation,” he told me.  Two days ago, he learned he was out of a job.  —  On Wednesday afternoon, CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Jonathan Klein to Leave CNN  —  Jonathan Klein, the president of the beleaguered CNN/U.S. cable channel, is being replaced by Ken Jautz, the president of the tabloid-friendly sister channel HLN.  —  Mr. Jautz's title will be the executive vice president of CNN/U.S. Scot Safon …
Nick Douglas / The Awl:
The Rise of Reddit: 4chan and Digg Get the Credit While Reddit Booms  —  Of the three main drivers of internet culture—blogs, social networking sites and forums—most people in the media and in the general Internet-using public only understand two.  Blogs work in a very obvious way: they're like magazines or newspapers, but light.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Layoffs Come Down At Newsweek  —  As expected, there were layoffs at Newsweek this afternoon.  —  We hear that emails informing staffers of whether or not they would be keeping their jobs went out at 1 p.m.  —  A tipster tells us:  —  Everybody is just kind of walking around asking each other if they're OK, giving nods.
Discussion: Romenesko and FishbowlNY
Craig Silverman / CJR:
Slate Shuts the Window  —  A long-overdue corrections policy revision  —  Not long after Slate launched in 1996, editor Michael Kinsley was faced with the challenge of figuring out how to correct an online article.  He decided to tackle the challenge in part by detailing the issue in an article:
Discussion: Regret the Error
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
YouTube to Mobile Operators: Partner Up With Us  —  Consumers are flocking to mobile YouTube videos, with viewership growing more than 160 percent in 2009 and on pace for similar growth this year, a YouTube exec told an audience at Huawei's Global Mobile Broadband Forum.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Glam Media Continues Hiring Spree; Scores Talent From Yahoo, Google, Conde Nast  —  Glam Media, a top-ranked women's media network, is announcing a number of new hires today for its technology, brand sales, engineering, and product teams.  —  Chris Murphy joins Glam as the Sr. Director …
Discussion: paidContent
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:'s bookstore of the future: pay to preview content?  —  On Thursday, October 21st, Network Computing Architects (NCA) will be hosting its 4th Annual “Security and Technology Conference” at the Hyatt in Bellevue.  This day-long, multi-track event will feature technology leaders …
Wall Street Journal:
For Facebook, Movie Damage Control  —  Executives Sought to Influence ‘The Social Network,’ Which Harshly Portrays CEO Zuckerberg, Offered Another Version  —  Facebook Inc. executives have sought to discredit a new film's unflattering portrayal of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg …
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Lauren Zalaznick plays contract waiting game  —  EXCLUSIVE: Insiders bet Bonnie Hammer gets cable in reorg  —  With the Comcast acquisition of NBC Universal drawing nearer to completion, insiders scrutinizing the tea leaves are beginning to offer several informed predictions about the shape of the company's future management.
Charlie Rose / Business Week:
Google's Eric Schmidt Talks to Charlie Rose  —  Google's CEO on the power of Facebook, the rivalry with Apple (where until recently he sat on the board), and trying to do the right thing in China  —  How does Google see the future?  —  There's such an overwhelming amount of information now …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Cash for cameos: ‘Wall Street’ pays  —  Tweet  —  Oliver Stone's latest movie, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” is all about traders' love of making big bucks, but Gordon Gekko would choke on his cigar if he knew about the investment plans of the folks who have cameos in the finance-focused feature.
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