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3:50 PM ET, September 26, 2010

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Johnnie L. Roberts / The Wrap:
BREAKING: Steve Burke Replacing Zucker Atop NBCU  —  Steve Burke, Comcast chief operating officer and a onetime executive star at Disney, will become CEO of NBC Universal once federal regulators approve the cable TV giant's $30-billion proposal to control the content company.
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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 …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Zucker Announces Departure From NBC
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:   Comcast's Burke: NBC Title Contender or Behind the Scenes Power?
Slate:
Why the Fox News Suit Against Robin Carnahan's Campaign Is Bogus  —  It's legally weak and makes the network look partisan.  —  Last week, in an apparently unprecedented move, Fox News sued Robin Carnahan, Missouri's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, for copyright infringement.
Joe Flint / Company Town:
CNN got rid of its U.S. president Jon Klein not long after extending his deal  —  While there was constant speculation that Jon Klein's days as president of CNN's U.S. operation were numbered, the executive himself was caught off-guard by his dismissal.  —  In an interview …
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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 …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
How The L.A. Times Broke The Bell Corruption Story … A vendor sells a copy of the Los Angeles Times with an article about Bell city officials on the cover.  —  Reporters get threatened, dismissed or ignored all the time.  Less common is the experience of Ruben Vives …
Baekdal.com:
Why Media Companies Shouldn't Accept Apple's Subscription Plans  —  As you are probably already aware of, there is a lot of talk about Apple's plans for subscription coupled with a “newsstand” for the iPad.  It's bad, really bad.  The short story is this.  —  Apple is currently working on a new …
Abigail Pesta / New York Times:
Making a Name Writing to Editors  —  JUST before 9 a.m. on a Monday, Bobby Crawford arrived at the Hearst Tower, the slick Midtown temple of glossies like Esquire and Cosmopolitan.  In the sprawling lobby, editors, writers and arbiters of style glided skyward to their respective aeries, on escalators flanked by rainwater waterfalls.
Anil Dash:
Gourmet Live and Rewarding Experiences  —  The short version: Gourmet Live, the new iPad app that reimagines Gourmet as a sort of massively multiplayer magazine, is live.  I've been working on this for the past six months, and I'm enormously proud of it, so if you've got an iPad …
Discussion: Gourmet Live and Michael J. Wolf
Saul Berman / Great Speculations:
Old Media Must Deliver Digital Experiences Consumers Demand  —  What is the new reality for dealing with a digital world?  If content is king, then there's a new emperor in town: the digital experience.  The business of selling content has now become the business of delivering audiences.
Tim Arango / New York Times:
Magazine's Obama Critique Spurs Fact Checking and Media Soul Searching  —  When Forbes published a cover story this month by Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative author, asserting that President Obama is opposed to free markets and traditional American values because he inherited …
Discussion: Guardian
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.
 
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