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3:40 AM ET, September 27, 2010


 Top News: 
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Forbes' New Advertising Pitch: Wanna Buy a Blog?  —  The Revenue Side of DVorkin's AdVoice Model Means Advertisers Publish Under Company's Banner  —  NEW YORK ( — When Forbes bought blogging startup True/Slant, it got a familiar face in True/Slant CEO and former Forbes editor Lewis DVorkin …
Johnnie L. Roberts / The Wrap:
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.
Michael Idov / New York Magazine:
The Demon Blogger of Fleet Street  —  Nick Denton cast himself as a media outsider.  That's how he made it inside.  —  Nick Denton has built a panopticon.  From his living-room window, he can all but see his favorite table at Balthazar, and his favorite table at Balthazar is picked …
Discussion: Spiersblr
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
Killing the Golden Goose, a modern media parable  —  Local media websites regularly employ tactics that put revenue above users, and this is a much bigger deal than we realize.  —  Let's review.  Local media, feeling the disruption to its core business, reaches out into the Web for new revenue opportunities.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Three Truths About the Media Future — Including the End of Rupert Murdoch  —  Plus: Magazines Are Making a Comeback and VCs Might Be Getting Desperate  —  1. This really might be The End of Rupert Murdoch — but not for the reasons you might think.  —  Imagine if a reporter …
New York Times:
The Readers' Front Page  —  Views from readers, responses from the staff, and thoughts from the public editor.  —  The Times's Web site always lists the most popular e-mailed stories.  These are increasingly taking the role of “headlines.”  One looks at them to see what one may have missed, or what others are reading.
The Independent:
Julia Budworth: Tea with ‘The Lady’  —  Matthew Bell takes cake with the co-owner of the genteel women's weekly magazine - and finds her in a remarkable fury over its editor, Rachel Johnson  —  Seventy miles from the hushed London offices of The Lady, in a Georgian drawing room overlooking a lake …
Mark Hendrickson / Ursus Rex:
How to Pitch A Tech Blogger  —  I've been asked privately quite a few times over the last couple of years how one should pitch their startup to a tech blog like TechCrunch, GigaOm, VentureBeat or ReadWriteWeb.  So I've decided (quite selfishly) to write a post about the subject instead of repeating myself or re-forwarding emails.
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
100 Leading Media Companies  —  Revenue Is Seeing Single-Digit Growth This Year Following 2009's 3.8% Decline.  So Just Where's the Money?  —  Tweet  —  1. Based on first-half 2010 revenue trends.  —  CHICAGO ( — Need proof that the media recession is over?
Discussion: Technology News
AP Circular App Coming to Help Print Compete With Online Coupons  —  After the Web Cost Them Classifieds, Newspapers Don't Want to Lose Important Revenue Source  —  NEW YORK ( — The Associated Press is developing an app it hopes will help newspapers keep their hands on a key source …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Study Finds That Apple Dominates Tech News  —  A customer, Evan Wiendczak, spoke after buying the first iPhone 4 on Fifth Avenue in June.  —  A new study confirms what some in the technology industry have long sensed: that Apple commands an inordinate amount of the media's attention.
Discussion: FM Blog
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