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7:00 PM ET, September 30, 2010


 Top News: 
James Hibberd / The Hollywood Reporter:
Anderson Cooper launching daytime talk show  —  UPDATED: Exclu: CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is launching a syndicated daytime talk show.  —  The “Anderson Cooper 360” host has made a deal with Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for a program …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN's Anderson Cooper in Daytime Talk Show Deal  —  The CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will add a second show to his daily duties next year, a lighthearted daytime talk show on local television stations.  —  The syndication arm of Warner Brothers said Thursday that it had signed a deal …
Robert Gavin / Boston Globe:
Globe to offer two websites: one free, one pay  —  The Boston Globe next year will split its digital news brands into two distinct websites, keeping free while establishing a subscription-only pay site,, which will feature all the content produced by the newspaper's journalists …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Double, double: More on the Boston Globe's new two-site strategy
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Hugo Lindgren Named New York Times Magazine Editor  —  In a stunning move, The New York Times is expected to announce that Hugo Lindgren will be the next editor of The New York Times Magazine, according to three people familiar with the deal (UPDATE: It's now official.  The announcement is at the bottom of this post).
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Twitter Shuts Out Political Advertisers, For Now  —  Many political candidates and their campaigns have embraced Twitter, but when they've come calling about advertising there, Twitter has not reciprocated.  Twitter has only recently begun rolling out its paid products for advertisers …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Major Meltdown at Yahoo as More Top Execs to Depart, Including U.S. Head Hilary Schneider  —  The executive turmoil at the very top of Yahoo continues, with the company poised to announce the resignations of three top execs, including U.S. head Hilary Schneider (pictured here), according to sources close to the situation.
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Media Boss Disputes Censorship Claims
New York Post:
Katie Couric may return to ‘Today’  —  Tweet  —  Katie Couric might end up back on the “Today” show when her “CBS Evening News” contract expires at the end of May.  A spot will be open because Meredith Vieira is expected to leave “Today” to spend more time with her family.
Alexander Howard / ReadWriteWeb:   Katie Couric: We Need Better Filters for a “Tsunami of News”
David Kaplan / paidContent:
It's Official: WaPo Hands Newsweek Over To Harman  —  The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) just sent out a two-sentence press release announcing the closing of the deal to sell Newsweek magazine to audio equipment impresario Sidney Harman.  No mention of the terms.
Rachel McAthy /
Women ‘significantly underrepresented’ in the media, survey suggests  —  A research project which monitors the gender of those in and reporting on the news claims women are “significantly underrepresented and misrepresented” in media coverage.  —  It also suggests that gender bias …
Discussion: and eMedia Vitals
Tibby Rothman / LA Weekly:
Patch, the WalMart of News?  —  AOL takes on longtime local bloggers with its hyperlocal news sites in Los Angeles  —  When AOL, the digital dinosaur from the Internet's dial-up days, announced its big push into hyperlocal journalism known as Patch, a network of bloglike sites, the corporation spun it as a feel-good story.
Results Of The NPR Twitter User Survey  —  Earlier this summer, we released the results of our survey of NPR fans on Facebook, and we promised we'd follow it up with a survey of our Twitter followers.  The results are now in.  —  We conducted the Twitter survey from August 25 to September 9, 2010.
Discussion: Romenesko
Post-Gazette to team up with Legal Intelligencer  —  PITTSBURGH  —  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Wednesday that it will launch a new print and online weekly legal news section in partnership with The Legal Intelligencer, the nation's oldest daily legal newspaper.
Jane L. Levere / New York Times:
Cosmo Campaign Puts Viewers in the Photo Shoot  —  COSMOPOLITAN magazine, Hearst Magazines' popular publication for young women, is harnessing the power of social media for its first global, digital advertising campaign.  —  The main focus of the campaign — which will be introduced in New York …
Discussion: Garcia Media, eMedia Vitals and Cision
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Vimeo iPhone App On the Way  —  Online video site Vimeo is working on an iPhone app, which is expected to be released in the fourth quarter.  The app is a bit of a departure from Vimeo's existing strategy of making videos available on HTML5 through the iPhone's Safari browser.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
The Big Switch to Internet TV & How Clicker Aims to be Your TV Guide  —  Television is one of the biggest markets in entertainment, but it is at the early stages of a huge shift online.  While most people still watch TV through cable and via traditional linear programming …
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