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9:30 PM ET, October 1, 2010


 Top News: 
Stand UP!:
CNN's Rick Sanchez Calls Jon Stewart ‘Bigot’  —  Cuban-American anchor Rick Sanchez came on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick today for a loose exchange on current events, media, and journalism.  Throughout much of the interview, the discussion touched on race.  To our surprise, at various points …
Hollywood Reporter:
CNN ousts Rick Sanchez over Jon Stewart rant  —  Anchor fired after giving controversial radio interview  —  CNN issued a statement Friday announcing that anchor Rick Sanchez has been let go from the network after giving a radio interview in which he insinuated Jon Stewart was a bigot and CNN was “run by Jews.”
Discussion: Mediaite and Speakeasy
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Rick Sanchez's Public Meltdown — Lashes Out at CNN, Jon Stewart, Jews  —  Rick Sanchez gave a radio interview on the day that he lost his coveted 8 p.m. timeslot.  That was probably a mistake.  —  Angry about having being replaced by CNN's new “Parker Spitzer” talk show and the constant jokes …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
You can compete and collaborate at the same time  —  Howard Owens is one of the smartest journalism entrepreneurs in the business.  He launched The Batavian as a digital challenger to the Batavia Daily News in New York, and his small business is thriving.  —  I was interested yesterday …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Conde Nast Edges Further Into Selling Videos on Demand  —  You Don't Need the App Store to Try Charging for Content  —  NEW YORK ( — Conde Nast, which is trying to reorient its business away from an overwhelming dependence on ad pages, is moving further into paid content online …
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Online Video: Immediate, Powerful, Elemental  —  TED Conference curator Chris Anderson gave his own TED talk in July, just released in September, entitled “How web video powers global innovation.”  Anderson's talk focused on the effect of online video on science, art, and education …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Newsweek sale sealed, Harman seeks editor  —  Tweet  —  Sterio equipment mogul Sidney Harman officially wrapped up the deal to take over ownership of Newsweek from the Washington Post Company yesterday but the pact to bring Tina Brown on board as the new editor-in-chief could still be weeks away.
Discussion: New York Observer
Ben Smith / The Politico:
News Corp. gave $1 million to pro-GOP group  —  News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, contributed $1 million this summer to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the business lobby that has been running an aggressive campaign in support of the Republican effort to retake Congress, a source close to the company told POLITICO.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Magazine Association Renames Itself  —  THE trade association for the consumer magazine industry is joining other organizations in media and marketing in rebranding itself to better reflect the realities of competing for consumer eyeballs and advertising dollars in the 21st century.  —  Add to Portfolio
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
FT's Tilt Is A Pure-Play Digital News Site About Emerging Markets  —  The Financial Times is creating a separate, spin-off website covering emerging global markets.  —  We first reported about FT Tilt in July, when its purpose was unclear.  Now we've learned from the publisher that …
Scot Hacker / Knight Digital Media Center feed:
Is Your CMS a Bottleneck to Innovation?  —  Hundreds of journalists have moved through KDMC's digital media training programs, in which we show them how to produce cutting edge news content in non-traditional formats, from video to map mashups, custom widgets to slideshows, social media integration to standalone multimedia packages.
Kelly McEvers / NPR:
In Iraq, Getting The Story Gets Tougher For Reporters … Baghdad is undergoing a kind of face-lift these days as officials spend hundreds of millions of dollars in preparation to host an Arab League summit next year.  —  Most of the hotels that are being gutted and redone …
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Is it too late for a Digg comeback?  —  Social news aggregator site is trying to work its way out of the traffic hole it created with its botched redesign attempt.  Today it announced the return of several popular features from its previous version.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Google: “Currency” of Online Video Advertising Will Shift to “Cost Per View” as YouTube Readies “TrueViews”  —  NEW YORK — The “currency” of online advertisnig will shift from the current CPM model of cost per impression, to a “cost-per-view” model in which advertisers only pay for the ads which are watched …
Discussion: MarketingVOX
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