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4:05 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 …
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 …
Discussion: Media Matters for America and B&C
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: Gawker and New York Observer
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Price of Crossing Steve Jobs  —  Gordon McLeod has been packing up his office; today is his last at the Wall Street Journal.  His ejection is complicated.  But some coworkers think they know what did him in: insulting Steve Jobs in Rupert Murdoch's presence.
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
Howard Owens:
How to beat AOL's Patch  —  First, this is not a bash Patch post.  I have friends who work for Patch.  I think they're doing some good things.  If time proves me wrong about the advantage of local news site ownership, a Patch victory would be better than the alternative …
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.
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 …
Discussion: The New Yorker Blog
New Voices: What Works  —  J-Lab has funded community news startups since 2005, when the movement to launch independent hyperlocal news websites began in earnest.  To date, we've seeded the launch of 55 “New Voices” experiments - with encouraging support from the Knight Foundation.
Marika Lynch / KnightBlog:
J-Lab Report: What Works For Hyperlocal News Sites
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
The 25 Most Valuable Cable Channels  —  Burn Notice—has become the cash cow the networks once were.  Peter Lauria ranks cable's most valuable.  “ /> Burn Notice—has become the cash cow the networks once were.  Peter Lauria ranks cable's most valuable.”  - trending topics - INNOVATORS SUMMIT …
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 …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
ScribbleLive plans to reinvent the news article  —  As readers seem to expect more and more live news coverage, a Toronto startup called ScribbleLive has been developing a fast, collaborative way for news organizations to keep up.  Cofounder and chief executive Michael De Monte said the latest version …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Schneider exit clouds Newspaper Consortium  —  The departure of Hilary Schneider at Yahoo could be a major blow to the Newspaper Consortium she founded, as well as many of the 800 newspapers that count on the partnership to boost their online revenues.  —  The four-year old Newspaper Consortium …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Updated: Major Changes Coming To E5 Global's Adweek Group  —  Updated: Several more sources have confirmed that Michael Wolff will be joining E5 Global Media as the editorial director of the Adweek Group of magazines.  While all acknowledge that major change is needed in terms …
the nytpicker:
Huh?  Executive Editor Bill Keller Quotes Anonymous Source In Announcing New NYT Magazine Editor.  —  “Casual reliance on unnamed sources...corrodes our credibility and, in cases that are rare but not rare enough, may abet journalistic malpractice.”  —Bill Keller, NYT Executive Editor, “Talk To The Newsroom,” January 30, 2009
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
ABC Sells Local Stations Some of Its Ad Slots  —  Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network is trying out a new approach to ad sales: selling national ad slots to local ABC stations.  —  The sales, which will begin with six 30-second prime-time slots in the last two weeks of October in “Grey's Anatomy …
Discussion: 5 Blogs Before Lunch
Meg James / Company Town:
ABC attempts to change the network TV model — one 30-second commercial at a time
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and
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Yahoo Media Boss Jimmy Pitaro Quitting For “Huge And Amazing Job” …
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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

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