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6:45 PM ET, October 4, 2010

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ev / Twitter Blog:
newtwitterceo  —  By all accounts Twitter is on a roll.  We've redesigned our web site to great user feedback.  Our user and usage numbers are growing at a rapid clip all around the world.  We've launched an early, but successful, monetization effort.  And, many top engineers …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Chasing Fox  —  The loud, cartoonish blood sport that's engorged MSNBC, exhausted CNN—and is making our body politic delirious.  —  In the spring of 2006, a year and a half after he was hired to run CNN/U.S., Jonathan Klein went to his boss Jim Walton with an idea.  CNN was in trouble.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
With Tagline, MSNBC Embraces a Political Identity  —  MSNBC, once the also-ran but now the No. 2 cable news channel, has a new tagline that embraces its progressive political identity.  —  The tagline, “Lean Forward,” will be publicly unveiled Tuesday, opening a planned …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:   NY Mag's ‘Chasing Fox’: The Takeaway for MSNBC
Ambarish Kenghe / The Official Google Blog:
Here comes Google TV  —  (Cross-posted from the Google TV Blog)  —  It's been almost five months since we introduced Google TV to the world at Google I/O, and today we're happy to give you an update on our progress.  For those who haven't yet heard of it, Google TV is a new way to think about TV …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Google TV Readies For Launch; Deals With HBO, Turner, NBA, CNBC, Etc.  —  After nearly five months of quasi silence, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is ratcheting up the volume for the pending launch of Google TV.  Seldom have I seen such a fuss about a new microsite but it's Google's first real chance …
David Carr / New York Times:
Film Version of Zuckerberg Divides Generations  —  At what point does ambition, a cornerstone of American commerce, morph into something darker and less celebrated?  Over the weekend, people who saw “The Social Network,” the movie about Facebook and its principal creator, Mark Zuckerberg …
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John Schwartz / New York Times:
No Stopping Movie View of Mark Zuckerberg  —  Millions of the moviegoers who made “The Social Network” the top box-office draw of the weekend saw an unflattering portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook.  —  To many viewers, Mr. Zuckerberg comes off as a callow …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A movie with its own backchannel: How “The Social Network” …
Discussion: /Film, The Wire and The New Yorker Blog
Tim Arango / Media Decoder:
Michael Wolff to Lead a Stable of Trade Magazines  —  Michael Wolff, the Vanity Fair columnist and troublemaker who seems to relish public feuds and collecting enemies as much as chronicling the folkways of the Manhattan media world, has agreed to become editorial director of a group …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's a Story About Rupert Murdoch, the New York Post and Michael Wolff  —  In the trade, this is called a buried lede: At the bottom of today's item about media bomb-thrower Michael Wolff's new gig at AdWeek Media Group, the New York Times tells us something really interesting.
Discussion: Romenesko
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
The New York Observer Is Close To Buying Dealbreaker, But Bess Levin Is Holding Everybody Hostage  —  Jared Kushner's newspaper, The New York Observer, is close to buying Breaking Media's Wall Street gossip blog, Dealbreaker.  In fact, a source close to the deal tells us people at both companies describe it as “done.”
Discussion: Felix Salmon and Romenesko
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
BGov, New Bloomberg Site, Pairs Analysts & Reporters for Public Policy Coverage  —  Bloomberg Government, a new subscription-based news site in Washington, D.C., will take a unique approach to covering the federal government when it launches in January.  In hiring subject-matter experts along …
Discussion: The Corsair
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Keith Kelly: scourge of media industry  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Don't mess with New York Post columnist Keith Kelly, the scourge of the magazine industry.  —  Consider the time that the new public-relations man for a prominent newsweekly magazine called Kelly to introduce himself …
The Independent:
Stephen Glover: The Guardian can't go on like this  —  Media Studies: The Guardian reportedly fielded 19 journalists at the Labour Party conference in Manchester  —  This column does not normally take much interest in motoring magazines, which may be a weakness.
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guardian
Tom Lowry / Variety:
Journalist Richard Siklos to Time Warner  —  He joins as VP of corporate affairs, media adviser  —  Veteran media scribe Richard Siklos is joining Time Warner as a VP in corporate affairs handling external communications and advising on media strategy.  —  Siklos will report to Gary Ginsberg …
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Top Gear's The Stig: BBC injunction denied as identity ‘had been revealed’  —  Judge says former Top Gear driver's publication of book could not be blocked as his identity was disclosed in the media  —  The BBC was not granted an injunction blocking the autobiography by the man who was Top Gear's …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Fremantle takes majority stake in @radical.media  —  The decision to buy part of the US-based production business is a diversification of revenue sources  —  Fremantle Media has taken a majority stake in US-based branded programming producer @radical.media, the production business behind …
Discussion: Variety
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Dailymotion Boosts Content Discovery with New “Hubs”  —  PARIS — Dailymotion, the big global video sharing site, has been developing tools for content discovery including “hubs,” areas of content around themes and personal interest.  —  Grandin Donovan, Product Manager, explain the development of tools around content discovery.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Agencies launch bid to charge for iPad pic usage  —  A leading group of US-based photo agencies has launched a bid to introduce new charges for the use of their work on iPad-style computers.  —  The agencies, which include British-owned outfits such as Splash News, have formed the Editorial Photo Agency Guild.
NPR:
Jon Stewart: The Most Trusted Name In Fake News  —  On Oct. 30, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will host dueling rallies on the National Mall.  Called “The Rally to Restore Sanity” and the “March to Keep Fear Alive,” respectively, the two rallies closely mimic Glenn Beck's recent …
Discussion: Romenesko
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Ad Group Unveils Plan to Improve Web Privacy  —  As the debate around online privacy and advertiser access to users' data continues, a group of the advertising industry's largest trade organizations was to announce on Monday the details of a self-regulatory program that would allow users …
Discussion: paidContent, AdExchanger.com and Digits
 
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