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4:30 AM ET, October 12, 2010


 Top News: 
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The New Yorker's Nick Denton Profile: What Did Everyone Think?  —  Well, last night, The New Yorker dropped their long-anticipated (at least by us) profile of Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton.  We did the quotability run-down, but: how're the reactions?  And what did Denton himself think?
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Does HuffPo refuse to link to Gawker?  —  Deep into Ben McGrath's largely sympathetic profile of Gawker Media impresario Nick Denton is an awkward encounter between Denton and Jai Singh, an old acquaintance from Denton's time in San Fransisco who had recently started at the Huffington Post.
The Wrap:
Arianna's $250K Bus to Jon Stewart Rally a ‘Shock’ at HuffPo HQ
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Times Names Deputy Magazine Editor  —  The New York Times will have a new deputy editor for its Sunday magazine.  —  On the heels of the paper's selection of Hugo Lindgren as editor of the magazine, Mr. Lindgren announced on Monday that he has hired Lauren Kern to be his second in command.
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
What Should Hugo Do?  —  The New York Times Magazine has long been one of the most important magazines in the country, and many journalists and readers would argue, among the most boring.  —  Now, after a long competition, it has a new editor, Hugo Lindgren, from Bloomberg Businessweek.
Discussion: Romenesko and The Wrap
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
Boring old news media: Still boring, still old  —  I was just rereading a post by Steve Yelvington — whom I used to call the smartest man in online journalism (and he may still be — it's just that there are so many more people in it now, it's hard to name just one).
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
‘The Simpsons’ Explains Its Button-Pushing Banksy Opening  —  How did “The Simpsons” manage to track down Banksy, the pseudonymous British artist, and get him to create the powerful opening-credit sequence from Sunday's show, which seems to reveal the torturous sweatshop responsible for its creation?
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
British media unite against Murdoch  —  Letter to Vince Cable signed by many of UK's leading news providers warns £8bn deal would damage democratic debate  —  Analysis: Turning up the heat on Murdoch's News Corporation  —  Datablog: how powerful would the takeover make Murdoch?
Discussion: Jon Slattery
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Twitter Crushing Facebook's Click-Through Rate: Report  —  What is the most effective way for marketers to spread their message online?  Facebook?  Twitter?  Company blogs?  Email?  —  According to a new report by marketing firm SocialTwist, Internet sharing trends have shifted heavily …
Andrew Marr attacks ‘inadequate, pimpled and single’ bloggers  —  Andrew Marr, the BBC political presenter, has dismissed bloggers as “inadequate, pimpled and single” loners who rant about the world from the safety of their mothers' basements.  —  The so-called “citizen journalists” …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Media Non-Move: Star Bill Simmons Stays Put  —  Here's a variation on the “old media star bails for new media outlet” story-a new media big shot staying put at the place that made him famous.  — is hanging on to star columnist Bill Simmons, whose contract was set to expire this year.
Discussion: The Adam Carolla Show
Lauren Goode / Digits:
Mobile TV's Uphill Climb  —  A group of broadcasters has been making the case that local content is the way to go when it comes to television on mobile devices, and it is wielding results from a recent consumer trial to prove it.  —  But there aren't yet many devices that use Mobile DTV chips …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Jason Fell / Folio:
Consumer Magazines Notch Another Quarter of Ad Page Growth  —  Pages increase 3.6 percent; however, are down 1.6 percent year-to-date.  —  As the economy continues to rebound so does consumer magazine advertising.  During the third quarter, advertising pages grew 3.6 percent to 40,387.55 pages …
the nytpicker:
Stunner.  At 7:00 AM Today, NYT Announced That It Has Officially Run Out Of Ideas.  —  In a stunning announcement, the NYT has disclosed to its readers that it has officially run out of ideas.  —  As of this morning at precisely 7:00 a.m., the NYT's “Idea Of The Day” blog …
Discussion: Idea of the Day
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Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
What is the future of the fourth estate?
Discussion: BuzzMachine and adrian monck
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Elizabeth Guider Stepping Down at the Hollywood Reporter; Online Editor Out, Too
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Mixpo Unveils Tools To Move TV Ad Budgets Online
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called “AdKeeper”
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Washington Post:
Cable news chatter is changing the electoral landscape
Anthony Crupi / Mediaweek:
The Graydon Carter Show?
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Online Publishing Site HubPages Hits 1 Million Hubs; 2,200 Articles Created Per Day
Joe Moran / Guardian:
The printed book is not dead yet
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Freed Journalist Laura Ling Will Host ‘E! Investigates’
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Disney's new president of marketing and Hollywood novice MT Carney …
King Kaufman:
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Children's Channel Retools
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
The oversimplified coverage of ‘tough-talking’ Rahm Emanuel
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Storify's Burt Herman on the evolution from reporter to entrepreneur