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9:50 PM ET, October 11, 2010

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Ben McGrath / New Yorker:
SEARCH AND DESTROY  —  Nick Denton's blog empire.  —  For years after starting Gawker Media, the online publishing network, in 2002, Nick Denton ran the company out of his apartment, in SoHo.  “He said, ‘If you run it out of your house, then no one expects anything,’ ” …
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Felix Salmon:
Gawker's numbers  —  Ben McGrath's long-awaited New Yorker profile …
Discussion: City Room and Mediaite
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: The Wrap and Romenesko
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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
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?
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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).
Telegraph:
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” …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Freed Journalist Laura Ling Will Host ‘E! Investigates’  —  Laura Ling, who was detained in North Korea with a colleague from Current TV last year, is restarting her television career at a channel much closer to home — E!, the entertainment channel.  —  Ms. Ling has been hired to host “E! …
The Wrap:
Arianna's $250K Bus to Jon Stewart Rally a ‘Shock’ at HuffPo HQ  —  Arianna Huffington's surprise gift to Jon Stewart — a convoy of shuttle buses to his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington — was an even bigger surprise to the folks at the Huffington Post.
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
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
What is the future of the fourth estate?  —  Kicking off Cif's new series of long-form blogs, your thoughts, please, on the three-way split in today's news media  —  Natalie Hanman, the editor of Comment is free, is launching a new series of long-form blogs in which a writer is given space …
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Washington Post:
Cable news chatter is changing the electoral landscape  —  When Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, he read her some advice from another Fox commentator, Sarah Palin.  —  Palin, urging the Delaware Republican to “speak through Fox News,” …
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 …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bloomberg Plans a Data Service on the Business of Government  —  Ambition and confidence have never been in short supply at Bloomberg L.P.  —  Chapter 4 of Michael R. Bloomberg's autobiography, the part in which he describes conceiving the idea for Bloomberg News in the late 1980s, is titled …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Media Non-Move: ESPN.com 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.  —  ESPN.com is hanging on to star columnist Bill Simmons, whose contract was set to expire this year.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Mixpo Unveils Tools To Move TV Ad Budgets Online  —  Google TV and Apple TV will change the dynamics between television and online advertising, but Mixpo, a video ad provider, still plans to make an impact on the TV-to-Web conversion.  —  Going after the budgets allocated to TV advertising …
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Storify's Burt Herman on the evolution from reporter to entrepreneur  —  By Robert Hernandez: For this week's post, I sat down with Burt Herman (@burtherman), entrepreneurial journalist who is the CEO of Storify and founder of Hacks/Hackers.  —  NOTE: We did the Q & A-style interview …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
 
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Disney's new president of marketing and Hollywood novice MT Carney …
King Kaufman:
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