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3:25 AM ET, October 11, 2010


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
A Vanishing Journalistic Divide  —  If you were going to pick an epicenter for mainstream media, The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz would not be a bad place to land.  With his running scorecard on Beltway journalists, his interviews of other scorekeepers on his “Reliable Sources” show on CNN …
New York Times:
After Building an Audience, Twitter Turns to Ads  —  Twitter at last looks serious about making money.  —  In the last two weeks, the company has introduced several advertising plans, courted Madison Avenue at Advertising Week, the annual industry conference, and promoted Dick Costolo …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Ben McGrath / New Yorker:
Will Nick Denton save journalism?  —  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,’ ” …
Discussion: Spiersblr
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared:
Talking Points Preview: What Do Nick Denton's Friends and (Ex-)Employees Really Think of Him?  —  ​After weeks of teasing, we told you earlier that The New Yorker's Nick Denton profile was on its way, in print within the October 18th issue, and likely online this Sunday night.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Will Give ‘Parker Spitzer’ Time to Grow  —  Eliot Spitzer's debut on CNN's prime-time lineup has been greeted by tepid viewing and some scathing reviews.  But the network plans to give the former New York governor time to build on signs of early growth, as producers hone the show's tone and format.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Digital Chosunilbo:
N.Korea Invites Int'l Press to Anniversary Parade  —  North Korea invited a number of international reporters to cover Sunday's parade marking the 65th anniversary of the Workers Party.  The event, which saw the first public appearance by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir Jong-un …
Discussion: Guardian
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Revising the Newspaper of Record  —  Views from readers, responses from the staff, and thoughts from the public editor.  —  •  —  When I started reading The Times's obituary on Arthur Penn online, I was fascinated to see that Pauline Kael's first review for The New Yorker was of “Bonnie and Clyde.”
Discussion: Media Law Prof Blog
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Strong Personalities Color Talks Between Newsweek, Daily Beast  —  Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast news website are deep in talks over a possible combination and the likelihood of a deal is increasing, though some hurdles remain.  —  The key question hanging over talks is whether …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
CBS Is a Network on a Roll  —  Three weeks into a new television season, the usual carnage is becoming apparent, with new shows collapsing and crises appearing all over network prime-time schedules.  —  Except in one place.  —  At CBS, a network that unashamedly embraces the supposedly dying notion …
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Next New Networks Finds Life After ‘Obama Girl’  —  New Business Strategy, ‘Key of Awesome’ Drive Wave of Growth  —  LOS ANGELES ( — Until recently, Next New Networks was known in most web circles as the home of “Obama Girl,” the wildly popular series that became …
Zach Behrens / LAist:
KCET Says Goodbye to PBS, Will go Independent January 1st  —  Los Angeles public television flagship station KCET is severing ties with PBS, it announced today.  The station, which is located near Sunset Junction, will become the largest independent public television station in the country on January 1st …
Discussion: Show Tracker and LA Observed
Brian Deagon / Investor's Business Daily:
At HuffPo, Innovation ‘Our DNA’  —  Arianna Huffington's career includes syndicated columnist, author, California gubernatorial candidate, and TV and radio personality whose political views have run the spectrum from right to left.  —  But her main focus the past five years …
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Peter Preston / Guardian:
Now it's Google TV - but where's the content?
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking: Captions for Web Video Becomes Law Today with President's Signature
Discussion: CNN
Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals:
The New York Times and Boston Globe's differing paid content strategies
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
BBC new linking guidelines issued - science journals mentioned
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Too Many Magazine Apps Are Still Walled Gardens
Discussion: paidContent and Folio
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael Geist Blog:
CBC Bans Use of Creative Commons Music on Podcasts
Discussion: TeleRead, Techdirt and J-Source
Rachel McAthy /
WEFHamburg: One in five journalists lack ‘essential’ …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Economist Taking Intelligent Life To U.S. On iPad Only
Discussion: Poynter Online