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2:20 PM ET, October 12, 2010


 Top News: 
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.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared, Soup and The Wire
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo vs. Gawker: Which Is Worth More?  —  Arianna Huffington and Nick Denton don't seem to get along too well these days: According to this week's New Yorker profile of Denton, the Gawker Media founder believes that the Huffington Post has a policy against linking to his sites …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Financial Times app brings in £1m  —  In the five months since its launch, the app has attracted 400,000 downloads and accounts for 10% of new digital subscriptions  —  The Financial Times's new iPad app has generated more than £1m in advertising revenue since it was launched in May …
Wall Street Journal:
‘Scrapers’ Dig Deep for Data on Web  —  At 1 a.m. on May 7, the website noticed suspicious activity on its “Mood” discussion board.  There, people exchange highly personal stories about their emotional disorders, ranging from bipolar disease to a desire to cut themselves.
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?
Abe Peck / Smart Journalism. Real Solutions …:
The Third Way to Media Success  —  Northwestern University researchers look to link editorial talent with audience experiences to get an elusive Web-era result — loyal readers and viewers.  —  SHARE AND ENJOY:  —  Media users now sup at a cornucopia of choice.
Discussion: Romenesko
Katy Bachman / Mediaweek:
‘Better’ Gets Bigger  —  Meredith's daytime show to air in L.A.; national ads next?  —  Meredith's syndicated daytime show Better is poised to become a player in the national advertising arena.  —  In less than a month, the lifestyle show based on the iconic Meredith magazine brand will debut on KCAL …
Discussion: and MediaPost
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 …
Max Read / Gawker:
Is This the Best Correction of the Year?  —  In case there was any confusion: “This blog post originally stated that one in three black men who have sex with me is HIV positive.  In fact, the statistic applies to black men who have sex with men.”  —  Glad to have that cleared up!
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.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
What Should Hugo Do?  —  The New York Times Magazine has long …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, Romenesko and The Wrap
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Short Attention Spans for Web Videos  —  After watching an online video for a full minute, 44.1 percent of viewers will have clicked away, according to Visible Measures.  But an outsize slice of that loss occurs in the first 10 seconds, during which 19.4 percent of a video's audience defects.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalism students don't read newspapers  —  Two eye-opening moments at my lecture to about 250 City University MA journalism students yesterday afternoon.  —  I asked for a show of hands on a simple question: what is your primary news source?  —  Newspapers?  No more than 20 hands went up.
Discussion: Romenesko
Daisy Whitney / NetNewsCheck Latest:
The New News Networks: Big Media Go Local  —  When AOL recently announced that its digital network of local online news sites now reaches 100 towns and would reach 500 by year end, those milestones signified how serious the hyperlocal online news business has become.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
BNI Video Raises $16M to Turn Cable TV to IPTV  —  BNI Video, which hopes to provide a way for cable and IPTV providers to quickly roll out new video services, has raised $16 million from a group of investors led by Cisco, Comcast Interactive Capital and Time Warner Cable.
Interview:'s Drew Curtis— visionary, internet god, bourbon enthusiast  —  This month, Comedy Examiner HQ is running a series of interviews with people that have had a substantial influence on the world of comedy.  For the first part of this series— which would focus on the internet …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Amazon Expands Publishing Horizons With Short-Form Kindle Singles
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Magazine Publishers Turn Back From the Abyss
Discussion: MPA, Gawker, All Things Digital and BoomTown
Lauren Goode / Digits:
Mobile TV's Uphill Climb
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Media Non-Move: Star Bill Simmons Stays Put
Discussion: The Adam Carolla Show
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
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Jason Fell / Folio:
Consumer Magazines Notch Another Quarter of Ad Page Growth
the nytpicker:
Stunner.  At 7:00 AM Today, NYT Announced That It Has Officially Run Out Of Ideas.
Discussion: Idea of the Day
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Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
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Discussion: BuzzMachine and adrian monck
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Elizabeth Guider Stepping Down at the Hollywood Reporter; Online Editor Out, Too
Discussion: Hollywood Elsewhere
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bloomberg Plans a Data Service on the Business of Government
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Mixpo Unveils Tools To Move TV Ad Budgets Online