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1:15 PM ET, October 13, 2010


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
In Coverage of Mine Rescue, Watching, Waiting and Counting  —  The pictures said it all.  In a remote part of Chile, a capsule emblazoned with the colors of the country's flag was hoisted out of an underground tomb and inside was a miner, the first of 33 to be rescued in a remarkable effort televised …
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Breaking Business:
Tribune Co. exec apologizes for ‘offensive’ memo  —  Days after Tribune Co.'s corporate management was characterized in a newspaper article as fostering a sexist “frat house” atmosphere, one of its top executives sent a company-wide e-mail with links to off-color satirical videos.
Robert Feder /
Time for Tribune to clear the air on foul management
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
A New Gossip Girl at the Post  —  Last Wednesday night, Page Six reporter Emily Smith was at the club Provocateur in the meatpacking district at a party for the season finale of The Spin Crowd, an E! network reality show produced by Kim Kardashian.  —  Ms. Kardashian came and left quickly …
Discussion: New York Post, Romenesko and The Awl
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
The Times of London's impenetrable but straightforward paywall  —  Assistant editor for online Tom Whitwell and Director of Times Digital Gurtej Sandhu told participants at a lunch during the 17th World Editors Forum a few details about the progress of the Times of London's new paywall and the thinking behind it.
Discussion: The Wire and
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
“Public Media” $100 Million Plan: 100 Journalists Per City  —  We've seen lots of motion in the public radio world over the last year.  We've seen 12 topical sites prominently launched in major cities, under the rubric of Project Argo.  We've seen National Public Radio building out a state …
Discussion: Romenesko
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter:
Futurist Nick Bilton Sees Media's Destiny: Storytelling  —  With smartphones, computers and tablets bombarding us with more data than we could ever ask for, it's difficult to get a clear vision of what the future portends.  But maybe we're already living there.
Discussion: eBookNewser and TeleRead
Internet Ad Revenues Break Records, Climb to More Than $12 Billion for First Half of '10  —  Search Remains Strong, Digital Video Soars as Display Gains Momentum—Double-Digit Growth in Online Advertising Is Back  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US today released …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
It's a brave new world at Condé Nast Digital  —  Tweet  —  The latest buzz inside Condé Nast is that a sweeping reorganization of the Condé Nast Digital operations is about to take place.  —  One outcome will combine the corporate print ad side with corporate digital ad sales …
Discussion: The Wire
Alex Pham / Company Town:
Sony's take on Google TV  —  The Internet's path from home computer to living room television has been littered with casualties, from WebTV, launched in the 1995, to Ultimate TV in 2000 and Apple TV in 2007.  —  Despite that, Sony is making a run at connecting the Internet with the TV …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Reuters To Roll Out Online Video Series; ‘Rocketboom’ Meets ‘Newshour’  —  As part of its continuing efforts to build out its multimedia strategy, is developing a series of online video programming for its website.  Plans call for a daily “morning show” that would be aimed …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and Felix Salmon
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Parker Spitzer Is Tanking CNN's Prime Time: Worst Ratings In 10 Years  —  CNN's prime time ratings woes are only increasing with new program Parker Spitzer.  —  Monday night was the lowest weekday prime time rating average in more than 10 years, since June 28, 2000.  And it wasn't just the 8pmET that was seeing low ratings.
Discussion: Tuned In
Felix Salmon:
How Dealbook lost its HP scoop  —  The NYT's Dealbook franchise spent a chunk of yesterday in internal discussions on how to use Twitter, which is hopeful.  But first they should work on their ability to use the Web.  —  A nice little scoop fell into Dealbook's lap yesterday, when Ray Lane …
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Evolution of comments needed  —  Amidst all of the brouhaha of the latest instalment of bloggers versus journalists, George Brock, the head of journalism at City University, hits on something that is important: Comments on news sites need to evolve. … This isn't to say that comments …
Simon Jenkins / Guardian:
Murdoch's whingeing rivals actually have a case for once  —  He's the best thing that happened to our media.  But he should accept a market geared to helping others challenge him  —  Wow.  The Guardian, Telegraph, Mail, Observer and Mirror, the BBC and Channel 4, even BT - all in agreement and all spitting mad.
Jason Fell / Folio:
Condé Nast Offers Five Best Practices for iPad Advertising  —  Survey also indicates that users want flexible purchasing options for the apps.  —  It's still early days with publishers and advertisers creating original, rich content on tablets like Apple's iPad …
Agence France Presse:
Media mayhem mars family's joy at Chile mine rescue … The joy of family members of the first miner to be rescued in Chile on Wednesday turned suddenly to horror when hundreds of journalists trampled their humble tent in a mad rush to speak to them.  The chaos and jostling marred …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
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