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7:25 PM ET, October 15, 2010


 Top News: 
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Breaking Business:
Lee Abrams resigns from Tribune Co.  —  Lee Abrams.  (Handout)  —  Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams, who earlier this week sent a companywide e-mail that contained content deemed inappropriate for the workplace, resigned on Friday.  —  The e-mail was the latest in a series …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Columbia developing a year-round news outlet to let students learn how to build and serve an audience  —  It's only a slight exaggeration to say that journalism schools, even more than other media institutions, are experiencing an existential crisis under news' new conditions.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYT Replaces Editors' Choice iPad App With Full Version—Free For Now  —  You expected more from The New York Times on the iPad?  You're getting it—and eventually, you'll have to pay to get all of it.  The NYTCo (NYSE: NYT) flagship is updating its Editors' Choice iPad app with an expanded version …
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Size Does Matter When It Comes To Tablets, Newspapers Fear  —  The iPad has been a hit with newspaper and magazine publishers because its 9.7-inch screen gives apps room to play with layout.  At a recent industry conference, a digital strategist for the Gannett newspaper chain worried …
Discussion: Poynter Online
Conference Looked to Make E-Reading, Tablets Work for News Media
Discussion: Poynter Online
Alex Weprin /
Dennis Kneale to Join Fox Business Network  —  It looks like another CNBC reporter is leaving to join Fox Business Network.  —  TVNewser hears that Dennis Kneale is expected to join Fox Business in an on-air role covering media and advertising.  —  We have calls out to Fox Business, and will update when we hear back.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
NBC U Perks Up a Bit for Its New Owners  —  This should make the folks in Philadelphia feel a bit better about their purchase-to-be: GE says that its NBC Universal unit, soon to become a Comcast property, had a decent third quarter.  —  Unofficially, that is.
Discussion:, Multichannel and Company Town
Jeremy Porter / Journalistics:
How the Top 25 U.S. Newspapers Stack Up Online  —  Most newspaper rankings are usually based on circulation numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).  It makes sense to rank newspapers by circulation, since the more papers that ship, the more people a paper reaches and the more influence it has.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. approached about Yahoo buy  —  Private equity firms eye alternatives to AOL deal  —  NEW YORK — As Yahoo shareholders cheer a possible sale of the company to private equity firms, perhaps with the aid of AOL, private equity players also have approached News Corp. as a potential strategic partner, according to sources.
Wall Street Journal:
On Basic Cable, TV's Alternate Universe  —  Without big budgets, basic cable shows are multiplying—and changing the way TV is made.  Can the major networks learn from them?  Plus: six new shows to watch.  —  Miners Braced for Media Crush  —  The 33 miners saved from a Chilean mine …
Discussion: VideoNuze, Company Town and AdAge
John Cassidy / The New Yorker Blog:
Is Nick Denton Really the New Rupert Murdoch?  —  Updated below.  —  Kudos to my colleague Ben McGrath for finally eliciting some dollar figures for the revenues of Gawker Media.  Back in early 2006, when I spoke to Denton about the possibility of writing an article about Gawker's rise …
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Borders Partners with BookBrewer to Turn Blogs into eBooks  —  As eBooks have become increasingly popular, many major eBookstores have created ways to fill those eBookshelves not just with the titles of well known authors but with the works of any author willing to cough up the fees …
Discussion: Fast Company
Newspaper Association of America:
NEWSPAPER WEBSITES REACH NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF U.S INTERNET USERS IN SEPTEMBER  —  New data from comScore indicates one-in-four newspaper website visitors come from households earning at least $100,000 a year; Newspaper sites reach majority of 25-to-34-year-olds
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
How to turn a paper of record into a website of record  —  Last week Arthur Brisbane, the new public editor of the New York Times, posted an illuminating exchange between a reader of the paper and one of its top editors.  —  The reader asked: What's with the way stories change all the time on the website?
Discussion: Regret the Error
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Twitter Blanketed Cheshire Trial  —  NEW HAVEN — Dr. William A. Petit Jr., whose wife and daughters were killed by two intruders in Cheshire, Conn., took the witness stand.  It was one of the most expectantly intense moments of the three-week long trial of one of two defendants in the case.
Discussion: WebNewser
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
CBS Closes Signature Store, Grows Online Presence  —  A fixture on Broadway with its art deco façade, the CBS Store in New York has closed after an apparent failure to agree on new lease terms.  Located at the corner of West 53rd Street, CBS posters outside and “CSI:” …
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Business Wire:
Demand Media Launches Blog Distribution Network
Discussion: The Wire
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Kelly to retire as Seattle Times Co. president
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Friday interview: Jersey farmer's son sows seeds of Condé …
Discussion: New York Observer
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Amanda Andrews / Telegraph:
BBC hampers Johnston Press's paid content ambitions
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Paul Boutin / New York Times:
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Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
Journalism education: Irrelevant, or lacking context?
Rachel Richardson / paidContent:
News Of The World's Digital Editor On Going Paid
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Warner Bros. Television Group Acquires Shed Media
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Variety
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of replacement journalism
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Steve Smith /
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From Techmeme:

Simon Willison / Simon Willison's Weblog:
GPT-4o mini costs $0.15 per 1M input tokens and $0.60 per 1M output tokens, prices lower than those of Claude 3 Haiku and Gemini 1.5 Flash

Emma Roth / The Verge:
Google, OpenAI, Microsoft, Nvidia, and others form the Coalition for Secure AI to share best practices and open-source methodologies for secure AI deployment

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Indian crypto exchange WazirX says one of its multisig wallets “experienced a security breach” after $230M+ in withdrawals; WazirX had $500M in holdings in June

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