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3:25 AM ET, October 25, 2010


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Against Odds, Web Site Finds Niche  —  Something odd showed up last week in the mailbox of Choire Sicha, a veteran blogger who lost his job and started a Web site with a few pals two years ago: a paycheck.  —  In September 2008, Mr. Sicha, Alex Balk and David Cho all found themselves laid off from Radar …
Farai Chideya / The Huffington Post:
What Everyone Is Missing About NPR's WilliamsGate  —  “juan, gettin ugly.  wonder if it will result in him severing ties, or mutual”  —  That was my note at the top of an email I sent back in September of 2007 to a colleague at NPR.  In full disclosure, I am a former employee of NPR …
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
NPR News Analyst: How Juan Williams Got Fired  —  “The term ‘analysis,’ as NPR is using it here, means something so obscure, tendentious and peculiar to the culture of professional journalism that the vacuous and tautological statements I've quoted are probably the network's better option.”
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Candidates Running Against, and With, Cable News  —  When Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive of the News Corporation, donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association this summer, he may have given an even bigger gift to its opponents.  —  The Democratic Governors Association …
New York Post:
Staff at ABC News' DC bureau is icy to ‘cold’ Christiane Amanpour  —  Tweet  —  The knives are out for Christiane Amanpour at ABC News' DC bureau.  Since the ex-CNN war correspondent began anchoring “This Week” in August, she's upset some co-workers by being a “distant outsider,” sources said.
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Markcuban / blog maverick:
How Google TV Could Hand Netflix the entire streaming universe  —  I personally can't think of anything stupider for the big broadcast networks to do than give their shows to Google for free.  Why ?  Because they are finally getting BILLIONS of dollars in retransmission fees from their distributors.
John Cook / TechFlash:
KING TV, The Seattle Times start local online ad network for blogs  —  Two of the largest media companies in the Pacific Northwest are joining forces to create a new online advertising network focused on community news sites and hyperlocal blogs.  The Seattle Times and KING-TV tomorrow …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Expanding Into New Territories  —  In defining business strategies for modern medias such as online newspapers, the most difficult part is finding the right combination of revenue streams.  Advertising, pay-per-view, flat fee... All are part of the new spectrum media companies now have to deal with.
Tribune to detail bankruptcy plan, but fights loom  —  Newspaper publisher Tribune Co. is expected to unveil a plan on Friday to settle billions of dollars in debts and end its two-year bankruptcy, but it still faces some potentially nasty legal fights.  —  The owner of the Los Angeles Times …
Tom Foremski / IMHO Blog| ZDNet:
Tynt: A business built around online copy and paste  —  Who would think that there is a business in providing an online copy and paste service?  Tynt believes that there is a very large opportunity even though it hasn't yet figured out how best to monetize it.
Andrew Alexander / Washington Post:
Post's Amazon links in stories raise ethical questions  —  When you're reading a Post review online, click on a highlighted book title and you'll likely be directed to, where you can purchase it instantly.  It's convenient for readers.  But is it costly to credibility?
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
Paris Review Editor Frees Menagerie of Wordsmiths  —  The first issue of The Paris Review under its new editor, Lorin Stein, hit newsstands recently, and it's a thing of sober beauty.  The issue doesn't contain many surprises — there's fiction from Sam Lipsyte, poetry from Frederick Seidel …
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