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3:05 PM 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 …
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Major Garrett Talks Juan Williams On Morning Joe: FNC Embraces “Polarization”  —  MSNBC's Morning Joe welcomed National Journal Executive Editor Ron Brownstein and NJ correspondent Major Garrett this morning, the day the magazine and web site relaunched.  —  Of course, Garrett on Morning Joe …
Farai Chideya / The Huffington Post:
What Everyone Is Missing About NPR's WilliamsGate
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
Newsboy  —  Looking for one last turn in the spotlight, 92 year old Sidney Harman paid his dollar for Newsweek.  And Tina Brown was all set to dance.  So why did it fall apart?  —  Tina Brown has always had a thing for older men—years ago, she'd married one.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Debut for a Nimbler, Newsier National Journal  —  WASHINGTON — “The conversation” is a term of art in the media often associated with longing.  Media companies want to join it, shape it, lead it.  —  This has not always been a strong suit for National Journal.
Financial Times:
National Journal defies print logic
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Pitching Movies or Filming Shows, Hollywood Is Hooked on iPads  —  Last month at a meeting in Hollywood, it was time to plot out the sequel to “Star Trek,” last year's blockbuster reboot of the sci-fi franchise.  —  The attendees all brought smartphones — gadgets far more powerful …
Discussion: TUAW and Poynter Online
John Koblin / WWD: Moves to Fairchild Group  —  NEW YORK —The Condé Nast Web site is becoming part of Fairchild Fashion Group, effective immediately.  The editorial team at, including editor Dirk Standen, will now report to Fairchild editorial director Peter Kaplan.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Win for Adobe: Condé Nast Will Use It Instead of Rolling Its Own Tablet Magazines  —  Here's a win for Adobe, which could use one: Condé Nast, which has been testing the software company's tablet publishing tool against a homegrown version, is going to use Adobe's offering instead.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Blurring the Line Between Apps and Books  —  STEPHEN ELLIOTT, a 38-year-old from San Francisco, just introduced his first piece of software for sale: an app for the iPad and iPhone called “The Adderall Diaries.”  —  He's not exactly a programmer — better to call him a writer.
Discussion: New York Observer
Jon Orlin / TechCrunch:
Internet TV and The Death of Cable TV, really  —  Yes, you heard this before.  The Death of Cable TV.  Yet, it hasn't happened.  But now, so many disruptions are happening in the video space, cable tv is really stepping towards the cliff.  Don't expect the cable industry to just give up.
Discussion: Online Video News
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
PBS Making Digital Push With New Website, iPad Application … PBS is beta-launching Monday a new website at, which will offer local content from member stations alongside national content and offer auto-localization features.  —  The public broadcaster also is launching PBS for iPad …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
WSJ Doesn't Buy Into Amazon's ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere’ Plans  —  Earlier this month, I told an Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) VP the aspect that bothered me most as a Kindle user was the inability to access my subscriptions across the e-reader platform.  Amazon execs are among the best I've ever seen …
Discussion: Poynter Online
Jose Martinez / NY Daily News:
Mommy blogger Lyss Stern agreed to write puff piece to pay off $45K dental bill then reneged: suit  —  Author Lyss Stern shows off her winning smile at the “If You Give A Mom A Martini...” book launch last year.  A Manhattan dental practice claims she didn't pay for it.
Discussion: Gothamist
Jack D. Lail /
Free enterprise just hasn't been good for journalism  —  If you were thinking that the Internet ruined journalism, you'd be wrong; it's competition and free enterprise that destroys the noble profession.  —  At least that's my reading of Paul Steiger's speech last week as part …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How can SPJ remain relevant in the Internet age?  —  The Society of Professional Journalists is America's oldest and largest journalism organization — which means that, like nearly every other journalism organization these days, its traditional role is under significant pressure to adapt to the new journalism reality.
Discussion: Net Worked
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
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John Cook / TechFlash:
KING TV, The Seattle Times start local online ad network for blogs
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