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1:05 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 …
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.
Discussion: Gawker, TVNewser and Chickaboomer
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 …
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.
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 …
Steven Zeitchik / Los Angeles Times:
Hollywood's little secret: movie purgatory  —  Sometimes, studios change their minds about releasing a movie, even if it has already been completed.  Films with big stars such as Matt Damon, John Cusack, Eddie Murphy and Mel Gibson have all been there.  —  ‘CASE 39’: Even though RenEe Zellweger starred …
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?
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Media Moves: Doree Shafrir to Rolling Stone  —  ​Doree Shafrir — who was responsible for, among other things, being one-half of the author of the blog-to-book phenomenon that was Postcards from Yo Momma and being responsible for the “Hipster Grifter” story during her tenure …
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