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11:30 AM ET, October 28, 2010


 Top News: 
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Mike Lang, Post-News Corp., to Be Named Miramax CEO  —  Mike Lang, a leading business-development executive who recently left News Corp. and had a previous life at Disney, is set to be named CEO of the newly purchased Miramax, TheWrap has learned.
Bill Carter / Vanity Fair:
The Unsocial Network  —  Plunging ratings.  Tense negotiations.  A bewildered, increasingly outraged Conan O'Brien and an anxiously pragmatic Jay Leno.  In this excerpt from his new book, the author unfurls the behind-the-scenes story of late night's explosive 2010 showdown.  —  DESK JOBS
Ben Elowitz / paidContent:
SEO Is Dead, And The New King Is ‘SMO’  —  Ben Elowitz (@elowitz) is co-founder and CEO of Wetpaint, a web publisher, and author of the Digital Quarters blog.  Prior to Wetpaint, Elowitz co-founded Blue Nile, the online retailer of luxury goods.  He is also an angel investor in various media and e-commerce companies.
My iPad Magazine Stand  —  Because I recently left a job at one of the most prominent publications in the world, people often ask me about my opinions on the cavalcade of publications rushing to the iPad — those apps designed and developed by newspapers and magazines principally to deliver …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Statutory Realignment at Tribune Company  —  Not long after Sam Zell, the real estate mogul, took over the Tribune Company, he installed a sculpture in the headquarters lobby titled “Bureaucratic Shuffle,” a six-legged man going in circles and nowhere fast.
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Cable, technology, media firms form digital registry  —  (Reuters) - Major studios, cable and technology companies on Wednesday announced the launch of an Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) to track movies, TV shows and other assets much the way books are coded.
Discussion: Noted
Boris Kachka / New York Magazine:
Sterling's Gold: How Mad Men's Fake Memoir Became the Real Deal  —  Roger Sterling's divine folly-autobiography Sterling's Gold is now a real book coming out from Grove/Atlantic just in time for the holidays.  So, as high-roller Sterling might have advised, we took our questions …
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
AOL News Has A New Boss: Ex-ABC News Exec Jon Dube  —  AOL has hired Jon Dube as its new GM of news, according to a tweet from Saul Hansell, the former New York Times reporter who now works as programming director of AOL's efforts.  —  Dube was previously vice president of
Discussion: Lost Remote
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Find the Google Chrome App Store: Wait Till December  —  You probably haven't heard of it, and you're very unlikely to be looking for it.  But if you are wondering when you might see the Chrome app store Google is working on, here's the answer: December.  Probably.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Laura Oliver /
The bureau, the whistleblower and the data journalist: how WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs made the news  —  Tweet  —  When whistleblowing website WikiLeaks released 400,000 classified US military documents relating to the Iraq war on its website late Friday night, it was a collaborative effort …
David Johnson / D@J:
Dropping a bomb in the tenure meeting  —  So our Journalism Division faculty met today on creating new guidelines about merit and tenure.  And, always the troublemaker, I dropped the bomb on the discussion.  Tenure, as practiced and preached doesn't make sense to me.
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Bronwen Maddox to become chief executive and editor of Prospect  —  The Times chief foreign commentator to leave newspaper for role at monthly current affairs magazine  —  Bronwen Maddox is leaving the Times after 14 years to become chief executive and editor of current affairs magazine Prospect.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Roy Greenslade / This Is London:
Investigative journalism is still thriving in the internet era  —  Journalists, so surveys regularly reveal, are not trusted by the majority of the people they affect to serve.  —  In the public estimation of our worth, we rank alongside politicians and estate agents.
Discussion: Guardian
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Condé Nast Futuregram: No Magazines, but Lots of ‘Consumer Centricity’  —  On Tuesday, Charles H. Townsend, the chief executive of Condé Nast Publications, issued a well-covered planning memo announcing that the company will give individual publishers control of their brands on all platforms …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
IAC Says It Wants To Launch A Print ‘Companion’ To The Daily Beast  —  IAC's talks to merge The Daily Beast with Newsweek didn't go anywhere, but IAC (NSDQ: IACI) CEO Barry Diller said during the company's earnings call today that his online news magazine still wants to launch some sort of print product.
Discussion: The Next Web
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Barry Diller On The Daily Beast: “Breaking Even Is Not On Some Distant Shore”
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Megan Lavey / TUAW:
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Discussion: Poynter Online
Joel Meares / CJR:
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Discussion: Romenesko
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: St. Petersburg Times
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Nate Freeman / New York Observer:
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Discussion: Talking Biz News and MediaPost
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Discussion: MediaPost
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
News Corp. Rejects Cablevision Offer
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Comcast Says Its Disappearing Subscribers Aren't Cord Cutters
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Lawmakers divided over whether NBC-Comcast merger would aid diversity
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
9 Questions: Zell's Clown Car, The New “100,” …
Discussion: Romenesko
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
Guardian's Rusbridger and Die Zeit's Blau on collaborative journalism …
Scott Rosenberg / MediaBugs Blog:
MediaBugs goes national