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4:15 PM ET, October 29, 2010


 Top News: 
David Carr / Media Decoder:
By Any Means Necessary: Gawker and the O'Donnell Post  —  We get it.  It's a dirty, terrible world out there and anything and everyone is fair game.  So when some guy was willing to trash Christine O'Donnell, the Republican candidate for United States Senate in Delaware …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Gawker editor defends anonymous O'Donnell post  —  Gawker was convicted Thursday in the court of Twitter opinion.  The charges: misogyny and reckless link-baiting.  —  “Today, we are all Christine O'Donnell,” wrote Salon's Justin Elliott.  —  He was one of several journalists and bloggers …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Behind Gawker's Christine O'Donnell ‘One-Night Stand’ Story
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Do bloggers devalue journalism?  —  Science journalist Angela Saini has written an interesting post on ‘devaluing journalism’ that I felt I had to respond to.  “The profession [of journalism] is being devalued,” she argues. … Firstly let me say that I broadly agree with most of what Angela is saying …
Charles Lewis / Investigative Reporting Workshop:
New journalism ecosystem thrives  —  In the immortal words of Sir Isaac Newton more than three centuries ago, “To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.”  It is perhaps peculiar and maybe even ill-advised to apply Newton's immortal Laws of Motion to the quirky, peculiar world of journalism.
Discussion: Romenesko
Joel Meares / CJR:
Keeping Up With Chuck Todd  —  “I'm in a business where I'm not allowed to miss right now”  —  It's 6:50 a.m. on a drizzling New York morning and Chuck Todd is standing behind a wall on the cluttered Today Show set, safely out of shot as he waits to talk America's early risers through the upcoming day in politics.
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune braces for competing bankruptcy plans  —  Unhappy creditors face Friday deadline to offer alternatives  —  Still recovering from a management scandal that claimed its chief executive a week ago, Tribune Co. is bracing for its next disruption: How to cope with legal challenges …
Discussion: Romenesko
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google yearns to make YouTube a TV network  —  Tweet  —  YouTube wants to be the boob tube.  —  Google is pitching YouTube not only as a popular Web destination, but as a content channel to have a place in the living room alongside TV networks like ABC, CBS and NBC.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Won't Fix Google TV's Content Problems
Discussion: GigaOM, VentureBeat, CrunchGear and The Wire
Jason Stverak / Online Journalism Review:
Joining the online news bandwagon  —  By Jason Stverak: Howard Kurtz, Peter Goodman, Jim VandeHei, and Richard Johnson are just a few of the many reporters voluntarily exiting the legacy media to join online news ventures.  —  While many are scratching their heads wondering …
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post:
Marie Claire Editor-In-Chief Joanna Coles On Apple's ‘Sexy’ iPad, Women In Tech, And More  —  “We had pizzas coming in at 1AM,” recalled Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles of creating the magazine's iPad app.  “It was like a startup within the magazine.  It felt like our equivalent of Facebook.”
Discussion: Poynter Online
Craig Silverman / MediaShift:
Notable Quotes, Impressions and Moments From the 2010 Online News Association Conference  —  “Welcome to the conference where journalism supposedly doesn't know it's supposed to be dead.”  —  Those were the welcoming words from Online News Association executive director Jane McDonnell …
Tom Ramstack / All Headline News:
Traditional Journalists Switch to Internet or Face Layoffs  —  Washington, D.C., United States (AHN) - Some journalists complained Thursday during a business conference in Washington, D.C., about what they see as the sunset of the traditional news media while others said the Internet was opening new opportunities.
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Jon Stewart: America's anchor-in-waiting  —  Commentary: The Most Trusted Name in ... something or other  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Comedy Central's Jon Stewart will be the first person to tell you, again, that he is an entertainer, not a journalist.  Therefore, he can't qualify …
Steve Smith / MinOnline:
Consumers See Old Media Ways Doomed  —  Americans may still prefer to get their information and news via traditional means, but most of us don't feel these venues will survive in their current form.  In a shocking poll result from Harris and 24/7Wall Street, 55% of 2,095 U.S. adults surveyed …
Discussion: MediaPost
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Search Ads Are a Hammer, But Not Everything is a Nail  —  Search-related keyword advertising is a multibillion-dollar industry for a reason — because it is extremely good at converting people who are searching for information into shoppers who want to buy something.
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Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Craig Silverman shares excellent advice on accuracy, verification …
Discussion: TBD All News
Irin Carmon / Jezebel:
Antoine Dodson Responds To The Haters
Carly Harrington / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Scripps Networks Interactive moving headquarters to Knoxville
How the Tea Party Utilized Digital Media to Gain Power
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
NY Times confident ahead of new era
Discussion: Romenesko and Guardian
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
The Campaign That Put a Book at #1 on Amazon, Beating out Glenn Beck
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Nicholas Schmidle / The Atlantic Online:
Smuggler, Forger, Writer, Spy
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Showtime ‘Crazy’ For Blog-Based Comedy
Discussion: Jezebel and Gawker
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Deputy Sunday biz editor at NYT leaving for Morgan Stanley
Discussion: Cision
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
What's the Boston Globe Worth, Anyway? Try $120 Million
Discussion: Romenesko
David Saleh Rauf / American Journalism Review:
Shield Law Showdown