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10:20 PM ET, October 29, 2010


 Top News: 
Why We Published the Christine O'Donnell Story  —  Yesterday, we published the anonymous account of a young man from Philadelphia who had a naked sleepover with Delaware GOP senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell three years ago.  Some people did not like that!  Here's why we'd do it again.
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 …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Updated: Gawker Pulls Ads From O'Donnell Post
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Gawker
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
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
AOL's Armstrong answers question, ‘Is Patch evil?’  —  On stage at the Online News Association's annual conference here in DC, AOL chief Tim Armstrong (left) was winding down the keynote session with NPR's Vivian Schiller.  That's when USC's Robert Hernandez (right) walked up the microphone …
Craig Silverman / MediaShift:
Notable Moments From the 2010 ONA 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 as she opened the 2010 Online News Association Conference.
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 …
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.”
Joshua Brustein / Media Decoder:   Newsweek Offers iPad App With Subscription Option
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Center for Public Integrity's HTML5 product aims to make long-form journalism readable on any device  —  Is it possible to enjoy long-form investigative journalism in a digital age without a fancy tablet?  A 5,000-word piece can be tough to get through on an ad-supported website.
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
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
With Internet TV, cable wins even if it loses  —  Americans, little by little, are cutting the proverbial cord on cable television.  But that doesn't mean they're breaking up with their cable companies.  —  In addition to controlling most of the paid TV market in the U.S. …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Demand Media's IPO Is On Deck, With Amended Filing  —  Demand Media, which posted its S-1 regulatory filing August, filed an amended version today that is likely to allow it to move quickly to an initial public offering.  —  The new version for the online content company has updated financial information for the third quarter.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL's Homepage Revamp Aims For TV Network Model  —  You don't usually hear the word “dayparts” when talking about a website's homepage, but the new AOL (NYSE: AOL) homepage that's going live Monday morning has a lot in common with the content values of a TV network.
Dan Duray / New York Observer:
Rah Rah Rah!  MSNBC Leans Forward  —  Last night when network execs, on-air personalities and hungry young producers stepped out of the elevator to the party celebrating MSNBC's new slogan “Lean Forward” on the 49th floor of 7 World Trade Center, they were immediately blinded by yellow spotlights.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
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
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