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4:05 AM ET, October 30, 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 …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Updated: Gawker Pulls Ads From O'Donnell Post
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Gawker editor defends anonymous O'Donnell post
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
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
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 …
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.
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Redbox planning to expand onto the Web next year  —  As more consumers leave DVDs behind for digital downloads, the company that brought movie vending machines to grocery stores nationwide is following the audience.  —  Redbox unveiled Thursday a new digital strategy that by next year …
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. …
Discussion: New York Post
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.
Discussion: paidContent and WebNewser
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
NYT hires two reporters for biz news desk  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia and Dealbook blog editor Andrew Ross Sorkin sent out the following announcement to the staff on Friday afternoon:
Discussion: The Texas Tribune
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.
Joshua Brustein / Media Decoder:
Newsweek Offers iPad App With Subscription Option  —  Newsweek released an iPad application this week that allows readers to buy subscriptions using Apple's in-app purchasing system, seemingly resolving a major frustration that magazine publishers have had with the iPad.
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Dan Duray / New York Observer:
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Discussion: Inside Cable News
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post:
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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google yearns to make YouTube a TV network
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune braces for competing bankruptcy plans
Discussion: Romenesko and Los Angeles Times
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Jason Stverak / Online Journalism Review:
Joining the online news bandwagon
Tom Ramstack / All Headline News:
Traditional Journalists Switch to Internet or Face Layoffs
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Craig Silverman shares excellent advice on accuracy, verification …
Discussion: TBD All News
Steve Smith / MinOnline:
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