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6:00 AM ET, November 15, 2010

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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
New Vision for Old Press  —  For Newsweek, Tina Brown Aims for Right Mix of Serious and Light (on a Budget)  —  Facing a steady bleed of talent and money, Newsweek's merger with the Daily Beast is widely viewed as the best-possible outcome for the weekly magazine.
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A Defense of Newsweek.com  —  It's always nice to wake up and find out in the Times that your job is doomed.  As they put it on Saturday morning, quoting the new CEO of the so-called Newsweek Daily Beast Company, Stephen Colvin: “Newsweek.com will cease to exist after the merger …
Discussion: New York Times, via:nicksumm
Nick Bilton / Bits:
One on One: Tim Wu, Author of ‘The Master Switch’  —  Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who came up with the term “net neutrality” in a research paper, has just written a new book, “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires,” published by Knopf.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Miller announces GMG reorganisation  —  Guardian Media Group to focus on ‘core business’ - national newspapers and websites  —  Andrew Miller, the new chief executive of Guardian Media Group, is planning an internal reorganisation aimed at aligning the company more closely with its flagship newspapers and websites.
Discussion: The Wire
Nat Ives / AdAge:
What to Expect as News Corp. Dives Into Business of Education  —  Hiring of Ex-Schools Chancellor Klein Signals Interest in Paid-Content Curriculum  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Are you ready for News Corp. to help teach your children?  —  Hearst Magazines Chairman Cathie Black got …
Ron Lieber / New York Times:
Zagat Survey Aims to Regain Its Online Balance  —  BACK in the early '80s, when the Zagat Survey was still just a single sheet of legal-size paper that Nina and Tim Zagat gave to friends and colleagues, they learned that their list of the best restaurants in New York had been reproduced — en masse — inside Citibank.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
As for Conan, He Who Laughs Last...  O'Brien's Move to TBS Seen as Early Success for Viewers and Advertisers  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Conan O'Brien looks to be having the best laugh.  —  After all the hype and months of speculation over Mr. O'Brien's move from NBC to cable's TBS …
Discussion: MediaPost, Thanks:rawmeet
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
4chan Wages War on Tumblr: Whoever Wins, We All Lose (Updated)  —  At 5pm today the unruly message board 4chan plans to take down the blogging platform Tumblr. 4chan has successfully cowed everyone from Gene Simmons to the Tea Party, but they may have finally met their match.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Ad Urges Recording News  —  Of all the news commercials on the networks this year, one running this fall for “NBC Nightly News” might be the most unorthodox.  In it, the anchor Brian Williams recommends that people record the 6:30 p.m. newscast if they will not be home in time to watch live.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Felix Salmon:
The NYT's attempt to fix the budget  —  In the wake of his excellent rent-vs-buy calculator, David Leonhardt has helped create another interactive tool, this one called “You Fix the Budget”.  He writes: … It's a good idea in theory, and I even played the game myself …
Discussion: New York Times
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Vicious Infighting at NBC News  —  MSNBC's president vowed to fire Keith Olbermann after he threatened to take his case to other networks.  Howard Kurtz on the civil war that has NBC brass—and his own staff—fuming.  —  Keith Olbermann was having dinner with his manager at an Upper East Side restaurant …
 
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