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11:25 PM ET, November 16, 2010


 Top News: 
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Sasha Frere-Jones, New Yorker's Music Critic, Will Be Editor at News Corp.'s iPad Newspaper  —  Sasha Frere-Jones, a music critic at The New Yorker, will become the culture editor of The Daily, News Corporation's so-called iPad newspaper which is currently in development …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Masthead for News Corp's tablet ‘newspaper’ is starting to fill up  —  News Corp. has so far managed to keep the details of its nascent tablet “newspaper” under lock and key.  But it appears that the forthcoming digital publication, simply called The Daily, is starting to take shape.
Discussion: Romenesko
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Fixing NBC will be priority for new chief of NBC Universal  —  Steve Burke will become CEO when Comcast takes over the media company.  He is expected to install two experienced TV executives at the broadcast network when he unveils his management lineup.  —  When Comcast Corp.'s Steve Burke assembled …
Discussion: Company Town
Ben Smith / The Politico:
2 Dems claim Arianna Huffington stole website idea  —  Two Democratic consultants are accusing Arianna Huffington and her business partner of stealing their idea for the powerhouse liberal website Huffington Post.  —  Peter Daou and James Boyce charge that Huffington and partner Ken Lerer designed …
Not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be:
Cooks Source crams the other foot in there, still doesn't get it  —  I'd more or less stopped paying attention to the Cooks Source thing; nihilistic_kid declared victory and walked away, the entire Internet seemed to know that it was a publication based on plagiarism.
Joel Meares / CJR:
Jim VandeHei Talks Politico Pro  —  “We're going to dig really deep... really cover what's happening.”  —  Politico has just announced it will be launching a subscriber service, Politico Pro, next February.  According to a press release, Politico Pro's expected staff of forty journalists will provide …
Discussion: Romenesko and The Politico, via:romenesko
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Struggling Six Apart Begged for $2M Loan  —  When blogging pioneer Six Apart announced in September that it was being purchased by ad network VideoEgg and being folded into a new company, Say Media, the deal confirmed what many had been saying for some time: the once-hot startup had been left …
Google News Blog:
Credit where credit is due  —  News publishers and readers both benefit when journalists get proper credit for their work.  That can be difficult, with news spreading so quickly and many websites syndicating articles to others.  That's why we're experimenting with two new metatags for Google News …
Jason Fry / National Sports Journalism Center:
The Sports-News Ecosystem Begins With the Link  —  Earlier this month, the National Sports Journalism Center held a panel discussion called “Where's the Line?” that sought to examine a host of digital-era questions: What information can you trust?  Is the mainstream media taking up stories before they're properly verified?
Discussion: Romenesko
Focusing Your News Challenge Application: Tips From Winners  —  As the Dec. 1 deadline for the Knight News Challenge approaches, we've asked past winners to offer their best application tips.  —  Here winner Aaron Presnall, who created a set of data visualization with challenge funds …
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“That heady feeling of being totally integrated”: The elusive promise of community, flattened and “real”  —  In the future-of-journalism business, we're obsessed with adoption: getting online, getting hip to the web, leaving old analog practices behind, embracing the interactivity of social media.
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Google CEO Schmidt Slams Broadcast Nets  —  A feisty Eric Schmidt fired back at the major broadcast networks over their reluctance to allow their content to be accessed via Google TV, implying that the execs simply don't get the concept of Web-enabled television—and that fear was driving their decisions.
David Kaplan / paidContent: Partners With CityGrid On Targeted Local Ads  —  Hyperlocal news aggregator has been testing targeted ads from IAC's CityGrid ad network.  CityGrid, parent of the Citysearch local guide network, has been exploring partnerships with other community marketers since the spring …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
AOL's European Media Director Downing Has Left  —  The director of the AOL (NYSE: AOL) Media division in Europe, Julian Downing, has left the company, paidContent:UK has learned and confirmed.  —  It's thought Downing's role was made redundant, though AOL would not confirm.
Larry Kramer / MarketWatch:
Gawker figures out secret sauce of media  —  Commentary: Why curation is important  —  Stock selloff goes global … NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Thirteen years ago when we were launching CBS MarketWatch, while describing the business to potential investors in Silicon Valley, I would be asked what was so good about the site.
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Why Tina Brown Might Not Be Crazy to Kill  —  Awful for Newsweek Brand, but The Beast is Stronger Site if You Look Past Simple Traffic  —  For some time now, the best way to understand Newsweek, est. 1933, has been through the microblog Tumblr, est. 2007.
Discussion: GigaOM
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Tina Brown Postpones Her Book on the Clintons
Discussion: New York Observer
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Discussion: Newsworks
Ethan Klapper / 10,000 Words:
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New Forbes C.E.O. Mike Perlis weighs in on Lewis D'Vorkin's ‘content continuum’
Discussion: paidContent, Romenesko and Mixed Media
James Robinson / Guardian:
NoW boss: quality press sneers at working class
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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Discussion: New York Observer
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
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Discussion: New York Magazine
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