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5:45 PM ET, August 31, 2011


 Top News: 
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Campaign Reporters Are Younger, and Cheaper  —  WASHINGTON — A group of five fresh-faced reporters from National Journal and CBS News clicked away on their MacBooks one recent afternoon, dutifully taking notes as seasoned journalists from the campaign trail shared their rules of the road.
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:   Stepping Back  —  Even in—or maybe particularly in …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Financial Times Apps Finally Pulled From iOS  —  Two months after the deadline for compliance hit, it's now clear The Financial Times and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) can't come to a compromise over the new requirement that in-app subscription payments must go through iTunes Store.
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Can HTML5 replace an iPad app?  Financial Times to find out  —  While it may be an oversimplification to talk about HTML5 as a direct competitor to native apps, one company is about to find out how the two compete in a very real sense.  The Financial Times, which in June introduced a tablet …
Ki Mae Heussner / Adweek:
Yahoo, Gannett Expand Local Ad Tie-In  —  Embattled media companies Yahoo and Gannett are getting even cozier.  —  Facing revenue declines, the Internet giant and the country's biggest newspaper publisher are hoping they can boost their bottom lines with an expanded local advertising partnership.
Discussion: and Broadcasting & Cable
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Gannett, Yahoo Widen Ad Alliance  —  Gannett Co. and Yahoo are expanding a local advertising partnership under which the media company's newspapers and TV stations sell Yahoo inventory as part of their digital ad offerings.  The companies will extend the year-old deal from nine to all of Gannett's 19 broadcast markets nationwide.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Regina McCombs / Poynter:
How 6 news organizations are using QR codes to drive traffic to news content  —  Walk past a bus shelter, check product packaging, visit a home improvement store and you'll see Quick Response (QR) codes.  They have gone mainstream, as 14 million people scanned a QR code in June …
Vanity Fair:
Vanity Fair Exclusive: Conrad Black on Life in Prison, Maintaining His Innocence, and Why He Blames Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. for His Legal Woes  —  “The myth is that the price war put so much pressure on our profits that I was forced to steal money to maintain my opulent lifestyle,” Conrad Black tells Vanity Fair's Bryan Burrough.
Finalists announced for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards  —  Finalists for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards, many pushing the envelope of innovation and excellence in digital storytelling and distribution, were announced today by the Online News Association and its academic partner …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Future, Gawker Will Launch Gizmodo UK Edition  —  Despite already having a strong portfolio of technology titles, magazine and website publisher Future is bringing a localised version of Gawker Media's Gizmodo tech blog to the UK.  —  It tells paidContent Gizmodo UK will run entirely separately …
Discussion: Guardian
Jason Kirk / Kindle Post US:
@author: Connecting Readers and Writers  —  We're excited to announce a new way for readers to connect with authors and engage in the community around their favorite authors' books. @author lets readers ask questions while they're reading a Kindle book, or from an Amazon Author Page.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Ralph Lauren Buys Solo Sponsorship of NY Times iPad App for September  —  Ads Will Provide the Only Live Video of Designer's Fashion Week Runway Show, Suspend Pay Meter Around Five Sections  —  Polo Ralph Lauren has bought a solo sponsorship of The New York Times iPad app during September …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Why CNN Acquired Zite [INTERVIEW]  —  In tablets generally and the iPad particularly, consumers have found a device conducive to reading news.  —  It's no surprise then that a growing number of newsreading apps have appeared, from individual, branded apps such as The Wall Street Journal …
Ryan Durling /
What the Rise of the ‘Insider’ Means For Sports Journalism  —  Ryan came to BostInnovation after covering the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup run at SBNation and Something's Bruins.  He writes about any and all things Boston sports for BostInno.  Originally from Syracuse, Ryan earned his Bachelor's …
The Atlantic Online:
Fuego: A Bot That Turns the Twitter Firehose Into a Trickle  —  A new tool from the good people at Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab can help you find the best links buried among the tweets  —  Having troubles keeping up with your Twitter stream?  Feel like you wade through hundreds of tweets …
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