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4:30 AM ET, September 6, 2011


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
A Tech Blogger Who Leaps Over the Line  —  When Michael Arrington, the editor of the popular Web site TechCrunch, told his bosses at AOL that he was forming a venture capital company to finance some of the technology start-ups that his site wrote about, they did not fire him or ask for his resignation.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Kills Its Fast Flip News Reading Experiment  —  To news executives who argue it is destructive, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has tended to highlight five things to the contrary - (1) its First Click Free scheme, (2) its Fast Flip reading tool, (3) Living Stories, (4) OnePass, and (5) …
Discussion: Mashable!, Guardian and eMedia Vitals
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Politico's Way  —  To cover American politics, Politico deploys an editorial staff of 150.  This is more than any news organization in the United States for the same beat.  It all started five years ago: a niche website launched by three seasoned political reporters who sharpened their claws in mainstream medias.
Discussion: Guardian and The Politico
Josh Halliday / paidContent:UK:
News International To Sell Wapping HQ  —  News International, publisher of the Sun and the Times, is to sell Wapping, the headquarters of its UK operations for 25 years.  —  The move was announced in an email to all News International staff on Monday lunchtime.
Discussion: Guardian and Media Week
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Andy Carvin: the man who tweets revolutions  —  NPR's media strategist has become a leading player in the breaking news business  —  Andy Carvin insists that the introduction on his Google Plus profile - “I tweet revolutions” - is a joke, but nevertheless that's what he's famous for.
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Phone-Hacking Lawyer Lewis Says Hearing Could End James Murdoch's Career  —  Mark Lewis, the lawyer representing dozens of News of the World phone-hacking victims, said testimony by former News Corp. (NWSA) executives to the U.K. Parliament tomorrow may determine if James Murdoch lied about the scandal.
Robert Hutton / Vancouver Sun:
Ex-News Corp. executives aim to shift blame in testimony
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Andy Coulson will not face inquiry into NI payments, confirms watchdog  —  Parliamentary standards commissioner's decision follows Electoral Commission ruling out investigation into Tory party  —  Andy Coulson will not face an official investigation into allegations that he failed …
Kenneth Rapoza / Forbes:
Tech Savvy & Richer India Turns Daily News Sites Into World Leaders  —  Subscribe to Forbes Get a Free Trial Issue … Having a few extra million people with a laptop at home has helped India's two biggest dailies build more online traffic to its news site than every U.S. paper except The New York Times.
Sarah Marshall /
The LA Times on the role of its SEO chief - ‘the key is feedback’  —  The Los Angeles Times has reported some pretty impressive traffic figures recently - in fact managing editor Jimmy Orr says it is the only major newspaper website in the US to be increasing in traffic.
Kenneth Rapoza / Forbes:
In Brazil, Arianna Huffington Says Social Media Good For Journalism  —  Subscribe to Forbes Get a Free Trial Issue … News organizations might abhor sites like the The Huffington Post or The Drudge Report, but the First Lady of online news, Arianna Huffington, told a gathering of Brazilians …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Tavi Launches Magazine with Help from Friends at This American Life and The Awl  —  Tavi Gevinson's online magazine for teens, Rookie, launched today.  Although it publishes daily, Rookie will have monthly themes to create the cohesiveness of a magazine issue, according to managing editor Emily Condon.
Rance Crain / AdAge:
Griffin Breaks Silence on Time Inc., What Lies Ahead  —  Seven Months Since His Ouster, Publishing Exec Talks About Getting Off the ‘Main Line’ and What He Feels He Accomplished at the TW Unit  —  Jack Griffin is out to prove there's life after Time Inc.  —  Fired seven months ago as CEO …
Jon Henley / Guardian:
When live television goes wrong ...  TV host Ortis Deley was dropped this week as Channel 4's main presenter of its world athletics coverage after an excruciating series of blunders.  Jon Henley talks to other broadcasting veterans about the thrill, the adrenaline - and the nightmare of going live
Discussion: Mediaite and Gawker
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Reliable Sources Panel Debates Whether Sarah Palin Is Getting Too Much Media Attention
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TV In The Cloud
Discussion: Future of Journalism and The Loop
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
I applaud Washington Post conversations about social media and digital publishing
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The Atlantic Online:
Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia
Erik Wemple:
Jack Shafer on ‘reproducible’ journalism
Discussion: Future of Journalism