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1:55 PM ET, September 6, 2011


 Top News: 
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch As We Know It May Be Over  —  This is a post I never thought I'd have to write.  Unfortunately, I do.  And the worst part about it is that it should be Michael Arrington writing this post, not me.  —  But he can't.  —  TechCrunch is on the precipice.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NYT's Abramson names leadership team  —  “This is a start, explaining some changed roles,” Jill Abramson writes on her first day as Times executive editor.  “Some leaders will continue in the same roles, because they've made themselves irreplaceable, at least to  —  us rookies in our first year.
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Can Politico Win Again?  —  Ben Smith has a problem.  —  If there is such a thing as the prototypical political news blogger, then he's it.  Smith didn't quite invent the form, but over the six years he's been blogging—first for The New York Observer, then the New York Daily News …
Discussion: Poynter, and Monday Note
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
WSJ reporter joining NY Times biz desk to be corporate media reporter  —  Amy Chozick, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for the past eight years, is leaving the paper to become a corporate media reporter for the New York Times.  —  Chozick announced the move Tuesday morning on her Twitter feed.
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.
Discussion: Adweek
Phone hacking: James Murdoch ‘told of hacking email’  —  Tom Crone: “It was the reason that we had to settle the case”  —  Former News of the World legal manager Tom Crone has told MPs he was “certain” he told James Murdoch about an email which indicated phone hacking at the paper went beyond one rogue reporter.
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Phone-Hacking Lawyer Lewis Says Hearing Could End James Murdoch's Career
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Now on iTunes, for Free: A Show You Can't Watch on Fox for a Couple Weeks  —  Fox is leading the charge to take TV episodes that used to be free and easy to access on the Web, and make them more expensive and/or harder to find.  —  But the network doesn't always want to play hard to get.
The Pros And Cons Of Building An Audience Outside YouTube  —  As YouTube marches towards greater market share of viewers and video streams, “It's YouTube's world, we just stream it.”  But can you build an audience on or outside YouTube?  —  The reality is that unless content creators rely solely …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
News International to cut 110 jobs  —  Sun and Times publisher also reveals that almost half of former News of the World staff have taken voluntary redundancy  —  News International is to cut 110 jobs across its workforce as the company revealed that almost half of the former News …
John Koblin / WWD:
Steven Meisel Shoots Nearly Identical Portfolio for W, Italian Vogue  —  MEISEL'S MIRROR IMAGES: The staff of W landed a long-awaited coup for its September issue: Photographer Steven Meisel shot a 22-page black-and-white portfolio for the magazine.  W staffers were pleased to have Meisel …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Naming Names on the Internet  —  PARIS — Three years ago, after the suicide of a popular actress who had been bullied via the Internet, South Korea introduced a radical policy aimed at stamping out online hate.  It required contributors to Web portals and other popular sites to use their real names, rather than pseudonyms.
Discussion: Erik Wemple and TechCrunch
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-NYTer Judith Miller, others named Tablet Magazine arts and culture critics  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  Judith Miller will be the online magazine's theater critic, while pop music and legal issues will be covered by Elizabeth Wurtzel.  These and other new hires — they're named after the jump …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘FT’ Goes After U.S. Audience with Ad Campaign  —  After making waves by bypassing Apple's iTunes store, Pearson's Financial Times is looking to grow its U.S. print circulation with its first large-scale marketing campaign here.  —  The multimedia campaign will launch Sept. 6 and appear …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Anna Tarkov / Knight Digital Media Center …:
Patch by the numbers  —  Amid much hoopla and skepticism about Patch, AOL's group of 800-plus hyperlocal news sites, little has been said about the sites themselves.  How much news do they produce?  How do their users interact with them?  To find out, I took a closer look at four Patch sites around the country for a month.
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