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12:20 AM ET, September 8, 2011

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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Arrington out at AOL (for real this time)  —  Not TechCrunch editor.  Not AOL Ventures employee.  Michael Arrington is on his own.  —  It has been a very long week for AOL.  And it's about to get even longer.  —  Last Thursday, word leaked that one of its employees …
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C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Information's triumph?  Three ways TechCrunch challenges ideas of journalism … In the spirit of doing what one does best and linking to the rest, I'll dispense with a lengthy overview of the controversy that erupted when AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Silicon Valley power-broker …
Chadwick Matlin / Fortune:
The “end of TechCrunch”?  It might not be such a bad thing  —  What would the startup scene be like without the blog that currently animates it?  A whole lot better, actually.  —  FORTUNE — At TechCrunch's Disrupt conference earlier this year, Michael Arrington brought Arianna Huffington …
Jxpaton / Digital First:
Digital First: The Next Step  —  Today marks another important step for Digital First.  —  As announced earlier this morning, we have formed a new company - Digital First Media Inc. It will manage both the Journal Register Company and Media News Group and its mission will be to accelerate …
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A wave of consolidation?  Some context on MediaNews, Journal Register, and Alden Global Capital  —  The big newspaper news this morning is that two of the nation's largest remaining chains, Journal Register Co. and MediaNews Group, are executing something like a merger-without-merging.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of ComboCo  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  Roll-up.  —  What seemed inevitable ("The newsonomics of roll-up") has now begun.
Discussion: paidContent
Steve Myers / Poynter:
MediaNews and Journal Register Co. brought under one roof with John Paton at helm
Discussion: paidContent
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Bloggers Don't Follow the Script, to ConAgra's Chagrin  —  IN August, food bloggers and mom bloggers in New York were invited to dine at an underground restaurant in a West Village brownstone run, apparently, by George Duran, the chef who hosts the “Ultimate Cake Off” on TLC.
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
“Topic maps, disambiguation, and multi-disciplinary teams” - Elizabeth McGuane at Content Strategy Forum 2011  —  Download this, and all of my notes from the Content Strategy Forum as one printable PDF or in epub format for iBooks  —  This is my final set of notes from this week's Content Strategy Forum.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hey, Guess What Happens to Advertising if the Economy Tanks  —  Here's some unpleasant deja vu: Summer's over, the economy is wobbling and analysts are starting to hack away at advertising forecasts.  —  2011 isn't 2008, yet.  So Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente doesn't think the ad business …
Jim Colgan / Poynter:
How journalists are using the iPad to enhance their reporting  —  Many journalists know what it's like to have a source freeze when you pull out a microphone or start recording them on camera.  What were once colorful anecdotes can quickly turn into stilted monologues.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Judge orders Medill students to give emails to prosecutors  —  A Cook County judge has ruled that Medill students were “acting as investigators in a criminal proceeding” under the supervision of former Northwestern professor David Protess and that they must give prosecutors more than 500 emails detailing …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The summer of our discontent: How web TV has changed  —  The unofficial end of summer has passed with the Labor Day weekend, and with it goes a three-month stretch of bad news for online video viewers:  — Netflix announced and implemented a new pricing plan that increases the cost of DVD and streaming by as much as 60 percent
Discussion: MediaPost and Forbes
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How Andy Carvin keeps his sanity while live-tweeting world news  —  NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin has become famous for his prolific tweeting of popular uprisings around the world.  On Wednesday he talked about why he does it and how he keeps some balance in his life.
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Murdoch And The Vicious Circle  —  As the phone-hacking scandal threatens Rupert Murdoch's empire, people are opening up about the fear he instilled in British society.  And while denial is still rife inside News Corp., the author hears how its supposedly hands-off chairman spawned a culture of coarseness and brutality.
Discussion: Guardian
Adobe:
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite To Support iOS 5 Newsstand  —  For immediate release  —  Publishers To Create Newsstand-enabled Applications with Full Support for Subscriptions  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that publishers will be able to use Adobe® Digital …
Guardian:
Guardian journalist questioned over alleged phone-hacking leaks  —  Case raises concerns about attempts to criminalise contact between journalists and off-the-record sources  —  A Guardian journalist has been questioned by police officers investigating alleged leaks of information from Operation Weeting …
 
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
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Steve Smith / MediaPost:
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
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Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
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Roy J. Harris Jr / Poynter:
How The Wall Street Journal's improvised 9/11 battle plan helped it to a Pulitzer
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