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6:35 AM ET, September 8, 2011

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Dan Primack / Fortune:
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 …
Elias Bizannes / Elias Bizannes/blog:
The changing dynamics of news  —  In the recent controversy that has erupted due to the firing of Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, I believe it represents an era in innovation led by TechCrunch that we're only starting to appreciate.  —  To start on this thought experiment …
Chadwick Matlin / Fortune:
The “end of TechCrunch”? It might not be such a bad thing
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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Felix Salmon:
When digital ads pay for local news  —  In the world of regional newspapers, Journal Register Company and MediaNews Group are very big fish; they're now merging, and the merged entity to be called Digital First Media, will be run by John Paton.  Who writes that already he's reaching an important milestone:
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of ComboCo  —  Editor's Note: Each week …
Discussion: paidContent
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A wave of consolidation? Some context on MediaNews, Journal Register, and Alden Global Capital
Steve Myers / Poynter:
MediaNews and Journal Register Co. brought under one roof with John Paton at helm
Discussion: paidContent and Editors Weblog
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Our Policy On Anonymous Sources  —  Last week, NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen asked about our policy on anonymous sources.  —  Here is that policy:  —  We will grant anonymity to any source at any time for any reason.  —  The logic for this policy is simple.
Los Angeles Times:
How high can fees for sports rights go?  —  Pay-TV distributors fret that passing along those costs could drive subscribers away  —  A television camera man covers action during the first half of an NFL preseason football game last month between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Atlanta Falcons.
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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
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 …
Discussion: Chicago magazine
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.
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 …
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.
 
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