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2:05 PM ET, September 13, 2011


 Top News: 
Mother of 7/7 victim to sue NoW publisher  —  High court judge to take Sheila Henry's case as one of the lead actions over phone hacking at the former tabloid  —  Sheila Henry, the mother of 7/7 victim Christian Small, has launched a legal action against the publisher of the News of the World …
James Robinson / Guardian:
Phone hacking: James Murdoch recalled by MPs  —  News Corp boss to face fresh questions about whether he knew News of the World hacking went further than one reporter  —  James Murdoch is to be recalled to give evidence to MPs on the Commons culture, media and sport select committee.
James Robinson / Guardian:
Phone hacking: News International finds ‘large caches’ of documents
Discussion: The Independent
New Details on Philly Papers' Bold Tablet Plan Android tablets to spur digital content adoption By Lucia Moses  —  Making a big bet on the tablet market, the Philadelphia Inquirer and sibling paper Philadelphia Daily News in July announced a plan to sell deeply discounted tablets containing subscriptions to its digital editions.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Meet Philly's New Android-Powered Newspaper: The Arnova 10 G2
Discussion: Poynter,, SplatF and MediaPost
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Seeks Tablet Content  —  As its tablet launch draws near, Inc. is in the market for content.  According to people familiar with the matter, the Seattle retailing giant is starting talks with magazine and newspaper publishers on new terms for subscriptions and single copies of periodicals for the device.
Jennifer Preston / Media Decoder:
Mashable Expanding Its Coverage  —  Mashable, the popular Web site for information about technology and social media, said Monday that it was expanding coverage to include new sections for entertainment, United States news and world news, and that it was hiring a veteran technology editor to oversee all of its editorial content.
Judy Muller / Los Angeles Times:
Where newspapers thrive  —  At a time when doomsayers are predicting the death of traditional journalism, thousands of small-town weeklies are doing just fine, thank you.  —  We've been hearing a lot of depressing news in recent years about the dire financial prospects for big daily newspapers, including the one you're now holding.
John Ortved / Adweek:
Is Digital Killing the Luxury Brand?  —  High-end fashion brands have a problem.  Let's call it the “Kreayshawn quandary,” after the young Bay Area rapper made famous by the Internet and her hit song “Gucci, Gucci,” which has gotten over 16 million views on YouTube.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Motorola Mobility Invests In Video Publishing Platform Ooyala  —  After announcing a slew of new features on Facebook, video publishing platform Ooyala is announcing another bit of news today—a new investor.  The venture arm of Motorola Mobility, which Google is in the process of acquiring …
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
WSJ pushes further into video with free app  —  The Wall Street Journal has launched a new video application “WSJ Live” that pulls from the content from its stable of live programming.  —  WSJ Live is another push from the Journal into video programming — which represents …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
The Huffington Post:
Algeria Makes Sweeping Media Reforms  —  ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria has passed sweeping media reforms, ending a state monopoly on the broadcast sector and the imprisonment of journalists for libel.  —  The move is part of the president's political reforms announced on April 15 …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Authors Sue to Remove Books From Digital Archive  —  Three major authors' groups and eight individual authors filed suit against a partnership of research libraries and five universities on Monday, arguing that their initiative to digitize millions of books constituted copyright infringement.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
From the Ashes of Righthaven, the Promising Future of Digital Media  —  Copyright troll Righthaven's flawed business model—suing hundreds of bloggers and small websites for dubious cases of alleged copyright infringement of newspaper articles—appears to be grinding to an inexorable finish.
Discussion: Threat Level and Adweek
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New CEO at Reader's Digest  —  Ailing Reader's Digest Association is installing its third chief executive in less than five months as it struggles to stem an advertising and circulation slide.  —  The New York company, which publishes the flagship magazine as well as Every Day with Rachael Ray …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Pierce leaves Boston Globe for Esquire  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  —  Charles P. Pierce, who has been an Esquire contributing editor since 1997, will be the full-time lead writer on's “The Politics Blog.”  He's stepped down from the Boston Globe after nine years as a reporter …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
5 ways news sites are using ‘Most Popular’ features to help readers surface more content  —  When visiting news sites, I almost always look at their “Most Popular” lists to see what other people are reading and find stories I may have otherwise missed.  These lists are helpful navigation tools …
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
CW Enlists Bing to Get Viewers to Seek Out New Shows
Discussion: MediaPost and Marketing Pilgrim
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
An insider takes over the ‘Times’ foreign desk, in an unlikely period of expansion amid international turmoil
Vicky Ward / Vanity Fair:
Veni, Vidi, Vivi
Discussion: The Corsair
Ownership, privacy to be debated in media inquiry
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Why do newspapers use different figures for fatalities of Sept. 11 attacks?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why the idea of a Netflix for e-books makes sense
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Tim Ebner / American Journalism Review:
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Last Night's Amazing 9/11 Memorial Photo Is a Year Old
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Matt Kinsman / Folio:
McGraw-Hill To Split Into Two Companies: McGraw-Hill Markets and McGraw-Hill Education
John Harrington / Photo Business News & Forum:
US Presswire Confirmed Sold to Gannett, Name Change
Discussion: Poynter and Gannett Blog
The Astonishing AOL/Huffington Post Plan to Profit on the Backs of Unpaid 13-Year-Old Bloggers (Seriously)
Robert Hof / The New Persuaders:
Flipboard's Mike McCue: Web Soon to Look More Like Magazines
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
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From Techmeme:

Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

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