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5:20 AM ET, September 14, 2011


 Top News: 
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
News Corp shareholders lodge complaint against Rupert Murdoch  —  Major US banks accuse Murdoch and News Corporation of corporate misconduct extending far beyond UK  —  A prominent group of US banks and investment funds with substantial investments in News Corporation has issued …
Wall Street Journal:
Scandal Clouds James Murdoch's Path  —  Future Muddied by U.K. Hacking Probe  —  Rupert Murdoch has long said he wants one of his children to succeed him.  The scandal at News Corp. has threatened that prospect.  —  Youngest son James, 38 years old, has been groomed as heir apparent.
Mother of 7/7 victim to sue NoW publisher
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Wall Street Journal Adds to Live Video Programming  —  Operating a bit like a stealth business news network, The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday announced a major expansion of its video unit, which is now producing three and a half hours of live programming each weekday and will soon produce even more.
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
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Why News Organizations Should Follow HuffPost's Lead and Try E-Books  —  Last week, BookBrewer had the great honor to be chosen by The Huffington Post, which used our platform to create and distribute its first e-book: “A People's History of the Great Recession” by Arthur Delaney.
Discussion: TeleRead
Media Decoder:
Times Names Sifton National Editor and Bryant Features Editor  —  Sam Sifton, the Times' dining critic and a former editor of both dining and the culture section, has been named the new national editor for the paper by the executive editor, Jill Abramson.  Ms. Abramson also named Adam Bryant …
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 …
Ryan Hupfer / isocket:
AOL Tech Expands On isocket Plus Other Great New Pubs  —  We're happy to announce that AOL Tech, the parent group of TechCrunch, is launching additional properties on isocket and!  —  As you may recall, the uber popular blog TechCrunch was our very first publisher.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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.
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Google News removes website financed by water district  —  Officials at Google News on Tuesday removed a website from its search index that had contracted with a local water district to produce promotional pieces “written in the image of real news.”  —  The move came in response to a Times story …
Anna Tarkov / Knight Digital Media Center …:
Patch by the numbers 2: Advertising  —  When it comes to advertising, the four Patch sites I reviewed in August all relied heavily on national advertising, while three were also attracting a significant amount of local ads.  Patch local business directories also figure in the revenue mix.
Kara Jesella / Slate Magazine:
Tavi Gevinson Rookie magazine: how it combines fashion and feminism.  —  Among the twenty- and thirtysomething women who populate the New York publishing world, there's a near-universal love for Sassy, the offbeat 1990s-era teen magazine, which they excitedly read along with their Plath and Didion as precocious adolescents.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
New Yorker Television Critic Nancy Franklin Taking a Break from Writing  —  Nancy Franklin announced that she is stepping down from her position as New Yorker television critic on Twitter today.  —  “I've been a critic for 18 years, and a TV critic for 13 of them.
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