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4:50 PM ET, September 13, 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 …
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 …
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 …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Meet Philly's New Android-Powered Newspaper: The Arnova 10 G2  —  The Philadelphia Media Network has had an ambitious summer: in July, the company announced their intention to sell subsidized Android tablets with subscriptions to the digital editions of Philly's two daily papers.
Discussion: Poynter, SplatF, and MediaPost
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Discussion: Poynter
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 …
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 …
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.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
CW Enlists Bing to Get Viewers to Seek Out New Shows  —  Search Engine Gets Ads at Bottom of Screen — and in CW Slogan — as Advertisers Push for Content Surrounding Programming  —  The CW hopes a promotional boost from Microsoft's Bing search engine will help drive results for the launch of its coterie of new and returning series.
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.
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
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