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3:00 PM ET, September 15, 2011


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nick Davies, Ana Marie Cox join Guardian's new U.S. operation  —  Nick Davies, the reporter who's blown the lid off some of the biggest scoops of the U.K. phone-hacking scandal for the British newspaper, will join the American operation next spring.  I first reported last month that he was considering making the move.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Megan McCarthy Named Observer News Editor  —  Megan McCarthy has been named news editor of The New York Observer, editor Elizabeth Spiers announced today.  —  “Megan has a great eye for a story and I look forward to seeing her talents contribute to making an Observer that's faster and more agile,” Ms. Spiers said.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New Subscribe button lets journalists use Facebook like Twitter  —  Facebook announced a new feature today that competes directly with Twitter and will make it easier for journalists to use their personal profiles to share updates and links with the public.  Facebook users can now visit …
Zach Rait / Facebook Blog:
Introducing the Subscribe Button
The Independent:
Johann Hari: A personal apology  —  I've written so many articles over the years laying bare and polemicising against the errors and idiocies of other people.  This time, I am writing an article laying bare and polemicising against the errors and idiocies of myself.  If you give it out, you have to take it.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
For morning TV's ‘bookers,’ a constant race to secure ratings-grabbing guests  —  A tornado tears across southwestern Missouri, visiting devastation on the small town of Joplin.  The dramatic news breaks in network TV newsrooms in New York in the early evening hours of May 22.  What next?
Discussion: TVNewser
New York Post:
Wolff tracks seen  —  Publisher Prometheus Global Media has started searching for a replacement for Adweek Editor Michael Wolff amid an internal back-and-forth over the direction of the company, The Post has learned.  —  Prometheus backer Jimmy Finkelstein, who hired Wolff to overhaul Adweek …
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
Ki Mae Heussner / Adweek:
Ad Buyers on AOL-Microsoft-Yahoo Deal: What's in It for Us?  —  Apparently applying the “enemy of my enemy is my friend” philosophy, AOL, Yahoo, and Microsoft are reportedly working on a deal to sell each other's online advertising inventory.  But while the plan may help the three tech giants compete …
Kristen Wyatt / Associated Press:
News executives say mobile delivery future of news  —  News executives opening the Associated Press Managing Editors meeting in Denver on Wednesday said mobile news delivery offers newspapers and other media companies a good opportunity to make money in the digital world.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What media companies can learn from Walmart  —  As reported in a number of places, Walmart has acquired OneRiot: a startup that originally tried to do social search before pivoting to focus on social advertising.  OneRiot joins a unit called Walmart Labs, which the giant retailer created earlier …
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
Reading Rainbow: The Next Generation  —  The iconic brand returns—with a 21st-century upgrade for iPads.  —  LeVar Burton, a children's literacy advocate and a former star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, plans to make an ambitious comeback, giving the once-loved Reading Rainbow brand a 21st-century upgrade.
Discussion: WebProNews, App Advice, TUAW and The Loop
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
No Signs of Ad Slowdown at CBS, Moonves Says  —  Upfront ad orders firming up  —  CBS is still not seeing any signs of an advertising slowdown, CEO Les Moonves told an investors' conference Wednesday.  —  “I know people are saying it should be slowing down; we're just not seeing it,” …
Discussion: MediaFile and Company Town
Zachary Lichaa / Business Insider:
AOL's Next Attempt At Social Networking Is Bebo-Meets-Patch  —  Is AOL about try social networking again?  —  Earlier this month AOL filed five applications with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) designed to enhance the company's online local and community based service offerings.
Discussion: What's Trending …
Max Blumenthal / CJR:
Conflict in Israel?  —  A problematic speaking deal at The New York Times  —  Running the Jerusalem bureau for The New York Times is a tough job in a hypersensitive area, one that attracts more than its share of slings and arrows.  So maybe it is best not to hand out extra arrows, as Ethan Bronner seems to have done.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Inside the Globe Lab: Building the tools to make the Boston Globe's two-site strategy work  —  Why exactly does The Boston Globe need a lab?  I ask not out of Lab sensitivity (in that “we had one before labs were cool” way), but in the practical sense.  Most newspapers aren't known for spending …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Former ‘Newsweek’ Editor Meacham Joins ‘Time’, Officially  —  In April, Adweek reported that ex-Newsweek editor Jon Meacham switched teams and wrote his first cover story for Time magazine.  Now, Meacham and Time have made their relationship official: He's joined the magazine as a contributing editor.
Discussion: Time
Nikki Finke /
BREAKING!  Deadline's Parent Company Sues The Hollywood Reporter's Parent Company For Copyright Infringement  —  2ND UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter has just removed from its website PMC's unique and original featured module comprised of source code that produced PMC-owned's distinctive homepage.
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FTC plans hearing on proposed ‘click to cancel’ subscription rule  —  The Federal Trade Commission will hold a hearing in January during which six organizations will explain their opposition to proposed “click to cancel” subscription rules.
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Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
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Discussion: Forbes
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
How Social Media Is Transforming Fashion Week Coverage
James Robinson / Guardian:
RTL spurned deal with online TV service Hulu over advertising wrangle
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Vanity Fair Nabs New York Design Director Chris Dixon
Discussion: WWD, and FishbowlNY
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
WSJ's Alan Murray: The iPad Has Driven the Paper's Video Programming Expansion
Discussion: Poynter
 Earlier Picks: 
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals and, Thanks:sliggity
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Could Homer Simpson get his own channel?
Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
FT editor calls for media standards commission
Matthew Moskovciak / CNET News:
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Discussion: The Next Web, PR Newswire and Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Venture Capitalists With Powerful Blogs May Run Afoul of the SEC