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7:40 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:
Facebook sends news sites more traffic than Twitter, revised study shows  —  Survey results that initially showed Twitter driving more traffic to news sites than Facebook were incorrect, the company behind the study says.  —  Outbrain issued revised results last week that show Facebook actually drives …
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
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
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 …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Barry Diller Skewers AOL For Firing Michael Arrington From TechCrunch  —  Earlier today at The Paley Center for Media's International Council, IAC Chairman and Senior Executive Barry Diller took the stage for a keynote conversation with Jason Hirschhorn, CEO of reDEF Group.
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,” …
David Lieberman /
Netflix Exec Says Company And Consumers Becoming More TV-Centric  —  Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the company ran into trouble today with its forecasts for streaming video and DVD rental subscriptions because it's still adjusting to the decision in July to turn them into separate products.
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.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Gap Sponsors New Partnership Between GetGlue, Entertainment Weekly  —  GetGlue Users Who Check in to EW-Recommended TV Series Can Claim a 40% Discount at Retailer  —  Social-networking site GetGlue is adding a new dimension to its existing partnership with Entertainment Weekly …
Discussion: Adweek, Thanks:dorothy_jean
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Changes Coming to Condé Nast  —  MASTHEAD UPHEAVAL: Publishing changes are on the horizon at Condé Nast, and all eyes are on Brides.  Rumors have been circling the title for a while but sources insist Carolyn Kremins, vice president and publisher, is expected to move …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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 …
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 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: finally gets its wings — but can it fly?  —  As the flow of information from social networks and other digital sources like Twitter continues to increase, the need to have that river of data filtered and “curated” also increases.  That has produced a growing crop of curation …
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