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12:20 PM ET, September 16, 2011


 Top News: 
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
It's Called Google Propeller and It's Aimed at Flipboard (and Facebook, Too, Natch)  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  Earlier today, well-known digerati dude Robert Scoble posted on his social feed on Google+ that the search giant was working on a social and news reader.
David Leigh / Guardian:
Met seek court order to reveal Guardian's phone-hacking sources  —  Unprecedented move sees Scotland Yard use the Official Secrets Act to demand the paper hands over information  —  The Metropolitan police are seeking a court order under the Official Secrets Act to make Guardian reporters disclose …
Unethical journalism: The depressing tale of Johann Hari  —  READERS of the Independent were in for a surprise this morning: a lengthy apology from that newspaper's star columnist Johann Hari, admitting to plagiarism and the online harrassment of rival journalists (via pseudonymous assaults …
Jason Fry / Poynter:
Rules of the game change as sports journalists compete against teams they cover  —  In September of 2009, when I started writing a weekly column about digital sportswriting for Indiana University's National Sports Journalism Center, I figured one of my major themes would be the fraught relationship between …
Discussion: Company Town and Washington Post
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
New York Times: iPhone announcement in weeks.  Yes, we have more.  —  We passed up the New York Times iPhone story earlier because it didn't really contain any new product information.  We've been hearing early October for awhile now in terms of when the iPhone gets released.
Knight Foundation:
Twitter, Facebook and Co. - good for teens and the First Amendment?  —  As social media's popularity grows, so does First Amendment appreciation - yet many teachers don't believe social media help students learn  —  Media Advisory: Virtual press conference will take place at noon, EST, Sept. 16.
Discussion: Poynter
Neal Mohan / The Official Google Blog:
New tools to help publishers maximize their revenue  —  What do a celebrity blog, a video interview on a newspaper site and a cable channel's smartphone app have in common?  They're all supported by advertising...and they're all examples of how the lines between media formats are blurring.
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
Reuters Raises Profile With Marquee Hires, Editor Aims To Become ‘Best In The World’ … NEW YORK — What is Reuters?  Forty-two percent of Americans polled in May correctly identified Reuters as a global news agency.  However, 22 percent had other ideas: London investment bank, New Jersey college, German airline, fast food chain.
Duff Wilson / New York Times:
Journalists Protest Withdrawal of a U.S. Doctor Database  —  Three journalism organizations on Thursday protested a decision by the Obama administration to remove a database of physician discipline and malpractice actions from the Web.  —  The National Practitioner Data Bank, created in 1986 …
Discussion: ZDNet
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Freedom of the press applies to everyone — yes, even bloggers  —  If there's one thing that events such as the recent riots in Britain and protests in California have shown, it's that mobile devices and social tools like Twitter and YouTube have effectively made everyone into a journalist …
Discussion: Free Press, Thanks:mathewi
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
NBC Gets Laughs At ‘Night’  —  NBC had some good reason to cheer for its new comedies on Wednesday — though helped in large part by the season finale of “America's Got Talent.”  —  The biggest news went “Up All Night,” which, in its season premiere, took in a healthy Nielsen preliminary 3.7 rating/10 share …
Discussion: Speakeasy, Adweek and
Top 5 Group Pubs: First Half Puts Condé in ‘Vogue’  —  As we take a look at the group publishers' ad-page review for first-half 2011 versus 2010, we count 22 (with Hachette Filipacchi Media now fully nestled in Hearst Magazines) in the mix.  Condé Nast (19 titles) …
Discussion: Folio, FishbowlNY and
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
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.
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Arrington Talks New Blog (and How He ALMOST Stayed at AOL)
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Changes Coming to Condé Nast
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Adweek
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Facebook sends news sites more traffic than Twitter, revised study shows
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Inside the Globe Lab: Building the tools to make the Boston Globe's two-site strategy work
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Max Blumenthal / CJR:
Conflict in Israel?  —  A problematic speaking deal at The New York Times
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Former ‘Newsweek’ Editor Meacham Joins ‘Time,’ Officially
Discussion: Time
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Megan McCarthy Named Observer News Editor