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1:35 PM ET, September 16, 2011


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ pcAds: Hearst Wants Tablet Magazines To Adopt Movie, TV Pricing  —  New device opportunities should allow Hearst to drive its digital revenue model away from advertising reliance, and toward 50/50 equivalence with readers' payments, the publisher's president, David Carey, told the paidContent Advertising conference.
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
New York Post:
A pink slip for Condé's longtime Brides editor  —  Conde Nast CEO Charles Townsend and President Bob Sauerberg called a rare joint meeting yesterday morning of editors, publishers and other top executives.  Usually the only time they gather under one roof is for the Christmas party.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Changes Coming to Condé Nast
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Adweek
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
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
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Google Is Secretly Spending Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Turning YouTube Into A Cable Alternative  —  Now we know what Google's “big ass ideas” for YouTube, Web TV, and (maybe) Hulu are: build an alternative to cable.  —  Last spring, news broke that Google would spend $100 million loading YouTube up with original content.
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.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The 'Times" new editor spends an evening among the oxpeckers  —  A little after 6 p.m. last night, Jill Abramson was mingling with reporters in a private room at the Houndstooth Pub at 37th Street and Eighth Avenue.  —  The reporters were of that breed—the media press …
Discussion: MarketWatch
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 and Adweek
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
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Cotton Delo / AdAge:
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