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6:55 AM ET, September 17, 2011

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Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
I'm Leaving TechCrunch.  Here's Why.  —  So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark —that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.  - Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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TechCrunch:
Paul, I Accept Your Resignation  —  Paul Carr, one of our columnists who was hired for his grandstanding ways, has decided to fall on his own sword and quit very publicly on TechCrunch.  I believe this is the second or third time he's quit in public in the past couple weeks.  I keep losing count.
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 …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Hulu sale at risk even as new bids are due  —  (Reuters) - The auction of online video site Hulu has been slowed by recent developments which could derail it completely, according to sources familiar with the process.  —  Among the issues are conflicts over complicated digital rights …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
NYT's Jill Abramson is flunking Twitter  —  Commentary: The new editor is sly, confident and self-effacing  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Jill Abramson, the new executive editor of the New York Times, has a confession to make.  Apparently, she is flunking Twitter 101.
Discussion: Poynter and Future of Journalism
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   The 'Times" new editor spends an evening among the oxpeckers
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.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Just How Bad Is ‘Jersey Shore’ for New Jersey's Brand?  —  State Is No Stranger to Bad PR, but Are Snooki & Co. Making It Worse?  —  When MTV's “Jersey Shore” won a $420,000 tax break from New Jersey's Economic Development Authority this week, local politicians predictably expressed their outrage — with one notable exception.
Discussion: Nation Now, Gothamist and Washington Post, Thanks:cottondelo
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Can AOL and Yahoo Come Back to Life?  —  When Web companies stumble, as Yahoo and AOL have, they almost never recover  —  Shortly after the news broke that Yahoo! had ousted Chief Executive Carol Bartz on Sept. 6, Tim Armstrong's phone began ringing.  According to people with knowledge …
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.
Craig Silverman / CJR:
Eight Simple Rules for Doing Accurate Journalism  —  Some new, some old, some wonderfully clichéd  —  It's a cliché to say clichés exist for a reason.  As journalists, we're supposed to avoid them like the, um, plague.  But it's useful to have a catchy phrase …
Andy Fixmer / Business Week:
New TV Season, and Fewer Viewers  —  Pay-TV subscriber losses, and younger viewers watching online, spell trouble  —  As a college student, Jordan Geddis took cable TV for granted.  MTV, Comedy Central, and ESPN were just part of the dorm tab at Syracuse University.
Discussion: Company Town
D.M. Levine / Adweek:
Vice Talks Porn But Delivers News at Upfront Also announces new HBO series to premiere next fall By D.M. Levine  —  “We're about to do the weirdest upfront ever,” Vice magazine CEO and co-founder Shane Smith told a loud audience of hundreds the hip and would-be hip last night …
Discussion: VICE, rbr.com and TVNewser
 
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Duff Wilson / New York Times:
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Discussion: ZDNet
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