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9:40 PM ET, September 19, 2011

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Avril Ormsby / Reuters:
News International to pay $4.7 million to settle hacking case  —  (Reuters) - News International is expected to pay about three million pounds($4.7 million) to settle hacking claims by the family of murder victim Milly Dowler against the now defunct News of the World newspaper, sources close to the case told Reuters on Monday.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Netflix is a cautionary tale for newspapers  —  When Netflix first announced earlier this year that it was changing its pricing plans for its legacy DVD-by-mail service as a way of promoting its digital streaming business, we wrote about how this was very similar to what newspapers …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Calling the beginning of a story a ‘lede’ is just another form of nostalgia  —  A Sunday morning tweet from NYU's Jay Rosen provoked a conversation about why journalists call the opening of a story a “lede.”  —  Jennifer Connic, a social media producer at NJ.com, tweeted, “I kind of like lede still.
New York Times:
In E-Books, Publishers Have Rivals: News Sites  —  Book publishers are surrounded by hungry new competitors: Amazon, with its steadily growing imprints; authors who publish their own e-books; online start-ups like The Atavist and Byliner.  —  Now they have to contend with another group elbowing …
Discussion: B2B Memes
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Your Guide to Who Measures What in the Online Space  —  Nielsen Quantcast, Hitwise Compete, Google's Doubleclick — Which Service is Right for You Depends on What You're Tracking  —  The online marketing world has never been more awash in quantifiable information on audience sizes …
Wall Street Journal:
NBC in Talks With Ted Koppel  —  NBC is in talks to bring veteran news anchor Ted Koppel to its new news magazine program slated for fall, according to people familiar with the matter, the network's latest attempt to lend some more star power to the prime-time program.
Discussion: TVNewser and The Huffington Post
Michael Wolff / Adweek:
Is Content the Problem Or the Solution?  —  The ever-mounting disarray at Yahoo, along with the not-so-far-behind-it disarray at AOL, is just another part of the long-in-coming conclusion that content doesn't work as a business online.  —  “Content doesn't work” means, in this context, that other businesses work better.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Berkeley j-school hires Spot.Us founder to research online business models  —  Romenesko+ Misc.  DigiDave  —  David Cohn, who launched community-funded reporting site Spot.Us in 2008, will be conducting research on economic models of online journalism publications and help to develop business products …
Discussion: DigiDave and Medacity
Tom Junod / Esquire:
Jon Stewart and the Burden of History  —  He's not so funny anymore, and it's not only because he's come to take himself seriously.  It's because in the Obama era, we're starting to see the price of refusing to stand for anything.  —  Published in the October 2011 issue, on sale any day now
Elizabeth Rubin / Vogue.com:
Arianna Huffington: The Connector  —  Michelle Williams:  —  My Week with Michelle  —  Photographed by Norman Jean Roy  —  Everyone remembers the first time they met Arianna Huffington; everyone has a story.  Often it's not the first meeting that resonates but the first time she got …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Facebook Is Expected to Unveil Media-Sharing Service  —  For cloud-based digital music services like Spotify and Rhapsody, which stream millions of songs but have struggled to sign up large numbers of paying users, being friended by Facebook could prove to be a mixed blessing.
Michael R. Triplett / The NLGJA Blog:
NLGJA Joining UNITY Coalition  —  Historic news from NLGJA and UNITY this morning.  The NLGJA board has unanimously voted to accept an invitation to join UNITY as a full member.  We will be joining our colleagues at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association …
Discussion: Poynter
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Ex-LAT Magazine publisher sues over redlining of readers *  —  Steven Gellman, who became publisher of the Los Angeles Times magazine in 2009, sued the Times and Tribune over his firing and accuses them of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and violations of business and professions codes.
New York Post:
Cable ad plan fizzles  —  After three years, a $150 million investment and the efforts of a staff of 150 people, the cable industry's effort to grab a bigger piece of the $70 billion spent on TV advertising has been largely unsuccessful — and has now reached a critical crossroad, industry insiders tell The Post.
Discussion: Adweek
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Arthur Sulzberger in love?  A Mexican society magazine says ‘Si!’  —  Quien.  —  That's what the coverline on the front page of a recent issue of Mexican society magazine Quién promises readers.  —  “Mexican woman enchants head of New York Times” is the headline on the online version …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
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Dave Marash / CJR:
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
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Adweek:
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David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
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Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Poynter
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
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Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
AP to Launch Mobile Version of Ad Circulars
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