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3:50 PM ET, September 22, 2011


 Top News: 
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Reed Hastings: We Are Bringing Netflix To Facebook, Except In The U.S.  —  Netflix is coming to Facebook in a really social way.  At Facebook's F8 developer conference today, Mark Zuckerberg previewed how Facebook members will be able to see what movies or TV shows their friends have been watching …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Those ‘Facebook Editions’ Will Be Unveiled at F8  —  I'm not even gonna bother with a caption here.  You obviously know who this guy is.  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Most of the buzz around F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, centers on innovations in music and video sharing …
Mike Isaac / Epicenter:
A First Look at Social Reader, WaPo's New Facebook App  —  Facebook and the Washington Post Company introduced a new social news reading application at Facebook's f8 developer conference on Thursday, aiming to change the way users interact with online news content. had a chance to use the app before its wide release.
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Nielsen Discloses Major TV Ratings Glitch, Could Impact Millions In TV Ad Buys  —  A week after unveiling an aggressive plan to convince the ad industry to use its new Facebook panel as the “GRP” for online advertising and media buys, Nielsen Wednesday began informing clients about a major snafu …
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:   Nielsen's Undercount of News: Why the Numbers Don't Add Up
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Here Are The “Smoke And Mirrors” AOL Is Using To Make 10 Patches Look Profitable By Year's End  —  AOL still makes almost all of its shrinking profits from that dial-up product you remember from the 1990s and their search deal with Google.  —  In hopes of changing that …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
AOL Patch Ad Sales Leaders Are Suddenly Gone
Discussion: paidContent
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
A Huge Thank-You To IVP And RRE For Giving Us A Boatload Of Money  —  We're pleased to announce that some great investors just gave us a bunch more money.  —  This means two things:  —  First, that we'll be able to do a ton more cool stuff over the next couple of years …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
News teams forced to give riot footage to police  —  Scotland Yard gains hours of unbroadcast material of August riots after serving court orders  —  The BBC, ITN and Sky News have handed hundreds of hours of unbroadcast footage of the August riots to police after being served with court orders by Scotland Yard.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Hulu has more than 1 million paying subscribers: CEO  —  (Reuters) - Hulu, the popular online video service which has been put up for sale by its joint owners, now has more than 1 million paying subscribers, Chief Executive Jason Kilar said on Wednesday.  —  Earlier this year Kilar forecast …
Katie Feola / Adweek:
Layoffs at Viacom  —  Viacom is in the process of company wide layoffs in its New York offices.  Sources told Adweek that pink slips were served on Thursday afternoon.  —  The downsizing took place the same day Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told financial analysts at a Goldman Sachs conference …
Discussion: Multichannel News
Farida Zeynalova / Press Gazette:
Survey shows five per cent of Britons trust tabloid journalists post hacking scandal  —  Trust in newspaper journalists has dropped over the last year in the wake of the hacking scandal according to a survey carried out by YouGov for the University of Nottingham.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
Another Walter Cronkite at CBS  —  People who've called CBS News' DC bureau lately may have been shocked to hear this: “CBS News, this is Walt Cronkite.”  —  The legendary newsman passed away in 2009, of course, but a new generation of Cronkites now hangs his hat at the news organization: Walter Cronkite IV, a grandson.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Online Video Measurement Platform Visible Measures Raises $13M  —  Exclusive: Visible Measures, a third-party online media measurement solution for advertisers and publishers, is announcing $13 million round of funding, led by DAGVentures with participation from new strategic partner Advance Publications …
Discussion: AdAge, VideoNuze and Multichannel
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of WSJ Live  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  It's news.  It's video.  It's a streaming tablet product that's this week's #1 free news app in Apple's App Store.
Discussion: Gawker
Steve Myers / Poynter:
To be sure, blog highlighting unnecessary journalism phrases is absolutely necessary  —  Freelance writer Josh Sternberg has introduced a new Tumblr, “Unnecessary Journalism Phrases,” a very unique blog that is in the process of calling out the filler phrases in news stories.
Derek Willis / Poynter:
What newsrooms can do now to start preparing for 2012 election coverage online  —  The abundance of ideas that elections tend to generate can tempt newsrooms to think big.  Very big.  —  We should think big, but we should also start small.  Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill said that …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Yahoo! Taps Top Hollywood Talent for Web Original Series  —  LOS ANGELES, Calif — Yahoo! has green-lighted eight new, short-form Web original video programs, producing them both in-house and with leading Hollywood shops, including Electus, Principato-Young, FishBowl Media and Warrior Poets …
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Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
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Discussion: On Media's Blog
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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Discussion: Future of Journalism and Reuters
The Huffington Post:
Big Changes At The Onion
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Chicago Business
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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