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11:15 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 …
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.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Facebook, Netflix Push Congress on Social Integration, Video Privacy  —  At today's Facebook F8 developer conference, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings joined Mark Zuckerberg on stage for a surprise announcement: Netflix will finally be integrating social sharing with Facebook.
Ryan McCarthy / Felix Salmon:
Business Insider, over-aggregation, and the mad grab for traffic  —  The news that Business Insider raised approximately $7 million should be great news for those who follow the world of web media.  Henry Blodget's got a flat-out growth story on his hands: his staff of 60 now attracts 12 million visitors …
Discussion: Business Insider
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 …
Jonathan Stray:
Journalism for Makers  —  I find myself wondering what it would take to fix the global financial system, but most financial journalism doesn't help me to answer this question.  Something seems wrong here.  The modern world is built on a series of vast systems, intricate combinations of people and machines …
Cheryl Corley / NPR:
‘Ebony,’ ‘Jet’ Parent Takes A Bold New Tack … Circulation figures for Johnson Publishing's flagship Ebony and Jet magazines are up substantially in recent months.  —  Johnson Publishing Co., the black American icon based in Chicago, is hiring.  It's a sharp turnaround for a company …
Discussion: THEROOT.COM and MediaPost
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
Andrew Shotland / Google News Ranking Factors 2011:
How Do You Get To The Top of Google News?  —  That's the question on the minds of pretty much everyone in the news industry.  And that's the question Tim Ruder, Neil Pharazyn and I were discussing when we came up with the idea for the Google News' Ranking Factors Survey.
David Lipke / WWD:
Chris Mitchell Makes Changes at GQ … MITCHELL'S MOVES AT GQ: Chris Mitchell, the new publisher of GQ, hasn't yet moved to his new office on the seventh floor of 4 Times Square, but he's already made some staffing changes.  Brendan Monaghan and Alice McKown have been named associate publishers at the title …
Discussion: Media Week and
Katie Feola / Adweek:
Layoffs at Viacom  —  Viacom employees have been hit with a round of layoffs, Adweek has learned.  Pink slips were handed down Thursday afternoon.  A Viacom spokesperson confirmed the cuts, and said that the downsizing primarily took place within the media conglomerate's music group, which includes MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo.
Discussion: MediaPost and 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.
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
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 …
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.
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.
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