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2:35 PM ET, September 29, 2011

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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Should Google Tweak the News We Consume?  —  Should Google play an editorial role in presenting readers with news?  —  That question was a matter of debate at Zeitgeist, a Google conference this week in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where Larry Page, Google's co-founder and chief executive …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:   Is it Google's job to somehow improve the media?
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s ‘Daily’ Trails Murdoch Reader Goal  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s the Daily is averaging about 120,000 readers a week, or less than a quarter the number the company said it needs to make money, according to an advertising executive working with the iPad-only publication.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   Murdoch's ‘Daily’ Has 120,000 Weekly Uniques; Nearly Two-Thirds Paid
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Fake Steve Jobs: Funny.  Real Dan Lyons: Sloppy, Lazy, Too Old For This S**t.  —  Like everyone else, I used to be a big fan of Fake Steve Jobs.  Then he was revealed to be Dan Lyons.  The magic was over.  The 15 minutes was over.  He had to go back to doing his actual job — though not before he got a book out of it.
Discussion: @mathewi
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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Kindle Fire, and the tricky business of chasing scoops
Brad Stone / Business Week:
The Omnivore  —  First it was Earth's Largest Bookstore.  Then came TVs, cameras, appliances, auto parts, music, diapers... Now, with the new Kindle Fire, Amazon's Jeff Bezos is making his boldest move yet  —  Jeff Bezos is channeling Steve Jobs.  It's mid-September and the wiry billionaire founder …
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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Magazines Join With New Tablet Challenger
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Dear Marco Arment!  Sorry About Last Week.  We Finally Figured Out What Happened...  Last week, an entrepreneur and writer named Marco Arment trashed us in a blog post, which was then picked up and forwarded around the Twitter-sphere.  —  Marco accused us of lots of horrible things …
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Felix Salmon:
Business Insider and over-aggregation
Discussion: Business Insider and Poynter
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
The Michael Wolff Era at Adweek Is Over  —  Media bomb-thrower has been editor of Adweek for less than a year.  Earlier this month, rumors began circulating that he would soon be replaced.  Now, we hear, Wolff's days at Adweek are definitively coming to an end.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
A female columnist writes about football and is told to ‘stay in the kitchen next time’  —  Albany Times Union columnist Jennifer Gish wrote last week that the Buffalo Bills' 2-0 start “has brought the worst out” in some fans and that “one of you left voicemails for the [Times Union] …
Discussion: Albany Times Union
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Add Comcast, Verizon Pay TV to Xbox Live  —  Microsoft Corp. plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) through Xbox Live, in an bid to channel more entertainment to its video-game console, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Peter Farago / Flurry:
iOS & Android Apps: Prime-time All the Time  —  On broadcast television, brands seek to reach their target audiences as efficiently as possible.  For example, a brand might run a TV campaign targeting 24 - 35 year old females through prime-time shows that reach that desired audience.
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
The Netflix Of Terrorism  —  Terrorist organizations are notorious videographers—particularly when it comes to uploading clips to the web to spread messages or recruit sympathizers.  Now private company IntelCenter has assembled one of the world's largest collections of streaming terrorist videos for viewing on demand.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Declan Fahy / CJR:
Skeptical of Science  —  Among other new roles, journalists becoming more critical of research  —  The recent coverage of the subatomic particles found to have travelled faster than the speed of light—tentative evidence that could mean a revision of Einstein's special theory of relativity …
Sabrina Ford / Reuters:
Warner Bros puts your face in Facebook Web series  —  (Reuters) - Warner Bros. on Thursday will unveil a Web show from “Charlie's Angels” director McG that seeks to create a new genre the studio calls a “social series” by taking pictures, music and information from a viewer's Facebook page and putting it in the video.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ media blackout myth: Plenty of stories, none of them big  —  News interest in the demonstrators presently camping out in a park in the Financial District appears to have increased after a high-ranking police officer was caught on camera apparently pepper-spraying a pair of protesters Sunday.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
George Monbiot urges journalists to register their interests  —  Guardian columnist takes first step by revealing his own pay from paper, plus his other income and savings  —  Guardian columnist George Monbiot has called on journalists to sign up to a mandatory register of interests …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Editors Weblog
Karyn Campbell / Sparksheet:
Return of the Editor: Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web  —  If web 1.0 was about websites and 2.0 the power of network connectivity, whatever 3.0 looks like, better filters will play a big part.  —  The web has become too big and noisy.  The design community has helped guide us through …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Jessica Davies / New Media Age:
Facebook will be the leading distributor of media by 2020, says former Bebo investor  —  Facebook will be the leading distributor of media by the year 2020, according to Dharmash Mistry, partner at former Bebo investor Balderton Capital.  —  Speaking at Red Bee Media's Tomorrow Calling event last night …
Discussion: Noted
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
‘Gruesome’ Bin Laden death photos should be secret, White House says  —  The CIA has 52 photographs or videos that were taken of Osama bin Laden after he was killed on May 1 in the American raid on his compound in Islamabad, Pakistan, according to the Justice Department.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Raphael Satter / The Huffington Post:
News Of The World Paid Spies For Scoops During Piers Morgan's Tenure  —  LONDON — No one suspected the secretary.  —  Efficient, well-dressed and well-liked, Sue Harris was at the heart of the Sunday People, the smallest of Britain's weekly tabloids.  She booked flights, reserved accommodation …
Discussion: On Media's Blog and Adweek
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: second NoW journalist takes News International to tribunal
Discussion: Press Gazette
 
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Onion joke about “screams and gunfire” inside Congress backfires
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
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Fox News:
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Discussion: The New York Observer
Angelique Chrisafis / Guardian:
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Rob Arcamona / MediaShift:
Colleges Run Afoul of First Amendment in Barring Sports Journalists
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
AP releases World Series Style Guide
Discussion: Sports Illustrated
Salman Masood / New York Times:
In Pakistani Media, the U.S. Is a Target for Acrimony
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IAB: Internet Advertising Reaches A Record $15B In First Half Of 2011; Up 23 Percent
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
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