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3:10 PM ET, September 30, 2011

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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Media Poachables 2011: The 25 Editors and Staffers to Steal For Your Masthead  —  IT'S A BUYER'S MARKET, AND THEY'RE JUST IN IT.  Only three years after 2008 ravaged many a media property, New York's editorial operations haven't just thawed, but many are now on a hiring hot streak.
Discussion: @mathewi and Talking Biz News
Peter Applebome / New York Times:
2 Long Island Weeklies Wonder About Spike in Sales  —  It is possible there is some larger lesson for ailing newspaper sales in the sudden good fortune of The Suffolk Times and The Riverhead News-Review, two modest Long Island weeklies that saw an unprecedented sales spike last week …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to media: A Facebook app is not innovation  —  There's been a lot of attention paid recently to the new “social reading” apps that were launched by a number of publishers and content companies — including The Washington Post and The Guardian — at Facebook's f8 developer conference.
Discussion: FishbowlDC, Thanks:mathewi
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Washington Post Chairman — and Facebook Director — Don Graham Talks About Social Reader (Video)
Discussion: Poynter
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Sean Parker Is Launching a Blog  —  The Sean Parkington Post?  Seanster?  Blogify?  It's not clear what former Facebook president Sean Parker will call his forthcoming blog, but it's clear the famed tech hustler is serious about the endeavor: He's hired a firm to build buzz, and is already running ads and planning to hire writers.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Presenting The ‘Newspaper’ Nominees For Adweek's ‘Hot List’ Awards  —  Adweek is gearing up for its newly expanded and revamped Hot List awards this December, when it will honor only the very hottest in magazines and newspapers, as well as (as of this year) the hottest names and titles in TV and digital media.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Tom Kington / Guardian:
News Corp faces fresh hacking drama - around satellite TV cards  —  Italian trial of those accused of hacking TV access cards turns spotlight on to Sky Italia - and is expected to hear that hackers nicknamed Rupert Murdoch ‘the Kangaroo’  —  The Palace of Justice in Siracusa on the east coast …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Clean Slate: How the online mag's tech director Dan Check fine-tuned a 15-year-old machine  —  As the web's oldest living magazine, Slate has acquired a certain reputation of, well, old-fashionedness.  The New York Observer called Slate “tech-backward” last November.
Paul Vale / The Huffington Post - UK:
Donald Rumsfeld Tells Al Jazeera ‘I Am Delighted You Are Doing What You Are Doing’  —  The Huffington Post UK … Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has given an interview to Al Jazeera, ending his feud with a channel he once described as “vicious”.
Discussion: The Wrap and TVNewser
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Game Changer  —  Do games have any place in the training of future journalists?  This reporter stages a challenge to students to find out.  —  This fall, I began layering in game mechanics into a graduate journalism course I teach at New York University.  In it, students vote for the best stories …
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Jerry Guo: What I Did Was ‘F-ed Up’ and I Must Leave for Grouper to Survive  —  Jerry Guo, international rules-bending journalist turned startup CEO, just issued a public apology on his Tumblr.  The apology is addressed to the startup world and to the CEO of TechStars company Ignighter, Adam Sachs.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
Floored by News Corp.: Who Hacked a Rival's Computer System?  —  News Corp. was at war with Floorgraphics, a small in-store advertising company, and veteran salesman Gary Henderson was leading the attack.  He appeared to have a valuable advantage: access to inside information …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Newsweek Daily Beast's New President Starts to Make Mark  —  A few weeks into his new role as president of the Newsweek Daily Beast Co., Rob Gregory is starting to make his mark, promoting Maria Eliason to global ad director of fashion and luxury from ad director.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
More Michael Wolff, Adweek Rumors  —  The New York Post has some more gossip regarding Michael Wolff and Adweek.  Apparently one of the magazine's investors, Jimmy Finkelstein, is leading the charge to get rid of Wolff, so much so that even Wolff is expecting to be fired soon.
Discussion: New York Post, Guardian and Gawker
Alex Sherman / Business Week:
Cable's ESPN Dilemma: Wildly Popular—but Costly  —  As the Disney-owned network pays more for sports content, cable bills may rise  —  Of the 20 most-watched programs ever on cable TV, 16 were episodes of Monday Night Football—a show that Walt Disney's ESPN sports network didn't begin broadcasting on cable until 2006.
 
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Stephen Hull / The Huffington Post - UK:
Guardian's Alan Rusbridger: Twitter Is Wonderful But Without Reporters ‘We Are All F****d’
Discussion: Poynter and Guardian
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Patch Fires Two Editors In San Francisco — Layoffs Looming?
J.C. Derrick / Reporters Committee News:
Newspaper asks Ohio Supreme Court to unseal documents
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Amy Baer out as head of CBS Films
Discussion: Deadline.com
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Georgetown Voice loses its longtime newsroom; 2 staffers fired
Discussion: Poynter
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Betabeat's Jerry Guo Story Gets Taiwanese Animated! (Sniffle...So Proud. )
Stephen Comney / Digital Times:
DoneDeal sells majority stake to Norwegian firm
Barbara Selvin / Poynter:
Hyperlocal site RiverheadLocal looks for lessons in sustainability at Block by Block summit
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Hyper-Local Heaven at UC Berkeley's Journalism School
Jalopnik:
Why we're pissed Arianna Huffington is destroying Autoblog
Thanks:megan
Bruce Rushton / Illinois Times:
SJ-R gets a sour Apple from GateHouse
Discussion: Poynter and Deal Journal
David Skok / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why we need to separate our stories from our storytelling tools