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6:40 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 …
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.
Discussion: MediaPost
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Who believes print newspapers have a future?  ‘The Occupy Wall Street Journal’ does  —  Amid all the complaints that there's an Occupy Wall Street media blackout, some protest-sympathizers have taken matters into their own hands.  —  Tomorrow, the rolling protest in the Financial District …
Discussion: CJR, Runnin' Scared and Gawker
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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: TVNewser
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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, Poynter and AllThingsD, Thanks:mathewi
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
Judson Berger / Fox News:
Course Instructs Journalists to Take Note That Jihad ‘Not a Leading Cause of Death’  —  A new online journalism course on Islam appears to downplay the threat posed by global jihad groups, suggesting reporters keep the death toll from Islamic terrorism in “context” by comparing that toll …
Sara Rafsky / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Mexico murder may be social media watershed  —  María Elizabeth Macías Castro's killers made sure their actions were understood.  In a macabre, carefully orchestrated mise-en-scene, they placed her body in front of a poster with the ominous note.
Discussion: Poynter
 
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Boston Globe:
BostonGlobe.com will continue to be free until mid-October
Discussion: Poynter and Media Nation
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Newsweek Daily Beast's New President Starts to Make Mark
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Jerry Guo: What I Did Was ‘F-ed Up’ and I Must Leave for Grouper to Survive
Discussion: Gizmodo and Jerry Guo's Blog
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 and The Wrap
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Georgetown Voice loses its longtime newsroom; 2 staffers fired
Discussion: Poynter
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Betabeat's Jerry Guo Story Gets Taiwanese Animated! (Sniffle...So Proud. )
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
More Michael Wolff, Adweek Rumors
Discussion: New York Post, Guardian and Gawker
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
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
Floored by News Corp.: Who Hacked a Rival's Computer System?
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Integrated newsrooms must remember print and digital are different products
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Hyper-Local Heaven at UC Berkeley's Journalism School
 

 
From Techmeme:

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sony says its PlayStation layoffs will also impact game makers Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla, three of its most successful subsidiaries

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

 
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