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4:15 AM ET, October 1, 2011

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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 …
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Judith Miller: ‘Just what kind of journalism is Poynter promoting?’  —  Fox Newser Judith Miller took Poynter's free online course titled “Covering Islam in America,” then graded it “mediocre.”  She complains that “the implicit message” of the course is that the 3,000 9/11 deaths have been over-covered …
Judith Miller / Fox News:
Jihad Is Not Just Murder, Motive Matters
Discussion: Gawker
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple seeks worldwide iCloud music rights  —  Managers at iTunes are trying to lock down worldwide cloud-music rights, CNET has learned.  —  Sources familiar with the discussions between Apple, record companies, and music publishers, say Apple is seeking international music licenses for its iCloud service.
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
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Don't hold your breath for a la carte cable  —  Is the cable industry starting to change its mind about the idea of letting consumers decide what channels they want?  A recent story from Reuters says cable operators are working on a such a plan and that it “represents a complete reversal …
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 …
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 …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Muffingate's Sad Story: 178 Articles Perpetuate DOJ Myth, 37 Correct It  —  WASHINGTON — It seemed too good to be true and largely was.  —  A report released by the Justice Department's acting inspector general on Sept. 20 uncovered a treasure chest of “wasteful or extravagant spending” …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Spot, Poynter and Mother Jones
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Who'll Be NPR's Next CEO?  —  NEW YORK — It's been over six months since NPR's board of directors ousted CEO Vivian Schiller, following a hidden-camera scandal involving an NPR fundraising executive, and eight months since NPR's top news executive, Ellen Weiss, was shown the door in the wake of the Juan Williams firing.
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
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: Networked News, FishbowlDC and AllThingsD, Thanks:mathewi
J. David Goodman / The Lede:
American Who Waged ‘Media Jihad’ Is Said to Be Killed in Awlaki Strike  —  Yemen's official news agency reported that the young Web-savvy American thought to be behind the Al Qaeda magazine Inspire was killed in the same Friday strike that killed the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Historic New York Times Emoticon Headline Makes it into Print  —  When the New York Times published the headline “Study of Twitter Messages Tracks When We Are ” online, Yahoo reported that it marked first time an emoticon had been used to convey information in a headline-replacing a word in a sentence rather than punctuating it.
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: Jerry Guo's Blog and Gizmodo
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
 
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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
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
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Presenting The ‘Newspaper’ Nominees For Adweek's ‘Hot List’ Awards
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Patch Fires Two Editors In San Francisco — Layoffs Looming?
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Sean Parker Is Launching a Blog
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Betabeat's Jerry Guo Story Gets Taiwanese Animated! (Sniffle...So Proud. )
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
More Michael Wolff, Adweek Rumors
Discussion: Guardian
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Game Changer  —  Do games have any place in the training of future journalists?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Stephen Comney / Digital Times:
DoneDeal sells majority stake to Norwegian firm
Tom Kington / Guardian:
News Corp faces fresh hacking drama - around satellite TV cards
Barbara Selvin / Poynter:
Hyperlocal site RiverheadLocal looks for lessons in sustainability at Block by Block summit
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Clean Slate: How the online mag's tech director Dan Check fine-tuned a 15-year-old machine
 

 
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

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

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

 
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