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3:05 AM ET, October 29, 2011


 Top News: 
Ben Huh / Washington Post:
Cheezburger's Ben Huh: Weingarten is confusing journalism with the business of newspapers  —  Journalism still has much to learn about timeliness when an oft-awarded columnist like Gene Weingarten is 34 days late to a story.  Journalism still has much to learn about reporting when the writer …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Poynter
Gene Weingarten / Washington Post:
Modern journalism meets LOLcats  —  As you know, I sometimes worry aloud about my profession.  Beset by financial pressures in a bewildering new digital world and waging a fevered, desperate battle to keep readers and attract new ones, journalism seems to be cheapening itself.
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Lolcats Could Save the Washington Post  —  Players: Gene Weingarten, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The Washington Post who doesn't understand lolcats (or readers' infatuation with lolcats); Ben Huh, CEO of meme network I Can Has Cheezburger? which gave birth to the lolcat.
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
Gene Weingarten is wrong about bacon-cats and journalism
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube and Hollywood Finally Link Up: Here Come the Channels  —  YouTube and Hollywood, which have been circling each other for years, are finally getting together.  —  But instead of moving movies and TV shows to the world's biggest Web site, they're trying something different …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Google's Big Video Push Is Here: YouTube Getting More Than 100 New Channels  —  Google is launching more than 100 new YouTube channels with exclusive video content commissioned from media companies and celebrities.  —  Providers with their own channels will include Thomson Reuters …
The Official Google TV Blog:
An Update on Google TV  —  In the 1970s, there were just a few networks on TV.  Cable changed things by adding hundreds of new channels like HBO, ESPN, and MTV.  The Internet marks a new chapter for television.  This chapter is not about replacing broadcast or cable TV; it's not about replicating what's on TV to the Web.
Caitlin E. Curran / Gawker:
How Occupy Wall Street Cost Me My Job  —  Joining the Occupy Wall Street protests has its dangers.  You could get pepper-sprayed or end up in handcuffs.  Or, as Brooklyn-based journalist Caitlin Curran explains, your boss could see a photo of you holding up a sign at a protest and fire you the next day.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Spooking Flipboard: Yahoo's Livestand and Google's Propeller Set to Launch Next Week  —  Memo to Flipboard, as well as Pulse, CNN's Zite and AOL's Editions: You might want to make some room in the already-crowded news and social reader space, because you're about to get some bigfoot company.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
CBS, Warner Bros. Sell “Gossip Girl” Again — This Time to Hulu  —  CBS and Time Warner's Warner Bros., who just did a large re-run deal with Netflix for their CW network shows, have sold the same programming again.  This time the buyer is Hulu, who is paying for the rights to show the stuff soon …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apps Are the New Channels  —  I got an email yesterday from an up-and-coming young blogger named Jason Kottke, with a screenshot of two consecutive DF entries posted earlier in the day — “Condé Nast Subscriptions Up 268 Percent Since Newsstand Launch” and “Bloomberg TV+ for iPad”.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Heron: “I think my job will probably not exist in five years.”  —  Is the most up-and-coming job in journalism — the social media editor — a permanent position at news outlets, or a transitional role?  —  At a panel discussing social media best practices at the Journalism Interactive conference …
Discussion: Forbes
New York Post:
Digital power struggle divides Daily News staff  —  The Daily News is reshuffling the ranks of top editors, leading some to wonder who is manning the ship.  —  Editor-in-Chief Kevin Convey, who is said to be under pressure from owner Mort Zuckerman, earlier this week called in seven …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Adweek
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Washington Post creates Chief Experience Officer position  —  Post publisher Katharine Weymouth says the paper is creating this CXO post, as it's called, “to strengthen the voice of the consumer in our product development and execution.”  Laura Evans, who has spent most of her nine years …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Steve Myers / Poynter:
News developers worried about new cost to use Google Maps  —  If the developers in your newsroom seem unusually stressed this week, it's probably because Google will start charging for use of the Google Maps API after Jan. 1.  “An era has ended for the first API that really made mashups mainstream …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and Guardian
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CBS News Revives ‘On the Road’ Segment, Steve Hartman to Report
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Discussion: Forbes
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Obama 2012 campaign heads to Tumblr
Discussion: CNET News
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
WSJ To Run E-Book Bestseller Lists Powered By Nielsen BookScan
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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Steve Green / Las Vegas Sun:
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Cyborg no more! The BBC moves to human-edited Twitter feeds
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Discussion: The New York Observer