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11:45 PM ET, October 28, 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: 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
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Google Tries Again With Google TV  —  Google TV arrived last fall to lukewarm reviews.  Its remote control was big and complicated, its software was clunky and confusing, and it didn't live up to the promise of Internet-connected TV's — that they would allow us to cut the cable cord and watch whatever we wanted whenever we wanted.
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 …
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Lefty journalism professor tries to discredit the Tea Party by passing along sensational footage to his buddies at the Times!!!  —  Yesterday I was the target of a “sting” operation by right wing trickster James O'Keefe.  I will tell you what happened.  —  But first, here is the product of that sting …
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: NetNewsCheck Latest and Forbes
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Ad Sales Are Either Okay, Growing Slower, or Soft.  Pick Your Answer!  —  Given that the world's economy seems to keep teetering on the precipice, it's no surprise that ad spending might pull back a bit.  And we've seen predictions to that effect for some time.
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”.
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
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
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CBS News Revives ‘On the Road’ Segment, Steve Hartman to Report
EMI to be sold to Russian billionaire after deal with Universal collapses
Discussion: Forbes and Wall Street Journal
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:
SeeSaw Shuts After Buy-Out Cash Fails To Arrive
Discussion: The Next Web
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Cablevision: More Video Subscriber Losses, But Rate Appears To Be Slowing
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Steve Green / Las Vegas Sun:
Righthaven ordered to pay nearly $120,000 in attorney fees, court costs
Discussion: Ars Technica, Poynter and WebProNews
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Cyborg no more! The BBC moves to human-edited Twitter feeds
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy:
Agent Ira Silverberg said to be new NEA literature director
Discussion: The New York Observer
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Obama Administration Mulls Changes to Copyright Rules (Analysis)
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Mac Engel / The Big Mac Blog:
ESPN shouldn't bother with Poynter, an ombudsman & quit faking journalism

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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

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The UK and US announce the arrest of a 17-year-old boy from Walsall, UK, suspected of being connected to the ransomware attack against MGM Resorts in 2023

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