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9:25 AM ET, September 7, 2012


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Seeks to Create Pandora Rival  —  Apple Inc. is in talks to license music for a custom-radio service similar to the popular one operated by Pandora Media Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a bid by the hardware maker to expand its dominance in online music.
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Journal Register's bankruptcy might affect the revival of the New Haven Register  —  In the spring of 2009, when I began researching what would become a book about online community journalism, I couldn't have found a better foil than the New Haven Register.
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why does Project Thunderdome have to be in New York City?  —  A day after the Journal Register Company announced bankruptcy (again), I paid a visit to Thunderdome, the rapidly growing Manhattan hub that Digital First launched to help reinvent the way JRC and MediaNews Group newspapers produce the news.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Street Fight
Matt DeRienzo / Connecticut Newsroom:
What bankruptcy means for Journal Register Company newsrooms
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and Poynter
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Fact: AP Unclear on Definition of ‘Fact’  —  Myth: We suck.  FACT: You suck.  —  This Associated Press “fact check” of Bill Clinton's speech last night has attracted a fair amount of Internet abuse, but not nearly enough.  It's not only a prime specimen of journalistic idiocy …
Discussion: Paul Krugman, CJR and Pressing Issues
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
AP Defends Decision To Fact-Check Bill Clinton Using Monica Lewinsky
Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP's Clinton fact-check cites Lewinsky
Phone hacking police arrest journalist  —  Operation Tuleta is investigating computer hacking  —  Another journalist has been arrested by police investigating the alleged hacking of stolen mobile phones.  —  The 33-year-old man remains in custody after going to a police station in south London by appointment on Friday.
Discussion: Press Association
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International may face 230 new claims over alleged phone hacking  —  Claimants include the former Arsenal and England footballer, Sol Campbell and former Atomic Kitten singer, Kerry Katona  —  News International is expected to face at least 230 new compensation claims from alleged victims …
Discussion: The Independent and Guardian
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite: Four Years in the Making  —  Amazon executives gush about their new e-reader as the Kindle they always wanted to make.  —  While the latest Kindle Touch came out last year, the technology behind the Kindle Paperwhite's new lit screen is four years in the making.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Exclusive: USA Today to redesign paper, relaunch website  —  USA Today is planning a major relaunch of its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, complete with a new “USA TODAY” logo, POLITICO has learned.  —  The redesigned USA Today newspaper is tentatively scheduled to debut on Sept. 14 …
Discussion: Gannett Blog and Garcia Media
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Fox to Offer Digital Movies Closer to Theatrical Release  —  LOS ANGELES — Fox is about to pry open the window for digital film sales.  —  Beginning later this month with Ridley Scott's science fiction thriller “Prometheus,” the studio plans to offer high-definition versions of its films …
Discussion: The Verge, Engadget and Gizmodo
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Oracle-Google judge ends probe into paid bloggers  —  (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing a major lawsuit over smartphone technology between Oracle Corp and Google Inc has quietly ended his examination of those companies' relationships with paid bloggers and other commentators.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Tumblr Finally Gets Serious About Ads — By Hiring Someone to Sell Ads  —  Tumblr has poached top Groupon sales exec Lee Brown as it aims to finally try to make money from its millions of blogs and billions of page views.  —  Brown was at Yahoo for more than 10 years before joining Groupon two years ago.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Dare the Palace complain to the PCC over The Sun's Prince Harry picture?  —  The advisers to the royal family are facing a real dilemma over Prince Harry's naked pictures.  Dare they make a formal complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about The Sun publishing one of the intimate photos?
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Four More Years?  Roger Ailes in Talks Over New Contract  —  With the presidential contest too close to call, both campaigns are planning for the aftermath.  At Fox News, Roger Ailes is planning for his next term as well.  According to two sources with knowledge of the discussions …
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