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5:20 AM ET, September 11, 2012

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Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The Journal Register debacle: why Chapter 11 comes before ‘digital first’  —  Touted by industry worthies as the digital future in the making, the Journal Register is more a business of financial engineering  —  Last November the New York Times' media reporter, David Carr …
Robert Mankoff / The New Yorker Blog:
Nipplegate  —  The New Yorker has a Facebook page for our cartoons, which a lot of you like, or maybe it's just one person with a lot of time on their hands, liking the page over and over again.  But in any case, it's a whole lotta like.  We like that.  —  What we don't like is that we …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Journalism's Summer of Sin marked by plagiarism, fabrication, obfuscation  —  Fall will mark the end of journalism's Summer of Sin, when a cavalcade of plagiarism, fabrication and unethical recycling damaged several careers and publications.  —  In many cases, these incidents …
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
After Summer of Turmoil, Oxford American Appoints Roger Hodge Editor  —  After enduring weeks of unflattering attention over the firing of its editor, The Oxford American has hired a successor: Roger D. Hodge, a Texas-born editor and veteran of New York media.
Discussion: The Wrap and bookforum.com
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
That was fast: Amazon is already discounting settling publishers' ebooks  —  Just four days after a federal judge approved the Department of Justice's settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster for allegedly colluding with Apple to fix ebook prices, Amazon has already begun discounting HarperCollins ebooks.
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Lawyer files Hail Mary request to stop ebook pricing changes
Discussion: Forbes and Associated Press
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
US site Homicide Watch DC exceeds $40k crowdfunding target  —  The US site will use the funding to run Homicide Watch DC as a ‘student reporting lab’ for the next year while founder Laura Amico and her husband Chris study journalism innovation at Harvard  —  US crime reporting site Homicide Watch DC …
Danelle Morton / CJR:
Bruce R. Brugmann, one of the last of the alt-weekly lions, is calling it quits.  Sort of.  —  Bruce B. Brugmann is a stubborn guy who sticks to his point of view, even as the world he helped build is disappearing.  Fitting then to sit with him late in June in the cavernous warehouse offices …
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
NBC Paralympics Coverage Criticized By IPC  —  NBC's Olympics coverage was criticized by another entity on Monday.  The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) said that it would further scrutinize media partners in the future after NBC did not air any live coverage of the 2012 games.
Discussion: BBC
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
How To Get Banned From Instapaper  —  If you tried to snag a page from 9to5Mac to read later with Instapaper yesterday, you got this error message: It's the first time I'd ever seen a publisher block Instapaper — in fact, Instapaper says, “As of the time of writing, no major publishers have chosen to opt out.”
Discussion: 9to5Mac
New York Post:
Penske takes inside track in Variety auction  —  Variety, the legendary but struggling Hollywood magazine, is still not ready for its close-up.  —  Reed Elsevier, looking to unload the 107-year-old title, its last remaining North American trade magazine, has been forced to cut Variety's asking price …
Discussion: LA Observed and FishbowlNY
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:   Destroyed By Blogs, “Variety” Magazine Will Sell For Less Than $30 Million
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Ken Lerer's CNN-Killer Hires a CNN Veteran  —  Who do you hire if you're a start-up that wants to reinvent TV news?  —  You start, apparently, with pros from brand-name media outlets.  —  That's what Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer has been doing as he builds up a supposedly stealthy …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Helen Gurley Brown's $18 M bequest to Columbia journalism school nets new-media guru Mark Hansen  —  Six months before she died this past August, legendary Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown gave the Columbia Journalism School the largest gift in its 100-year history …
 
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
No lap action for VP Biden in already-famous AP shot
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Monday Q&A: Evan Ratliff of The Atavist on the shift to device-agnostic reading
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo on Woodward: Old news, no context
Constanze Letsch / Guardian:
Turkey puts 44 journalists on trial for terrorism and backing pro-Kurd group
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Multimedia project Narratively launches and surpasses $50k funding target
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Times-Picayune Is Singing the Blues to Angry Readers
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspapers' print ad revenue losses are larger than digital ad gains by a ratio of 25 to 1
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
On Campus, an Experiment to Save Local News
Mark Lisheron / American Journalism Review:
On the Rebound  —  Things are looking up at Minneapolis' once …