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2:45 PM ET, September 12, 2012


 Top News: 
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
The Kernel sued by former contributors  —  The London-based blog about the tech startup scene, the Kernel, is being sued through an employment tribunal for non-payment of thousands of pounds by two of its former contributors, and is said to owe thousands more to other former staff.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Journal Register opens the kimono a bit  —  CEO John Paton gives us some hard numbers  —  One of my biggest criticisms of Journal Register Company and Digital First Media has been how it has cherry picked financial figures to show its transformation is succeeding, and how the press covered those incomplete numbers.
Bill Grueskin / CJR:
Open letter to John Paton, CEO of Digital First Media  —  Dear John, You and I have never met, but we have corresponded—a bit testily at times (more on that later).  In light of last week's news, I wanted to follow up with another round of correspondence, and this time I'm doing it publicly, via the Columbia Journalism Review.
Discussion: Poynter and @rajunarisetti
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Glenn Beck's Show Heads to Dish Network  —  Glenn Beck is bringing his brand of conservative commentary back to the television set.  —  One year after embracing an Internet-only distribution model, Mr. Beck is repositioning his streaming network, TheBlaze TV, as an offering for cable …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Patriot-News staffers will learn next month if they've lost their jobs  —  Two hundred and thirty employees of the (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News will be notified by the first week of October whether they'll keep their jobs, the Associated Press reports.  —  In late August the Pulitzer Prize …
Discussion: @sganim and The Newspaper Guild
Associated Press:
Harrisburg's daily Patriot-News to publish on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays starting Jan. 2  —  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Harrisburg's daily newspaper, The Patriot-News, said Tuesday it will scale back the publication of printed papers to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays starting Jan. 2.
Rachel McAthy /
NRS: Guardian has highest combined print and online monthly readership for quality titles  —  A new study, which combines print and online readership figures for the first time, shows that more people in the UK read the Guardian online than in print, with the newspaper securing …
Discussion: Guardian and @jayrosen_nyu
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Web adds a fifth to UK newspaper readership, print still dominates  —  What does having a website do to your newspaper's readership?  Either a little or a game-changing lot, depending on the title.  First-ever combined UK monthly print readership and online reach (as opposed to circulation) …
Discussion: Guardian and NetNewsCheck Latest
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Roll Call editor leaving for NPR  —  Roll Call editor Scott Montgomery is leaving the company and heading to NPR Digital, CQ Roll Call announced on Wednesday.  —  CQ Roll Call Executive vice president and managing director Keith White told staffers in an email that Montgomery will leave the publication on Sept. 27.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:   A Sneak Peek at Roll Call's New Name Plate
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Mayer Set to Get Yahoo's Alibaba Billions in One Week (But Will Investors Get Some Back, Too?)  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo will officially close the multi-billion-dollar sale of half its assets in China's Alibaba Group in one week.
Dina Rickman / Huffington Post UK:
Hillsborough Tragedy: Kelvin MacKenzie, Former Sun Editor, Apologises To Liverpool For ‘That Headline’  —  The former The Sun editor who published a story claiming Liverpool fans urinated on police, stole from the dead and beat up rescue workers during the Hillsborough disaster under the headline …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Hillsborough report: why the Mirror refused to accept police spin
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Philadelphia newspaper owners demand immediate concessions from union  —  The new owners of the Philadelphia newspapers are demanding immediate concessions from the Guild that represents employees of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily News and, union officials Dan Gross and Bill Ross write in a blog post.
Alan Cowell / New York Times:
More Than One Kind of Truth in Journalism  —  PARIS — If there were an unchallenged model for a particular kind of foreign correspondence in the late 20th century, one that evoked not only events but the passions that cast them into relief, it was the work of the Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
For next editor of ‘T’ magazine, ‘Times’ makes an offer to Deborah Needleman of ‘WSJ.’  —  Two weeks after the abrupt departure of Sally Singer, The New York Times has found the person it wants to be the new editor for the paper's glossy style supplement, T magazine.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Citing “The Math,” HBO's Alison Moore Says There Are Still No Plans For Standalone HBO GO In The U.S.  —  Those lucky folks in the Nordics just recently got access to an on-demand, over-the-top HBO service that bears more than a passing resemblance to HBO GO, but we here in the States haven't been quite as fortunate.
Discussion: The Wrap
MG Siegler:
“The Math”  —  Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Ryan Lawler led a media panel.
Discussion: Techdirt
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Scarborough: ‘I have no plans to run in 2016’  —  MSNBC's Joe Scarborough says he has no plans to run in 2016, despite a report in Vanity Fair that suggests otherwise.  “I have no plans to run in 2016,” Scarborough told POLITICO today, following a report by Douglas Brinkley stating …
Discussion: @dylanbyers and Mediaite
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
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Discussion: BBC and Guardian
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