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9:30 AM ET, September 12, 2012

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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.
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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: NetNewsCheck Latest
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
For Paton, Bankruptcy for Journal Register Is ‘Embarrassing’ but Necessary  —  The last few days have provided a lesson in humility, John Paton acknowledged.  —  Mr. Paton, the chief executive of the management company Digital First Media Group, had his subsidiary, the Journal Register Company …
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 …
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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 / Journalism.co.uk:
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: @jayrosen_nyu and Guardian
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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: NetNewsCheck Latest
MG Siegler:
“The Math”  —  Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Ryan Lawler led a media panel.  On it, sat Alison Moore, HBO's Senior Vice President of Digital Platforms.  Naturally, the topic of selling HBO direct-to-consumers via HBO Go came up.  “Here's the thing: it's math.
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Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Citing “The Math,” HBO's Alison Moore Says There Are Still No Plans For Standalone HBO GO In The U.S.
Discussion: The Wrap
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:
NBC won't apologize for airing Kardashian interview during 9/11 moment of silence  —  NBC forwent a moment of silence for 9/11 victims Tuesday.  It filled that minute instead with an interview with “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” mum Kris Jenner, who talked about her onscreen decision …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Storify
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
NBC's ‘Today’ Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kardashian Interview
Douglas Brinkley / Vanity Fair:
Joe Scarborough to Test the Waters for a 2016 Presidential Run  —  Five years ago this month, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski began co-hosting MSNBC's savvy, caffeinated Morning Joe, their daily brew of news, chat, and political opinion.  And even though they are both married, with children …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Scarborough: ‘I have no plans to run in 2016’
Discussion: @dylanbyers and Mediaite
Wall Street Journal:
Publisher of the Deal Magazine for Sale  —  The publisher of The Deal, a magazine devoted to covering mergers, financings and other transactions, is for sale and being shopped to media and information companies, people familiar with the matter said.  —  Media-focused boutique bank DeSilva+Phillips LLC …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, @rafat and Digits
Jeremy Peters / The Caucus:
A Journalist With Rare Access to Obama Had to Play by Quote Rule  —  Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of “Moneyball” and “The Big Short,” was granted extraordinary access to President Obama for his latest article in Vanity Fair.  —  But with that access came one major condition.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:   Michael Lewis, Granted Unprecedented Access To Obama, Agrees To Quote Approval
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Meet Print's New Politicos  —  Time, Newsweek, The Nation: These are the kinds of magazines where political junkies expect to find election news.  But at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, delegates rubbed elbows with reporters from magazines known less for their election coverage than for forecasting fashion trends.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Tumblr Feeling the Heat: New York Web Giant Under Pressure To Build A Business  —  David Karp is starting to feel pressure from investors to turn his giant social blogging platform, Tumblr, into a business, sources say.  —  The venture capitalists, particularly Sequoia Capital …
 
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Alan Cowell / New York Times:
More Than One Kind of Truth in Journalism
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Armando Iannucci calls on BBC to fight back against critics
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
The Identity of Ruth Bourdain: Not Who New York Thinks It Is
J.K. Trotter / IvyGate:
Yale Daily News Publishes Bizarre, Extremely Misleading Fact-Check of Former Reporter
Discussion: College Media Matters, Thanks:@ivygate
Ari Shapiro / NPR:
Reporter's Pledge-Of-Allegiance Quandary Sparks Twitter Debate On Romney Trail
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Now This News: HuffPost Veterans Bake A Delicious Web Video Muffin Top
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The NYT doesn't need one public editor, it needs a hundred
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Apple is already fighting Amazon in the ebook price wars
Discussion: GalleyCat and Softpedia News
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