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9:55 AM ET, September 18, 2012


 Top News: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
William and Kate win French injunction over topless photos  —  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have won an injunction in a French court preventing celebrity magazine Closer from publishing further paparazzi shots of the duchess sunbathing topless.  Mondadori France, Closer's publishing company …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Irish Daily Star closure threat recedes after publication of topless Kate photos  —  Independent News and Media, a 50% stakeholder, launches investigation and suspends editor Mike O'Kane  —  The threat to close the Irish Daily Star in the wake of the decision to publish the controversial pictures …
Irish Daily Star Editor Michael O'Kane suspended over Kate Middleton photos
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it  —  The BBC's new director-general has vowed to merge TV, radio and online teams so that the corporation creates “genuinely digital content for the first time”.  The BBC is often thought of as an online exemplar.
Associated Press:
Bangladesh blocks YouTube to prevent people from seeing anti-Islamic video  —  DHAKA, Bangladesh — The government in Bangladesh has blocked YouTube to prevent people from seeing an anti-Islam video produced in the U.S. ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.  —  Mir Mohammaed Morshed …
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Condé Nast Plans French Vanity Fair  —  Vanity Fair magazine, which has been battling declining newsstand sales in the United States, is looking for more readers in Europe.  Next year, Condé Nast is starting a monthly edition of Vanity Fair in France.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Rupert Murdoch Makes Peace with “Pirate” Google, Starts Selling Movies  —  At the beginning of 2012, Rupert Murdoch was railing against Google, labeling it the “piracy leader.”  —  But that was January!  Now Murdoch's 20th Century Fox studio has cut a deal to sell and rent its movies …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Journalists Arrested In Occupy Wall Street Protests  —  Journalists were among the scores arrested in New York City as the Occupy Wall Street movement marked its one-year anniversary.  The movement has been holding protests for the past few days to commemorate the date, and police have been very active in responding.
Rick Rojas / Los Angeles Times:   Reporting live from the front lines of protest is his stream job
Bill Carter / New York Times:
All the TV News Since 2009, on One Web Site  —  Inspired by a pillar of antiquity, the Library of Alexandria, Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the giant aggregator and digitizer of data, which he founded and leads.  —  “We want to collect all the books …
Will Sommer / City Desk:
Post's Chinese Visa Fight Ends With a Whimper  —  So much for the Washington Post's three-year long attempt to actually get its China bureau chief into China.  Ever since the Post hired Andrew Higgins in 2009, the paper has been trying to convince the Chinese government to grant him a visa …
Martin Hickman / The Independent:
Exclusive: News of the World ‘ordered burglary’  —  Detectives have evidence which suggests that a notorious private detective agency carried out a burglary while working for the News of the World.  In the latest twist to the phone-hacking scandal, a police intelligence report indicates …
Discussion: CJR, Tom Watson MP and London News
Rob Crilly / The Telegraph:
Newsweek's ‘Muslim Rage’: A sickening piece of shock journalism that cheapens a once great magazine  —  As angry protests spread through the Muslim world, I knew where to head.  The Red Mosque is only a five minute drive from my home in Islamabad and protests were planned for the end of Friday prayers.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Newsweek's ‘MUSLIM RAGE’ Cover Draws Angry Protest
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ touts gains with new national website  —  The Daily News' bid to reposition its website as a nationally-facing product appears to be paying off.  —  Since redesigning and relaunching its homepage as “Daily News America” at the beginning of July, unique visitors to …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Sarah Ferris / The GW Hatchet:
Stewart, O'Reilly to face off next month at GW  —  Days after the nation lurches into presidential debate season, political commentators Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly will spar off at GW.  —  O'Reilly, a Fox News host, will face Comedy Central anchor Stewart on Oct. 6, The New York Post reported Monday.
Kevin Allman / News, Gambit:
The Fight to Save The Times-Picayune  —  There are things in your life, rightly or wrongly, you think are never going to change," says Rebecca Theim, a former Times-Picayune reporter now living in Las Vegas. “  When I come back to New Orleans, I know there's always going to be a French Quarter …
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