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7:05 PM ET, September 17, 2012


 Top News: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newsweek's ‘Muslim Rage’ cover coincides with critique of Tina Brown  —  USA Today columnist Michael Wolff, a big name brought in to stoke much-needed buzz at a legacy publication trumpeting its reinvention as an Internet-age news organization, slams Newsweek Editor Tina Brown for bringing …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Newsweek's ‘MUSLIM RAGE’ Cover Draws Angry Protest  —  Newsweek is courting controversy yet again with its latest cover.  The magazine has become famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) for its deliberately provocative cover choices and stories.
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Is there a place for Tina Brown?  —  What will happen to Tina Brown?  And should we care?  The most famous magazine editor of her generation is engaged in a desperate and operatic struggle, which almost no one anywhere believes has any chance of success, to reinvent Newsweek as a sustainable business proposition.
Discussion: Capital New York and FishbowlNY
Rob Crilly / The Telegraph:
Newsweek's ‘Muslim Rage’: A sickening piece of shock journalism that cheapens a once great magazine
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
The Times Needs a Policy on Quotation Approval, and Soon  —  David Carr wrote a great column in Monday's New York Times on the topic of news sources demanding that they approve quotations in stories.  Mr. Carr's “The Media Equation” had the headline “The Puppetry of Quotation Approval,” …
Rick Rojas / Los Angeles Times:
Reporting live from the front lines of protest is his stream job  —  The man who goes by CrossXBones finagled his way into the center of the scrum.  Sweat beaded on his shaved head, an American Spirit cigarette dangled from his mouth and a massive can of energy drink was holstered on the strap of his backpack.
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Exclusive: News of the World hired detective firm linked with murder to spy on Met Chief  —  The News of the World hired private detectives to spy on a former Metropolitan police commissioner, Independent Voices can reveal.  Lord Stevens, who led Scotland Yard between 2000 and 2005 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Providence Journal guild willing to discuss alternatives to layoffs  —  Staffers at the A.H. Belo-owned Providence (R.I.) Journal have until Monday at 5 p.m. ET to volunteer to take buyouts, which the paper said it would seek on Sept. 7.  Belo hasn't said how many buyouts it's looking for …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Irish Daily Star Editor Michael O'Kane suspended over Kate Middleton photos  —  Irish Daily Star Editor Michael O'Kane has been suspended from his job pending a full investigation following the publication of topless photos of Kate Middleton.  — Article - Video (1) - Audio (1)
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Daily News names Joel Siegel politics editor  —  ABC News producer Joel Siegel has been named managing editor for politics at New York Daily News, according to an internal staff memo from NYDN editor Colin Myler, obtained by POLITICO.  —  Siegel worked for the paper for fifteen years …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Fox & Friends prankster rips Fox News  —  Max Rice may have pulled a fast one on Fox News' Gretchen Carlson Monday morning, but he says there was an ounce of truth in the now infamous awkward interview — he will be voting for Mitt Romney this fall.  —  Rice appeared on Fox & Friends …
Benjamin Sisario / New York Times:
Village Voice Appoints a Music Editor  —  The Village Voice has named a new music editor, three days after it emerged that the weekly's editor was departing and its music editor had been fired.  —  According to a post on The Voice's music blog on Monday afternoon, its new music editor is Brian McManus …
Discussion: Sound of the City
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
The real writer behind the fictional Will McAvoy's Twitter account  —  Will McAvoy isn't very Internet savvy.  On the pilot episode of “The Newsroom,” he learns he has a blog.  —  “Seriously ... I have a blog?” he asks, after talking with the young journalist who runs it.
Pakistan's PM orders YouTube halt over anti-Islam film  —  (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf ordered the suspension of YouTube in the country on Monday over a video made in the United States which mocks the Prophet Mohammad and has enraged the Islamic world.
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