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12:35 PM ET, September 18, 2012


 Top News: 
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 …
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
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Curry's revenge: NBC's ‘Today’ reeling after kicking Ann to the curb  —  Less than three months after a tearful Ann Curry bid goodbye to NBC's “Today” show, it's the network's turn to cry.  The once-dominant morning powerhouse is falling even further behind in the ratings race …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Forget Savannah Vs. Ann.  Here's Why ‘GMA’ Is Beating ‘Today’  —  The average ratings gap between NBC's “Today” and ABC's “Good Morning America” is about 2%, give or take, with the winner changing from week to week.  Yet on a per-hour basis, “Today” earns about 42% more in ad revenue.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Mother Jones to release full video today  —  Mother Jones, which obtained video of Mitt Romney's remarks about the “47 percent” at a Boca Raton fundraiser, plans to release the full video later today, the magazine's co-editor Clara Jeffrey told POLITICO.  —  “We have the whole tape, which we're releasing later today,” Jeffrey said.
Discussion: Erik Wemple, TVNewser and Mother Jones
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
The Long Strange Leak Of Mitt Romney's 47% Video  —  On May 17, Mitt Romney spoke bluntly at a fundraiser at the home of a private equity executive in Boca Raton.  Someone recorded him speaking, and that unexploded digital ordnance lay around the 2012 campaign until Monday, when it erupted under Romney's campaign.
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Journalists arrested at Occupy anniversary protests  —  Josh Stearns rounds up reports of journalists getting arrested at Monday's anniversary protests for Occupy Wall Street.  Photographer Julia Reinhart and artist Molly Crabapple were among the people who got to check out the inside of police vans.
Discussion:, GalleyCat and Wired
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
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Sarah Ferris / The GW Hatchet:
Stewart, O'Reilly to face off next month at GW
Kevin Allman / News, Gambit:
The Fight to Save The Times-Picayune
Martin Hickman / The Independent:
Exclusive: News of the World ‘ordered burglary’
Discussion: CJR, Tom Watson MP and London News
Benjamin Sisario / Media Decoder:
Village Voice Appoints a Music Editor
Discussion: Sound of the City and FishbowlLA
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ touts gains with new national website
Discussion: FishbowlNY and NetNewsCheck Latest
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Providence Journal guild willing to discuss alternatives to layoffs
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Rob Crilly / The Telegraph:
Newsweek's ‘Muslim Rage’: A sickening piece of shock journalism that cheapens a once great magazine
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Poynter
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