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4:00 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  —  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.
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,” …
David Carr / New York Times:
The Puppetry of Quotation Approval
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)
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 …
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
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.
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
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.
Brett Smiley / New York Magazine:
Times' Maureen Dowd Accused of Playing on Anti-Semitic Stereotypes  —  New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd rings in the Jewish new year Sunday with a controversy brewing over her column titled “Neocons Slither Back,” in which she peddles Jewish stereotypes and uses anti-Semitic imagery …
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