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3:15 PM ET, September 18, 2012


 Top News: 
David Corn / Mother Jones:
WATCH: Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser  —  On Monday and Tuesday Mother Jones published exclusive video that captured Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a May 17 fundraiser, which was held at the home of private equity mogul Mark Leder.  Responding to a question about the …
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.
Brendan Nyhan / CJR:
Jumping the gun on the Romney ‘47%’ video  —  In early coverage, reporters overstated the meaning and impact of Romney's comments—and left out out key context  —  NEW HAMPSHIRE — Yesterday, Mother Jones released a secretly-recorded video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney making …
Erik Wemple:
Romney and Obama: Open your fundraisers  —  Never let it be said that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney isn't a champion of transparency.  After all, the candidate called last night for the release of the full video of a Florida fundraiser that he held on May 17.  Here's Romney's call for sunlight:
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
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’
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 …
Denise Jewell Gee / Buffalo News:
Sarasota editor named Buffalo News editor  —  Mike Connelly will be the next editor of The Buffalo News.  News Publisher Stanford Lipsey announced this afternoon that Connelly, who is now executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, has been named editor after a nationwide search.
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 and The Huffington Post
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.
Rick Rojas / Los Angeles Times:
Reporting live from the front lines of protest is his stream job
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
News for nerds: why a career site bought Slashdot  —  In a surprise deal, job site Dice has acquired Slashdot and two other tech sites from Geeknet for $20 million cash.  The move is risky but could pay off if Slashdot's millions of smart, Star-Wars loving readers stick around.
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 …
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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