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5:25 AM ET, September 18, 2012


 Top 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
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Is there a place for Tina Brown?
Discussion: Capital New York and 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 …
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 …
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Exclusive: News of the World hired detective firm linked with murder to spy on Met Chief
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.
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 …
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
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Seattle Times' editorial board launches social media campaign to support same-sex marriage  —  A Seattle Times editorial published Monday asks a little bit more from readers who approve of the editorial board's support of a Washington state referendum that will enshrine same-sex marriage in state law.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: And Now Let Us Gasp In Astonishment At What Just Happened To The Newspaper Business  —  Over the past decade, lots of big newspaper companies have gone bust.  —  But when you take a look at what's happened to newspaper advertising over that period, it's a wonder they all haven't.
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 / Media Decoder:
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 and FishbowlLA
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,” …
Irish Daily Star Editor Michael O'Kane suspended over Kate Middleton photos  —  A board meeting of Indepenent Star, the company which operates the Irish Daily Star, has been cancelled.  The meeting had been expected to take place tomorrow.  It is understood the newspaper's managing director Ger Colleran is remaining in position.
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 …
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