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11:35 PM ET, September 20, 2012


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
In New Policy, The Times Forbids After-the-Fact ‘Quote Approval’  —  The New York Times is drawing “a clear line” against the practice of news sources being allowed to approve quotations in stories after the fact.  —  The practice, known as quote approval, “puts so much control over the content …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
New York Times bans quote approval, kind of  —  The New York Times has banned quote approval, the disturbing trend in which reporters allow flacks to adjust and sign off on quotes prior to publication.  Here's the memo … Fantastically productive new public editor Margaret Sullivan applauds the move …
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Exclusive: Wal-Mart stops selling Amazon Kindles  —  (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will no longer sell Inc's Kindle products, making it the second major chain to stop selling Amazon's devices, as the world's largest retailer makes a bet that consumers are more interested in other gadgets.
Financial Times:
James Murdoch eyes expanded US role  —  High quality global journalism requires investment.  Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article.  See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail.  Email to buy additional rights. http …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
BSkyB: Ofcom's ruling in depth
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Sky might be ‘fit and proper’, but Ofcom has harsh words for James Murdoch
Discussion: The Huffington Post and AdAge
Alan Cowell / New York Times:
British Regulator Declares BSkyB ‘Fit and Proper’
Discussion: Telegraph
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Time Warner CEO Explains Why He Doesn't Care About Selling HBO To Cord-Cutters (Or Old Folks)  —  If cord-cutters were a political party, the first plank of their platform would be the right to subscribe to HBO directly over the internet without signing up for cable or satellite TV service.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
HBO CEO Bill Nelson retiring, Richard Plepler to succeed him
Discussion: The Wrap and Media Decoder
Brett Sokol / The Awl:
One Town, Two Newspapers: Will the Real Digital Innovators Please Stand Up?  —  Another day, another newspaper bankruptcy.  This time it was the Journal Register national chain, home to eighteen small dailies including the New Haven Register, and now operating under the seemingly sexier-sounding name of Digital First Media.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:   Journal Register likely to reduce print frequency at some papers
Zach Carter / The Huffington Post:
Universal-EMI Merger Could Yield New Mega-Label To Threaten The Future Of Music  —  WASHINGTON — Today, music lovers have more ways than ever before to access their favorite songs and discover artists they've never heard of.  Can't live another minute without “Call Me Maybe”?
Stefan Simons / Spiegel Online:
‘A Drawing Has Never Killed Anyone’  —  The editor in chief of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo insists that their publication of Muhammad caricatures was no provocation, but a signal that free speech is alive and well in the country.  Come what may, the magazine won't stop criticizing whatever it wants, he says.
Discussion: Reuters
Google to Become US Display Ad Leader  —  Strong growth for Facebook and Google expected as others see shares shrink  —  Google will earn more US display advertising revenues than any other company this year, topping the market with a 15.4% share, according to new estimates by eMarketer.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Second Israeli Video Provider to Drop CNN International  —  Israeli satellite TV company YES is planning to drop CNN International December 31, unless a new arrangement between the two companies is reached.  YES controls approximately 39% of Israel's multichannel video marketplace, so the loss would be a substantial one.
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
NOLA Media Group will open Baton Rouge office, expand reporting and sales staffs  —  Baton Rouge will have a new source for digital and print news this fall as NOLA Media Group will open a new bureau in downtown Baton Rouge, the company announced Thursday.  With this move, NOLA Media Group seeks …
Jim Romenesko:
Groupon loses managing editor to Sun-Times parent Wrapports  —  Brandon Copple, who left Crain's to join Groupon as managing editor in 2010, has been hired by Sun-Times owner Wrapports to oversee a new venture that will create sports and business media products.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. President Signals Coming Fight Over Fox News Fees  —  Chase Carey tells the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference about highlights from the company's TV channels units, including Fox News retrans negotiations, Latin America and sports.  —  News Corp. president and COO Chase Carey …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
BuzzFeed (yes, BuzzFeed) begins search for ‘longform editor’  —  BuzzFeed, the viral meme generator founded by Jonah Peretti and brought to prominence in the “real news” cycle by editor-in-chief Ben Smith, is now advertising the position of “longform editor”—someone “who can assign …
Discussion: PandoDaily
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Fox & Friends Possibly Unaware of Google  —  It's an age-old debate: Why is Fox & Friends so bad at reporting things that are, you know, true?  Is it because they are intentionally trying to dupe their viewers?  Or is it because they are simply too lazy and/or simpleminded to confirm …
Jim Romenesko:
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Harper's Hires an ‘Anti-Economist’  —  Harper's basically hasn't changed since 1984.  But next month's issue of the highbrow magazine will feature a shake up that Harper's readers may notice.  For the first time in the magazine's 165 years, there will be a business commentary column.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Advance's Donald Newhouse among nation's richest people  —  Donald Newhouse is the 51st-richest person in the United States, Forbes reports.  The magazine places the Advance Publications chief's net worth at $6.6 billion.  His brother, Conde Nast Chairman Si Newhouse, Jr., places a little higher …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ rolling out a local digital-media consultancy for small businesses  —  Mort Zuckerman's Daily News is on the verge of rolling out a major business-development initiative that management has come to view as crucial to the future of the company.  —  Monday marks the launch …
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
NPR, other news orgs tighten comment moderation to improve conversation
Discussion: NPR and MinnPost
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NI chief tries to boost Sun morale
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC News and Obama's ‘redistribution’ video
Jim Romenesko:
National Review: By the way, our Obama cover was altered
Discussion: Charles Apple, @thegarance and Politico
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
ABC News, Univision Soft-Launch Website For New Cable Channel
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Apple and publishers subpoena Amazon in ebook pricing case
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Fox Closes In on New Baseball Deal
Discussion: B&C
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Circulation up at the ‘new’ Orange County Register
Sarah Marshall /
Google News introduces hidden keyword metatag
Discussion: Big News
Mail Online surges past 100m browsers in August
Discussion: and Guardian
Victoria Thieberger / Reuters:
Australia's old media outstripped as online boosts ad share
James Temple / The Technology Chronicles:
Social media moguls take hit on Forbes 400 list
Discussion: Time and Forbes
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Former TechCrunch Editor Erick Schonfeld To Run DEMO