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11:30 AM ET, September 21, 2012

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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Writer finds more plagiarism, problems in Jonah Lehrer's books  —  Greg Beato's “Welcome to the Golden Age of Fact-Checking” is an excellent meditation on the technological and cultural changes that have contributed to our ever-more-transparent society.  —  But screw it, let's get to the parts where he nails Jonah Lehrer.
Discussion: Hit & Run
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Greg Beato / Reason:
Welcome to the Golden Age of Fact-Checking  —  What the Jonah Lehrer debacle reveals about the state of journalism today  —  For the last several years, the universe has been kicking journalists.  In 2012, they started kicking themselves.  There was Jonah Lehrer and his fake Dylan quotes.
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 …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
New York Times bans quote approval, kind of
Discussion: @kegill and @moorehn
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
James Murdoch ‘set for top Fox Networks job’  —  Rupert Murdoch's second son is being lined up to run News Corp's Fox TV businesses in the US, according to a report  —  James Murdoch is reportedly being lined up to run News Corporation's Fox TV business in the US despite being sharply criticised …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
BSkyB: Ofcom's ruling in depth
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   NI chief tries to boost Sun morale
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
New USA Today website ‘very, very influenced by iPad design’  —  When “the nation's newspaper” decided to redesign its website alongside its print product for its 30th anniversary, it chose an international team of Web designers based in the U.S. and abroad.
Discussion: Garcia Media
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Kirsten Acuna / Business Insider:
Check Out These USA Today Homepage Design Concepts That Didn't Make The Cut
Discussion: HyperVocal and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NPR's Todd Mundt says public radio needs to innovate or die  —  NPR has become a poster child for legacy news organizations' ability to reinvent themselves for the digital age: Its website and mobile apps are used by millions of people, NPR Music is a runaway hit, office hack days are a model …
Guardian:
EMI chief executive Roger Faxon's email to staff  —  Music labels will have to be sold off to enable Universal's takeover to go ahead  —  It has been almost eleven months since Citi reached an agreement to sell EMI Music to Universal Music Group.  From that moment to this …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
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Tracie Powell / Poynter:
New Comedy Central ads: ‘You can trust us’ for political coverage  —  “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” are back, after being on hiatus following coverage of both national political conventions.  In the next few weeks, viewers can look forward to seeing more unadulterated political coverage …
Discussion: 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.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Poynter
Jim Romenesko:
Distrust in U.S. media hits a new high  —  Highlights from the just-released poll:  —  * This year's decline in media trust is driven by independents and Republicans.  —  * Republicans express the least trust in the media, while Democrats express the most.
Bob Cohn / The Atlantic Online:
Hiring in the Digital Age  —  Even for twentysomethings, the job description is clear: Everyone is an editor in chief.  —  Not so long ago, magazine and newspaper editors knew exactly what they were looking for when hiring young journalists.  Certain jobs called for certain skills …
Discussion: B2B Memes
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
It's 2012, and Web Video Still Hasn't Made a Dent in TV  —  Everyone watches a lot of Web video.  So, obviously, the people who spend a lot of money advertising on TV are going to start spending that money on the Web.  —  “Go where your customers have gone,” Google chairman Eric Schmidt told advertisers …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Aereo Says New Content Deals Coming for Web TV  —  Aereo, the start-up that lets users watch broadcast TV over the Web, is branching out.  —  CEO Chet Kanojia says his IAC-backed company will soon start offering programming that doesn't come from local TV stations, which he'll sell for an additional fee.
Economist:
The Guardian's future: Unguarded  —  UK Only Article: UK article only Issue: Could Asia really go to war over these?  Fly Title: The Guardian's future Rubric: No newspaper is having an easy time, but one faces unique challenges Main image: 20120922_BRP003_0.jpg LAST year the Guardian newspaper …
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 …
Discussion: MediaPost and NetNewsCheck Latest
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.
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
HBO CEO Bill Nelson retiring, Richard Plepler to succeed him
Discussion: The Wrap and Media Decoder
Nieman Journalism Lab:
Four reasons why an open-source newsroom is harder than it looks: Lessons from Al Jazeera  —  Editor's Note: Nikki Usher and Seth C. Lewis are academic researchers studying the intersection of journalists and technologists, or “hacks and hackers.”  The latest part of their work included Usher's …
 
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Maxim Cuts Circulation 20%
Serene Assir / Agence France Presse:
Citizen journalist killed in Syria ‘Bermuda Triangle’
Discussion: Guardian
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
ESPN builds a Twitter-style firehose for sports news
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. President Signals Coming Fight Over Fox News Fees
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
NOLA Media Group will open Baton Rouge office, expand reporting and sales staffs
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Stefan Simons / Spiegel Online:
‘A Drawing Has Never Killed Anyone’
Discussion: Reuters
Jim Romenesko:
Groupon loses managing editor to Sun-Times parent Wrapports
Discussion: Street Fight and AllThingsD
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Second Israeli Video Provider to Drop CNN International
Jim Romenesko:
Here's the pension letter that New York Times sent to ex-employees
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Harper's Hires an ‘Anti-Economist’
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
NPR, other news orgs tighten comment moderation to improve conversation
Discussion: NPR and Kirk LaPointe's …
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Exclusive: Wal-Mart stops selling Amazon Kindles
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Advance's Donald Newhouse among nation's richest people
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
BuzzFeed (yes, BuzzFeed) begins search for ‘longform editor’