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6:50 AM ET, September 22, 2012

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Erik Sass / MediaPost:
U.K. Journos on Social Media: Meh  —  Social media is supposed to be revolutionizing journalism, but British journalists don't seem to be feeling the revolutionary spirit.  In fact, our colleagues across the pond sound a bit skeptical about social media's impact on their profession …
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Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:   Yes, social media is a ‘time suck,’ like lots of useful journalism tools
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The story of ‘M,’ Peter Kaplan's latest ambition  —  “The ‘A’ can't point down!”  —  That's what Fairchild Fashion Media editorial director Peter Kaplan said when he got his eyes on the page proofs for the opening essay of his new magazine, M.  —  It was a relaunch of a publication Fairchild had been putting out until 1992.
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:   Move over, GQ and Details: M mag is back
Reuters:
Exclusive: Tribune eyes former Discovery executive Liguori as CEO  —  (Reuters) - Peter Liguori, a former top executive at News Corp's Fox and Discovery Communications Inc, has emerged as the leading candidate for Chief Executive at Tribune Co once it emerges from bankruptcy, according to two sources close to the situation.
Discussion: Deadline.com and The Wrap
Anna Codrea-Rado / CJR:
A timeline that isn't boring  —  The New York Times reimagines a form to offer new perspective on driving deaths  —  Timelines are generally considered the lowest form of data visualization, because displaying data chronologically doesn't tend to provide much journalist value.
Jeffrey Hermes / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A reason for optimism in the IRS' handling of nonprofit news orgs  —  I am very pleased to be able to share the news that, after more than two and a half years, the nonprofit San Francisco Public Press has finally received recognition of its tax-exempt status from the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Poll: College women get election news from the paper, though they'd rather not  —  About 730 college women, mostly 20-year-olds, who use the HerCampus website say they plan on voting this November (about 67 percent of them for President Obama).  The most important issue facing them, they say, is student loan debt.
Nieman Journalism Lab:
Postcard from Doha: At Al Jazeera English, interactive journalism built on collaboration  —  DOHA, Qatar — Mohammed el-Haddad knows there is a larger dialogue in the United States and the U.K. about data journalism, hacker journalism, or whatever the term may be.  He knows it's an emerging career track in newsrooms.
Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] Tipster: ‘Plagiarism had almost made it to the final print’ of Chris Anderson's new book  —  UPDATE: Crown Publishing Group marketing and publicity director Tara Delaney Gilbride sends this email: … A tipster who received a review copy of Wired editor Chris Anderson's “Makers” …
Jim Epstein / Reason:
David Simon Accuses Reason of Producing a “Shanked” Interview With Him.  Decide for Yourself.  —  Yesterday, we released a 21-minute-long interview with David Simon (video and a transcript here), the creative force behind much great television, including The Wire and Treme, which starts its third season on HBO this Sunday.
Ted Hesson / ABCNEWS:
Jose Antonio Vargas Challenges NYT and AP To Drop ‘Illegal Immigrant’  —  Starting today, a non-profit founded by Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist, activist, and undocumented immigrant, will begin monitoring the use of the phrase “illegal immigrant” in the media, with the goal of shifting the conversation around the issue.
Discussion: Politico
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP promises members it won't break news on social media  —  At the Associated Press Media Editors confab in Nashville, Tenn., AP Executive Editor and Senior Vice President Kathleen Carroll promised the service's users it wouldn't scoop them: … This isn't a new policy for the news co-op …
Discussion: Associated Press
Jim Romenesko:
Jeff Cohen resigns as Houston Chronicle editor, moves to editorial page  —  After 10 years as Houston Chronicle editor, Jeff Cohen becomes executive editor of the Hearst-owned paper's editorial pages.  —  “Ten years is a good run on the front line at a media institution of this size,” he writes in a memo to his staff.
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
James Murdoch as Fox TV head would be a ‘slap in the face’ to shareholders  —  News that Rupert Murdoch's son could soon lead Fox Networks met with shock and anger from News Corp shareholders  —  News Corp shareholders have reacted angrily to news that James Murdoch could soon run the media giant's flagship Fox TV channel.
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Joaquín Almunia on Europe's Tough Terms for Approving Universal-EMI Deal  —  The most important man in music at the moment is not a hit-spotting executive in New York or London, but, rather, a diminutive Spanish bureaucrat whose decisions about the breakup of EMI will largely determine the shape of the industry for years to come.
Discussion: Guardian, New York Times and Reuters
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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.
Discussion: PandoDaily
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Writer finds more plagiarism, problems in Jonah Lehrer's books
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Hit & Run
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
 
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Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Social news app News360 partners with 30 news outlets
Discussion: Big News Network.com
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
Salon Sells The Well to Longtime Members
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
The Self Delusion of BROADCAST news and the danger of ‘quiet’ bias
Discussion: Poynter and TVNewser
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg:
NFL Said to Have Deal With Time Warner for NFL Network, RedZone
Discussion: Engadget and Deadline.com
Economist:
The Guardian's future: Unguarded
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
It's 2012, and Web Video Still Hasn't Made a Dent in TV
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Tracie Powell / Poynter:
New Comedy Central ads: ‘You can trust us’ for political coverage
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Aereo Says New Content Deals Coming for Web TV
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Maxim Cuts Circulation 20%
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Adweek
Bob Cohn / The Atlantic Online:
Hiring in the Digital Age
Discussion: Poynter and B2B Memes