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12:40 PM ET, September 23, 2012


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
State Dept. Blasts CNN For Using Dead Ambassador's Journal  —  NEW YORK — The State Department blasted CNN Saturday night for the network's handling of a personal journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, which was removed from the site of the deadly Sept. 11 consulate attack.
Wall Street Journal:
Family Protests CNN's Use of Slain Envoy's Journal  —  CNN obtained a personal journal that belonged to the slain American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and broadcast reports based on its contents against the wishes of the Stevens family, according to relatives and State Department officials …
Discussion: and Inside Cable News
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
How Romney Packed The Univision Forum  —  Tense moments as the campaign demands to bus in supporters and to retape an introduction.  “A little bit of disrespect,” complains Univision's Salinas.  —  Romney at Univision and Facebook's “Meet the Candidates” forum, moderated by Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos.
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Philippe Dauman, the Man Who Would Be Redstone  —  FROM up in the carob trees come the strains of great movie themes: the sad hum of “Love Story,” the creepy lull of “Rosemary's Baby,” the jazzy screech of “Chinatown.”  Below, just outside the grand entrance of the building where Adolph Zukor …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The disappearing web: Information decay is eating away our history  —  One of the characteristics of the modern media age — at least for anyone who uses the web and social media a lot — is that we are surrounded by vast clouds of rapidly changing information, whether it's blog posts or news stories or Twitter and Facebook updates.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and PC Magazine
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Twitter CEO says curation tools for newsrooms are coming  —  “So, how does it feel to be the voice of the press in the 21 century?,” Emily Bell asked Twitter CEO Dick Costolo during a keynote interview Friday at the Online News Association Conference in San Francisco.  —  “I don't view that as my job, of course,” he said.
Discussion: ONA12 and GigaOM
Doug Drinkwater / TabTimes:
The Financial Times marches to a different app drummer; embraces HTML5, Android, Windows 8  —  Rob Grimshaw is the managing director of  —  HTML5 pioneer and business news publisher The Financial Times talks about the future of web apps, its preference for Windows 8 over iOS …
Sara Morrison / CJR:
ProPublica reporter gets the Treme treatment  —  The show's third season will feature a character based on A.C. Thompson  —  A.C. Thompson's reporting on transgressions by the New Orleans police force in the wake of Hurricane Katrina led to an article in The Nation, a reporter position at ProPublica …
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What happens when news organizations move from “beats” to “obsessions”?  —  I'll be honest: There aren't a lot of “future of news” meta-posts these days that get me to stop the other things I'm doing and read them, closely, from beginning to end.  One recent exception, though …
Michael Andersen / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Four years later, the Ann Arbor Chronicle is still weird and wonky — and it's growing  —  For four years, Mary Morgan and Dave Askins have been the change David Simon was waiting for.  —  The married couple's website, the Ann Arbor Chronicle, doesn't just cover the planning commission …
Steve Buttry / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Students already consume news digital-first; student media should follow suit  —  Editor's Note: It's the start of the school year, which means students are returning to journalism programs around the country.  As the media industry continues to evolve, how well is new talent being trained …
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Google News at 10: How the Algorithm Won Over the News Industry  —  Google's “billions of clicks” are only half of the story.  —  In April of 2010, Eric Schmidt delivered the keynote address at the conference of the American Society of News Editors in Washington, D.C. During the talk …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Poll: College women get election news from the paper, though they'd rather not
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
U.K. Journos on Social Media: Meh
Discussion: The Buttry Diary
Anna Codrea-Rado / CJR:
A timeline that isn't boring  —  The New York Times reimagines …
Jeffrey Hermes / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A reason for optimism in the IRS' handling of nonprofit news orgs
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Discussion: New York Post
Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] Tipster: ‘Plagiarism had almost made it to the final print’ of Chris Anderson's new book
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Discussion: and The Wrap
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP promises members it won't break news on social media
Discussion: Associated Press
Ted Hesson / ABCNEWS:
Jose Antonio Vargas Challenges NYT and AP To Drop ‘Illegal Immigrant’
Discussion: Politico

From Techmeme:

Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
In a blog post, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman says Ilya Sutskever won't be a board member, but the company is “discussing how he can continue his work at OpenAI”

Alex Ivanovs / Stack Diary:
Researchers develop a “divergence attack” that makes ChatGPT emit sequences copied from its training data, by prompting the LLM to repeat a word numerous times

Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
ASML CEO Peter Wennink plans to step down in April 2024 after over 10 years at the chip equipment giant, replaced by industry veteran Christophe Fouquet

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