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8:05 AM ET, September 24, 2012

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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
A broadband levy to fund journalism?  Now that's a very clever idea  —  Has David Leigh cracked it?  We have been puzzling for years about how to subsidise journalism once it makes the final transition from print to net (see here and here and here).  One obvious model is the funding of the BBC through its licence fee.
Paul Carr / PandoDaily:
Taxing Broadband to Save Journalism is One Big, Stupid Idea.  We Need a Thousand Small, Smart Ones  —  David Leigh was first to be right about many things.  —  He was first to identify Wikileaks' potential to revolutionize transparency in the digital age.
Discussion: Forbes and Charlie Beckett
David Carr / New York Times:
Atlantic Covering Business World With Digital Quartz Site  —  Business titans are generally not prone to self-appraisal, and when they do take stock, it usually begins and ends with a list of their conquests.  —  David G. Bradley, the owner of Atlantic Media, has never been like that.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Quartz Shoots for Tablet and Mobile Readers, but Doesn't Arm Itself With an App  —  After a summer of buzz, Quartz, Atlantic Media's new business news site, lights up today.  —  Pro Tip 1: If you want to see what the fuss is about, head over to qz.com, not quartz.com.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:   What happens when news organizations move from “beats” to “obsessions”?
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Company's Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company  —  A group of long-running alternative weekly newspapers is changing hands.  Village Voice Media Holdings — whose titles include the LA Weekly, Westword, and, yes, the Village Voice …
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Village Voice spins off Backpage.com  —  New York's iconic Village Voice and a dozen other weekly newspapers are parting ways with Backpage, a controversial classified site tied to alleged sex trafficking.  The split will result in the creation of a new ownership group that is focused solely on news and events.
Sherrina V. Navani / The Trentonian:
The Trentonian unveils Homicide Watch  —  TRENTON — Fifteen people have been killed in the capital city this year, and starting today The Trentonian will be bringing you a new way to look at those killings and the lives that have been lost.  “There have been over 100 shots fired in the city so far …
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Homicide Watch DC wins Online Journalism Award for public service  —  Crime reporting site Homicide Watch DC, which recently crowdfunded more than $40,000 to secure its survival through the creation of a student reporting lab, was named as one of the winners of the Online Journalism Awards at the weekend.
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.
Reuters:
Iran readies domestic Internet system, blocks Google  —  (Reuters) - Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.
Mona Zhang / FishbowlNY:
Patch Launches A More Social, More Mobile Site  —  In recent months, there's been much talk of the booming New York tech scene.  The city has the fastest growing tech sector in the nation, helped along by Mayor Bloomberg's pitch to entrepreneurs and his Made in NY Digital Map.
 
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