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12:30 AM ET, September 25, 2012


 Top News: 
Hillary Clinton Aide Tells Reporter To “F**k Off” And “Have A Nice Life”  —  On Sunday morning, BuzzFeed correspondent Michael Hastings emailed Philippe Reines, Hillary Clinton's longtime aide and personal spokesman at the State Department, asking a series of pointed questions about State's handling …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:   Libya Consulate Not Secured Days After Attack, Journalists Say
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Amid Criticism, CNN Defends Reporting on Ambassador's Journal
Discussion: TVNewser
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Print Sex Ads Will Remain at Newly-Formed Voice Media Group  — may be gone, but sex ads are here to stay at the alt weeklies formerly owned by Village Voice Media.  Over the weekend, Village Voice Media announced it had reshuffled and separated its 13 newspapers from …
Discussion: Capital New York and New York Post
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The Village Voice's synthetic solution to a synthetic sex ad scandal
Discussion: Gawker
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Village Voice spins off
Chris Selley / National Post:
On Margaret Wente, plagiarism, and the Globe's public editor-cum-union rep  —  It's tough to pick the most discreditable aspect of Globe and Mail Public Editor Sylvia Stead's train wreck response to serious allegations of journalistic malpractice against columnist Margaret Wente.  There are so many contenders.
Discussion: and Plagiarism Today
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Canadian columnist accused of plagiarism  —  One of Canada's leading newspaper columnists has been accused of plagiarism.  After extensive and detailed research by a blogger, Globe & Mail writer Margaret Wente was alleged to have reproduced other people's work in several columns (see here).
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Willie Geist to Co-Host Third Hour of ‘Today’  —  Willie Geist, a co-host of the rollicking MSNBC morning show “Morning Joe,” is moving over to NBC's flagship “Today” show as a co-host of the franchise's 9 a.m. hour.  —  The promotion is expected to be announced by NBC this week …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Broadcasters get unlikely support from Cablevision in Aereo case  —  Cablevision has thrown its support behind major U.S. broadcast networks in their bid to stop Aereo Inc, an online television start-up backed by billionaire Barry Diller, from broadcasting TV programming over the Internet.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   Cablevision Tells Aereo to Get Off Its Team
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Deadline owner Penske likely to buy Variety  —  Daily Variety will soon be acquired by Penske Media, the owner of  (Variety website / September 24, 2012)  —  Hollywood's 107-year-old industry trade publication Variety and 6-year-old online competitor Deadline …
Robert Feder / Time Out Chicago:
Konkol leaves Sun-Times to write for DNAInfo Chicago  —  Mark Konkol, the Chicago journalism superstar who won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting last year, is leaving the Sun-Times to join the startup of a hyperlocal digital news service covering city neighborhoods.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Exit interview: Brisbane says New York Times Public Editor job is ‘not a conversation’  —  Arthur Brisbane's New York Times email address has been shut off, and he sounds pretty happy about it.  —  “I'm trying to decompress,” he told me two days after his stint as the fourth public editor of The New York Times came to an end.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Cynthia Cotts / The New York Observer:
The New York Times Union Contemplates a Collective Chant in the Lobby — or a Public Demo  —  Just before noon today, a stream of about 200 New York Times staffers left the company's headquarters at 620 Eighth Avenue, heading for the local hotel workers union a few blocks north.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
YouTube Expands Translation Tools For Video Captions To 300+ Languages  —  YouTube just announced that it is now making it easier for video creators to translate their video captions to more than 300 languages by integrating the YouTube Video Manager with the Google Translator Toolkit.
Discussion: YouTube Creator Blog, CNET and Engadget
Jerusalem Post:
‘NY Post’ gifts Ahmadinejad with Jew-themed basket  —  Publication offers visiting Iranian president Manischewitz, Gefilte Fish, I ♥ New York underwear hoping he will lose “bloodthirst.”  —  The New York Post on Sunday offered Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a basket brimming …
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 the potential of WikiLeaks to revolutionize transparency in the digital age.
Rachel McAthy /
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.
Sherrina V. Navani / The Trentonian:
The Trentonian unveils Homicide Watch
Discussion: Digital First Media
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Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Lyor Cohen Resigns From Warner Music
Discussion: The Wrap and Reuters
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Observer’ ropes old talent (Cynthia Cotts, George Gurley, Nina Burleigh) and new into its bullpen
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: senior Met officer DCI April Casburn charged
Associated Press:
New York Times closes on $300M sale of About Group
Discussion: Media Decoder
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
First look: Spundge is software to help journalists to manage real-time data streams
Erik Maza / WWD:
Tim Tebow Featured in Vogue, GQ
 Earlier Picks: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andrew Mitchell ‘pleb’ row: police to investigate Sun leak
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Quartz Shoots for Tablet and Mobile Readers, but Doesn't Arm Itself With an App
Robert Weintraub / CJR:
The future of NFL Films looks bleak
Rachel McAthy /
How ProPublica is using Facebook group for patient safety investigation