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9:30 PM ET, September 6, 2014


 Top News: 
Mike Allen / Politico:
Benny Johnson, former BuzzFeed editor fired for plagiarism, gets hired as National Review's social media director  —  BRUNCH EDITION - 59 days to midterms — BENNY JOHNSON's new job - OBAMA PUNTS ON IMMIGRATION — WENDY DAVIS discloses abortion of third daughter - JOE SCARBOROUGH signs NBC deal —CHRIS CHRISTIE is 52
Jim Romenesko:
Indiana University's newspaper partners with NYT to show its stories to students in NYT Now  —  Indiana Daily Student partners with NYT Now  —  Indiana University's Daily Student newspaper announced today that “we've joined forces with the talented developers of NYT Now to bring our readers …
Discussion: Indiana Daily Student and @raju
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Inside the Toronto Star's $10 million niche print business  —  John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star, is the first to acknowledge that his strategy for the paper seems anachronistic.  —  Cruickshank talked the New York Times Syndicate into providing him a semi-custom weekly collection …
Discussion: @sladurantaye
Alex Pareene / The Dish:
A Second Look At The Giant Garbage Pile That Is Online Media, 2014  —  WARNING: This is a post, by a media professional, about the media.  If you are a normal human being, you will not and definitely should not care, except inasmuch as it's part of a debate about whether or not we, the media, are failing you, the normal human being.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Global media VP Katie Jacobs Stanton: Twitter is the “operating system” of news, not a competitor to newsrooms  —  Twitter Media Boss Katie Jacobs Stanton Wants More Partners in More Countries  —  Twitter has had plenty of challenges.  Convincing media companies to work with it hasn't been one of them.
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Elizabeth Spiers, editorial director, Flavorwire (and Gawker founding editor)  —  CAPITAL: You've recently returned to personal blogging, as has your fellow former Gawkerite Lockhart Steele.  Do you think there's a broader trend here?
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
The L.A. Times will begin broadcasting original documentaries in mid-September  —  The L.A. Times made a move toward expanding its video strategy today — but not in digital video.  The newspaper announced a broadcast deal with DIRECTV for a series of documentaries to be called Los Angeles Times Originals.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and LA Observed
Hadas Gold / Politico:
The new Cosmo: Love, sex, politics?  —  Cosmopolitan's website is making room for something new to the the legendary women's glossy: the midterm elections.  —  The magazine known for its celebrity covers, fashion tips and relationship advice is diving into politics on Monday with its #CosmoVotes campaign …
Tim McGuire / McGuire on Media:
Advocacy and self-interested journalism are inevitable, but what are the consequences?  —  Just last week I told the students of my 21st Century Journalism class at least 30-40% of them would one day work for organizations that don't do journalism now.  —  I have been telling other classes …
Discussion: Guardian
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Cable companies want to unbundle broadcast TV, and broadcasters are angry  —  À la carte pricing may not be a pipe dream, at least for local broadcast TV.  —  A Congressional proposal to let cable and satellite customers choose which broadcast TV channels they pay for has led …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix may add short-form content to increase mobile usage  —  Most people don't spend 90 minutes watching whole movies on their phones, which is why Netflix may soon serve them two-minute clips of the best scenes.  —  Netflix has always been all about TV shows and movies, but soon …
Discussion: Nieman Lab and Consumerist
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Discovery takes Comcast-Time Warner Cable concerns public  —  Critics of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal have largely been technology companies, and consumers fed up with their cable and Internet options.  One group that has been largely silent on the merger is one that could be …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and DSLreports
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Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Politico, foremost practitioner of Washington's current courtier press, goes from mere triviality …
Discussion: Techdirt and Advocate
Agence France-Presse:
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