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1:15 PM ET, September 7, 2011

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Carol Bartz Out at Yahoo; CFO Tim Morse Named Interim CEO  —  According to sources at the company, Yahoo's Carol Bartz is no longer CEO of Yahoo.  CFO Tim Morse has been named interim CEO.  —  The situation around what is clearly an ouster is uncertain, but Bartz has had a very rocky tenure in her 32 months at the company.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Once Display's Ad Sales Leader, Trends Now Favor Yahoo Rivals  —  Barring some explosive revelation, Carol Bartz is out as CEO of Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) because she couldn't show any way up.  During the Q2 earnings call, Bartz had to admit that at a time when others were seeing improvements …
Jxpaton / Digital First:
Digital First: The Next Step  —  Today marks another important step for Digital First.  —  As announced earlier this morning, we have formed a new company - Digital First Media Inc. It will manage both the Journal Register Company and Media News Group and its mission will be to accelerate …
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A wave of consolidation?  Some context on MediaNews, Journal Register, and Alden Global Capital  —  The big newspaper news this morning is that two of the nation's largest remaining chains, Journal Register Co. and MediaNews Group, are executing something like a merger-without-merging.
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Steve Myers / Poynter:
MediaNews and Journal Register Co. brought under one roof with John Paton at helm  —  Journal Register Co. announced Wednesday that it is creating a company called Digital First Media Inc. to manage it and MediaNewsGroup.  John Paton will be CEO of Digital First and will act as CEO of MediaNews …
Guardian:
Guardian journalist questioned over alleged phone-hacking leaks  —  Case raises concerns about attempts to criminalise contact between journalists and off-the-record sources  —  A Guardian journalist has been questioned by police officers investigating alleged leaks of information from Operation Weeting …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Media Analysts Begin To Slash Ad Spending Forecasts As Economy Craters...  When the economy weakens, one of the first expenses that companies cut is advertising spending.  —  Especially advertising spending on old, dying media in which performance is unmeasurable—e.g., newspapers.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Editorial Independence  —  There's confusion - way too much confusion - about my status at TechCrunch and TechCrunch's status at Aol after last week's announcement that I was launching a venture fund, partially backed by Aol.  —  The multiple conflicting statements made by Aol on Thursday …
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Adobe:
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite To Support iOS 5 Newsstand  —  For immediate release  —  Publishers To Create Newsstand-enabled Applications with Full Support for Subscriptions  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that publishers will be able to use Adobe® Digital …
Steve Smith / MediaPost:
Ralph Lauren Takes Over The Times iPad App, Reminds Us What A ‘Sponsor’ Does  —  If you haven't yet caved to the New York Times paywall restrictions and ponied up the subscription fee, then you may have let your iPad app for the brand lie unused in recent months.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Evidence to MPs gives James Murdoch room for manoeuvre  —  Colin Myler and Tom Crone did not deal a fatal blow  —  Colin Myler and Tom Crone may have come to the select committee with pistols loaded, but they did not fire the fatal shot at James Murdoch.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Suggestions (but not standards) for live tweeting  —  “Do you know of any standards for content of live tweets?” a commenter asked on my blog recently.  —  “I have students live tweet meetings and speeches.  Would love some specific guidelines for what makes a good tweet,” asked Michele Day …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Hires New President Rob Gregory jumps from Plum TV By Lucia Moses  —  The Newsweek Daily Beast Co. is getting a new president.  CEO Stephen Colvin picked Rob Gregory, a veteran of Maxim and Rolling Stone with whom he worked at Dennis Publishing, for the newly created position.
Dan Levy / Sparksheet:
Reading it for the Tweets: Q&A with Playboy Social Media Director Matt Gibbs  —  How do you maintain Playboy's unique voice, outlook and culture across so many disparate media, from print and video, to Facebook and Twitter?  —  It's a challenge to ensure that all of our mouthpieces are aligned in terms of voice, tone and messaging.
Discussion: The Awl
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Top 40 UK news websites: BBC still leads Mail Online  —  The BBC News website still remains comfortably ahead of the Mail Online in terms of UK online visitors, according to research compiled for Press Gazette.  —  The UKOM/Nielsen data is based on a survey of 50,000 people accessing …
Discussion: The Next Web
Roy J. Harris Jr / Poynter:
How The Wall Street Journal's improvised 9/11 battle plan helped it to a Pulitzer  —  There's an old joke that refers to newspapers as “the daily miracle.”  But one edition a decade ago, assembled by Wall Street Journal staffers on Sept. 11, 2001, was truly miraculous.
Discussion: Crikey
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Felix Salmon's brain, Drudged: Meet Counterparties, a personal linkblog with Reuters branding  —  What would a “Buzzfeed for finance” look like?  —  Felix Salmon and Ryan McCarthy are figuring it out — via Counterparties, the site they launched this afternoon.
Discussion: Felix Salmon, Talking Biz News and Soup
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Felix Salmon's New Blog Will Teach You to Read Like Felix Salmon
Discussion: AdAge and The Corsair
Noreen Malone / New York Magazine:
Slate's Jack Shafer Is Headed to Reuters [Updated]  —  Shafer  —  Jack Shafer, Slate's very recently laid-off media critic, is moving to Reuters, according to a source familiar with the matter.  The deep-pocketed news service — which under the digital leadership of Chrystia Freeland …
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Jack Shafer Joins Reuters
Discussion: Gawker and Poynter
 
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Matthew Shanahan / eMedia Vitals:
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Wall Street Journal Page One Editor Alix Freedman Named Reuters Ethics Editor
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
New London-based The Day to launch membership program
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Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
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Jonathan Chait to New York; Timothy Noah to New Republic
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Tech reporter Nick Wingfield quits WSJ for NYT
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The Daily Muse Wants To Bridge The Gap Between Glamour And The NYTimes
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Longtime Yahoo Front Page Editor Liz Lufkin Out
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Bay Citizen Blazes Local Nonprofit News Trail
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Goes Big With Its Hulu Bid
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