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6:55 PM ET, August 31, 2010

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Mike Florio / NBCSports.com:
Washington Post suspends Mike Wise for a month  —  At the outset of his daily radio show on 106.7 the Fan in D.C., Mike Wise announced that the Washington Post has imposed a one-month suspension on him for his ill-advised Tuesday Twitter hoax regarding, ironically, the suspension of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Washington Post Still Hates and Does Not “Get” The Internet (Or Themselves)
Los Angeles Times:
Murdoch may be key to Apple's plan to offer 99-cent digital rentals of TV shows  —  Executives of the media baron's News Corp. are said to be split over whether to go along with the plan.  NBC, CBS and Time Warner are opposed, while Disney is in favor.  —  The price that people pay to watch …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
TV Tiptoes into the Web: Why Apple's iTunes Rentals Aren't Game-Changers  —  Very, very good bet: Steve Jobs will stand up onstage tomorrow and announce that you can rent some episodes of TV shows from iTunes for 99 cents a pop.  —  I'm told that Apple (AAPL) has finalized a deal with Disney …
Dominic Patten / The Wrap:
Michael Eisner Close to Tribune Co. Takeover  —  Michael Eisner is ready to cross the finish line.  —  An announcement on the former Disney CEO becoming the chairman of the Tribune Co., is imminent, a person familiar with the talks has told TheWrap.  —  “Right now, it's going to be Eisner,” the person said.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Bombastic Beck busts out  —  When I interviewed Glenn Beck two years ago, I told him that I found his remarks about the first Muslim member of Congress “horribly offensive.”  —  He had informed Minnesota's Keith Ellison during an interview that “what I feel like saying is, sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.”
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Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Glenn Beck Launches “News And Opinion” Website, The Blaze  —  Having conquered TV, radio, book publishing and now live events, Glenn Beck is looking to expand his media empire into a new arena - the web (obviously GlennBeck.com is thriving too).  —  Mediaite has the exclusive details …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
iPad Newspapers: Ripe For Innovation  —  Just as the iPad has proven to be a boon to magazine publishers, newspapers have flocked to the device too.  All of the major western newspapers have an iPad app now: the New York Times, Wall St Journal, Guardian, USA Today, Financial Times, and others.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:   Cable iPad Apps at the Forefront of TV Everywhere
Barb Palser / American Journalism Review:
The Hazards of Hyperlocal  —  Why neighborhood news online is a dicey proposition A hallmark of a successful product is that it addresses an unmet consumer need or want, either conscious or latent.  Like DVRs, Facebook and aerosol pancake batter.  At this moment, news organizations …
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Plan Netflix Streaming Service on New TV Product  —  Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers TV to consumers, will include movies from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
Jack Lail / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Q&A with Elizabeth Spiers: Media insider offers insight on changing landscape  —  Elizabeth Spiers says it's a great time to start a digital content business.  As part of the Future of News project, e-mail Q&A's were done with digital media industry insiders for their observations …
Discussion: Random Mumblings and Soup
Patrick Smith / psmith, journalist:
It's not about selling news, it's about keeping customers  —  The paywall debate has focused on how consumers might consume the news industry's end product: news.  “Will readers pay for news online?”  “Will the industry survive this change?”  “Won't people just get it for free someplace else?”
MediaShift Idea Lab:
What the Spot.Us Community Thinks of Objectivity  —  The following post comes to us from Sameer Bhuchar, who is helping Spot.Us from Austin.  —  It has been said a thousand times before: The landscape of the modern media is changing.  With today's more complex, active Internet ecosystem …
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Two Can Play That Game, Rupert  —  The Times has the smarter strategy in the head-to-head with The Wall Street Journal  —  Rupert Murdoch has de-emphasized business coverage in The Wall Street Journal since buying the paper in 2007, something that The Audit, focused as we are on the business press, has criticized quite a bit.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Deseret News Tries A Controlled Burn To Save Itself  —  Last week, one of the nation's top dailies imploded its structure to go “digital first.”  Today, the Deseret News, a much smaller paper in Salt Lake City, Utah, is following USA Today with an equally radical reorganization but very different emphasis …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter Online:
Too many old, decrepit newspaper captains  —  Too many old, decrepit newspaper captains  —  Missoulian digital manager Tim Akimoff's farewell (posted on Facebook)  —  The next adventure  —  So I've tried to live by G.K. Chesterton's quotes for the last few years of my life.
Discussion: The Wire
INMA:
Go to Australia to learn what's right about the news-on-paper environment  —  I was warned in advance by my Australian hosts to bring examples outside of the U.S. newspaper industry.  While we're interested in what big news brands are doing to grow their business, they said …
Discussion: WHAT'S NEXT
News & Tech:
Dallas Morning News planning paid website  —  The Dallas Morning News plans to convert a portion of its website to paid access within the next six months, News & Tech has learned.  —  The Morning News' strategy will include walling off stories written by the paper's staff writers …
Discussion: Unfair Park and Romenesko
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NYTimes.com Connects With Facebook; Users Must Opt In  —  We're not tracking every site that adds log ins using Facebook or Twitter but when the site is a few months away from putting up a paywall—and it's one of the top news sites— it's worth a little attention.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Adds Blog Filter To Help Find Blogs On Subjects  —  Google announced they added a new filter that helps you find “specialized blogs” on any topic you can imagine.  —  Here is how it works.  Go to Google, search for a topic, then click on the “blogs” filter on the left side (note: it might be hidden under a “more” link).
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Boston.com launches a real estate-focused iPhone app  —  Yesterday, Boston.com, the website of the Boston Globe, announced the launch of its real estate-focused iPhone app.  The new (and free) tool, per its iTunes description page, will allow users to:
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals blogs:
How will location-based services play out for publishers?  —  Location-based services are growing fast — at least from a technology perspective.  In reality, only a sliver of the population use them.  Like many emerging technologies, location-based services hold promise for publishers, but they still have a long way to go.
B.L. Ochman / AdAge:
Report: Be Mobile or Be Dust  —  Another 53 Reasons to Start Taking Mobile Seriously  —  If you need another reason—53 reasons, actually — to start taking mobile seriously, take a look at this report from Burson-Marsteller and Proof Integrated Communications (where I am managing director of emerging media) on the state of mobile.
 
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