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2:00 AM ET, September 1, 2010

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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Plan Netflix Service on New TV Product  —  Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers video to consumers' TVs, will include programming from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
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Kristin Huguet / Apple:
Apple to Provide Live Video Streaming of September 1 Event  —  What:  —  Live video stream of Apple's September 1 event  —  When:  —  Where:  —  www.apple.com  —  Live Video Streaming  —  Apple® will broadcast its September 1 event online using Apple's industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
TV Tiptoes into the Web: Why Apple's iTunes Rentals Aren't Game-Changers
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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Aaron Morrissey / DCist:
A Few Words On Twitter, Journalism and Mike Wise  —  Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise tried to make a statement about the way that we consume media in the social media age.  For that, he's reportedly been suspended from his job for a month.  The lesson: no one is bigger than the medium.
Discussion: SportsGrid, Romenesko and TBD All News
Erik Wemple / TBD:
Colleague defends Washington Post's Mike Wise
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.
Village Voice:
NYC's Golden Gossip Era Fades  —  Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble.  Rattled tattletales tell all.  —  A few months ago, Richard Johnson, the 56-year-old long-time editor of Page Six, walks into the office of his boss, New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan.
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
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Want to join my entrepreneurial journalism class?  —  I have a little room in my entrepreneurial journalism class at CUNY.  —  I'd especially like a few under- or unemployed journalists looking to start businesses in the class to add to the mix of experience among the students.
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 …
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
MediaPost:
Don't Be Afraid Of The Cookie Monster  —  There's an early episode of “Law & Order: SVU” (this one) in which detective Stabler is explaining to his teenage daughter why he put a parental control package on her computer and read her emails.  It's because, he says pointing to the screen …
Paul Bedard / US News:
Washington Times Sold For $1, Just Like Newsweek  —  The Rev. Sun Myung Moon is regaining control of the Washington Times after allies of the South Korean spiritual leader agreed to acquire the paper for just $1 and assumption of most if its debts, according to an internal memo.
Discussion: The Wrap
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:
Hacking online advertising  —  I gloss over the text ads that appear at the top of Gmail, but this one caught my eye:  —  I think it's clear I'm not the founder of TechCrunch.  In that sense the ad failed to reach its intended audience.  But I did notice the ad.  I even clicked through.
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 …
The Independent:
Jonathan Ross returning to the BBC  —  Jonathan Ross is to return to the BBC less than three months after his high-profile departure, to host a movie awards show, it was announced today.  —  The star, whose contract with the corporation ended in July, spelling the end for his BBC1 chat show …
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.”
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:
Discussion: Poynter Online and broadstuff
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
 
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B.L. Ochman / AdAge:
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
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Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Washington Post's faulty error correction
Jim Romenesko / Poynter Online:
Too many old, decrepit newspaper captains
Discussion: The Wire
Sarah Rabil / Bloomberg:
Former HP CEO Mark Hurd Will Not Be Re-Nominated to News Corp.'s Board
Jack Lail / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Q&A with Elizabeth Spiers: Media insider offers insight on changing landscape
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Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s MySpace Said to Extend Google Ad Deal by One Month