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5:40 PM ET, September 7, 2010

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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NY Times will not assist police investigation of tabloid  —  The phone-hacking scandal surrounding British tabloid News of the World, recounted at length in a recent New York Times Magazine cover story, continues gaining steam in the media.  —  News outlets, especially in the U.K. …
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Michael Wolff / Newser:
What Did Rupert Murdoch (and Son James) Know, and When Did They Know It?  —  Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWolffNYC  —  Don Van Natta Jr., the lead reporter on the New York Times' Sunday Magazine story about the phone hacking scandal that's engulfed some of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in London, is a Times enforcer.
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
Phone-hacking investigation may be reopened
Discussion: The Staggers, BBC and New York Times
The Daily Beast:
Who Pushed ABC News' Chief?  —  David Westin may have had friction with Disney/ABC President Anne Sweeney, but things had been tense with Disney CEO Bob Iger for years.  Peter Lauria and Lloyd Grove go inside his resignation.  —  David Westin's departure from the helm of ABC News after 13 years …
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
ABC News Chief Is Said to Be Resigning  —  David Westin, the longtime president of ABC News, is said to have told several top staff members that he will resign on Tuesday.  —  The decision, one of the staff members said on Monday night, relates to a long-running conflict between Mr. Westin …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Westin Out At ABC News Just Months After Massive Job Cuts; The E-Mails
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
How readers consume their news online is changing journalism, but it's not just about the clicks  —  I can no longer file a story in our computer system without filling out a box, a small gray square that may well determine the future of serious journalism.  —  The box is supposed …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Links: Not Just the Currency of the Web, but the Soul  —  Author Nicholas Carr wrote a controversial post recently about the use of hyperlinks in online content, in which he argued that links were a distraction for readers, and were likely to lead to less comprehension rather than more.
Choire / The Awl:
Gawker Media Now Bigger Than All Newspapers Online — Except One  —  The latest traffic memo arrives from Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton: in it, Comscore shows that his network of sites is bigger than any newspaper online but the New York Times.  That being said?  “The newspapers are now the least of our competition.
/ Jay Rosen:
The Journalists Formerly Known as the Media: My Advice to the Next Generation  —  This is adapted and expanded from the Inaugural Lecture I gave to the incoming class of journalism students at Science Po in Paris, September 2, 2010: their first day.  You can find reports on the speech in English here …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
The Atlantic Will Follow Paid iPad Edition With New ‘Atlantic Premium’  —  The Atlantic is the latest to mine for gold in the iPad App Store with single issues for sale at $4.99—but that's just one part of a grander digital scheme.  In coming weeks, the magazine publisher plans …
The Atlantic Online:
When ‘Bite Me’ Is ‘Off the Record’  —  A day after Rolling Stone Magazine published an explosive profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, featuring raw comments and salty language, a sort of self-generated audit of Washington's journalistic conventions took off inside the Beltway.
Discussion: The Awl
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
IPad Magazine Subscriptions, With a Catch: Zinio Launches Apps for Sporting News, National Geographic  —  Another day, another new iPad magazine app.  But the latest entry, from Sporting News, is worth mentioning, at least for its subscription model.  —  That is: Unlike much bigger rival …
Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics May Use Google's Android Software in TVs  —  Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest television manufacturer, may make sets run by Google Inc.'s software to compete with Sony Corp. and Apple Inc. in the market for TVs that access movies, shows and games online.
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Washington Times struggles amid divisions of family, ideology, finances  —  Last fall in South Korea, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, presided over a mass wedding in the tens of thousands, blessing marriages he had personally arranged — all couples in white gowns, kimonos and black suits.
Elizabeth Olson / New York Times:
Marketing Fanciful Items in the Lands of Make Believe  —  INTRIGUED by the willingness of millions of consumers to pay real money for things that do not exist, some large companies are testing whether they can raise awareness of their brands — and sell more actual goods — by creating and offering their own pretend merchandise.
Discussion: ReveNews and broadstuff
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Google TV Revealed: One Screen to Rule Them All  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses Google TV live and on television at the IFA (Internationalen Funkausstellung) conference in Berlin, Germany.  —  BERLIN - Google gave a live demonstration of Google TV at Berlin's IFA Tuesday …
 
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Lucas Graves / CJR:
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Croydon Advertiser turns into a freesheet
Discussion: Press Gazette
Taylor Buley / Buleyean String:
HP Breaks Its Own News With Lawsuit Over Hurd's Move To Oracle
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“A completely new model for us”: The Guardian gives outsiders …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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The New York Times, NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable:
Network News Changes: Just A Matter of Time
Discussion: TVNewser
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
AOL, Ellen DeGeneres' Telepictures Ink Promo Deal
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
The new Hollywood Reporter: ‘Team Janice’ and ... Everyone Else
Discussion: New York Observer
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Attack Of Branded Content: Who Will Control TV On The Web? (TCTV)
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Random House and Stardoll co-launch online story project
Steven Kurutz / Speakeasy:
William Gibson On the Future of Publishing: Made to Order Books
Discussion: Underwire and TeleRead
Richard Tyler / Telegraph:
Three start-ups that are changing the music industry