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3:05 PM ET, September 9, 2010

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Scarborough and Kinsley Will Write for Politico  —  Politico has built a successful enterprise on the idea that there is no such thing as too much information when it comes to political news.  Now it is going to apply that concept to political opinion.  —  Starting on Oct. 1 …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek's Weymouth heads to Washington Post  —  Lally Weymouth, a special diplomatic correspondent at Newsweek, becomes the latest high-ranking staffer to leave the magazine since audio magnate Sidney Harman agreed to buy it from the Washington Post Co.  —  Weymouth will join …
Discussion: Romenesko and The Wire
Wall Street Journal:
As Ratings Slump, CNN Shifts Focus to New Faces  —  CNN, rebooting in a bid to revive its slumping ratings, officially tapped a former British tabloid editor to take over its flagship prime-time show.  —  Piers Morgan, who in recent years has reinvented himself as a TV interviewer and judge …
Discussion: Speakeasy
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
How Piers Morgan's Deal To Take Over For Larry King Came About
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Like It or Not, Twitter Has Become a News Platform  —  There's been plenty of debate lately about whether Twitter has become “mainstream” or not, but examples continue to pile up of how the social network/microblogging platform has worked its way into our lives, to the point where it has become a form of media unto itself.
Discussion: Andrew Lark
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Video Publishing Platform Ooyala Raises $22 Million, Prepares For Major Asian Expansion  —  Advertisers are not the only ones plowing money into the online video space with gusto, you can add large, international investors to that growing list.  —  This morning, Ooyala announced …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What Apple's new App Store rules mean for news orgs: Some new clarity, but still plenty of fuzziness  —  After loads of criticism for unexplained decisions, inscrutable rules, and what appeared to be a desire to protect the public's morals and the feelings of the powerful …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Wall Street Journal To Launch A Book Review Section  —  The Observer has learned that The Wall Street Journal will launch a weekly book review within the next few weeks.  The Journal has never had a standalone book review before, and creating one now flies in the face of ever-dwindling book coverage in papers across the country.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Plan to burn Qurans ignites media frenzy  —  Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Fla., got a bit of local press last Sept. 11 when members of his small congregation stood on the side of the road wearing “Islam is of the devil” T-shirts.  This year, he has upped the ante with an anti-Islam stunt …
Kimberley Isbell / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What's the law around aggregating news online?  A Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices  —  [So much of the web is built around aggregation — gathering together interesting and useful things from around the Internet and presenting them in new ways to an audience.
Discussion: PlagiarismToday
Dan Reimold / MediaShift:
How College Students Became Mini-Media Moguls in School  —  Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.  See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Discussion: HackCollege
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Paley Center Sets Date for Its First Anti-Emmys Awards Show: May 2012  —  The Emmys' new competitor has marked its date in the sand.  —  The Paley Center for Media — formed in March to explore opportunities to create an awards alternative to the Emmys, reportedly encompassing all dayparts and genres …
Jonah Lehrer / Wired Science:
The Future Of Reading  —  I think it's pretty clear that the future of books is digital.  I'm sure we'll always have deckle-edge hardcovers and mass market paperbacks, but I imagine the physical version of books will soon assume a cultural place analogous to that of FM radio.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Glam Acquires Men's Online Media Company Fantastic Zero  —  Blog network Glam Media is getting less and less female focused these days and the company's latest acquisition of German men's online media company Fantastic Zero will only help to broaden its demographic and geographic reach.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
‘Intersect’ Provides New Way to Share Life Stories Based on Time & Place  —  Often, the stories we tell — as journalists and as citizens — are part of an ongoing narrative.  It's easy, though, for parts of that narrative to get lost along the way.  Our memories get hazy.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
Google Instant will change — not kill — SEO  —  Today Google unveiled a new product called Google Instant, which predicts users' search queries and delivers results as they're typing.  The news immediately got people talking.  While it will make search faster, not everyone is excited about this new feature.
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Steve Rubel / The Steve Rubel Stream:
Google Instant Makes SEO Irrelevant
Damon Kiesow / Mobile Media:
Five Mobile Media Issues that Will Define the Future  —  This Mobile Media blog launched in January, just a week before the unveiling of the iPad.  During those pre-iPad, pre-Facebook Places, pre-Android-everywhere days, newsrooms were still focused on rolling out iPhone apps …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and eMedia Vitals
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Launches Branded Travel Channel  —  YouTube has launched a new travel channel in conjunction with Norwegian Cruise Line for videos highlighting travel ideas and advice.  The new YouTube Vacationer travel channel includes videos from experts at Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Travel Channel and Howcast, among others.
Discussion: Mashable and YouTube Blog
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
Arthur Sulzberger on charging online: to succeed, we need to take risks  —  Chairman and publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr, stressed the need to take risks and not be afraid of failure in the quest to find a business model that can adequately support high quality journalism.
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Flipboard CEO: Only A Tiny Handful Of Publishers Have Complained About Our App Taking Too Much Content  —  One of the early concerns about Flipboard — the beautiful reading app for Apple's iPad — was that it pulled lengthy excerpts of content from web publishers, without paying them or pulling in their ads.
Discussion: TeleRead
Scott Klein / ProPublica:
Welcome to the Nerd Blog … Today we are introducing our Nerd Blog, a place to talk about what programmer-journalists at ProPublica are working on, announce newly-launched news applications, and to hear from technically-minded readers, as well as our fellow nerdy journalists.
Discussion: CJR and Romenesko
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Lucky Girl Brandon Holley Ditches Yahoo's ‘Brainy Geeks,’ Returns to Condé … Three years ago Jane magazine closed, and editor Brandon Holley was out of a job.  —  “I didn't leave Jane, Jane left me,” Ms. Holley told The Observer on the phone this afternoon.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Netflix Grabs More Streaming Content Ahead of Cable  —  Netflix is expanding its catalog of exclusive streaming content with a deal that will give its subscribers access to films from Nu Image/Millennium Films during what was traditionally known as the “pay TV window.”
Discussion: Online Video News and PR Newswire
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone hacking rife at N0W - witness  —  • Ex-NoW journalist says Andy Coulson ‘must have known’  —  • Speaker paves way for second committee to investigate  —  • Poll finds 52% think PM's communications chief must go  —  A former senior News of the World journalist …
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Telegraph:
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Steven Aftergood / Secrecy News:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Boy, Look Who National Journal's Been Hiring
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The Wrap:
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Associated Press:
Tribune names head of restructuring effort
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Glamour Promotes Its Brand and Its Readers
Discussion: WMC Blog and Cision
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