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5:05 PM ET, September 9, 2010

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David Zurawik / Z on TV:
Fox News says it will not cover burning of Quran  —  In a bold move that is likely to be much discussed in coming days, Fox News said today that it will not cover the burning of the Quran on Saturday if Pastor Terry Jones follows through on his plan to burn copies of Islam's sacred book.
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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 …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Don't Blame Media, Blame the Media-Audience Infinite Loop  —  I've spent two days listening to and reading near-constant coverage of the wacko who's planning to burn Korans in Gainsville, Florida, and increasingly the stories have been about whether or not all the press attention has been irresponsible.
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Times
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 …
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
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 …
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
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.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Reuters Taps Slate's James Ledbetter As Website Editor  —  Two months after the Slate Group folded its business news site The Big Money, its former editor-in-chief James Ledbetter is heading to Reuters (NYSE: TRI) to run the company's website, paidContent has learned.  Both Reuters and Ledbetter confirmed the hiring.
Discussion: Talking Biz News and DailyFinance
Ethan Smith / Speakeasy:
MTV Overtakes Vevo as Top Online Music Destination … Thanks largely to an ad-sales partnership with Warner Music Group, MTV Networks last month became the Web's most-visited music destination, surpassing rival Vevo, according to new statistics from ComScore Media Metrix.
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 …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Newspaper Paywalls: Full Speed Ahead  —  News Corp rolled out a paywall at two of its major UK papers.  It's not going well.  The New York Times is scheduled to roll out its own paywall in January.  Should anyone there be having second thoughts?  —  Rupert Murdoch, of course …
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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
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
Dave McNary / Variety:
Public TV writers ratify new pact  —  Deal covers made-for-Internet programming  —  Public television writers repped by the Writers Guild of America have unanimously ratified a new four-year pact.  —  The WGA said the deal, announced Wednesday, covers made-for-Internet programming …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
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.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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
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: eMedia Vitals and Editors Weblog
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
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
 
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
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Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Flipboard CEO: Only A Tiny Handful Of Publishers Have Complained …
Discussion: TeleRead
James Chessell / TheAustralian:
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Telegraph:
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Discussion: Guardian and Journalism.co.uk
Steven Aftergood / Secrecy News:
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Discussion: Romenesko
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Silence or Death in Mexico's Press
Discussion: KnightBlog and International Media
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: LA Observed and eMedia Vitals
Scott Klein / ProPublica:
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Discussion: CJR and Romenesko
Holly Yeager / CJR:
Boy, Look Who National Journal's Been Hiring
Discussion: The Wire