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1:00 PM ET, September 16, 2010

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Scott Sherman / CJR:
A Rocket's Trajectory  —  For more than thirty years, Keith Richburg has been a classy and distinguished presence at The Washington Post.  Richburg served as bureau chief in Manila, Nairobi, and Paris, and also spent more than two years as foreign editor in Washington.
Discussion: Romenesko and On Media's Blog
John Koblin / New York Observer:
The Times and WSJ Battle Over Publicity Staff  —  The next battleground for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal's little newspaper war is apparently the papers' communications departments.  —  Bob Christie, the PR man for The Times who left the Journal back in March …
Discussion: Romenesko, Strupp and The Wire
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
News of the World to go behind online paywall  —  UK's biggest-selling Sunday national newspaper to join the Times and Sunday Times in charging online from next month  —  The UK's biggest-selling Sunday national newspaper, the News of the World, is to go behind News International's online paywall next month.
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
9 Questions on Apple's “iTunes for News” Store  —  It's funny.  I thought we'd see an “iTunes for News” years ago.  It was just too confusing, though, to figure out what the jukebox would look like, the combination of coins needed to buy something, how the news tunes would be played, or kept or shared, and lots more.
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Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket:
Kanye West, media cyborg  —  Tim Maly's #50cyborgs project is unfolding this month, 50 years after the coining of the term “cyborg.”  Here at Snarkmarket, our Tim has already contributed.  Here's my addition.  —  So, I love Tim Maly's kickoff post: What's a cyborg?
Craig Fehrman / Political Bookworm:
Embargoed Carter book lands briefly on Google books  —  Jimmy Carter's “White House Diary,” embargoed by its publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux until its release on Monday, had a brief ride on Google books on Wednesday morning.  Its inadvertent preview caused the publisher some consternation …
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Brian Wilson's Undoing at Fox News Part of ‘White Men Behaving Badly’ Culture  —  FishbowlDC obtained further details about what happened inside Fox News that led to Brian Wilson's suspension.  Wilson was an anchor and reporter at Fox News.  He allegedly has not been at work for two months, sources say.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
The Future Is Now: Online Ad Platform Predicts Future Prices  —  Ad Network Takes Risk on Future Display Prices in Bid to Unlock TV Ad Dollars  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Despite digital media's virulent growth, it's still TV that drives the billion-dollar advertising budgets for most major corporations …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Emily Maltby / Wall Street Journal:
Marketing Strategy: Buddy Up  —  Small Companies Ride Coattails of Larger Firms to Reduce Advertising Expenses  —  Mountain News Corp., which tracks snow conditions for ski mountains through its website, got a burst of national exposure without spending a penny last winter when Apple Inc. chose …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Twitter as broadcast: What #newtwitter might mean for networked journalism  —  So Twitter.com's updated interface — #newtwitter, as the Twittery hashtag goes — is upon us.  (Well, upon some of us.)  —  The most obvious, and noteworthy, changes involved in #newtwitter are (a) …
Tod Sacerdoti / Silicon Alley Insider:
Zynga And Facebook Are Killing Soap Operas  —  Daytime soap operas, with very few exceptions, are dead.  —  On October 5, 2009, CBS canceled “Guiding Light,” the longest running television drama in history, which began in 1952.  This September, CBS will air the last episode of “As The World Turns …
MediaShift:
Public Media Corps Takes on Broadband Divide for Minorities  —  If there was a reality show about the Public Media Corps (PMC), the intro might sound something like this: “Here's the true story of how 15 fellows, five public media institutions, three high schools, three community organizations …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Latest Online Hyperlocal News Player: Press Release Distributor ReadMedia  —  ReadMedia, which has made a business of distributing hundreds of thousands of locally-targeted press releases to media outlets across the country, is now trying to make a more direct play in online hyperlocal news.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
DEMO: The secret of Groupon's success is ... good writing?  —  Among startups, there's a tendency to emphasize product technology, rather than fuzzier skills and qualities that don't “scale”.  But chief executive Andrew Mason said today that the success of his popular social buying site Groupon …
Discussion: GigaOM and Tech Trader Daily
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David Kaplan / paidContent:   Gilt City Exits Beta With Limits Around Local Expansion
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Disney Online Rolls Out Muppets Web Series  —  It's time to get things started—in the kitchen.  The Muppets are a starring in a pair of cooking shows.  —  Disney Online has rolled out two new Web series featuring Kermit, Fozzie and the gang along with Food Network veteran chef Cat Cora.
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
New York Observer:
Video: Former ‘New York Times’ Digital Design Director Discusses ‘Design and the News’  —  The design blogger Tina Roth Eisenberg, aka Swiss Miss, posted this video of former nytimes.com design director Khoi Vinh in Zurich talking about his work, including redesigns of The Times opinion blog …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Connected TV Now Available On Select Toshiba TVs  —  Yahoo has just announced that Yahoo Connected TV is now available on a number of new models of Toshiba television sets, including Toshiba 46"-55" HDTVs and the WX800 Cinema Series 3D LED.  —  The Yahoo Connected TV service provides widgets …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and WebNewser
MediaShift Idea Lab:
PRX Story Exchange, Spot.us Bring Crowdfunding to Public Radio  —  Story Exchange (formerly Story Market) is a way for local public radio stations, producers, and listeners to pitch, find and fund documentaries and stories on important local issues.  We're also one of this year's winners of a Knight News Challenge grant.
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Petty Crime Charges Don't Stick to Journal Reporter Doug Belkin  —  All of the charges against Doug Belkin, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was arrested while covering the Rod Blagojevich trial in July, were dismissed yesterday by a magistrate judge in U.S. Federal District Court.
Discussion: Romenesko
 
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Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
So Sorry To Do This!  Rain Check?  Flakiness Epidemic Sweeps Digital New York
Elizabeth Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: NYConvergence
Sinead Carew / MediaFile:
Yahoo Chief slams Apple's iAd
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Brightcove's David Mendels on consolidation, profitability …
David Cohen / mediabistro.com:
AP Timeline Reader Is the Result of Experiments with HTML5, Internet Explorer 9
Discussion: ap.org and paidContent
Kassia Krozser / Booksquare:
Rethinking the Publishing Company
Chris Ariens / WebNewser:
‘60 Minutes’ Goes Overtime on the Web
Discussion: rbr.com
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Discussion: Press Gazette
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
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Jim Barnett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
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Discussion: Romenesko
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
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Discussion: LA Observed
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