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6:25 PM ET, September 16, 2010

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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.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Miami Herald cuts 49 positions, announces new furloughs  —  Memos from the Herald's publisher and executive editor  —  Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:34 AM  —  To all Herald employees:  —  Today we are announcing a plan to eliminate 49 staff positions across MHMC.
Discussion: Gawker, Riptide 2.0 and MiamiHerald.com
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.
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: Strupp, Romenesko and The Wire
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Time Warner Cable Really Hates Online Video  —  Time Warner Cable subscribers won't be able to watch premium cable services from Epix on its service anytime soon, as the cable provider has decided not to carry the network or its broadband and video on demand services.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Canvas UK IPTV JV Confirmed ‘YouView’; Halton Is CEO  —  The brand name for the UK's public-service connected-TV joint venture, codenamed Project Canvas, has been confirmed as “YouView” (after all, it rhymes with “YouTube").  A website has launched as part to communicate the brand.
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?
Howard Kurtz:
White House rips Forbes article  —  Dinesh D'Souza has drawn a torrent of criticism with a Forbes cover story that accuses President Obama of adopting “the cause of anti-colonialism” from his Kenyan father.  —  But while most detractors focus on the author—and Newt Gingrich …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Redesigned Forbes Hits Newsstands Next Week - See It Early Here  —  New Forbes chief Lewis D'Vorkin, founder of the blogging startup True/Slant (which Forbes has swallowed), announced in early August that the magazine would get a redesign to coincide with the release of the Forbes 400 issue.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Associated Press monitors CNN since dropping service  —  CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton told staff in June that the network was dropping its contract with the Associated Press and would provide its audience with content that is “distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own.”
Discussion: Romenesko
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The still-evolving Newsonomics of digital transition  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  It seems like a simple enough question.
Christy Mullins / HeraldTimesOnline.com:
Gay Talese: ‘Get rid of your laptops - go out and see the world’  —  Technology makes journalism quick but not enriching, writer tells IU students, others  —  Celebrated writer Gay Talese speaks Wednesday night at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  Talese's talk was part of the Indiana University School of Journalism speaker series.
Discussion: Romenesko
Matt Gross / New York Times:
A Baby Photo Becomes an Internet Meme  —  SOMETIME back in 2000, Allen S. Rout, a systems programmer from Gainesville, Fla., posted a few photos of his 5-month-old son, Stephen, on his personal Web site.  They were the kind of photos that every parent takes, but one in particular stood out …
Discussion: Gawker and MediaPost
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.
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
What's in it from me?  Crowdsourced magazines and storytelling  —  As a child, did you ever imagine yourself waiting for a call from people in need, people who were praying that you'd see their signal and come to the rescue?  If so, you might have the makings of a modern magazine writer.
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.
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Behind Atlantic Media's Growth: A Return to Profits at The Atlantic  —  For a company that's been around in one form or another for 153 years, Atlantic Media is showing a lot of initiative.  There's The Atlantic's new iPad edition, a straightforward digital version of the print magazine …
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 …
 
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Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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