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4:45 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.
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Younger companies more likely to use social media  —  Companies that have been around for three years or fewer are spending far more of their ad money online than their established counterparts.  Not only that, but the newer companies have a much more aggressive social media strategy.
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 …
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.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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 …
 
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