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10:35 AM ET, September 17, 2010

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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Harman, Diller could bring ‘News-Beast’ to life  —  Tweet  —  Speculation is swirling anew that Barry Diller is working on a plan to combine his IAC/InterActiveCorp-owned Daily Beast with the Newsweek digital operations.  —  Such a combination would give both Web operations some critical mass …
Wall Street Journal:
News Sites Study Social Media  —  News organizations are more scientific about studying the value of readers they hook through social media like Twitter and Facebook, as they seek ways to exploit the channels without cannibalizing their businesses.  —  Icahn Takes Blockbuster Debt Holding
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Nobody's making money online - except the folks who are  —  By Robert Niles: Rafat Ali's right.  The news industry is a lousy business now.  —  Competition's cutting ad rates as technology flattens the industry, destroying economies of scale that once enabled news companies to profit by consolidating into national chains.
Paul Biggar / Bad Nomenclature:
Why we shut NewsTilt down  —  A while back, we announced to our journalists that we shut NewsTilt down, only two months since we launched.  I think people are interested in why it failed, and there are some interesting lessons in our demise, at least for me.
Discussion: MediaMemo
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
CNBC's Dennis Kneale Set to Exit, Say Sources  —  Dennis Kneale's turbulent but entertaining tenure at CNBC is set to end, barring a last-minute plot twist.  According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Kneale, the business channel's media and technology editor and one of its most recognizable faces …
Discussion: The Wire and TVNewser
Economist:
A smashing success  —  The iPad is transforming media firms, and frustrating them  —  THE advertisement for Newsday's iPad application starts blithely enough.  A man in a shirt and tie sits in the kitchen, reading the New York newspaper on his tablet computer.
Discussion: Mobile Media
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, TVNewser and Chickaboomer
Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon:
Chilean mining disaster: The agony of slow news  —  Two of this year's most tragic stories have one thing in common: They remind us of our own powerlessness  —  The splashy media world of round-the-clock disaster does not lend itself to footage of people standing around and waiting.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Google Gets a Content Guy-Netflix Veteran Robert Kyncl  —  Google (GOOG) wants to get into your living room, but it would help if it could show up with some TV shows and movies in hand.  Here's the guy who's supposed to make that happen: Robert Kyncl, formerly a top Netflix emissary to Hollywood.
Discussion: TVWeek.com, Company Town and VideoNuze
Craig Kanalley / The Huffington Post:
Statue of Liberty Tornado Photo on Twitter Dupes Media  —  It's 2010.  That means we can get lazy and just grab photos from Twitter and call it journalism, right?  —  Absolutely not.  Journalists must do a better job vetting the information and multimedia that flows from social networks.
Discussion: newsfeed.time.com
Nielsen Wire:
Nielsen and ABC's Innovative iPad App Connects New “Generation” of Viewers  —  Sid Gorham, Nielsen's EVP, Strategy and Business Development  —  With today's announcement of the first live application on Nielsen's new Media-Sync Platform, I'm sure some are wondering, “How did Nielsen get involved in launching an iPad app with ABC?”
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Apple vs. The Onion: App's Rejection Shows Flaw in New Guidelines  —  Last week, I told you that Apple's new guidelines for app developers are a failure — that they merely codify the confusion over what kinds of content Apple will or won't reject rather than clearing it up.
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart To Throw ‘Rally To Restore Sanity’ On 10.30.10 In DC  —  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery- or at least that's what Glenn Beck will be hoping for when he hears this news.  Tonight, Jon Stewart announced the “Rally to Restore Sanity”: a march on Washington for people …
Sunny Sebastian / The Hindu:
Tapping social media can enhance journalism: Rusbridger  —  Journalism is bound to change in the coming years, replacing an inert “us to them” form of publishing by encouraging readers to participate and contribute, according to Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian Alan Rusbridger.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Leaving an Agency Giant to Start a Boutique  —  FASHIONISTAS and fans of late-night television have Coco, and now Madison Avenue has Co — or, to be precise, Co:.  —  Co:, with a colon, is the name of an agency being opened in New York by Ty Montague and Rosemarie Ryan …
Discussion: AdPulp
Leonard Witt / PJNet:
Patch.com Rep on Newspapers versus Local Internet News  —  On Wednesday Regional Patch Editor Michael Jacobs stopped by the Center for Sustainable Journalism to talk about the launch of more than 60 Patch.com news sites in the Atlanta area.  Jacobs oversees 12 sites scheduled to launch …
 
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
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Matt Gross / New York Times:
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Christy Mullins / HeraldTimesOnline.com:
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Time Warner Cable Really Hates Online Video
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The still-evolving Newsonomics of digital transition
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Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Miami Herald cuts 49 positions, announces new furloughs
Discussion: Gawker, MiamiHerald.com and Riptide 2.0
Howard Kurtz:
White House rips Forbes article
Discussion: Romenesko, CJR and Big Journalism
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
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Emily Maltby / Wall Street Journal:
Marketing Strategy: Buddy Up
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Brian Wilson's Undoing at Fox News Part of ‘White Men Behaving Badly’ Culture