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2:35 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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
News of the World builds 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.
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: Riptide 2.0 and MiamiHerald.com
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.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Media Week
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
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 …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
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 …
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) …
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 …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gilt City Exits Beta With Limits Around Local Expansion  —  Online luxury discount shopper Gilt Groupe has fully launched its local project Gilt City in six markets yesterday.  Don't expect a big expansion beyond that anytime soon.  While the social shopping space has gotten very crowded since Gilt …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
DEMO: The secret of Groupon's success is ... good writing?
 
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
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Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
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Kassia Krozser / Booksquare:
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Chris Ariens / WebNewser:
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Media Week:
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Discussion: Press Gazette
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek departures continue: Hosenball heads to Reuters