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11:30 AM ET, September 18, 2010

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 Top News: 
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Steve Jobs In Email Pissing Match with College Journalism Student  —  Steve Jobs is known for replying to random emails sent to his personal Apple email address.  Well, a college journalism student from Long Island emailed him about a problem she had with Apple's PR department.  Jobs' response?
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Yeah, but what does it mean for journalism?  A visual rhetoric guide  —  It's become something of a Twitter joke.  A new gadget appears, or a dramatic development takes place on the world stage, and the cry goes up: But what does it mean for journalism?  I'm guilty of it myself.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Ex-child prostitute sues Village Voice over sex ads  —  A teenage child trafficking victim has filed a lawsuit against Village Voice Media, for knowingly allowing her pimp to post ads for her “services” on the popular backpage.com.  The pimp, Latasha Jewell McFarland, has already pleaded guilty …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Negotiate With Publishers Over Digital Newsstand  —  Apple Inc. is developing a digital newsstand for publishers that would let them sell magazines and newspapers to consumers for use on Apple devices, said two people familiar with the matter.  —  The newsstand …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Nielsen's deal with ABC on iPad application: The referee joins the game  —  Nielsen, the company that the broadcast and cable channels pay to provide ratings for their programs, is getting into a side business to help the networks promote their shows.  —  In a deal announced Thursday …
Discussion: Poynter Online
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Mitchell on Ahmadinejad Interview: 'One of the most complicated challenges I've faced'  —  NBC News chief foreign correspondent Andrea Mitchell has experienced a lot in her 16 years on the beat.  But she calls this week's interview with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “one of the most complicated challenges I've faced.”
Nicholas Carlson / New York Times:
Hacks Into Hackers  —  Last spring, Nick Bilton, an adjunct professor at New York University (and a New York Times blogger), and his technology class stashed sensors all over their floor at the Tisch School of the Arts: on elevators, in hallways, outside bathrooms, in the lounge and in classrooms.
Felix Salmon:
Teaching journalists to read  —  Every six months or so, The Audit, CJR's financial-journalism blog, holds a breakfast to update interested parties on how the blog is doing.  Each breakfast has an invited speaker, and so it was that I found myself at 7:45 this morning in a very posh Upper East Side club …
io9:
How the Nielsen TV ratings work — and what could replace them  —  The Fall television season is beginning.  Both networks and fans will anxiously scan Nielsen ratings to see which shows will survive.  But how do these ratings work?  And could we develop a system that measures how we really watch TV?
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
NBC's fall guys  —  Tweet  —  NBC Universal is looking at a new fall lineup — not just on the screen but in the executive suite.  —  Execs have been nervously awaiting moves by Comcast Corp., the cable giant that is buying a majority stake in NBC Universal, giving it control of the Peacock network …
Discussion: TVNewser and TVWeek.com
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Tumblr Leaves Posterous in the Dust  —  One of the more interesting startup battles in recent times has been Tumblr vs. Posterous, two light blogging services that make it easy for anyone to publish ‘found’ things very quickly and at the click of a button.  Tumblr was the first kid on the block …
Discussion: New York Observer
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
Journalism shouldn't be afraid of web metrics  —  There has been some recent discussion about the impact of metrics in the newsroom on the Nieman Journalism Lab site.  —  It often seems to me that fear of measuring the performance of news gets simplified by many people into worrying that the outcome will be:
Discussion: AdAge
 
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
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Craig Silverman / CJR:
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Lois Beckett / The Snitch:
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Discussion: GigaOM and Journalism.co.uk
Ed Walker:
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Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Michael Roberts / The Latest Word:
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Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter Onilne:
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Discussion: Lost Remote
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
FCC's Baker: Government shouldn't bail out the media
Discussion: Company Town
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
UK newspaper puts editorial content onto Foursquare
Discussion: paidContent:UK and The Next Web
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Murdoch Banks on Rooney Hooker, Cocaine for Paywall Plans
Discussion: Guardian
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
CNN teams up with journalism schools for new iReport University
John Melloy / CNBC:
Third of Young Netflix Users Cut Cable
Discussion: Yahoo! News, The Wire and NewTeeVee