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10:50 AM ET, September 20, 2010

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Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
New Journalism Degree to Emphasize Start-Ups  —  The Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York wants to capitalize on some of the shifts that have rocked traditional journalism — and traditional journalists — with the creation of the Tow-Knight Center …
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Amy Dunkin / CUNY Graduate School of Journalism:
TWO $3 MILLION GRANTS TO FUND NEW ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM
Discussion: BuzzMachine and News Innovation
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
The next front for Murdoch's Journal: the weekend  —  NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal's editor, Robert Thomson, is never short of fighting words.  And he had a few to add in a recent interview about the Journal's new weekend edition, which launches this Saturday with two new sections …
Discussion: The Wire
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Michael Gross / Crain's New York Business:
Forget the denials. It's war for Times, WSJ
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Aggregators: the good ones vs. the looters  —  News aggregators have grown into all shapes and forms.  Some are truly helping the producers of original content but others simply amount to mere electronic ransack.  —  My daily media routine starts on Techmeme.
Media Decoder:
Newsweek's Howard Fineman to Join The Huffington Post  —  Howard Fineman, one of the more recognizable pundits on cable television and a correspondent for Newsweek for 30 years, is leaving the magazine to become a senior editor at The Huffington Post.  —  Mr. Fineman's move from a print medium …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Culture Vulture Stands Alone  —  Regular readers of New York magazine are familiar with its Approval Matrix, which is really more of a graph than a matrix.  But that's beside the point.  —  The matrix plots on X and Y axes pop culture happenings of the previous week, ranking them neatly …
Discussion: The Awl, The Wrap and New York Observer
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Courts Publishers on iPad Subscriptions  —  Effort Suggests Magazines, Newspapers Will Be Company's Next Media Frontier  —  Apple Inc. in recent weeks has accelerated its efforts to persuade publishers to join the company's first foray into selling newspaper and magazine subscriptions …
Inc:
The Way I Work: Michael Arrington of TechCrunch  —  Michael Arrington loves breaking tech stories, but he's not big on PR people, conversational niceties, or sunlight.  —  Michael Arrington says his style is to “bust the door down and clean the mess up later.”
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Bill Mitchell / Newspay:
10 Ways Journalism Around the World Is Being Revived and Reinvented  —  Prepping for a session for the International Press Institute (IPI) annual congress last week in Vienna, I asked the panelists, among other things, to describe a media trend they find encouraging.
Discussion: Guardian
Wall Street Journal:
Shaping Ads for Web-Connected TV  —  Software Offers New Real Estate to Tout Products, Ability to Target Messages  —  Technology companies racing to deliver video to the living room over the Web are exploring the idea of offering ads on their services, seeking to capture some of the billions of ad dollars that flow to television.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
TV Guide Cuts Path to Relevance  —  There was a time years ago when TV Guide's fall television preview issues were hundreds of pages thick.  Studios would clamor to get their ads placed next to the prime-time listings, knowing that the magazine sat on as many as 20 million coffee tables each week.
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Creative Exodus in Adland: It's Just Not ‘Fun’ Anymore  —  Graf, Montague, Bogusky, Hirshberg — a Parade of Top Talent Departs Big Agencies, or the Industry Altogether  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Late one night about three weeks ago, Gerry Graf had a bit of a freak-out.
Discussion: AdScam/The Horror!
Howard Kurtz:
MSNBC finally pays off at 30 Rock  —  NEW YORK—Steve Capus glances at the eight video feeds on the flat-screen monitors in his Rockefeller Plaza office, smiling as he spots Andrea Mitchell in a head scarf, doing a morning live shot for MSNBC.  —  The 46-year-old NBC News president ticks …
Olivia Torres / Associated Press:
Mexico daily cuts drug war coverage after slaying  —  CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - The biggest newspaper in Mexico's most violent city will restrict drug war coverage after the killing of its second journalist in less than two years, just as international press representatives will urge the government …
Discussion: The Awl, CJR, CNN, Guardian and Romenesko
David Carr / New York Times:
Blurring Satire and Politics  —  Picture a football game where the reporters and commentators, bored by the feckless proceedings on the field, suddenly poured out of the press box and took over the game.  —  In politics, it seems as if the media is intent on not just keeping score but also calling plays.
Discussion: Mediaite and On Media's Blog
 
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L. Gordon Crovitz / Wall Street Journal:
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