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3:05 PM ET, September 21, 2010

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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Lagardere Names a New CEO at Hachette, Publisher of Elle, Woman's Day  —  Outgoing Lemarchand Cut Costs, Sold Magazines  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Lagardere Active has named Steve Parr, former president of Primedia Enthusiast Media and Source Interlink Media, the new president-CEO …
Molly Klinefelter / American Journalism Review:
Beltway Bound  —  Miami Herald political writer Beth Reinhard will soon bring her “outsider” perspective to National Journal's beefed-up online report.  —  Molly Klinefelter (mklinefelter@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  It's hardly a secret that when it comes to politics, 2010 is the year of the “outsider.”
Discussion: Cision
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Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Kiely leaves USA Today to join National Journal
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Publishers Should Be Careful What They Wish For  —  Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News have confirmed earlier reports that Apple is working on a “digital newsstand” venture that would handle subscriptions for newspaper and magazine publishers through the iTunes store.
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yelvington.com:
Beware, journalists: Apple is not your friend
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable:
Why the TV Grid Still Matters  —  With competition at an all-time high, scheduling has never been more important  —  The DVR is going to end television as we know it, even as just a transitional technology until we move to a completely on-demand world.  The idea of network schedules …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Bill White / Morning Call:
Journalism gates being trampled  —  One of my colleagues sent me a link the other day to a story from Dan Gillmor of salon.com, asking the excellent question:  —  “Who is a journalist?  Does it matter?”  —  When a fire destroyed two buildings in south Bethlehem late last summer …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
1 in 4 local firms plan newspaper ad cuts: poll  —  Nearly one in four local businesses plan to cut back on newspaper advertising this year, according to a poll being released today.  And there is no mystery about what they are doing with the money.  —  At the same time those businesses …
Discussion: The Wire and NetNewsCheck Latest
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AOL, Patch Team Up With Slew Of Journalism Schools For PatchU Project  —  AOL and its subsidiary Patch this morning announced the launch of PatchU, a new network of partnerships between local Patch publications and journalism schools, colleges and universities to help prepare the next generation …
Discussion: Romenesko, USA Today and NYConvergence
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Muck Rack Daily Brings You Some - But Not All - of the News That's Fit to Tweet  —  Yet another news aggregator?  Yup.  And this one is even more meta than most: Muck Rack Daily is a news service dedicated to telling you what journalists are saying, via Twitter, about the news.
Discussion: Romenesko
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS taps Yahoo to promote fall premieres  —  Campaign to include Web, mobile, messenger assets  —  NEW YORK — To kick off fall TV premiere week, CBS has teamed with Yahoo to maximize online buzz for its new and returning shows in what is Yahoo's largest single initiative to-date …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Code That Tracks Users' Browsing Prompts Lawsuits  —  Sandra Person Burns used to love browsing and shopping online.  Until she realized she was being tracked by software on her computer that she thought she had erased.  —  Ms. Person Burns, 67, a retired health care executive who lives in Jackson …
Reporters Committee News:
Newspaper invokes Montana shield law to avoid subpoenas  —  The publisher and two editors of a Montana newspaper are relying on the state's shield law to quash subpoenas for their testimony in a change of venue hearing for a double homicide trial, said Pete Meloy, the newspaper's attorney.
Ciaran Jones / Tomorrow's News, Tomorrow's Journalists:
The culture of free  —  When I was younger, I used to like going to the library.  The freedom to choose 10 books to take home, read, lose, find and rush back with on the expiry date was - and still remains - an exciting and pleasant prospect.  —  And so began my introduction into the culture of free.
Discussion: Guardian
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Comcast Reshuffles Its Digital Deck Before NBC Comes Aboard  —  Comcast hasn't finished acquiring NBC Universal.  But it is already moving around some of its digital leadership ahead of the deal's close.  —  Sources familiar with the company say that current digital head Amy Banse …
Hamid Tehrani / Global Voices Advocacy:
Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan ("Hoder") may face death penalty  —  A reliable source has told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (also known as “Hoder").  The presiding judge, named Salavati, has not yet ruled in the case.
MediaShift:
Professors Speak Out About Changes Coming to J-Schools  —  Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.  See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Zadie Smith Takes Over New Books Column for 'Harper's Magazine' … Harper's Magazine editor Ellen Rosenbush announced today that Zadie Smith will be taking over the magazines' New Books column.  “I think a good book review is a place to meet a book on its own terms, not as an ideological vehicle …
Jane H. Furse / NY Daily News:
The Algonquin, famed hotel of literary and artistic legends, will be become a Marriott  —  The Algonquin, the hotel where literary figures of the 1920s held court at the Round Table, is becoming a Marriott.  —  The storied landmark at 59 W. 44th St. will become another link in the giant hotel chain …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
News Corp.'s Miller Mum On Hulu IPO  —  News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) digital head Jon Miller had the chance today to answer up or down about a Hulu IPO and sidestepped, adding to speculation that a public offering for the video JV is on the way.  Asked about an IPO by Kara Swisher at a conference hosted …
Discussion: The Wrap
Leila Sales / Publishers Weekly:
The Ol' Dead Dad Syndrome  —  Why are there so many dead parents in kids' books?  —  I am a children's book editor.  You might assume this means that I spend eight hours a day reading charming bedtime tales about bunny rabbits, but that is not true.  I primarily work on novels for older children …
Discussion: GalleyCat
 
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Jack Shafer / Slate:
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
How The Wall Street Journal Is Starting to Sound Like Fox News
Discussion: Gawker, TVNewser and Howard Kurtz
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
The blog-broadcast barrier and the reach-responsibility ratio …
Siddharth Cavale / Reuters:
Internet Brands to be acquired for $640 mln
Archibald Preuschat / Wall Street Journal:
BMG Rights Venture Buys Music Publisher
Joe Flint / Company Town:
In Comcast-DirecTV talks over new G4 deal, there's no playing around [Updated]
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Why Hearst Created an Advertising Director for ‘Tablet Media’
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A warning to nonprofit news organizations: Government funding …
Discussion: papers.nber.org