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6:00 PM ET, September 22, 2010

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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Journalists follow their voices, vote with their feet  —  As the beleaguring of traditional news organizations continues, newsrooms are actually growing elsewhere.  You may have noticed that places like Yahoo, AOL and the Huffington Post are all hiring these days — and they're hiring, um, actual journalists.
Discussion: Salon and Etaoin Shrdlu
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The Huffington Post:
Phil Pruitt Joins Yahoo! News As Politics Editor
Discussion: Romenesko and The Wire
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Updates Third-Quarter 2010 Outlook  —  The New York Times Company today will discuss its business, strategy and management's outlook during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIX Conference.  —  The following are certain anticipated results for the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009:
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Henry Blodget / The Wire:
The Next Shoe Drops At The New York Times: Now Circulation Revenue Is Starting To Decline  —  The New York Times Company just issued a disappointing outlook for Q3.  —  None of the news is good, but the worst part is that the company's circulation revenue, which held the ship together through the bust, is starting to break down.
Discussion: Romenesko
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
New York Times: We're Not a Newspaper Company. …
Michael Oliveira / Globe and Mail:
Netflix apologizes for using actors to meet press at Canadian launch  —  Video-streaming website Netflix Inc. NFLX-Q closed down a Toronto street Wednesday and attracted dozens of onlookers for a splashy launch to promote its highly anticipated foray into Canada.  —  MORE RELATED TO THIS STORY
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Tim Armstrong Won't Talk About AOL's Secret Video Plans  —  Tim Armstrong will usually talk at length, if not in specifics, about what he's up to at AOL.  Not so when it comes to video.  —  “Yes, we have a video strategy, and no, I'm not going to go into detail on it,” he told (or didn't tell) …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar...  Yesterday I was tipped off about a “secret meeting” between a group of “Super Angels” being held at Bin 38, a restaurant and bar in San Francisco.  “Do not come, you will not be welcome,” I was told.  —  So I did what any self respecting blogger would do …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hooray For Mike Arrington
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
How Slate's Jack Shafer Calls Out Bogus Trend Stories  —  After Jack Shafer called out The New York Times for running a “bogus trend story” about criminals wearing Yankees caps, journalists had fun with the criticism on Twitter.  —  The Times' Nicholas Kristof tweeted: “@jackshafer Quit picking on us!
Discussion: Romenesko
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
What's Behind the Exodus at Newsweek?  —  Next week, the sale of Newsweek to Sidney Harman will be finalized, giving the 91-year-old audio equipment magnate control of the struggling newsweekly.  —  And the magazine's masthead will look quite a bit different than the one he agreed to buy more than a month ago.
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:   Harman: My son's an intern, not an heir apparent
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Muzzled Reporter Says ‘Maw of Yahoo’ No Place for Journalism  —  Yahoo (YHOO) has been trying to leverage its leading position in the portal business into a comparable dominance of premium content.  But it's not so easy for a technology company to build a culture of journalism …
Discussion: Andrew Golis
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
John Cook Leaving (Maw of) Yahoo News, Returning to Gawker
Discussion: The Wrap and New York Observer
Howard Kurtz:
Woodward scores but loses exclusive  —  The scoop artist keeps getting scooped.  —  Bob Woodward's carefully choreographed rollout of his new book on the Obama White House was disrupted Tuesday night when the New York Times got hold of a copy and posted a story on its Web site.
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Live Blog: Bill Keller Discusses the Future of the News  —  New York Times executive editor Bill Keller will be on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook this morning discussing “his paper and the radically changing news business,” according to a promo.  Live blog updates from the Media Mob here once the program gets started.
Discussion: Romenesko, WBUR and NPR and The Wire
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Campaign to Build Up Its Display Ads  —  Google, the online search ad giant that rarely advertises, has decided it needs to advertise the fact that it is in the online display advertising business.  —  And if that is not enough advertising about advertising, it has picked …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Wrong battlefield  —  It's kinda touching that Rupert Murdoch's loyal lieutenants are trying to entertain the boss by starting an old-fashioned newspaper war (old-fashioned modifies newspaper).  But it's also ever-more revealing of their worldview.  —  And of course, the best way to declare …
Discussion: Guardian
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
For a Few, Papers Seem a Timely Bet  —  Randall D. Smith, a pioneer in the hard knocks business of vulture investing, is circling a new target: the beleaguered newspaper industry.  —  Mr. Smith puts money into risky investments that few others will touch — and these days, that includes many newspaper and radio companies.
Discussion: Romenesko and Guardian
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Real-Time Web Analytics Start-Up Chartbeat Tallies Up More Investors  —  Chartbeat, the real-time Web-publishing analytics service, has added a few more investors to its previously announced $3 million funding round.  Joining Index Ventures et al are: Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg …
Discussion: New York Observer
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Kommons Will Sneakily Make You Blog For Free  —  Last Wednesday, Sept. 15th, a website called Kommons went live - and is sort of brilliant.  It's basically Formspring meets Twitter meets “Meet The Press,” or something: A community that seeks smart, conversation-furthering answers prompted by smart, probing questions — publicly.
Discussion: Kommons
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
New online platform to allow freelancers to auction exclusive stories  —  A new online app has been launched for freelancers looking to sell exclusive stories and ideas to news editors.  —  Qluso, which was developed by Northern Irish technology start-up NewsRupt and goes live in beta on 4 October …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guardian
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo CEO: ‘Our real competitor is TV’  —  Carol Bartz also says online advertising will get better  —  In case it was ever in doubt, Yahoo's competition is television.  —  That's what Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIX Conference.
Bloomberg:
Michael Eisner Says ‘Highly Unlikely’ He Would Take Tribune Chairman Job  —  Michael Eisner, the former chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co., said it's “highly unlikely” that he would take the chairman job at Tribune Co., the bankrupt newspaper publisher.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Romenesko
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
Building Design website puts ‘premium’ content behind paywall  —  United Business Media has introduced a new paywall to Building Design's site BDOnline.co.uk, which will now charge readers for “premium” content.  —  Breaking news will remain free to view on the site, as will video content and newsletters …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and bdonline.co.uk
Journal Register Company:
Journal Register Company Launching Hyperlocal Portal to Serve Philadelphia  —  Partners with Outside.in to Power Community-Based News Venture  —  Yardley, PA - Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information company, is launching a hyperlocal news and advertising portal serving the Philadelphia area.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Asda refuses to sell the Sunday Times  —  There were no copies of the Sunday Times available at any of Asda's 370 stores on Sunday.  —  The supermarket chain refused to stock the paper in a row over the margin it receives from the publishers, News International.
 
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