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7:50 AM ET, September 23, 2010

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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
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.
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Dan Gillmor / Salon:   The second great migration to new media
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 …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NYT's Opinion Pages continue the march toward app-inspired design  —  Above is a screenshot of The New York Times' opinion section, whose redesign went live a few hours ago.  Looks sharp, doesn't it?  It also looks like it's itching to be put into a different context:
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
Forbes undergoes radical overhaul  —  Forbes is having a “money where your mouth is” moment.  —  The magazine has been one of the loudest cheerleaders of entrepreneurial capitalism, a force that, through the Web, is draining profits from Forbes and the magazine industry as a whole.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Jill Abramson Returning to Role of Managing Editor Ahead of Schedule  —  Back in May, Times executive editor Bill Keller announced that managing editor Jill Abramson would be taking a detour from her managing editing duties to immerse herself with life on the web.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Romenesko
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York Times Integration with International Herald Tribune Attracts Big Global Online Audience  —  PARIS — Last year, the foreign news pages of The New York Times and the Times-owned International Herald Tribune were combined to become the Global Edition of the Times.
Discussion: paidContent:UK
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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
New York Times: We're Not a Newspaper Company. …
Discussion: paidContent and WebNewser
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.
Mark Lisheron / American Journalism Review:
Reloading at the Statehouse  —  As traditional news organizations shed state government reporters, a wide array of innovative startups is rising to fill the gap.  —  AJR Senior Contributing Writer Mark Lisheron (mark@texaswatchdog.org) is Austin bureau chief for Texas Watchdog, a government accountability news Web site.
Discussion: CJR and Texas Watchdog
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 …
Steve Rosenbaum / The Wire:
Web Video Is The New Television  —  Video overwhelms the Web.  And it should.  —  There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the Internet, at one time the plumbing that connected pages of text and occasional images, is rapidly transforming itself to be a network of video publishing and viewing.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued for the Sale of Video Programming on iTunes  —  A private New Jersey Corporation by the name of Multi-Format Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the Northern District of Illinois East District Court.  The lawsuit appears to be concerning the sale …
Karin Munkebo / The Wall Blog:
Print is dead - long live the internet  —  It is the end of paper publishing; we have reached the point of no return.  There I said it!  - And I am not alone.  It is now the global common, spoken or unspoken consensus that the publishing industry's paper products have reached the end of their lifecycle.
Jill Drew / CJR:
See It Now!  —  Video journalism is dying.  Long live video journalism.  —  As the video begins, no announcer welcomes you, no headline scrolls across the computer screen.  There is no need for either.  You know where you are from the logic of the images.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Moonves Confirms That CBS Might Bring Content To Hulu Plus  —  Hulu has had recent discussions with CBS (NYSE: CBS) about bringing CBS content to the new Hulu Plus subscription service, and CBS CEO Les Moonves described that possibility at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference as …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and rbr.com
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Steal This Google Map!  —  My colleague Joel Meares has written a lot lately about various news sites' makeovers for the midterm election season, from Yahoo's “hyper visual, hyper-interactive” new site “Ask America” to PBS NewsHour's snazzy redesign, an attempt to attract new and younger readers to their political coverage.
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Barry Meyer to Remain Chairman of Warner Brothers  —  Barry Meyer will remain chairman of Warner Brothers after all.  —  Time Warner on Wednesday answered the lingering question of succession at its movie studio, extending the contract of Mr. Meyer — who had been expected to retire next year …
Dan Duray / New York Observer:
Rise of the Recappers: For a New Class of Struggling Writers, It's Time To Watch TV  —  Last month Jerry Saltz, the art critic and judge on the recently finished first season of Bravo's Work of Art, praised the practice of TV recapping in an essay posted to his popular Facebook profile.
Discussion: The Awl
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Isaiah Mustafa on Advertising Celebrity, Humility and His Super Bowl Pick  —  Turns Out the Viral Star Is a Team Player  —  Ad Age readers already know the facts.  Old Spice viral ad uberstar Isaiah Mustafa's first spot for Procter & Gamble's Old Spice was viewed more than 20 million times.
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
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
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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