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4:35 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: Etaoin Shrdlu
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Huffington snags N.Y. Times star  —  In the latest sign that Web sites can compete on an equal footing with media giants, a top reporter for the New York Times is defecting to the Huffington Post.  —  Peter Goodman, until recently the paper's national economic correspondent and now a writer …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
John Cook Leaving (Maw of) Yahoo News, Returning to Gawker
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 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
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
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
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) …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Six Apart Deal With VideoEgg Marks the End of an Era  —  After denying rumors of a deal over the past several weeks, blogging platform Six Apart and advertising network VideoEgg have confirmed they are merging to create a new social-media company called SAY Media.
Discussion: Bits and WebNewser
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Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
VideoEgg Buys Six Apart to Build ‘Conversational’ Media Company
Discussion: Movable Type and ClickZ
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 …
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
Michael Oliveira / 570News:
Netflix apologizes for allowing actors to talk to reporters at Canadian launch  —  TORONTO - Video-streaming website Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) closed down a Toronto street Wednesday and attracted dozens of onlookers for a splashy launch to promote its highly anticipated foray into Canada.
Discussion: Techdirt
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.
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
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
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
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.
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Google News turns 8 amid news industry in flux  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Krishna Bharat, founder and engineering head of Google News, was stuck in New Orleans at a conference in the days after September 11, 2001, and like so many others desperately searching for news about the attacks …
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.
Thessaly La Force / The Paris Review:
Jennifer Over and Our New Web Site  —  You may have noticed that our Web site looks different.  It's prettier, less cluttered, easier on the eyes—it's a delight to click on every page.  Meet Jennifer, the Web designer with Tierra Innovation who was crucial to envisioning our redesign.
Discussion: PRWeb
Todd Stone / AdAge:
Huddler Looks to Open Up Message Boards to Advertisers  —  Startup Helps Provide Audience of 9 Million for Display Ads Across Sites Such as EpicSki, BackCountry.com  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In 2007, brothers Dan and Ted Gill realized that there were online discussion communities …
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Real Time Web Analytics Startup 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
Joy Mayer / RJI:
What “engagement” means to TBD.com  —  The staff at TBD.com, the D.C. news startup that launched in August, is about 40 people.  Six of them have community engagement as their primary function.  Four are community hosts.  One is a social media producer.  And one is their boss, Steve Buttry, the director of community engagement.
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.
Media Week:
London Evening Standard creates free iPad apps  —  The London Evening Standard is launching two free iPad apps featuring its editorial content, mirroring moves by rival newspapers.  —  London Evening Standard: creates free iPad apps  —  The first app goes live this week and will feature …
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Hey, what happened to Google Editions?
Discussion: ClickZ and New York Post
The Huffington Post:
Phil Pruitt Joins Yahoo! News As Politics Editor
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David Cohen / WebNewser:
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Victor Godinez / Dallas Morning News:
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Jeff Ruby / Chicago magazine:
Why the Professional Restaurant Critic Will Survive the Age of Yelp
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Sam Dolnick, a Member of the Sulzberger Clan, Gets Times' Local Immigration Beat
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Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
MediaDailyNews: ivi TV Sues Major Media, Claiming Right To Internet TV
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The Future of the Book - by IDEO.
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Alexander Hotz / Mashable!:
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
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Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
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