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5:45 PM ET, October 1, 2010


 Top News: 
Stand UP!:
CNN's Rick Sanchez Calls Jon Stewart ‘Bigot’  —  [Update: Full audio now online (47:45).  Streaming sources coming soon.]  —  Cuban-American anchor Rick Sanchez came on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick today for a loose exchange on current events, media, and journalism.
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Rick Sanchez's Public Meltdown — Lashes Out at CNN, Jon Stewart, Jews  —  Rick Sanchez gave a radio interview on the day that he lost his coveted 8 p.m. timeslot.  That was probably a mistake.  —  Angry about having being replaced by CNN's new “Parker Spitzer” talk show and the constant jokes …
Discussion: Media Matters for America and B&C
Howard Owens:
How to beat AOL's Patch  —  First, this is not a bash Patch post.  I have friends who work for Patch.  I think they're doing some good things.  If time proves me wrong about the advantage of local news site ownership, a Patch victory would be better than the alternative …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
You can compete and collaborate at the same time  —  Howard Owens is one of the smartest journalism entrepreneurs in the business.  He launched The Batavian as a digital challenger to the Batavia Daily News in New York, and his small business is thriving.  —  I was interested yesterday …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Price of Crossing Steve Jobs  —  Gordon McLeod has been packing up his office; today is his last at the Wall Street Journal.  His ejection is complicated.  But some coworkers think they know what did him in: insulting Steve Jobs in Rupert Murdoch's presence.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Newsweek sale sealed, Harman seeks editor  —  Tweet  —  Sterio equipment mogul Sidney Harman officially wrapped up the deal to take over ownership of Newsweek from the Washington Post Company yesterday but the pact to bring Tina Brown on board as the new editor-in-chief could still be weeks away.
Discussion: New York Observer
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Magazine Association Renames Itself  —  THE trade association for the consumer magazine industry is joining other organizations in media and marketing in rebranding itself to better reflect the realities of competing for consumer eyeballs and advertising dollars in the 21st century.  —  Add to Portfolio
Ben Smith / The Politico:
News Corp. gave $1 million to pro-GOP group  —  News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, contributed $1 million this summer to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the business lobby that has been running an aggressive campaign in support of the Republican effort to retake Congress, a source close to the company told POLITICO.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Conde Nast Edges Further Into Selling Videos on Demand  —  You Don't Need the App Store to Try Charging for Content  —  NEW YORK ( — Conde Nast, which is trying to reorient its business away from an overwhelming dependence on ad pages, is moving further into paid content online …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
FT's Tilt Is A Pure-Play Digital News Site About Emerging Markets  —  The Financial Times is creating a separate, spin-off website covering emerging global markets.  —  We first reported about FT Tilt in July, when its purpose was unclear.  Now we've learned from the publisher that …
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
The 25 Most Valuable Cable Channels  —  Burn Notice—has become the cash cow the networks once were.  Peter Lauria ranks cable's most valuable.  “ /> Burn Notice—has become the cash cow the networks once were.  Peter Lauria ranks cable's most valuable.”  - trending topics - INNOVATORS SUMMIT …
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Online Video: Immediate, Powerful, Elemental  —  TED Conference curator Chris Anderson gave his own TED talk in July, just released in September, entitled “How web video powers global innovation.”  Anderson's talk focused on the effect of online video on science, art, and education …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
ScribbleLive plans to reinvent the news article  —  As readers seem to expect more and more live news coverage, a Toronto startup called ScribbleLive has been developing a fast, collaborative way for news organizations to keep up.  Cofounder and chief executive Michael De Monte said the latest version …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Schneider exit clouds Newspaper Consortium  —  The departure of Hilary Schneider at Yahoo could be a major blow to the Newspaper Consortium she founded, as well as many of the 800 newspapers that count on the partnership to boost their online revenues.  —  The four-year old Newspaper Consortium …
New Voices: What Works  —  J-Lab has funded community news startups since 2005, when the movement to launch independent hyperlocal news websites began in earnest.  To date, we've seeded the launch of 55 “New Voices” experiments - with encouraging support from the Knight Foundation.
Marika Lynch / KnightBlog:
J-Lab Report: What Works For Hyperlocal News Sites
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
ABC Sells Local Stations Some of Its Ad Slots  —  Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network is trying out a new approach to ad sales: selling national ad slots to local ABC stations.  —  The sales, which will begin with six 30-second prime-time slots in the last two weeks of October in “Grey's Anatomy …
Discussion: 5 Blogs Before Lunch
Meg James / Company Town:
ABC attempts to change the network TV model — one 30-second commercial at a time
Discussion: and Hollywood Reporter
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