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3:40 PM ET, October 7, 2010

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Isabel Macdonald / The Nation:
Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite  —  Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.  —  In Lou Dobbs's heyday at CNN, when he commanded more than 800,000 viewers and a reported $6 million a year for “his fearless reporting and commentary,” …
New York Post:
Richard Johnson LA-bound  —  Tweet  —  It's the end of an era — Richard Johnson is leaving Page Six after nearly 25 years as editor of the world's most famous gossip column.  —  Emily Smith, who cut her teeth on Fleet Street before coming to New York five years ago …
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Page Six Vet Richard Johnson Flees New York Post For News Corp. “Digital Ventures”  —  The old media exodus continues.  —  Richard Johnson, the veteran gossip reporter who has edited The New York Post's iconic Page Six column for nearly 25 years, is leaving the paper — and New York — to …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
CNN's research says 27% of us share 87% of news links  —  CNN has been researching how news articles are shared through social media, identifying different motivations for sharing and the increased benefit for advertisers who feature on recommended news pages.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and C21Media
David Saleh Rauf / American Journalism Review:
From Covering Parties to Hanging with an Algorithm  —  Megan McCarthy's journey to Mediagazer, a media news aggregator with a heavy tech flavor  —  David Saleh Rauf (drauf@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant  —  Megan McCarthy's career as a reporter blossomed from a single e-mail.
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Reed Hastings' Six Lessons for the Newspaper Industry  —  Reed Hastings has been on a rollercoaster ride in the 13 years since he founded Netflix.  From punchline to genius to toast to genius and back, several times over, it seems.  In a talk Tuesday night in his hometown of Santa Cruz …
Discussion: Romenesko
Henry Unger / The Biz Beat:
Ted Turner worried about right-wing alternative to CNN long before Fox  —  Ted Turner is a pretty good prognosticator.  —  Years before Rupert Murdoch launched Fox News, Turner thought the biggest threat to his CNN operation would come from “a right-wing news alternative,” he said Wednesday.
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Los Angeles Times collaborates across the newsroom and with readers to map neighborhood crime  —  There's something about the immediacy of the web that makes interactive features seem effortless: One click and the information is there.  But of course the feel of the end product is not the same as the process required to get it there.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google News Testing Twitter Integration With “Friends”  —  Google is testing a new feature that lets you connect your Twitter account to Google News.  Some people are seeing a “Friends” box on the right hand side of Google News inviting them to do this.  —  The friends box asks you to enter your Twitter username and click “Save.”
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
NI yet to convince rivals over aggregation app  —  News International presses ahead with plans for aggregation app but rival publishers voice doubts over editorial control  —  News International is pushing ahead with plans to launch a paid-for, news aggregation app for the iPad but is understood …
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. bankruptcy muddled as mediation founders  —  Rival creditor groups preparing restructuring plans; New York Times story a black eye for company management  —  Mediation talks broke down once again in the Tribune Co. bankruptcy case this week, sending rival creditor groups …
Knight Foundation News Releases:
New Knight Grant Accelerates Digital Transformation Of Investigative Reporting Leader, Center for Public Integrity  —  The Center for Public Integrity, a 20-year leader in nonprofit investigative journalism, will speed its transformation into a 21st century news organization with a new $1.7 million grant …
Discussion: KnightBlog
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Current TV Taps Sims Creator Will Wright For Interactive Webisode Series  —  Will Wright, creator of virtual world The Sims, is getting into television with a episodic series for Current TV tentatively titled Bar Karma.  While this is Wright's first time working in TV, the series' central element …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
College Humor Gets a New Grown-Up: Time Inc. Digital Dude Paul Greenberg  —  Here's the new adult supervisor at College Humor, Barry Diller's much-smarter-than-you'd-think humor site: Paul Greenberg, who most recently had been running digital operations at Time Inc.'s Lifestyle group.
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
WEFHamburg: Paywall will not remove NYT from ‘online conversation’, says CEO  —  The New York Times will not retreat from the “online conversation” when it goes behind a paywall next year, the New York Times Company president and CEO has said.  —  Speaking to the World Editors Forum in Hamburg …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Michael Cieply / Media Decoder:
Ex-Variety Critic McCarthy Lands at Hollywood Reporter  —  LOS ANGELES — Todd McCarthy, fired as Variety's chief film critic seven months ago, has landed — again.  Shortly after losing his long-standing gig with Variety in a round of cost-cutting last March, Mr. McCarthy joined …
Wall Street Journal:
Hasbro Aims to Show TV Channel Isn't One Big Commercial  —  Hasbro Inc. is set to launch a children's cable network Sunday, in its evolution from a toy maker to a full-fledged entertainment company where playthings like My Little Pony and Transformers morph into TV shows and movies.
Jason Fell / Folio:
Next Issue Media Names Tech Team, Hints at Digital Newsstand Plans  —  Nabs three former Nokia executives for tech ‘dream team.’  —  Next Issue Media, the digital publishing consortium including some of the magazine industry's biggest players, has expanded its senior technology team and …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and paidContent
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Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:   Next Issue Media CEO Guenther Short on Details
 
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
WEFHamburg: Washington Post managing editor stresses value of legacy in digital age
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
BloombergTV's New Docu Series Kicks Off Tonight With Mark Zuckerberg …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Media Week:
IPC profits fall 37% in recession-plagued 2009
Discussion: Press Gazette
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
What Would a Tina Brown-Helmed Daily Beast-Newsweek Hybrid Look Like?
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Mark Zuckerberg's Take on “The Social Network”
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Guarded Pals In a Critical TV Rivalry
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
News Video on Twitter to Expand as Brightcove Completes Implementation
Discussion: WebNewser
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Newsweek's Final Price: $1 In Cash And $47 Million In Liabilities
Discussion: rbr.com
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Taking time to read on the web: Instapaper gets ready for the big show
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Secret-Spilling Sources at Risk Following Cryptome Breach
Discussion: Techworld.com