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2:50 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
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
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.
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.
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Variety and Broadcasting & Cable
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
What Would a Tina Brown-Helmed Daily Beast-Newsweek Hybrid Look Like?  —  This morning, to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Daily Beast, founding editor Tina Brown interviewed herself.  As to the hot rumor of the moment, that she may become editor of Newsweek and bring the Beast along …
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Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
Daily Beast - Newsweek Merger Talks Heat Up - Staffers Feel Like It's A “Done Deal”
 
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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
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
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Newsweek's Final Price: $1 In Cash And $47 Million In Liabilities
Discussion: rbr.com
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Joy Mayer / RJI:
What “engagement” means to Tracy Record and West Seattle Blog
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
BW Digital Alum Neal Joins NYC Media Lab As First Executive Director
Gillian Reagan / Capital New York:
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
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
Lincoln journalism graduates ‘nail down a gap in the market’ with new publication