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10:50 AM ET, October 8, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
News Outlets Circle Tablet  —  Several major news organizations are lining up behind a new tablet device from Samsung Electronics Co. built on Google Inc. software, in order to broaden mobile readership beyond owners of Apple Inc. popular iPad.  —  New York Times Co. and News Corp.'s Wall Street Journal …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Megan McCarthy: “The Cyborg of News, the Borg Queen of the Blogosphere”  —  In a profile of Mediagazer editor Megan McCarthy just out in the American Journalism Review, VentureBeat executive edtor and former boss Owen Thomas calls her “the cyborborg of news, the borg queen of the blogosphere.”
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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.
Elizabeth Spiers / Forbes:
A Force Of Nature  —  Forbes Magazine dated October 25, 2010  —  Arianna Huffington has created a media upstart valued at $100 million.  What's it really worth?  —  It's a balmy night in September, and the second floor of the Upper East Side town house of former Viacom ( VIA - news …
Discussion: Gawker, eMedia Vitals and The Wall Blog
Hollywood Reporter:
Ryan Seacrest in talks to launch cable network  —  EXCLUSIVE: Teaming with CAA, AEG on joint venture  —  The reality producer, radio personality and “American Idol” host is in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG about jointly launching a new cable network.
Discussion: The Wrap, Gawker and New York Magazine
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Esquire for the iPad: Not Just Another Magazine Under Glass  —  “Hello, I am Javier Bardem.  Welcome to Esquire magazine.”  —  So opens the October edition of Esquire for the iPad, the first issue the Hearst-owned title has created for the device.  The walking and talking video …
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,” …
Choire / The Awl:
LA Times Declares War on “Rumors Spread by Bloggers with Axes to Grind”  —  The LA Times send out a newsletter today recruiting advertisers to the newsletter of The Envelope, which is (or at least should be!) the intentionally gossipy, rumor-filled awards-show blogging fiesta at their paper.
Discussion: LA Observed
John Bracken / KnightBlog:
Knight News Challenge '11: Mobile, Authenticity, Sustainability and Community  —  I'm happy to be able to share with you the details of the fifth Knight News Challenge, which will launch October 25.  —  As a newcomer to Knight Foundation, I can state without hubris that the News Challenge …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Marimow out as Philadelphia Inquirer executive editor  —  Bill Marimow will remain at the paper, according to the Inquirer's Twitter feed.  Romenesko tipsters and others are reporting that deputy managing editor/operations Stan Wischnowski is interim executive editor.  Nov. 8, 2006: Marimow named Inquirer editor.
Discussion: Media Decoder and The Wire
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
Rupert Murdoch: Simultaneous Theater-VOD Release ‘a Big Mistake’  —  Rupert Murdoch believes it would be “a big mistake” for studios to offer HD versions of their films on TV at the same time those films are in theaters.  —  “It's going to tighten up, but I don't think you are going to see …
Holland Cotter / New York Times:
Art and News, Intersecting in the Digital Age  —  After steady assault from Twitter, Facebook and Blogger Nation, we have come to this: “The Last Newspaper.”  Or so the title of the New Museum's big fall show seems to tell us.  In reality the situation isn't quite that dire.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of sports avidity  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  When The Sporting News began publishing, the telephone was barely 10 years old.
Linda Austin / BusinessJournalism.org Reynolds Center …:
Why is John Walcott leaving D.C. bureau chief job for biz-info company?  —  John Walcott.  Image courtesy of McClatchy Newspapers.  —  John Walcott, who has led some of the most skeptical investigative reporting in Washington on first the Iraq War and more recently the financial crisis …
Edward Helmore / Guardian:
Tina's Brown's Daily Beast bids for Newsweek - and a showdown with the Huffington Post  —  British publisher plans to strengthen her web magazine - and challenge rival Arianna Huffington - by a merger with the ailing weekly  —  Tina Brown, one of New York's best-established British media figures …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Columbus Dispatch Signs On To News Corp. Digital Plans; UK Pubs Balking  —  A few more details are seeping out about News Corp.'s Project Alesia initiative to create new digital products for its own outlets and for other publishers.  The Columbus Dispatch (circ: about 170,000) …
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
NI yet to convince rivals over aggregation app
Discussion: Poynter Online
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Naked Brett Favre Won't Make Money for Nick Denton  —  Gawker Media's Deadspin sports site says it will publish nude photos of Brett Favre today, along with some voicemails it says the quarterback left for a woman who is not his wife.  —  Which means that corner of Deadspin is going to be very, very popular today.
Discussion: The Wire, Salon and Deadspin
Douglas Quenqua / ClickZ:
Razorfish Acts Like Music Label in Deal With Solo Artist  —  It was bound to happen sooner or later.  With the music industry becoming more and more digitized and record labels reluctant to sign artists who aren't already a proven commodity on YouTube, it was only a matter …
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
WEFHamburg: Danish newspaper showcases the iPad app built on a shoestring budget  —  “Think of a number, quarter it, and you're still not there.”  —  This was Annemarie Kirk's answer when asked what her budget was for developing Danish newspaper Berlingske's first iPad app to be launched later this month …
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.”
 
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Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Knight Foundation News Releases:
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