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3:55 PM ET, October 14, 2010


 Top News: 
Dana Davis Rehm / NPR:
Why Can't NPR Staff Go To ‘Rally To Restore Sanity’ Or ‘March To Keep Fear Alive’?  —  The answer is they can - if they are assigned to cover the events.  —  But news staff and others covered by NPR's ethics policy should not go.  —  We've received enormous attention from media …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
NPR: Love ya, but you're wrong  —  NPR has told its staff they may not attend the Stewart/Colbert rallies in Washington at the end of the month.  I think they're terribly wrong here, following the journalistic worldview Jay Rosen calls the view-from-nowhere to its extreme and forbidding employees to be curious.
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
Wall Street Journal:
AOL, Firms Explore an Offer for Yahoo  —  AOL Inc. and several private-equity firms are exploring making an offer to buy Yahoo Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, devising a bold plan to marry two big Internet brands facing steep challenges.  —  Silver Lake Partners …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
A Surge in Ratings as First Miners Appeared  —  More than 10 million people were watching CNN, Fox News and MSNBC as the first of 33 miners was were rescued in Chile Tuesday night, marking the beginning of the end of a two-month ordeal for the men trapped underground.
Jeremy / @JeremyLittau:
Chile is a story about journalism's failure  —  Jay Rosen, as usual, beat me to the punch with his thoughts this morning on the Chile mine story.  This is why I tweet more than I blog; sometimes you just say it and fill in the gaps later.  I did a bit of mini-ranting last night, at least.
Dominic Ponsford / Editor's Blog:
The News of the World's paywall and why, for Rupert Murdoch, the internet is so over  —  The Times' all-or-nothing paywall was a shock to the system - but the News of the World's paywall move today was even more extreme.  —  Both are examples of the fact that, for Rupert Murdoch the internet is so over.
Oliver Luft / Press Gazette:
News of The World relaunches behind the paywall  —  News International has relaunched the website of the News of the World today as a paid-for site.  —  The new-look is the third News International site to adopt paid-for access following a similar move with digital versions …
Steve McClellan / Adweek:
NBC, Google Abort TV Ad-Sales Pact  —  The partnership launched amid much fanfare in 2008  —  NBC Universal and Google have discontinued their ad sales partnership begun in 2008, the companies have confirmed.  The split deprives Google's TV ad sales unit of one of its major alliances …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
NBCU, Google TV Ads Sever Partnership
Discussion: AdAge, WebNewser and The Next Web
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Gawker boss: ‘We overtook Huffpo (temporarily)’  —  Memo to Gawker Media staff  —  From: Nick Denton  —  Subject: We overtook Huffpo (temporarily)  —  To:
Discussion: New York Observer and The Wire
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
New York Post to Sell Subscriptions on the iPad  —  The New York Post is the latest newspaper to cross the iPad barrier, with a new, full-content tablet edition readers will be able to purchase as a monthly or annual subscription.  Why is this interesting?  Because the Post is, to my knowledge …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple's Ping Wants Rock ‘n’ Roll, but No Sex and Drugs  —  Ping may never move beyond the “interesting idea, executed poorly” stage.  But it might!  And in any case, it's Apple, so if you're a music act you ignore it at your own risk.  —  Which means those acts need to create a “profile” for Steve Jobs's social network.
Discussion: Inquirer
The Wrap:
The Glitter's Gone From Celebrity Media Funds  —  Sticking a marquee name at the top of a private equity firm may open doors when it comes to raising money, but it turns out that having Bono as the name on the door doesn't bring big returns.  Especially when the U2 frontman has been dubbed “The Worst Investor in America.”
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
How Amanda Hess, TBD Showed Commitment to Accuracy When Responding to Correction  —  TBD reporter Amanda Hess knows what a difference the letter “n” can make.  —  In the original version of her blog post about HIV-positive black gay men last Friday, Hess reported that “one in three black men who have sex with me is HIV positive.”
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Justin.TV and Chief Business Officer Part Ways, One Week After VP of Product Departs  —  David Aufhauser, the chief business officer of the live-streaming video service, has just announced that he's “transitioning out” of the company this month.  The departure comes roughly one week …
Discussion: VentureBeat and NewTeeVee
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee: Predicts Best Quarter Yet for Web Creators  — is predicting its best quarter ever for fourth quarter 2010, with sponsors for the next few months including EA Games, Samsung, Reebok, Kraft, Starbucks, Canon, American Express and Microsoft, and profits for web series creators will be bigger than ever.
Suw / Strange Attractor:
Are journalisms start-ups being appropriately funded?  —  If you've been paying close attention, you might be aware that myself, Kevin and our friend Stephanie Troeth are working on a journalism start-up called NoThirty.  Kevin and I have been thinking of ideas for a journalism project …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Networking Blog:
Netgear gets back into Internet video with Roku  —  Everyone knows Netgear as, along with D-Link and Cisco's Linksys, as one of the leading SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) and home networking companies.  What's less well known is that, like D-Link with its Boxee Box, Netgear would like to compete …
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Josh Tapper / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Does investing in print help the bottom line? …
Discussion: The Snitch and Romenesko
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Dude-Centric Video Network Break Media Goes After Hispanic Market With Tu Vez
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
WP's Garcia-Ruiz named editor for strategic projects
Sergio Hernandez / Runnin' Scared:
SHOTS FIRED: Warring NYU Journos Will Destroy Each Other, and Then Themselves
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu's “Modern Family” Problem
 Earlier Picks: 
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Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Google TV, Apple TV, iPads, a revolution of online video products …
Mark Brown / Guardian:
Howard Jacobson wins Booker prize
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Observer
Revamped Forbes Pushes Advertorials, Social Media, Conflict
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Uh Oh! What Happened To The New York Times iPad App?
Discussion: Poynter Online and WebNewser
Brian Moylan / Gawker:
Dear Vanity Fair: Please Stop Putting Old Dead People on Your Cover
Discussion: Variety and The Book Bench