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8:10 PM ET, October 20, 2010

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Keith J. Kelly / NY Post:
Editor McDonell stays put at Sports Illustrated  —  Terry McDonell, the editor of Sports Illustrated Group, who was flagged as a potential candidate for the top job at Newsweek, has shot down speculation that he is in the running to be the newsweekly's editor-in-chief.
Discussion: The Wrap
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Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
The Media Deal That Wasn't  —  Around lunchtime on Monday, staffers heard Danny Klaidman, one of two acting editors at Newsweek since the end of August, cursing in his office on Hudson Street ("F**k!  S**t!").  Mr. Klaidman had just read the news online from The Wall Street Journal …
Discussion: The Corsair, The Wire and MinOnline
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Tina Brown on Newsweek Talks and Jack Welch's Role
Discussion: Romenesko and The Wire
Chicago Tribune:
Tribune's top exec poised to resign  —  Sources: Michaels to exit amid claims of crass behavior  —  Randy Michaels, Tribune Co.'s embattled chief executive, has decided to resign his post at the Chicago-based media company and intends to leave the company before the end of the week, sources close to the situation said.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Tribune CEO Michaels Plans To Step Down; Replaced By Four-Member Council
Discussion: MediaFile, FishbowlNY and Mixed Media
Constance Boozer / Columbia Daily Spectator:
J-School launches Tow Center for Digital Journalism  —  With the launch of Columbia Journalism School's Tow Center for Digital Journalism, the J-School is ready to make its mark on new media.  —  At an evening peppered with Columbia Journalism School faculty and press stalwarts …
Discussion: Romenesko and mediabistro.com
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Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room  —  Dana Settle & I are hosting a dinner tonight (10/20/10) with some of the biggest companies in entertainment to talk about the future of television, film & digital media.  Michael Ovitz, the co-founder of CAA will be the keynote speaker.
Discussion: A VC, NewTeeVee and The Wire
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Analysis: AOL lurches for a content strategy  —  (Reuters) - Just three weeks ago, AOL Inc (AOL.N) Chief Executive Tim Armstrong promised no more “hail Mary passes” like its deal to buy Time Warner, now considered the worst merger in history.  —  Instead, it looks like AOL, which Time Warner Inc …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
WWD:
A More Frequent WSJ... Seeing Demarchelier... Digital Ads Up at New York Times..  —  A MORE FREQUENT WSJ.: So much for that speculation that Rupert Murdoch wasn't a fan of The Wall Street Journal's glossy magazine WSJ.  The supplement will increase its frequency to nine issues next year and 10 issues in 2012.
Discussion: MinOnline and Romenesko
Robert Gavin / Boston Globe:
Local group says it wants to buy The Boston Globe  —  A group of more than a dozen investors and management specialists will offer to buy The Boston Globe from its long-time owner, The New York Times Co., the leader of the group said.  —  Aaron Kushner, an entrepreneur who owns Marian Heath …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Washington Post Tells Reporters To Stop Engaging Readers On Twitter  —  I've occasionally gotten into debates with Techdirt critics on Twitter, and I'll admit the medium is not all that well-suited for thoughtful debate.  But, I have found that it is often a good way to, at least …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Internet Is a Weapon in Cable Fight  —  In disputes between television programmers and distributors, the new battleground is the Internet.  —  In its continuing contract showdown with Cablevision, the News Corporation tried to extend its blackout of the Fox Broadcasting network to Fox.com and to Hulu …
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Meet “The Hub,” a virtual clubhouse for community nonprofit news sites  —  At the Block by Block community news conference last month, an irony emerged: Local site publishers, who spend their days cultivating community, hadn't enjoyed much community amongst themselves.
David Shapiro / The Awl:
Went to a Literary Gala, Interviewed Jann Wenner, Jann Wenner's Son and Tom Wolfe Sang to Me  —  right now i am inside the restaurant Cipriani on 42nd St. in Manhattan for a gala celebrating the Norman Mailer Writers Colony and honoring some literary figures and young writers …
David Cohen / WebNewser:
The Providence Journal to Post Excerpts Only on Web Site  —  The Providence Journal will test out an interesting tactic in the “war” between print and online, using its Web site to try to drive readers to purchase the print edition by posting only excerpts of stories on the site, Ted Nesi reported on his WPRI blog.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Public radio is enjoying boom times  —  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times / October 20, 2010)  —  While its TV counterpart struggles, National Public Radio listenership is up and there are plans to greatly expand its reporting.  —  Southern California's biggest public television …
Discussion: Romenesko and MarketWatch
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters  —  Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros.
 
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Discussion: The Huffington Post and Romenesko
European Fund for Investigative Journalism:
1,1 million euro for journalistic research grants
Sherman Frederick / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
All's quiet on the ethical journalism front at the Las Vegas Sun
Dana Lacey / J-Source:
Why journalism needs a saviour: Fortune's Andy Serwer
Discussion: Poynter Online and SABEW
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Discussion: WebNewser