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11:40 AM ET, November 10, 2010

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Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Blank Slate: Jacob Weisberg Was a Web Pioneer.  But He Doesn't Much Care for What Works on the Web Now.  Can Slate Recover?  —  Slate, the Web site, is 14 years old, an eternity on the Internet.  During that span, its New York offices have moved nine times.
Discussion: Romenesko and The Awl
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Schools Chief Has Much in Common With Boss  —  Cathleen P. Black earned a reputation in publishing as a tough-minded chief executive who never left her employees guessing what she wanted.  A student of management, she wrote a book about strategies for success in the corporate world.
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Wall Street Journal:
Schools Chancellor Klein to Join News Corp.  —  New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein is resigning to join News Corp., ending an eight-year reign at the helm of the nation's largest school system.  —  In his place, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to announce Cathie Black, chairwoman of Hearst Magazines.
Steve Cohn / MinOnline:
Cathie Black Quits Hearst to Become NYC Schools Chancellor  —  Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines for nearly 15 years before becoming chairman with David Carey's hire in June, was appointed New York City schools chancellor by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Ryan Kearney / TBD All News:
Why did Gawker publish, then retract, a gruesome murder photo?  —  Recently, Gawker did something unusual: It removed a photo that was upsetting people.  The photo showed the body of Christopher Jusko, a 21-year-old graffiti artist who was stabbed to death in New York's East Village on Oct. 25.
Discussion: The Awl, Romenesko and The Next Web
Matt Thompson / Snarkmarket:
Was Marc Ambinder actually a blogger?  —  Last week, Marc Ambinder reached the end of his tenure as a politics blogger for the Atlantic, and toasted the event with a thoughtful post on the nature of blogging.  The central nugget: … My esteemed coblogger tweeted some terrific observations about Ambinder's post:
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Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket:   Escape from Thunderdome
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:   Blogger, Reporter, Author
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Eisner's Studio and AOL Pair Up for Web Series  —  In a deal to be announced Wednesday, Michael D. Eisner's Web studio, Vuguru, will produce half a dozen scripted Web video series for AOL.  —  The partnership is the latest attempt by AOL, which has been struggling, to infuse its home page and its Web sites with original video.
ProPublica:
Read the Leaked P.R. Plan to Spin Our Dialysis Investigation  —  Update (2:39 p.m.): Kidney Care Partners released an official statement.  —  The umbrella group Kidney Care Partners (KCP), an advocacy and lobbying organization for dialysis providers, patient groups, drug companies and others …
Discussion: LA Observed
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Fake ‘Olbermann’ emails sent to Philly columnist  —  Tucker Carlson boasted last July that his site, The Daily Caller, bought the domain name for liberal MSNBC host Keith Olbermann.  Carlson, a conservative journalist and pundit, even said he would start using the email address keith@keitholbermann.com as a gag.
Media Week:
‘Electricity in the newsroom’: the rise and rise of the iPad  —  The iPad has brought the greatest excitement to the media industry since the dotcom boom.  Alexandra Jardine reports how newspaper and magazine publishers are swelling audiences and ad revenue through launching apps on the revolutionary new platform
Discussion: Poynter Online
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Journalists ‘cautiously pessimistic’ about Patch  —  By Robert Hernandez: The topic of AOL's Patch has been on journalists' minds before I asked the question at the Online News Association conference in D.C.  —  It has sparked debate and open conversation about whether this hyperlocal venture …
CJR:
Launch Pad: Portland, Oregon  —  Two news entrepeneurs explain why they struck out on their own … Michael Andersen: Hi, Barry!  Thanks for agreeing to team up on this Launch Pad stint.  I love that CJR is trying to document and encourage the entrepreneurial journalism movement …
Post by Venkat / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Twitter Clarifies Usage Rules, but AFP Still Claims Unbridled Right to Use Content Posted to “Twitter/TwitPic”  —  Twitter recently issued new guidelines regarding use of the “Twitter” and “Tweet” marks, and use of the underlying tweets by users and third parties as well: “Guidelines for Use of the Twitter Trademark.”
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
When The News Lets Everyone Really Participate, It Changes The Way News Works  —  When we talk about things like “participatory journalism,” or “news as a community,” we've had traditional newspaper people insist they “get it.”  They say that they've “added comments” to their website, so it's now participatory.
Chloe Malle / New York Observer:
Nora Sticks Her Neck Out: The Author Brings Her Philosophy of Divorce  —  Nora Ephron has many unanswered questions.  Is this the beginning of the end?  And will they go away or is it like the plague?  The director of Julie and Julia adjusted her black booted ankle, pulling it closer …
Jean-Paul Marthoz / Committee to Protect Journalists:
In France, is Sarkozy spying on journalists?  —  Every Wednesday morning in France, rain or shine, half a million people eagerly wait for the satirical weekly, Le Canard Enchainé.  Some wait for it nervously.  The old-fashioned broadsheet, a venerable media institution …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Repeat After Me: Investors Are Never the Story  —  Earlier this week, RockMelt, a Facebook browser launched to massive press coverage from most major publications including GigaOM.  —  I was as fascinated by the story of RockMelt cofounders Eric Vishria and Tim Howes as I was by their belief …
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
The View from Nowhere: Questions and Answers  —  “American journalism is dumber than most journalists, who often share my sense of absurdity about these practices.  A major reason we have a practice less intelligent than its practitioners is the prestige that the View from Nowhere still claims...”
Discussion: The Politico
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Kommons Founder Sees Q&A Site as Way to Hold the Powerful Accountable  —  Social networking services have no doubt opened the lines of communication between citizens and public figures, but Cody Brown thinks they fall short in fostering two-way conversations.  Politicians can easily ignore a voter's question on Twitter.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Simon Rogers / Guardian:
How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse  —  The US and the UK might get all the attention but should we be looking to Canada for innovative open data initiatives?  —  • Apps built with Toronto's data  —  Imagine if you took the historic records of everyone who died in the first world war.
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Matt Lauer's George W. Bush Interview Gets Lower Ratings Than Everything Except 90210  —  Last night on network TV, House finally relented and agreed to hire a female doctor to the team, Barney got an important clue in his quest to find his father, Jeff and Audrey got Jeff's lesbian friend …
 
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Associated Press:
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Discussion: Poynter Online
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Deal Journal:
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Discussion: Company Town
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
US TV networks seek to stop FilmOn
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The Atlantic Wire:
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Weather Channel Creates Private Ad Network
Johnny Diaz / Boston Globe:
Facebook sues Phoenix Media over patent rights
Discussion: Romenesko
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Meet Intersect, where storytelling, time, and location get all mashed up
Janet Paskin / CJR:
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Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
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Discussion: MediaPost, WebNewser and VatorNews
James Wolcott / Vanity Fair:
The Sound of Sanity  —  Not only is National Public Radio …
Discussion: Romenesko
New York Observer:
Woodward, Bradlee Star in Slick WaPo Promotion
Discussion: Gawker, TBD All News and CJR