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3:15 PM ET, September 6, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch As We Know It May Be Over  —  This is a post I never thought I'd have to write.  Unfortunately, I do.  And the worst part about it is that it should be Michael Arrington writing this post, not me.  —  But he can't.  —  TechCrunch is on the precipice.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Editorial Independence  —  There's confusion - way too much confusion - about my status at TechCrunch and TechCrunch's status at Aol after last week's announcement that I was launching a venture fund, partially backed by Aol.  —  The multiple conflicting statements made by Aol.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Give Me Back My Baby: Michael Arrington Trying to Buy Back TechCrunch From AOL — But Would AOL Sell It?  —  Here's an interesting wrinkle to the ongoing saga of AOL, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and his nascent venture firm, CrunchFund.  —  Arrington has reached out to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
TECHCRUNCH: If AOL Fires Mike Arrington, We're Screwed
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NYT's Abramson names leadership team  —  “This is a start, explaining some changed roles,” Jill Abramson writes on her first day as Times executive editor.  “Some leaders will continue in the same roles, because they've made themselves irreplaceable, at least to  —  us rookies in our first year.
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Can Politico Win Again?  —  Ben Smith has a problem.  —  If there is such a thing as the prototypical political news blogger, then he's it.  Smith didn't quite invent the form, but over the six years he's been blogging—first for The New York Observer, then the New York Daily News …
Discussion: Poynter and Monday Note
Guardian:
News International to cut 110 jobs  —  Sun and Times publisher also reveals that almost half of former News of the World staff have taken voluntary redundancy  —  News International is to cut 110 jobs across its workforce as the company revealed that almost half of the former News …
Noreen Malone / New York Magazine:
Slate's Jack Shafer Is Headed to Reuters  —  Jack Shafer, Slate's very recently laid-off media critic, is moving to Reuters, according to a source familiar with the matter.  The deep-pocketed news service, which under the digital leadership of Chrystia Freeland has been on a hiring spree …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Now on iTunes, for Free: A Show You Can't Watch on Fox for a Couple Weeks  —  Fox is leading the charge to take TV episodes that used to be free and easy to access on the Web, and make them more expensive and/or harder to find.  —  But the network doesn't always want to play hard to get.
BBC:
Phone hacking: James Murdoch ‘told of hacking email’  —  Tom Crone: “It was the reason that we had to settle the case”  —  Former News of the World legal manager Tom Crone has told MPs he was “certain” he told James Murdoch about an email which indicated phone hacking at the paper went beyond one rogue reporter.
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Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Phone-Hacking Lawyer Lewis Says Hearing Could End James Murdoch's Career
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Goes Big With Its Hulu Bid  —  Hulu's corporate owners are currently mulling bids from three would-be buyers: Amazon, Yahoo, and the Dish Network.  —  And then there's Google.  The search giant has also made an offer for the video site, but it seems to be playing a different sport …
Discussion: Softpedia News
MediaPost:
The Pros And Cons Of Building An Audience Outside YouTube  —  As YouTube marches towards greater market share of viewers and video streams, “It's YouTube's world, we just stream it.”  But can you build an audience on or outside YouTube?  —  The reality is that unless content creators rely solely …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Conde Nast Spins Out Reddit, Without Letting Go  —  Five years after buying Reddit, Conde Nast is giving the social news site a gentle shove out the door.  —  The publisher isn't pushing Reddit very far away, though.  It is spinning out the company as a standalone operation, but will retain full ownership of it, for now.
Anna Tarkov / Knight Digital Media Center …:
Patch by the numbers  —  Amid much hoopla and skepticism about Patch, AOL's group of 800-plus hyperlocal news sites, little has been said about the sites themselves.  How much news do they produce?  How do their users interact with them?  To find out, I took a closer look at four Patch sites around the country for a month.
John Koblin / WWD:
Steven Meisel Shoots Nearly Identical Portfolio for W, Italian Vogue  —  MEISEL'S MIRROR IMAGES: The staff of W landed a long-awaited coup for its September issue: Photographer Steven Meisel shot a 22-page black-and-white portfolio for the magazine.  W staffers were pleased to have Meisel …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
WSJ reporter joining NY Times biz desk to be corporate media reporter  —  Amy Chozick, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for the past eight years, is leaving the paper to become a corporate media reporter for the New York Times.  —  Chozick announced the move Tuesday morning on her Twitter feed.
 
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Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
The LA Times on the role of its SEO chief - ‘the key is feedback’
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Andy Coulson will not face inquiry into NI payments, confirms watchdog
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Kenneth Rapoza / Forbes:
In Brazil, Arianna Huffington Says Social Media Good For Journalism
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Tavi Launches Magazine with Help from Friends at This American Life and The Awl