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9:25 AM ET, September 7, 2011

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Carol Bartz Out at Yahoo; CFO Tim Morse Named Interim CEO  —  According to sources at the company, Yahoo's Carol Bartz is no longer CEO of Yahoo.  CFO Tim Morse has been named interim CEO.  —  The situation around what is clearly an ouster is uncertain, but Bartz has had a very rocky tenure in her 32 months at the company.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Once Display's Ad Sales Leader, Trends Now Favor Yahoo Rivals  —  Barring some explosive revelation, Carol Bartz is out as CEO of Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) because she couldn't show any way up.  During the Q2 earnings call, Bartz had to admit that at a time when others were seeing improvements …
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 on Thursday …
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
TECHCRUNCH: If AOL Fires Mike Arrington, We're Screwed
Discussion: TechNodeTechNode, CNN and Robert Scoble
Noreen Malone / New York Magazine:
Slate's Jack Shafer Is Headed to Reuters [Updated]  —  Shafer  —  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 …
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Jack Shafer Joins Reuters
Discussion: Poynter
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Evidence to MPs gives James Murdoch room for manoeuvre  —  Colin Myler and Tom Crone did not deal a fatal blow  —  Colin Myler and Tom Crone may have come to the select committee with pistols loaded, but they did not fire the fatal shot at James Murdoch.
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Caroline Binham / Financial Times:
Media groups apply for key status in inquiry  —  Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive officer of News International, and subjects of alleged-phone hacking, including the parents of Madeleine McCann, a missing child, are among the roster of names who presented their formal interest in a judicial inquiry into press ethics.
Roy J. Harris Jr / Poynter:
How The Wall Street Journal's improvised 9/11 battle plan helped it to a Pulitzer  —  There's an old joke that refers to newspapers as “the daily miracle.”  But one edition a decade ago, assembled by Wall Street Journal staffers on Sept. 11, 2001, was truly miraculous.
Discussion: Crikey
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Tech reporter Nick Wingfield quits WSJ for NYT
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Guardian:
Guardian journalist questioned over alleged phone-hacking leaks  —  Case raises concerns about attempts to criminalise contact between journalists and off-the-record sources  —  A Guardian journalist has been questioned by police officers investigating alleged leaks of information from Operation Weeting …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Felix Salmon's brain, Drudged: Meet Counterparties, a personal linkblog with Reuters branding  —  What would a “Buzzfeed for finance” look like?  —  Felix Salmon and Ryan McCarthy are figuring it out — via Counterparties, the site they launched this afternoon.
Discussion: Felix Salmon, Talking Biz News and Soup
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Felix Salmon's New Blog Will Teach You to Read Like Felix Salmon
Discussion: AdAge and The Corsair
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 …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Hires New President Rob Gregory jumps from Plum TV By Lucia Moses  —  The Newsweek Daily Beast Co. is getting a new president.  CEO Stephen Colvin picked Rob Gregory, a veteran of Maxim and Rolling Stone with whom he worked at Dennis Publishing, for the newly created position.
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Steve Smith / MediaPost:
Ralph Lauren Takes Over The Times iPad App, Reminds Us What A ‘Sponsor’ Does  —  If you haven't yet caved to the New York Times paywall restrictions and ponied up the subscription fee, then you may have let your iPad app for the brand lie unused in recent months.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Medialets
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Suggestions (but not standards) for live tweeting  —  “Do you know of any standards for content of live tweets?” a commenter asked on my blog recently.  —  “I have students live tweet meetings and speeches.  Would love some specific guidelines for what makes a good tweet,” asked Michele Day …
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.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
New London-based The Day to launch membership program  —  The Day's membership program, which ranges from $9.99 per month to $22.99 for a “top-of-the-line platinum service,” will offer unlimited access to its website and news archives.  It also will feature a new web-based rewards program …
Discussion: paidContent
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Jonathan Chait to New York; Timothy Noah to New Republic  —  Tim Noah, another of the recent Slate layoffs that causes such a furor last month, emails some major media news. … Noah, who had written Slate's “Chatterbox” column, has lately been on book leave for a book about income inequality …
Discussion: Gawker
Stephanie Trong / New York Magazine:
Tavi Gevinson Explains Her New Website, Rookie  —  Tavi Gevinson.  —  Last night, 15-year-old wunderkind blogger Tavi Gevinson launched her much-anticipated new website, Rookie (rookiemag.com).  Originally conceived as a joint venture with Jane Pratt and Say Media, the site …
 
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Patrick Smith / TheMediaBriefing:
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Daily Muse Wants To Bridge The Gap Between Glamour And The NYTimes
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Longtime Yahoo Front Page Editor Liz Lufkin Out
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck:
Bay Citizen Blazes Local Nonprofit News Trail
John Koblin / WWD:
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
WSJ reporter joining NY Times biz desk to be corporate media reporter
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Anna Tarkov / Knight Digital Media Center …:
Patch by the numbers  —  Amid much hoopla and skepticism about Patch …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘FT’ Goes After U.S. Audience with Ad Campaign
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-NYTer Judith Miller, others named Tablet Magazine arts and culture critics
Discussion: The New York Observer
MediaPost:
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Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Can Politico Win Again?
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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