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10:55 AM ET, September 8, 2011

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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Arrington out at AOL (for real this time)  —  Not TechCrunch editor.  Not AOL Ventures employee.  Michael Arrington is on his own.  —  It has been a very long week for AOL.  And it's about to get even longer.  —  Last Thursday, word leaked that one of its employees …
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Elias Bizannes / Elias Bizannes/blog:
The changing dynamics of news  —  In the recent controversy that has erupted due to the firing of Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, I believe it represents an era in innovation led by TechCrunch that we're only starting to appreciate.  —  To start on this thought experiment …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Information's triumph?  Three ways TechCrunch challenges ideas of journalism … In the spirit of doing what one does best and linking to the rest, I'll dispense with a lengthy overview of the controversy that erupted when AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Silicon Valley power-broker …
Chadwick Matlin / Fortune:
The “end of TechCrunch”? It might not be such a bad thing
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Paton: Too Early To Say Whether MediaNews Paywalls Stay Up  —  Journal Register CEO John Paton has been a vocal opponent of using paywalls to increase digital revenue for newspapers, as have his advisory board members Jeff Jarvis, Emily Bell and Jay Rosen.  But what happens now that he is also the CEO …
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Felix Salmon:
When digital ads pay for local news  —  In the world of regional newspapers, Journal Register Company and MediaNews Group are very big fish; they're now merging, and the merged entity to be called Digital First Media, will be run by John Paton.  Who writes that already he's reaching an important milestone:
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of ComboCo  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  Roll-up.  —  What seemed inevitable ("The newsonomics of roll-up") has now begun.
Discussion: paidContent
Jxpaton / Digital First:
Digital First: The Next Step
Jim Colgan / Poynter:
How journalists are using the iPad to enhance their reporting  —  Many journalists know what it's like to have a source freeze when you pull out a microphone or start recording them on camera.  What were once colorful anecdotes can quickly turn into stilted monologues.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Our Policy On Anonymous Sources  —  Last week, NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen asked about our policy on anonymous sources.  —  Here is that policy:  —  We will grant anonymity to any source at any time for any reason.  —  The logic for this policy is simple.
Wall Street Journal:
Content Deluge Swamps Yahoo  —  Yahoo, Rivals Fetch Less for Ads as Services That Sift Through Web Gain an Edge  —  Ousted Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Carol Bartz faced a plight all too familiar to many of her peers: Making money off digital content isn't easy and it's getting harder.
Michelle Kung / Wall Street Journal:
Hollywood Expands New-Media Reach  —  Two high-powered Hollywood players made separate announcements Tuesday that they are launching enterprises designed to expand into novel approaches to making and distributing entertainment.  —  John Fogelman, formerly an agent with William Morris Endeavor …
Los Angeles Times:
How high can fees for sports rights go?  —  Pay-TV distributors fret that passing along those costs could drive subscribers away  —  A television camera man covers action during the first half of an NFL preseason football game last month between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Atlanta Falcons.
Discussion: Company Town
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The summer of our discontent: How web TV has changed
Discussion: MediaPost
John Koblin / WWD:
New Lineup Shaping Up at the New York Times  —  ABRAMSON'S LINEUP: New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is quickly assembling her team and on Wednesday announced what seemed to be a foregone conclusion: Joe Kahn, deputy foreign editor since 2008, will replace Susan Chira as the paper's new foreign editor.
Discussion: Poynter
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Taptu Working With Publishers On Content Discovery With New Funding  —  Taptu is building a version of its tablet newsreader product that third-party publishers can use to promote their own content, and has locked up $3.5 million in new funding to help make it happen.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Judge orders Medill students to give emails to prosecutors  —  A Cook County judge has ruled that Medill students were “acting as investigators in a criminal proceeding” under the supervision of former Northwestern professor David Protess and that they must give prosecutors more than 500 emails detailing …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How Andy Carvin keeps his sanity while live-tweeting world news  —  NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin has become famous for his prolific tweeting of popular uprisings around the world.  On Wednesday he talked about why he does it and how he keeps some balance in his life.
Discussion: Journalism.org
 
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