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11:55 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
Chadwick Matlin / Fortune:
The “end of TechCrunch”? It might not be such a bad thing
Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
Google just got ZAGATRated!  —  “Did you know there's a place in Menlo Park near the Safeway that has a 27 food rating?” one of my friends asked me that about two years ago, and I was struck because I immediately knew what it meant.  Food rating... 30 point scale... Zagat.  And the place... had to be good.
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 …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A wave of consolidation? Some context on MediaNews, Journal Register, and Alden Global Capital
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
No, licensing journalists isn't the answer  —  Is the media industry in turmoil?  Clearly it is, with publishers fighting declines in circulation and advertising revenue, combined with competition from digital-native entities such as blog networks and the “democracy of distribution” …
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AdAge:
Glamour Publisher Job Goes to Jason Wagenheim, Publisher of Entertainment Weekly  —  Conde Nast's decision to name Jason Wagenheim the new publisher at Glamour sparks yet another turnover in the publisher's job at Entertainment Weekly.  Mr. Wagenheim had only been running EW since December.
Discussion: The New York Observer
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.
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The summer of our discontent: How web TV has changed
Discussion: MediaPost
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 …
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
Dean Starkman / CJR:
A Heavy Blow to The Wall Street Journal  —  Anyone who thinks the departure of Alix M. Freedman, the WSJ's Page One editor, a twenty-seven-year Journal mainstay, and winner of one of the more storied Pulitzers in my old paper's storied past, is inside-baseball for media types is dead wrong.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Sports Illustrated’ Goes High-Tech in Search of Younger Readers  —  For its latest college football tour, Sports Illustrated is going high-tech.  —  The Time Inc. weekly is taking its Sports Illustrated Heisman Tour to 10 high-profile college football games, where it hopes to get the attention …
Discussion: MinOnline
 
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Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
“Topic maps, disambiguation, and multi-disciplinary teams” - Elizabeth McGuane at Content Strategy Forum 2011
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How Andy Carvin keeps his sanity while live-tweeting world news
Discussion: Journalism.org
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Murdoch And The Vicious Circle
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
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Mike Swift / Mercury News:
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Dan Levy / Sparksheet:
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Matthew Shanahan / eMedia Vitals:
Click-through rates: the metric for missed expectations