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12:55 PM ET, September 15, 2011

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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nick Davies, Ana Marie Cox join Guardian's new U.S. operation  —  Nick Davies, the reporter who's blown the lid off some of the biggest scoops of the U.K. phone-hacking scandal for the British newspaper, will join the American operation next spring.  I first reported last month that he was considering making the move.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New Subscribe button lets journalists use Facebook like Twitter  —  Facebook announced a new feature today that competes directly with Twitter and will make it easier for journalists to use their personal profiles to share updates and links with the public.  Facebook users can now visit …
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Zach Rait / Facebook Blog:
Introducing the Subscribe Button
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Megan McCarthy Named Observer News Editor  —  Megan McCarthy has been named news editor of The New York Observer, editor Elizabeth Spiers announced today.  —  “Megan has a great eye for a story and I look forward to seeing her talents contribute to making an Observer that's faster and more agile,” Ms. Spiers said.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What media companies can learn from Walmart  —  As reported in a number of places, Walmart has acquired OneRiot: a startup that originally tried to do social search before pivoting to focus on social advertising.  OneRiot joins a unit called Walmart Labs, which the giant retailer created earlier …
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
Reading Rainbow: The Next Generation  —  The iconic brand returns—with a 21st-century upgrade for iPads.  —  LeVar Burton, a children's literacy advocate and a former star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, plans to make an ambitious comeback, giving the once-loved Reading Rainbow brand a 21st-century upgrade.
Discussion: App Advice, WebProNews, TUAW and The Loop
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
For morning TV's ‘bookers,’ a constant race to secure ratings-grabbing guests  —  A tornado tears across southwestern Missouri, visiting devastation on the small town of Joplin.  The dramatic news breaks in network TV newsrooms in New York in the early evening hours of May 22.  What next?
Discussion: TVNewser
New York Post:
Wolff tracks seen  —  Publisher Prometheus Global Media has started searching for a replacement for Adweek Editor Michael Wolff amid an internal back-and-forth over the direction of the company, The Post has learned.  —  Prometheus backer Jimmy Finkelstein, who hired Wolff to overhaul Adweek …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gawker
The Independent:
Johann Hari: A personal apology  —  I've written so many articles over the years laying bare and polemicising against the errors and idiocies of other people.  This time, I am writing an article laying bare and polemicising against the errors and idiocies of myself.  If you give it out, you have to take it.
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
BREAKING!  Deadline's Parent Company Sues The Hollywood Reporter's Parent Company For Copyright Infringement  —  2ND UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter has just removed from its website PMC's unique and original featured module comprised of source code that produced PMC-owned TVLine.com's distinctive homepage.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Vanity Fair Nabs New York Design Director Chris Dixon  —  Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter has poached Chris Dixon, New York magazine's design director, according to an internal memo sent out today.  —  Longtime VF design director David Harris is reducing his role at the magazine.
Discussion: WWD, magCulture.com/blog and FishbowlNY
Folio:
Hearst To Convert All Sites to HTML5  —  Good Housekeeping is the first redesign with multi-device functionality.  —  NEW YORK—Hearst Magazines is aiming to improve its digital strategy through the integration of HTML5, the company announced plans early Tuesday to implement the platform …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Vice Media to Expand Offerings of Video Entertainment on Its Site  —  Vice Media, a company that produces things like documentary films profiling Liberian war lords and albums by the Black Lips, has decided to go old-school media.  —  On Thursday, the company, perhaps best known …
James Robinson / Guardian:
RTL spurned deal with online TV service Hulu over advertising wrangle  —  RTL chief executive says broadcaster has not done deal with Hulu because US owners would not allow it to sell own ads  —  The RTL chief executive, Gerhard Zeiler, said on Thursday the broadcaster had not done a deal with Hulu …
Kristen Wyatt / Associated Press:
News executives say mobile delivery future of news  —  News executives opening the Associated Press Managing Editors meeting in Denver on Wednesday said mobile news delivery offers newspapers and other media companies a good opportunity to make money in the digital world.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
When it comes to disclosing potential conflicts of interest, New York Times shouldn't throw stones at Arrington  —  The meta-media debate for the last few weeks has been about the conflict of interest inherent in Michael Arrington's proposal to run a new venture capital fund while writing …
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:   Venture Capitalists With Powerful Blogs May Run Afoul of the SEC
 
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Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
How Social Media Is Transforming Fashion Week Coverage
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
WSJ's Alan Murray: The iPad Has Driven the Paper's Video Programming Expansion
Discussion: Poynter
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Apps vs. eBooks: Where can newsrooms and journalists make the most money?
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Keeper of the Commentary  —  Gone are the days when Reuters was just a wire service.
Kevin McCarthy / BostInnovation.com:
Q&A with BostonGlobe.com's Design/Dev Firms, Upstatement & Filament Group
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:sliggity
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Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
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Matthew Moskovciak / CNET News:
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Discussion: The Next Web, PR Newswire and Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
The Atlantic Online:
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Patent Troll Strikes Bloomberg, NYT And Other News Giants
John Koblin / WWD:
More Movement at The New York Times
Discussion: Poynter