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9:55 AM ET, September 21, 2011

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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
After Disclosures by WikiLeaks, Al Jazeera Replaces Its Top News Director  —  CAIRO — Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news network controlled by Qatar, named a member of the Qatari royal family on Tuesday to replace its top news director following disclosures from the group WikiLeaks indicating …
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Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
Newspaper editors argue for self-regulation  —  Newspapers need to maintain a self-regulatory regime despite the excesses that led to the phone hacking scandal, members of a high-level panel said last night as they discussed whether the UK got the press it deserved.
Discussion: Erik Wemple
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
10 ways journalists can use Twitter before, during and after reporting a story  —  There's no doubt that Twitter is a useful tool for news organizations.  I see journalists use it throughout the day to find story ideas, share news and talk with one another, so I've long known …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Sasha Frere-Jones Backs Away from Duties at The Daily  —  Sasha Frere-Jones, The Daily's bold-face culture editor and New Yorker pop music critic, has relinquished his full-time editing duties at the iPad tabloid, a source familiar with the operations told The Observer.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Said to Get U.S. Letter Seeking Information For Bribery Probe  —  News Corp. (NWS) was sent a letter by U.S. prosecutors investigating foreign bribery, requesting information on alleged payments employees made to U.K. police for tips, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: It's time for America to talk class  —  Income disparity isn't a headline-grabbing topic, but the nation needs to have a serious discussion about it.  —  In a week that saw the number of people in poverty hit a half-century high and President Obama propose a tax increase …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With WSJ Social, the Wall Street Journal is rethinking distribution of its content...on Facebook  —  The most recent stats could be, for news outfits, pretty grim: Americans spend 22.5 percent of their time online visiting social networks and blogs, and only 2.6 percent of their time learning about current events.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sobees Brings Social News Reader NewsMix To Facebook
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Digg delivers automatically curated news content with new Newsrooms  —  News aggregation site Digg unveiled Newsrooms today, a new section of the site that features automatically curated news content on specific topics like technology or politics.  —  Here's how it works …
Jack Shafer:
Media bias?  Give me more, please!  —  The views expressed are his own.  —  Before we go any further on the topic, may we first please thank the gods for media bias?  —  If not for media bias, I'm certain that my news diet would taste so strongly of sawdust and talc that I would abandon news consumption completely.
Discussion: Poynter
Greg Marx / CJR:
Passing Interference  —  As politicians find new ways to connect with voters, journalists need a fresh playbook  —  At the Poynter site last week, Jason Fry had a sharp post about a major change reshaping the sports journalism landscape.  The endless MSM-vs.-bloggers feuds are fading …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BBC Overhauling Its Website For ‘Swipabiity’  —  Expect to see more of this.  The BBC is redesigning its website to take account of how users are now “swiping” using touchscreen devices.  —  The programme began under new future media director Ralph Rivera's regime on Wednesday …
Discussion: Pocket-lint, Guardian and New Media Age
John Koblin / WWD:
More, and Less, of Harper's Bazaar  —  MORE, AND LESS, OF HARPER'S BAZAAR: Now that Hearst has had its hand on Elle for four months, the publisher is ready to roll out some changes at one of its other fashion titles: Harper's Bazaar.  WWD has learned that, in the coming months …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
New Enterprise, Benchmark, Ron Conway And More Pour $10 Million Into Web Talk Radio Startup Stitcher  —  Last we heard, video had killed the radio star.  But thanks to the Web, radio is finding new distribution channels and a new mobile home.  When you think of Web radio, you might think of Pandora — and for good reason.
Wall Street Journal:
TV Lures Ads but Viewers Drop Out  —  Here's a business riddle: More people are turning off their televisions.  So why are advertisers spending ever-larger sums—at ever-steeper rates—to advertise on TV?  —  In many ways, the very fragmentation of modern media has made television all the more valuable.
 
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Our Goal Is To Be No. 3
Diana Marszalek / TVNewsCheck:
How Social Should A Newscast Be?  —  KOMU Columbia, Mo. …
Discussion: Poynter
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Former NPR Official Gets New Position
Discussion: Poynter and The New York Observer
Quote and Comment:
Could we please see this sentence in the New York Times more often?
Discussion: Boing Boing
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
New Yorker Writer Peter Hessler and Radiolab Producer Jad Abumrad Among This Year's MacArthur Geniuses
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Stephanie Miles / Street Fight:
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
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Jerry Vermanen / Online Journalism Blog:
Dutch regional newspapers launch data journalism project RegioHack