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11:50 PM ET, October 18, 2011

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Amanda Michel joins Guardian's US operation  —  Huffington Post and ProPublica vet Amanda Michel is taking her community engagement skills to the Guardian's new U.S. operation.  Michel, a member of Poynter's National Advisory Board, will be the site's Open Editor there, working on collaboration, transparency and crowdsourcing.
Discussion: ProPublica
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News publisher: No plans to discontinue printing daily  —  Earlier today I reported that Mark Medici, vice president for audience at The Dallas Morning News, said Monday during a session at the Inland Press Association conference that the newspaper won't be printed seven days a week in three years.
Discussion: Poynter and @aenglish09
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viacom and Google Pick Up the Gloves, Again  —  They're back!  —  Viacom and Google, who have been tangling over copyright violations at YouTube since 2007, will be at it again today at a federal courthouse in New York.  The two sides will start oral arguments for Viacom's appeal of the case …
RELATED:
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:   Appeals Court Cites ‘Many Hurdles’ In Viacom-YouTube Appeal
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
iOS magazine publisher sees Apple's Newsstand boost sales by 750%  —  Apple's successful launch of iOS 5 and selling more than 4 million iPhone 4S handsets in 3 days hasn't just benefited the Cupertino-based company, the sheer number of users utilising new applications and features has seen …
Discussion: GigaOM and Business Insider
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …:
Pew: Economy fills 24% of the week's newshole; Occupy Wall Street, 9%  —  A TV crew covering the Occupy Wall Street protests waits to go on the air Oct. 14, 2011.  Photo by Flickr user Several seconds  —  The U.S. economy led the news topics last week, powered in large part by stories …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Boston Globe warns Occupy organizers about using its name  —  Occupy Boston hopes to raise $8,000 through Kickstarter to launch an Occupy Boston Globe newspaper.  (There was $3,636 pledged at last look.)  Steve Annear reports the Globe has told the group to stop using its name and nameplate.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
New Knight study identifies 3 surprising keys to nonprofit news business success  —  The Knight Foundation has a new study out this morning examining the business models for seven locally-based nonprofit news sites in their drive to achieve sustainability.  —  Focusing on high-profile ventures …
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
Man Booker Prize Goes to Julian Barnes  —  Barnes.  —  After being named to the shortlist three times before, Julian Barnes has finally won this year's prize for his book The Sense of an Ending.  —  The Man Booker Prize, Britain's most prestigious literary award, has suffered this year …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Adventures in self-publishing: Rejected from Google News!  —  Google, the search company that started as two guys at Stanford, openly discriminates against entrepreneurs.  At least for its Google News product.  —  Not only is that silly and short-sighted, but it should go against everything Google stands for.
Discussion: parislemon, Thanks:steverubel
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Charting WSJ Europe's Circulation Over The Last Decade  —  Our analysis shows how The Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) Europe, which is being investigated for an alleged circulation “scam”, doubled its subscription sales to offset diminishing single-copy circulation.
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
U. of Virginia editor faces charges for telling readers about plagiarist on staff  —  Cavalier Daily editors at the University of Virginia discovered last month that they had a plagiarist on staff and reported the writer to the school's Honor Committee.  They also published a Sept. 12 editorial …
Discussion: The Cavalier Daily
Steve Cohn / minonline.com:
Hearst Corp. Opens a Corporate Office in Beijing  —  China, which was a “Red Menace” at the end of William Randolph Hearst's long life (1863-1951), now has full-time presence of Hearst Corp. with opening of a corporate office in Beijing.  Announcement by CEO Frank Bennack, Jr. …
David Bauder / Yahoo! News:
New life in television's evening news  —  NEW YORK (AP) — There's new life in broadcast television's evening news shows, in part because of forces such as 24-hour cable news that were once thought ready to kill the genre off.  —  Despite repeated death knells for the ABC …
Discussion: Company Town
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Ex-MSLO Exec Janet Balis Returns To Chart AOL Ad Sales Strategy  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) is bringing back former ad sales development head Janet Balis to lead sales strategy, marketing and partnerships for the company's advertising unit.  She will report to Ned Brody, chief revenue officer.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
Exclusive: Memo to Fox Business staff - don't copy Fox News  —  (Reuters) - Here's a novel idea: Fox Business Network should focus on covering business news.  —  At least that's what Kevin Magee, executive vice president of the News Corp-owned cable news network, is urging his staff to do.
Discussion: TVNewser
Jim Edwards / The Tagline Blog| BNET:
Cruelty Rewarded: Michael Wolff Adds Adweek to His List of Failures  —  Michael Wolff would love this story, if only it were about someone else.  The firing of Wolff as editor of Adweek has got all the ingredients he loves most: the proud rise and hubris-laden fall of a prominent media figure …
Discussion: Cision and Adweek
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Fortune’ Expands Editorial Franchise  —  Fortune magazine plans to double down on editorial franchises in 2012 as it tries to build on the popularity of its Fortune 500 list to appeal to readers and advertisers.  —  It's the latest example of how magazines, business titles in particular …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
In E-Reader Battle, a Superhero Slugfest Among Booksellers  —  The tablet wars have begun.  Superheroes are the prize — or perhaps the victim.  —  Amazon, seeking to make its coming Kindle Fire tablet as appealing as possible, negotiated a deal with DC Comics for the exclusive digital rights to a hundred popular graphic novels.
Tanya Irwin / MediaPost:
AmEx, ‘Billboard’ Launch Facebook Entertainment Channel  —  American Express is joining with Billboard to launch an entertainment channel on its Facebook page that will provide cardmembers with exclusive ticket offers and other specials.  —  Consumers (including non-cardmembers) can “like” …
Discussion: BtoB Magazine
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Missing journalist's family return to Costa Rica for anniversary  —  The family of British journalist Michael Dixon have returned to Costa Rica two years after he went missing, saying they have been forced to fend for themselves in their search  —  The family of a British journalist …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Mail and Mirror face contempt action over Milly Dowler coverage  —  Attorney general says prejudicial reporting of Levi Bellfield's conviction meant further charge could not be considered  —  The attorney general has launched contempt of court proceedings against the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror …
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
VandeHei Voices Disdain for Habitual Tweeting  —  Mark McKinnon, political communications strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast, chatted with Politico's Executive Editor Jim VandeHei over the weekend at the Shorenstein Center's 25th celebration at Harvard Kennedy School.  What emerged might surprise you.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Natalie Morales Latest NBCer to Join ‘Rock Center’ Roster  —  NBC's upcoming primetime newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams” continues to add high-profile contributors.  The latest addition is NBC “Today” news anchor and third hour co-host Natalie Morales.
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media Just Made It Almost Impossible For 75% Of Its Writers To Get Work  —  On Monday night, Demand Media's SVP of editorial Jeremy Reed sent an email to all the writers announcing the creation of the “First Look” program.  —  The program gives writers with a “structure” …
Discussion: WebProNews and Medacity
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
WSJ Gets Personal With Gravity  —  The Wall Street Journal quietly enabled a personalization feature today (or at least this is the first time I've noticed it).  Articles are now automatically sorted based on what they think you'll like to read.  It's powered by Los Angeles based startup Gravity.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
ESPN.com Overtakes Yahoo Sports for First Time Since 2008  —  Attributes Record Unique Visitors to More Content, Improved Products and Grantland  —  The self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports hasn't, in fact, been the leader in online traffic in quite some time.
 
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Discussion: Jalopnik
Matt Dornic / FishbowlDC:
Another WaPo Fire Sale
Discussion: eBookNewser, FishbowlNY and GalleyCat
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
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Guardian:
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Kim Willsher / Guardian:
French intelligence chief accused of spying on journalist
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Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Clear Channel And LivingSocial Team Up To Bring Daily Deals To Radio
Discussion: rbr.com and MediaPost
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg Businessweek:
Calstrs Plans to Withhold Votes for Entire News Corp. Board
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
GigaOm's Michael Wolf Launches Digital Publisher BSTSLLR
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NYMag.com Sets Traffic Record in September with Over 10 Million Unique Visitors
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Music video site Vevo eyes news and features with new editorial director
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Member of S4C launch team returns as chief executive
Discussion: Guardian