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1:40 PM ET, October 28, 2011

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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Lefty journalism professor tries to discredit the Tea Party by passing along sensational footage to his buddies at the Times!!!  —  Yesterday I was the target of a “sting” operation by right wing trickster James O'Keefe.  I will tell you what happened.  —  But first, here is the product of that sting …
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Gene Weingarten / Washington Post:
Modern journalism meets LOLcats  —  As you know, I sometimes worry aloud about my profession.  Beset by financial pressures in a bewildering new digital world and waging a fevered, desperate battle to keep readers and attract new ones, journalism seems to be cheapening itself.
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Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
Gene Weingarten is wrong about bacon-cats and journalism  —  Gene Weingarten is a cantankerous old fud.  —  “Every time I write despairingly about what's happening to my profession,” Gene writes this week, “there erupts an online clatter from younger journalists who contend I am …
The Official Google TV Blog:
An Update on Google TV  —  In the 1970s, there were just a few networks on TV.  Cable changed things by adding hundreds of new channels like HBO, ESPN, and MTV.  The Internet marks a new chapter for television.  This chapter is not about replacing broadcast or cable TV; it's not about replicating what's on TV to the Web.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Spooking Flipboard: Yahoo's Livestand and Google's Propeller Set to Launch Next Week  —  Memo to Flipboard, as well as Pulse, CNN's Zite and AOL's Editions: You might want to make some room in the already-crowded news and social reader space, because you're about to get some bigfoot company.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Ad Sales Are Either Okay, Growing Slower, or Soft.  Pick Your Answer!  —  Given that the world's economy seems to keep teetering on the precipice, it's no surprise that ad spending might pull back a bit.  And we've seen predictions to that effect for some time.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Cablevision: More Video Subscriber Losses, But Rate Appears To Be Slowing  —  There seems to be no escaping the cable industry's continuing decline in basic video subscribers, and Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) was no exception in Q3, though the rate of those losses appeared to be slowing.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Caitlin E. Curran / Gawker:
How Occupy Wall Street Cost Me My Job  —  Joining the Occupy Wall Street protests has its dangers.  You could get pepper-sprayed or end up in handcuffs.  Or, as Brooklyn-based journalist Caitlin Curran explains, your boss could see a photo of you holding up a sign at a protest and fire you the next day.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Cyborg no more!  The BBC moves to human-edited Twitter feeds  —  Move over, auto-tweets: This week, the BBC has switched its @BBCNews Twitter feed to all-human curation.  (One small step for a news feed; one giant leap for newsfeedkind.)  —  It's a lot like the experiment The New York Times tried …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Guardian
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Clear Channel Cuts D.J.'s Across the Country  —  Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station operator in the United States, dismissed dozens of local D.J.'s this week, affecting small stations from Syracuse to Spokane, Wash., and raising fresh concerns about the homogenization of radio programming.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Cox Media combining jobs at AJC, other papers  —  Cox Media Group, which operates The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will restructure operations throughout its newspaper division, the company announced Thursday.  —  The company will consolidate different newsroom and business functions …
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
‘Guardian’ Correspondent Levels Plagiarism Charge at Reuters Two Moscow journalists report very similar stories By Dylan Byers  —  “Wow.  Thanks to @Reuters for at least changing a few of the words from my story,” Miriam Elder, The Guardian's Moscow correspondent, tweeted Thursday …
Discussion: @dylanbyers, Poynter and Reuters
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
SeeSaw Shuts After Buy-Out Cash Fails To Arrive  —  Looks like it is finally all over for troubled UK TV VOD aggregator SeeSaw, whose homepage now reads: “Thanks for your support but SeeSaw is no longer available.” … It is thought a buy-out investor may have reconsidered its spend …
Discussion: The Next Web
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Redbox rental prices to rise  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Redbox's DVD rental kiosks are attracting movie lovers fed up with Netflix's video subscription service.  But now Redbox's owner, Coinstar, is risking its own customer backlash by raising its prices, the same move that triggered Netflix's recent loss of 800,000 U.S. subscribers.
Eric Wilson / New York Times:
Front Row: Style.com/Print, a Fashion Web Site's Glossy Debut  —  NEXT week, the first issue of a glossy magazine from the editors of Style.com, with the puzzling name of Style.com/Print, will hit newsstands.  The cover shows a close-up of Lindsey Wixson, the model from Kansas …
Steve Green / Las Vegas Sun:
Righthaven ordered to pay nearly $120,000 in attorney fees, court costs  —  Newspaper copyright infringement lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas was hit Wednesday with an order to pay $119,488 in attorney's fees and costs in its failed lawsuit against former federal prosecutor Thomas DiBiase.
Discussion: Ars Technica, WebProNews and Poynter
 
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Discussion: The New York Observer
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
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Mac Engel / The Big Mac Blog:
ESPN shouldn't bother with Poynter, an ombudsman & quit faking journalism
Lawrence Pintak / CJR:
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Dorian Benkoil / MediaShift:
E-Book Publishers Must Provide Flexible Access to Avoid ‘Media Hell’
Joe Flint / Company Town:
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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
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Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Wikimedia Doubles Down On Mobile With Wikipedia Zero, Carrier Appeals
Discussion: MediaNama
Louis Bedigian / Forbes:
Will Spotify Pull a Netflix, Screw Over Consumers and Kill its IPO Dreams?
Ian Darby / Campaign:
Dennis Publishing to launch iPad edition of The Week
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
CNN's Richard Quest hails news impact of ‘the almighty mobile’
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:UK:
E-Book Sales Grow By 564%, Now Make Up 5.5% Of Bloomsbury Sales
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast Moves NBCU Local's Shopping Guide To DailyCandy
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Netflix Takes Up a Third of Internet Bandwidth Traffic shifting from computers to connected devices
Discussion: Techland and Digits