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12:15 PM ET, September 6, 2012


 Top News: 
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Journal Register can't afford for legacy costs to derail Digital First progress  —  Journal Register filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday.  Hey, aren't these the same folks who have been touting as breakthroughs each step along the way of their fast-track digital transition?
Matt DeRienzo / Connecticut Newsroom:
What bankruptcy means for Journal Register Company newsrooms  —  First of all, let me couch this by saying that I'm speaking only for myself, and that I continue to appreciate the fact I work for a company that allows and encourages employees to think for themselves, speak their minds and debate company strategy in public view.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The news we can afford  —  I want to see news organizations grow again.  But first, they must finish shrinking.  They must decide what they can afford to be.  —  That is what is happening with Advance reducing publication schedules and resources in New Orleans and other of its markets.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Tom Brokaw Rushed to Charlotte Hospital  —  NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was taken by ambulance to a Charlotte hospital this morning after an appearance on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.”  —  Brokaw, 72, who stepped down as anchor of “Nightly News” after the 2004 election …
Meena Hart Duerson / NY Daily News:
Tom Brokaw says ‘all is well’ after being hospitalized following Morning Joe appearance; Anchor says he ‘mistakenly took’ Ambien  —  Tom Brokaw was rushed to the hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday morning after an appearance on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” but the veteran news anchor quickly took …
Discussion: @tombrokaw
Glenn Greenwald:
Reply to response from CNNi  —  CNN International has posted a six-point response to my Guardian story from Tuesday on its refusal to broadcast a documentary featuring Amber Lyon showing the repression and violence used against protesters in Bahrain and its substantial financial relationships …
Discussion: @fieldproducer
CNN International's Response to the Guardian  —  Here is CNN International's response to Glenn Greenwald's Guardian story about Amber Lyon's documentary.  1. False: CNN International did not air “its own documentary”.  The Truth: It was never intended to air on CNN International.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International attempts to block phone-hacking damages case  —  News International is trying to have a phone-hacking damages case involving Elle Macpherson's former adviser thrown out of court, 18 months after her claim was launched.  Mary-Ellen Field, who acted as the model's financial adviser …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Former Labour MP says News of the World contributed to loss of her baby  —  Former Labour MP Claire Ward has claimed the News of the World may have contributed to the loss of her baby because of the stress it caused after “threatening” to publish a story based on “entirely false allegations” about her.
Discussion: Press Gazette
News Corp. Selects Board Member With Ties To Colombia Wiretaps
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Amazon to shake up mobile tech world today with new Kindle devices, content deals  —  Amazon will make waves in the world of tablets, e-readers and possibly even smartphones today when it announces new devices at a 1:30 ET event.  Here is what you can expect.  —  The Amazon devices
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC President Phil Griffin On Convention Ratings Victory: ‘Nobody Thought We Could Do This’  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — MSNBC president Phil Griffin is a happy man.  On Wednesday afternoon, Griffin learned that MSNBC was the top-rated cable network for the opening night of the Democratic National Convention …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Beyond Borders: Kobo Moves On With New E-Readers And Indie Bookstores Pact  —  While Amazon dominates the market for e-books and e-readers, the 27% share held by Barnes & Noble shows there's no shortage of buyers out there who prefer to get their reading devices from a bricks-and-mortar storefront.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Economics of Magazines and Diversity  —  Last week, I went on a bit of bender asking (begging, pleading, rather) for people to subscribe to the magazine — either in print or via iPad.  In making my argument, I pointed to the support The Atlantic has traditionally given its writers …
Discussion: Poynter
Jim Romenesko:
‘Rigged appraisal system’ at Reuters gets veteran copy editor fired  —  Earlier this year, Reuters management gave Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) to 29 journalists that it believes are “laggards”; they face dismissal if bosses don't see enough improvement in 30 days.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News websites avoid August doldrums to reach record Web traffic  —  August is traditionally thought to be a slow news month, and overall Web traffic has sagged more than 14 percent in Augusts past.  —  But something about this past month (Olympics?  The RNC?
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Guardian
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Jack Mirkinson / Huffington Post:
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Jodi Enda / American Journalism Review:
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