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1:10 AM ET, September 7, 2012


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
AP Defends Decision To Fact-Check Bill Clinton Using Monica Lewinsky  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Associated Press defended its invoking of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in a Thursday fact-check of former President Bill Clinton's speech, amid criticism of its relevance to a point Clinton was making about welfare.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP's Clinton fact-check cites Lewinsky  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Several fact-checking organizations and news outlets are providing a ‘fact-check’ of former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic convention last night, though the Associated Press has taken it one step further.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Fact: AP Unclear on Definition of ‘Fact’  —  Myth: We suck.  FACT: You suck.  —  This Associated Press “fact check” of Bill Clinton's speech last night has attracted a fair amount of Internet abuse, but not nearly enough.  It's not only a prime specimen of journalistic idiocy …
Discussion: CJR, Paul Krugman and Pressing Issues
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite: Four Years in the Making  —  Amazon executives gush about their new e-reader as the Kindle they always wanted to make.  —  While the latest Kindle Touch came out last year, the technology behind the Kindle Paperwhite's new lit screen is four years in the making.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Writing Is On The Wall For Physical Books
Discussion: The Verge and ZDNet
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Seeks to Create Pandora Rival  —  Apple Inc. is in talks to license music for a custom-radio service similar to the popular one operated by Pandora Media Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a bid by the hardware maker to expand its dominance in online music.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Journal Register, future-of-news star, is bankrupt again  —  Yesterday, John Paton announced that Journal Register Company is filing for bankruptcy for the second time in three years.  That's something of a surprise to people who's read his announcements of soaring digital revenues and profits credulously.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Journal Register can't afford for legacy costs to derail Digital First progress
Matt DeRienzo / Connecticut Newsroom:
What bankruptcy means for Journal Register Company newsrooms
Discussion: Media Nation and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Exclusive: USA Today to redesign paper, relaunch website  —  USA Today is planning a major relaunch of its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, complete with a new “USA TODAY” logo, POLITICO has learned.  —  The redesigned USA Today newspaper is tentatively scheduled to debut on Sept. 14 …
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Oracle-Google judge ends probe into paid bloggers  —  (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing a major lawsuit over smartphone technology between Oracle Corp and Google Inc has quietly ended his examination of those companies' relationships with paid bloggers and other commentators.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Judge approves e-book price-fixing settlement in surprise ruling  —  In a surprise move, a federal court abruptly approved a settlement between the Department of Justice and three publishers that will resolve a controversy over e-book pricing.  In an opinion filed Thursday in Manhattan …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Tumblr Finally Gets Serious About Ads — By Hiring Someone to Sell Ads  —  Tumblr has poached top Groupon sales exec Lee Brown as it aims to finally try to make money from its millions of blogs and billions of page views.  —  Brown was at Yahoo for more than 10 years before joining Groupon two years ago.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Four More Years?  Roger Ailes in Talks Over New Contract  —  With the presidential contest too close to call, both campaigns are planning for the aftermath.  At Fox News, Roger Ailes is planning for his next term as well.  According to two sources with knowledge of the discussions …
Discussion:, CJR and FishbowlNY
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Newspapers bury Democrats' meltdown  —  Please rate the comparative news merits of these two events: Event One: This is a carefully planned and scheduled political speech.  The public has known that it was coming a month before it happened.  It includes no new announcements about policy.
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
Discussion: @ggreenwald
Matthew Flamm / Crain's New York:
Penguin Group hit with age discrimination suit  —  Some well-kept secrets at Penguin Group, most notably the succession plan for its CEO, were put on display late Wednesday with the filing of an age discrimination lawsuit by the book publisher's former longtime head of corporate communications, Marilyn Ducksworth.
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 …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Former Labour MP says News of the World contributed to loss of her baby
Discussion: Press Gazette
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