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4:50 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?
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.
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.
Discussion: Media Nation and JIMROMENESKO.COM
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.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Amazon Confirms The Launch Of New, Episodic Publishing Format — Kindle Serials  —  Confirming the reports that TechCrunch's Peter Ha was hearing yesterday, Amazon just announced the launch of a new publishing format: Kindle Serials, where a book-length story is delivered over several episodes.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Writing Is On The Wall For Physical Books  —  ... Literally, like on the presentation wall of what seemed like the longest Amazon Press Event in Amazon Press Event history.  —  For those keeping track at home, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos continued his one man attack on the print publishing industry …
Discussion: The Verge and AllThingsD
Robert Hof / Forbes:
AWOL From Amazon's New Kindle Fire Tablet Lineup? That Ad-Supported Model
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 …
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.
Discussion: and @mlcalderone
Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP's Clinton fact-check cites Lewinsky
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 …
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.
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
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.
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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Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
CORRECTED-Hockey lockout could freeze NBC's sports momentum
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Press outlets protest Manning trial secrecy
Jim Romenesko:
Where is Washington Post's' Daniel de Vise?
Jim Romenesko:
‘Rigged appraisal system’ at Reuters gets veteran copy editor fired
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC President Phil Griffin On Convention Ratings Victory: ‘Nobody Thought We Could Do This’
Discussion: Time and TVNewser
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Does L.A. Times qualify as a charity case?
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Beyond Borders: Kobo Moves On With New E-Readers And Indie Bookstores Pact
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Israeli judge to reporter - state security matters more than press freedom
Discussion: @ojazeera
 Earlier Picks: 
Emily Brennan / Guernica:
Reporting Poverty  —  While covering poverty and social welfare …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Two from Murdoch's stable defect to the ‘Daily News’
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Economics of Magazines and Diversity
Discussion: Poynter
Erik Wemple:
Fact-checking: What exactly are we debating again?
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News websites avoid August doldrums to reach record Web traffic
Discussion: Guardian
The Lede:
Al Jazeera Wrests Back Its Web Sites From Pro-Assad Hackers
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
WME Agent Danny Gabai Exits to Expand Vice's Los Angeles Office (Exclusive)