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12:25 PM ET, September 7, 2012


 Top News: 
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.
Phil Wahba / Reuters:   Pandora shares down 14 percent on reports of rival Apple service
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Columbia University editor plagiarizes from New York Times article  —  An article by Jade Bonacolta in the Columbia Spectator plagiarized a New York Times writer's work, Peter Jacobs reports.  Some of the plagiarism is clumsy rewriting of a Robin Pogrebin article; there's one outright lift of a quote.
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: Paul Krugman and Pressing Issues
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
AP Defends Decision To Fact-Check Bill Clinton Using Monica Lewinsky
Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP's Clinton fact-check cites Lewinsky
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Journal Register's bankruptcy might affect the revival of the New Haven Register  —  In the spring of 2009, when I began researching what would become a book about online community journalism, I couldn't have found a better foil than the New Haven Register.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM, GigaOM and CJR
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why does Project Thunderdome have to be in New York City?
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Fox to Offer Digital Movies Closer to Theatrical Release  —  LOS ANGELES — Fox is about to pry open the window for digital film sales.  —  Beginning later this month with Ridley Scott's science fiction thriller “Prometheus,” the studio plans to offer high-definition versions of its films …
Phone hacking police arrest journalist  —  Operation Tuleta is investigating computer hacking  —  Another journalist has been arrested by police investigating the alleged hacking of stolen mobile phones.  —  The 33-year-old man remains in custody after going to a police station in south London by appointment on Friday.
Discussion: Press Association
News International may face 230 new claims over alleged phone hacking
Discussion: The Independent and Guardian
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Shepard Fairey gets probation for actions in AP photo case  —  A New York judge has sentenced artist Shepard Fairey to two years of probation and 300 hours of community service for lying and destroying evidence relevant to the Associated Press' complaint that he'd used one of its images …
Discussion: Politicker
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 …
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
NBC Broke Even on London Olympic Games, Head of Sports Says  —  Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)'s NBC Universal broke even on its broadcast of the London Olympic Games, according to Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group, who cited strong ratings for the telecast.
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
CORRECTED-Hockey lockout could freeze NBC's sports momentum
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 …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Barack Obama's Record-Setting Speech: 52,757 Tweets Per Minute, 9M Total DNC Tweets  —  The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, spoke at the Democratic National Convention tonight and broke some Twitter records (for politics) while he was at it, according to the company.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Dare the Palace complain to the PCC over The Sun's Prince Harry picture?  —  The advisers to the royal family are facing a real dilemma over Prince Harry's naked pictures.  Dare they make a formal complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about The Sun publishing one of the intimate photos?
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.
Amazon introduces new Kindle Fire, starts at $159  —  (Reuters) - Inc showed off a larger, higher-end Kindle Fire on Thursday, for $299, taking aim at a fast-growing market now dominated by rival Apple Inc.  —  Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, taking the stage in Santa Monica …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite: Four Years in the Making
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