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12:10 PM ET, September 19, 2012


 Top News: 
David Corn / Mother Jones:
WATCH: Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser  —  On Monday and Tuesday Mother Jones published exclusive video that captured Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a May 17 fundraiser, which was held at the home of private equity mogul Mark Leder.  Responding to a question about the …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Huffington Post offers job to James Carter IV after he facilitates leak of Romney video to competitor  —  James Carter IV made contact with the source of Mitt Romney's “47 percent” video on Twitter, then courted him relentlessly.  As Josh Lederman relays: … We all know what happened next.
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
With Romney Videos, Mother Jones Keeps Readers Coming Back
Dylan Byers / Politico:   Huffington Post, Mother Jones duel for video credit
Erik Wemple:
Romney and Obama: Open your fundraisers
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Newsweek Daily Beast Names Hill Holliday's Baba Shetty Its New CEO  —  Succeeds Stephen Colvin, Who Led Daily Beast Since Before Newsweek Merger  —  The Newsweek Daily Beast Company is naming Baba Shetty its new CEO, succeeding Stephen Colvin, who had president CEO at The Daily Beast since 2009 …
Discussion: @edmundlee
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Following NewsBeast departure, Stephen Colvin joins Lerer Ventures  —  News broke in Ad Age this morning that Stephen Colvin has left his post as C.E.O. of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company and been replaced by advertising executive Baba Shetty.  —  And now we know where Colvin is going …
David Carr / New York Times:
Media Chiefs Form Venture to E-Publish  —  Two powerful entertainment moguls, Scott Rudin, the film and theater producer, and Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, are joining together to enter the turbulent world of book publishing.  —  Mr. Rudin and Frances Coady …
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Good Relaunches, Opens Up About Layoffs  —  Good founder Ben Goldhirsh shocked media types and set in motion a slew of terrible headline puns ("Bad!  Major Editorial Layoffs Hit Good") when the company laid off the majority of its editorial staff with very little explanation last June.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and @craigsilverman, Thanks:@cwarzel
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
What's Next for GOOD Magazine?  A Social Network.  —  GOOD Worldwide will today launch a new social activism site  —  Famous for its printed magazine, GOOD has now turned its focus to a community site that allows members to publicly post stories and activities and to follow each other and their interests.
Discussion: @caitlindewey and Mashable!
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
News Corp shareholders in US want to sue over phone hacking scandal  —  Shareholders in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp are asking a US court for permission to sue the firm's board for failing to stop the phone hacking scandal.  The shareholders asked Delaware judge John Noble on Wednesday …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Guardian has a new chief digital officer  —  Guardian News & Media may be re-casting its whole self as “digital-first”, but it still has digital-specific leadership.  On Wednesday, the news publisher announced the creation of its first chief digital officer role, a post which appears …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Stephen Colbert spends 3 minutes mocking USA Today's new logo  —  On Tuesday night's show, Stephen Colbert told Comedy Central viewers that his fears over USA Today's “dramatic” redesign were “for nothing.”  Highlights from the segment:  — “In a digital era where print media is struggling …
Discussion: Gannett Blog, Mediaite and C-Scape
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Jon Stewart-Bill O'Reilly debate sells out  —  The upcoming debate between Fox News's Bill O'Reilly and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart is sold out — but scalpers are offering tickets for hundreds of dollars on resale websites.  —  The duo's “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium,” …
Associated Press:
Riot police guard French weekly after it spoofs Prophet Muhammad  —  PARIS — Riot police took up positions Wednesday outside the Paris offices of a satirical French weekly that published crude caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday that ridicule a video that prompted a wave of protests in some Muslim countries.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
New York Observer Shutters Velvet Roper  —  Velvet Roper, the nightlife site from The New York Observer, is being shut down.  According to The New York Post, the soon-to-launch website for Scene magazine — a glossy about where rich people hang out — will replace
Discussion: New York Post
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: Sun journalists held
Discussion: PressGazette and BBC
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Apple, publishers offer EU e-book antitrust settlement
Discussion: TechCrunch
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Piracy may be commonplace, but music's outlook is improving
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
How Soledad O'Brien prepared for that contentious John Sununu interview
Discussion: Erik Wemple and Pressthink
 Earlier Picks: 
Eva Galperin / TechCrunch:
Why Google Shouldn't Have Censored The Anti-Islamic Video
David Kravets / Wired:
Feds Charge Activist with 13 Felonies for Rogue Downloading of Academic Articles
Discussion: Betabeat
Jim Romenesko:
Boston Globe editor: Newspapers are badly bruised, ‘but we are not beaten’
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Andrea Seabrook: From NPR to podcasting, hoping to invigorate congressional reporting
Jim Romenesko:
Houston Business Journal to school spokesman: Buy a subscription if you want to read what you told us
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Betaworks' Findings shifts to web clipping, as Amazon bans Kindle clips
Discussion: PandoDaily and
Denise Jewell Gee / Buffalo News:
Sarasota editor named Buffalo News editor
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
News for nerds: why a career site bought Slashdot
Discussion: Folio, Dice Holdings, Inc. and Forbes