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5:30 PM ET, September 19, 2012


 Top News: 
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
How Mother Jones got the Romney ‘47 percent’ story  —  Big scoops come in small increments.  It takes some luck and some connections, some phone calls and e-mails, and the time to build a relationship.  Just ask David Corn.  Corn, the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Huffington Post offers job to James Carter IV after he facilitates leak of Romney video to competitor
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Makes ‘Redistribution’ Argument, Bolstered by Fox News, Conservative Media
Discussion: Mother Jones
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.
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
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broke in Ad Age this morning that Stephen Colvin has left his post as C.E.O. of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company and been replaced by advertising executive Baba Shetty.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 …
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: Betabeat, The Wrap and @edmundlee
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 …
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:   Is there a tomorrow for USA Today?
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 …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Buzzfeed Hires Jeff Greenspan as First Chief Creative Officer  —  Buzzfeed has hired Jeff Greenspan, an exec with Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley experience, as its first chief creative officer.  The hire comes as the fast-growing digital-media company aims to work with brands and agencies …
Discussion: The Wrap, FishbowlDC and FishbowlNY
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 …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Vimeo, DailyMotion Court Filmmakers In YouTube's Shadow  —  It's a good time to be an independent filmmaker on the web.  Hoping to differentiate themselves from YouTube and carve off some of its market share, two of the biggest online video sites are cozying up to creators …
Erik Wemple:
NBC responds to criticism on Obama-redistribution ‘authentication’ issue  —  NBC and MSNBC are sustaining heavy fire for sending mixed signals regarding the authentication of a video of Barack Obama from 1998 — when he was an Illinois state senator — talking about the merits of wealth distribution.
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Newspaper Jobs Shrink 40% In 10 Years  —  While plenty of industries have shrunk over the last couple years, few have been hit as badly as newspaper publishing, which was already contracting before the economic downturn began.  Since then, economic woes have simply reinforced the long-term trend.
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 …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Condé Faces More Cuts  —  Condé Nast is asking its publishers to cut 5 percent from their budgets as the weak ad market is expected to bleed into the second half and beyond, company sources tell Adweek.  —  A handful of brands including Golf Digest and Teen Vogue cut staff last week …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Scott Brown forces The Hill to change story  —  Scott Brown's campaign has convinced the D.C.-based political paper The Hill to change a report alleging that the Massachusetts Senate candidate would not confirm his support for his fellow Republican Mitt Romney, following efforts to distance himself from Rommey's “47 percent” remarks.
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Report: WSJ published Romney adviser op-eds without disclosing ties  —  The Wall Street Journal has published op-eds from several writers who serve as advisers to Mitt Romney's campaign without disclosing their ties to the presidential race, according to liberal media watchdog organization Media Matters.
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,” …
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Jim Romenesko:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Feature writer Sheila McClear leaves the ‘New York Post’
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
New York Observer Shutters Velvet Roper
Discussion: TVNewser and New York Post
Associated Press:
Danish Weekly To Run Kate Middleton Topless Photos
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Eva Galperin / TechCrunch:
Why Google Shouldn't Have Censored The Anti-Islamic Video
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
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’