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9:40 AM ET, September 24, 2012

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Mallory Russell / AdAge:
Village Voice Management Buyout Leaves Backpage.com Behind  —  The Move Rids Management of a Headache, Takes Away Leverage for Critics  —  A group of Village Voice Media's senior managers has agreed to buy from its current ownership the print publications and digital properties — with the notable exclusion of Backpage.com.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:   Village Voice spins off Backpage.com
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian's chief investigator wants ISP tax to fund journalism  —  His reporting has helped expose arms payments by BAE, secret US government cable messages and lately has focused on News Corporation.  Now The Guardian's influential investigations editor and assistant editor is mooting …
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
A broadband levy to fund journalism?  Now that's a very clever idea  —  Has David Leigh cracked it?  We have been puzzling for years about how to subsidise journalism once it makes the final transition from print to net (see here and here and here).  One obvious model is the funding of the BBC through its licence fee.
Discussion: AndyDickinson.net
Paul Carr / PandoDaily:
Taxing Broadband to Save Journalism is One Big, Stupid Idea. We Need a Thousand Small, Smart Ones
Discussion: Charlie Beckett and Forbes
David Carr / New York Times:
Atlantic Covering Business World With Digital Quartz Site  —  Business titans are generally not prone to self-appraisal, and when they do take stock, it usually begins and ends with a list of their conquests.  —  David G. Bradley, the owner of Atlantic Media, has never been like that.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Quartz Shoots for Tablet and Mobile Readers, but Doesn't Arm Itself With an App
Discussion: Talking Biz News
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:   What happens when news organizations move from “beats” to “obsessions”?
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Homicide Watch DC wins Online Journalism Award for public service  —  Crime reporting site Homicide Watch DC, which recently crowdfunded more than $40,000 to secure its survival through the creation of a student reporting lab, was named as one of the winners of the Online Journalism Awards at the weekend.
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Sherrina V. Navani / The Trentonian:
The Trentonian unveils Homicide Watch
Discussion: Digital First Media
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Exit interview: Brisbane says New York Times Public Editor job is ‘not a conversation’  —  Arthur Brisbane's New York Times email address has been shut off, and he sounds pretty happy about it.  —  “I'm trying to decompress,” he told me two days after his stint as the fourth public editor of The New York Times came to an end.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
State Dept. Blasts CNN For Using Dead Ambassador's Journal  —  NEW YORK — The State Department blasted CNN Saturday night for the network's handling of a personal journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, which was removed from the site of the deadly Sept. 11 consulate attack.
Reuters:
Iran readies domestic Internet system, blocks Google  —  (Reuters) - Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andrew Mitchell ‘pleb’ row: police to investigate Sun leak  —  Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into how the Sun was leaked the internal report suggesting Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell did call the police “plebs” during an incident at Downing Street.
Mona Zhang / FishbowlNY:
Patch Launches A More Social, More Mobile Site  —  In recent months, there's been much talk of the booming New York tech scene.  The city has the fastest growing tech sector in the nation, helped along by Mayor Bloomberg's pitch to entrepreneurs and his Made in NY Digital Map.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
The Kernel faces legal action by two more former contributors  —  Two more former contributors intend to sue the Kernel, the London-based startup blog, claiming it owes them thousands of pounds.  This follows moves by two other former Kernel contributors who are seeking to take parent company Sentinel Media …
 
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