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3:15 PM ET, September 25, 2012


 Top News: 
Exclusive: Twitter Eyeing Media Bigs, Including Hollywood Mogul Peter Chernin, for Board Seats  —  Twitter is now interviewing a series of well-known media players for its board, as the San Francisco online social communications service seeks to increase its ties to the entertainment industry …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
CNN crisis call: Time Warner eyes big guns to revive network  —  Time Warner execs have reached out to media heavyweights, including Sony Chairman Howard Stringer, as they cast about for a new chief to revive the moribund cable news network, The Post has learned.
Margaret Wente / Globe and Mail:
Columnist Margaret Wente defends herself  —  Three years ago, I wrote a column about the controversy surrounding the introduction of genetically modified foods into Africa.  It focused on the work of Robert Paarlberg, a U.S. academic who had written a book called Starved for Science.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Nola Media Group announces digital initiative one week before Times-Picayune reduces print days  —  Nola Media Group announced it will fund a half-million dollars worth of initiatives to increase access to digital media in New Orleans.  The company publishes the Times-Picayune …
Jim Romenesko:
College editor publishes story on his own after it's spiked by administrators  —  Alex Green, editor of the student newspaper at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., heard over the summer that his Biblical Studies professor was leaving the school.  He emailed the teacher, David Morgan …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
Twitter Co-Founders' New Site, Medium, Will Open to Public in New Year  —  Medium, the new publishing platform created by Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone, is currently only open to a couple hundred “early adopters” who have crafted interesting stories and essays on specific topics.
Discussion: Poynter
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Indeed Investment Nets New York Times $100 Million Profit  —  Good week for the New York Times' balance sheet, which just plumped up by $400 million.  —  Yesterday, the Times closed its deal to sell to IAC for $300 million.  Today, the paper announced that it would net $100 million …
BBC apologises to Queen for revealing private conversation about Abu Hamza  —  The BBC has apologised to the Queen after its security correspondent recounted a private conversation in which the monarch told him she had lobbied a home secretary to secure the arrest of Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric.
Tracie Powell / Poynter:
Condé Nast appoints its first black editor-in-chief  —  For the first time in its 103-year-history, Condé Nast has named a black editor to head one of its magazines.  —  Keija Minor is now editor-in-chief of Brides, the world's largest weddings magazine.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Funded By $22M From Publishers, Wanderful Media Reinvents The Newspaper Circular  —  A startup called Wanderful Media wants to find a place for circulars (those printed flyers full of the latest deals and coupons) in the digital world.  —  Circulars have long been a staple of printed newspapers …
Discussion: Street Fight and Local Media Watch
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
MIT and the Boston Globe: can universities reboot news outlets?  —  As old school news outlets struggle to find their footing in the digital world, a new partnership between two flagship Boston institutions presents some intriguing possibilities.  The program will see MIT students embedded directly …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
YouTube Expands Translation Tools For Video Captions To 300+ Languages  —  YouTube just announced that it is now making it easier for video creators to translate their video captions to more than 300 languages by integrating the YouTube Video Manager with the Google Translator Toolkit.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Print Sex Ads Will Remain at Newly-Formed Voice Media Group  — may be gone, but sex ads are here to stay at the alt weeklies formerly owned by Village Voice Media.  Over the weekend, Village Voice Media announced it had reshuffled and separated its 13 newspapers from …
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The Village Voice's synthetic solution to a synthetic sex ad scandal
Discussion: Poynter, The Atlantic Wire and Gawker
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Discussion: The Huffington Post
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