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7:40 PM ET, September 25, 2012


 Top News: 
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
How Getty photographer captured controversial NFL call at end of Packers, Seahawks game  —  When NFL officials signaled two different calls during Monday night's football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, Getty photographer Otto Gruele was there to capture it.
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 …
Amy Wallace / Los Angeles Magazine:
Caught Getting Creative  —  The disgrace of wunderkind writer Jonah Lehrer, outed for manufacturing quotes, reverberates worst in the city he calls home  —  Here's what we thought we knew about Jonah Lehrer: Only 31 years old and dweebishly handsome—nerd-hip Clark Kent glasses below a flop of hair …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:   Jonah Lehrer: I'm Writing About My Plagiarism Scandal
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.
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: NetNewsCheck Latest and 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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
J.K. Rowling sought (and was denied) quote approval in ‘New Yorker’ profile  —  There's a slight chill running through a profile of Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling by Ian Parker in the latest New Yorker.  The very first thing you read is about the height of the conifer hedges in front of her house: 20 feet.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and USA Today
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 …
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