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11:30 AM ET, September 28, 2012


 Top News: 
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable  —  The transformation of the nation's news landscape has already taken a heavy toll on print news sources, particularly print newspapers.  But there are now signs that television news - which so far has held onto its audience through …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
It's official: News consumption is all about social and mobile  —  Anyone who watches the way those around them consume the news, or thinks about their own news consumption habits, is probably well aware of how large a role social networks like Twitter and Facebook now play in the way we get news …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google's Copyright Crackdown Punishes Author For Torrenting His Own Book  —  Over the years, we've pointed out repeatedly a massive Achilles Heel for Google: its often dreadful customer service.  Trying to communicate with Google can often be like facing a giant white monolith, rather than any sort of human being.
The Atlantic Wire:
Iran's News Agency Reruns ‘The Onion’ As Real News  —  Iran's state-run FARS News Agency just published a shocking new Gallup Poll that was actually “conducted” by the fake news titans at The Onion.  This FARS post from today (datelined Tehran) is a word-for-word copy of this article that went …
Discussion: FP Passport
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
A tale of two Skys: ‘second screen’ split for News Corp in Europe  —  They may have the same name and the same largest shareholder - but the Sky pay-TV firms in the UK and Germany don't appear to share a common view on the “second screen” TV opportunity.  —  In the UK, BSkyB is excitedly injecting …
Discussion: Sky News
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
‘Innocence of Muslims’ Filmmaker Arrested by Feds  —  Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man whose film “The Innocence of Muslims” has sparked violent protests across the Muslim world, was taken into custody Thursday by federal authorities for allegedly violating his probation.
Jessica Misener / The Huffington Post:
Kate Middleton Bottomless Photos: ‘Se og Hør’ Magazine Publishes Supposedly Naked Pics Of Duchess  —  As fans of the Duchess of Cambridge, we were kind of hoping the Kate Middleton topless pics scandal had lurched its way to an end after the Palace sued the bejesus out of Closer magazine …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International denies allegation regarding phone hacking and stories  —  An allegation that all major stories in the News of the World over a two-year period were a result of phone hacking was strongly challenged by News International at a high court hearing.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Phone-hacking claimants drop demand for exemplary damages
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Can Boutique Publishing Be Big Business?  NSFW Corp. Says Yes  —  Believe it or not, there was a time when 1 million people was a respectable audience.  In the era of Facebook, Google and ad networks, a million people is a rounding error.  Publishers who try to play the audience game …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Associated Press:
In New Orleans, a fight for print readers begins as The Times-Picayune goes to 3 days a week  —  NEW ORLEANS — When The Times-Picayune decided to print three days a week, a nearby publication saw a chance to expand in the newspaper's backyard and fill a void that for some in the New Orleans area …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Former Copyright Boss: New Technology Should Be Presumed Illegal Until Congress Says Otherwise  —  One of the reasons why we live in such an innovative society is that we've (for the most part) enabled a permissionless innovation society — one in which innovators no longer have to go through gatekeepers …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Hit & Run
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Feds' use of surveillance devices rises sharply  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's use of electronic devices to intercept phone numbers, email addresses and online information has climbed by 64 percent since 2009, according to a study of records released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Discussion: ACLU and Business Insider
Kelly McBride / Globe and Mail:
Journalism's problem is a failure of originality  —  Professional journalism isn't facing a plagiarism problem.  It's facing an originality failure.  And you can't blame the Internet.  Our originality breakdown results from many pressures - the overwhelming volume of writing incessantly pushed …
Discussion: National Post
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Universal Music Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition  —  “This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry,” says UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.  —  our editor recommends  —  Universal Music Gets U.S. Approval for EMI Acquisition
Discussion: Music Ally
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
NBC: ‘sponsor fatigue’ hit Paralympics coverage  —  Gary Zenkel suggests making the gap between the Olympics and Paralympics longer to refresh viewers' interest  —  The head of NBC's London 2012 Olympics coverage has blamed viewer and sponsor “fatigue” for its limited coverage of the Paralympics.
Discussion: Media Week and Hollywood Reporter
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