The Morning Lowdown 10.11.10


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»  Two weeks after New York magazine called him the “Demon Blogger of Fleet Street,” Nick Denton gets another profile that emphasizes his “Murdochian view of American journalism as effete, earnest, and uncompetitive.” [New Yorker]

»  Fewer than 20 of Twitter’s 300 staffers work on advertising, but the microblog site is still talking about the ad plans it is continuing to rollout. [NYT]

»  The “interesting discussions” that could lead to Newsweek merging with IAC’s The Daily Beast are stuck on whether the combined entity would be big enough for the three outsize personalities — Tina Brown, Barry Diller and Sidney Harman — that such a deal would bring together. [WSJ]

»  Next New Networks is looking for its next hit two years after Obama Girl. [AdAge]

»  The BBC has altered its outside linking policies to be more open about including other sites more prominently. [Online Journalism Blog]

»  With Howard Kurtz decamping from the Washington Post for The Daily Beast , has journalism started look like “sports, where a cast of role players serves as a platform and context for highly paid, high-impact players?” David Carr wonders. Either way, he still finds the real value residing in print. [NYT]

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