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CNN.com Snags LAT Online ME|NYT, WSJ Plan San Fran Projects|Nielsen: First Half Ad Spending Down 15.4%|EGM Looks To Relaunch In December|Jon Minus Kate On ABC

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WebNewser: CNN.com has named Los Angeles Times managing editor, online Meredith Artley VP and managing editor.

BayNewser: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are both reportedly launching Bay Area-specific editions of their papers. BayNewser asks: five years from now, who do you think is going to be the go-to news source for Bay Area coverage?

AdAge: A new Nielsen report shows that ad spending dropped 15.4 percent during the first half of 2009 compared to the first half of 2008 — the biggest drop since the company first started calculating these figures in 2002.

Folio: Electronic Gaming Monthly, which was shuttered in January, will likely relaunch in December, says founder Steve Harris, who purchased the title back from Ziff Davis earlier this year.

ABC News: Jon Gosselin will be on “Primetime” tonight, speaking out for the first time about his divorce from Kate. He tells interviewer Chris Cuomo he “despises” Kate and claims he was verbally abused.

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